Return to the Golf Today Home PageAll the latest golf newsCoverage of all the worlds major toursFor all your golfing needsGolf Course DirectoryOut on the courseGolf related travelWhats going on, message board, links and more!
Worldwide Feature Articles
Top Stories
PGA: Stephen Ames coasts to six shot win
PGA: Tiger Woods ends difficult week with 75
Euro: Van de Velde ends 13 year victory wait
Stephen Ames vaults to World No. 27
Boost for the Philippine Open
Tiger Woods misses practice to be with father

Canadian Open goes to Vancouver in 2005

The Canadian Open is moving west for the first time in nearly 40 years, giving Vancouver another chance to host a PGA Tour event.

The Royal Canadian Golf Association said the 2005 tournament will be played at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club. It will be the first time since 1966 that the Canadian Open is held west of Ontario.

This year's tournament will be in Hamilton, and next year it returns to Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ont., for its 100th anniversary.

The announcement was made as Bell Canada extended its title sponsorship for three years through 2006.

"It's very important that the Bell Canadian Open be truly national and that means bringing the tournament to as many Canadians as possible," RCGA executive director Stephen Ross said. "This shows our commitment to move the Open across the country."

Vancouver hosted a PGA Tour stop for the last seven years, but lost its date when beleaguered airline Air Canada didn't renew its title sponsorship beyond 2002.

Shaughnessy also hosted the '66 Canadian Open. It plays as a par 73 at just over 6,700 yards for the members, but will be lengthen to about 7,000 yards and play as a par 70 for the Canadian Open.


This years news archive | Email this page to a friend | Return to top of page