PONTE VEDRA Seashore, Fla. – Owing to logistical difficulties related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the PGA TOUR, title sponsor Royal Lender of Canada (RBC) and Golfing Canada declared nowadays that the 2021 RBC Canadian Open, scheduled for June 7-13 at St. George’s Golf & Country Club in Etobicoke, Ontario, has been cancelled.
“Even with an in depth overall health and security system in position, we faced a range of considerable logistical difficulties that led us to this conclusion,” reported PGA TOUR President Tyler Dennis. “While we are let down to cancel Canada’s National Championship, we are thankful to our partners RBC and Golf Canada – along with our Canadian fans — for their unwavering guidance and cooperation through this approach. We appear forward to the RBC Canadian Open up returning to our routine next 12 months.”
The RBC Canadian Open had put with each other a comprehensive health and fitness procedure protocol with consultation and course from community, provincial, and federal governing administration and wellbeing officials, and was performing alongside one another with a multitude of associates to navigate the effect of the journey limitations and quarantine measures at present in influence, specified the quantity of stakeholders needed to cross the border for the 7 days of the party. A choice timeline was also established to allow for the PGA TOUR a sufficient window to fill the celebration day.
Event organizers will now redirect initiatives to the return of the RBC Canadian Open up to the PGA TOUR routine in 2022.
“Together with RBC and the PGA TOUR, we established a final decision timeline based on the most up to date vacation and quarantine restrictions in impact alongside with consideration for the TOUR’s capacity to pivot and efficiently fill a substantial date on the program,” reported Golfing Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum. “It was also crucial to be respectful partners to the overall health leaders and govt officers who have assisted tell our operation protocols and offered great course on this journey. The timing simply just did not align for us and we are deeply disappointed that the celebrated return of the RBC Canadian Open up will have to wait around an additional calendar year.”
Considering the fact that assuming sponsorship of Canada’s National Golfing Championship in 2008 and the RBC Heritage in 2012, RBC continues to be a robust advocate for the sport, supporting PGA TOUR and LPGA gamers via Crew RBC, and funding youth and amateur golfing initiatives in Canada through the Golfing Canada Foundation.
“We share in the disappointment with our RBC Canadian Open neighborhood more than the cancellation of this year’s match,” mentioned Mary DePaoli, Govt Vice President and Chief Advertising Officer, RBC. “Persistent difficulties and wellness and safety factors resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, like global journey restrictions, quarantine actions and federal government mandates, presented major logistical problems for this year’s tournament. We are immensely happy to be title sponsor of Canada’s National Open up Championship, and to boost this great activity. We are much more thrilled than ever to return in 2022 and provide this globe-class celebration to new and present Canadian golfing fans.”
Set up in 1904, the RBC Canadian Open — the third-oldest national championship in golf driving The Open up Championship and the United States Open — had been previously executed each calendar year considering the fact that 1904, with the exception of wartime cancellations from 1915-18 and 1943-44, and as the final result of troubles linked to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The RBC Canadian Open was last performed in June 2019 at Hamilton Golf & Nation Club in Ontario, with Rory McIlroy successful in his debut physical appearance.
To fill the 7 days left open on the calendar, the PGA TOUR will protected an alternative venue in the United States to host an formal FedExCup occasion for one year only. Details on the substitution event are expected to be declared in the coming weeks.