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Rory McIlroy to make his RBC Canadian Open debut this year in Hamilton

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A major golf star is heading to Canada for the first time in his career.

Irish sensation Rory McIlroy confirmed he will participate in the 2019 RBC Canadian Open from June 3-9.

“I‘m really excited to play in my first RBC Canadian Open,” said McIlroy in a statement.

“I’ve had the opportunity to see the passion that Canada has for our sport and I look forward to seeing the energy of Canadian golf fans first hand.”

The tournament will take place at Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Hamilton, Ontario. It marks the first time the event will be hosted on this golf course, ending a streak of four consecutive years of the Canadian Open being played at Glen Abbey Golf Course in Oakville, Ontario.

The 29-year old hopes to build on what has been quite a successful season for him so far in 2019. After seven tournaments, he has already posted five top-5 finishes, including placing second at the WGC-Mexico Championship last month, and winning THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass last weekend.

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Sergio Garcia withdraws from Masters after testing positive for COVID-19

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A notable golfer has been forced to miss the upcoming Masters tournament due to the coronavirus.

Spanish PGA veteran Sergio Garcia confirms he tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing symptoms following his participation in the Houston Open this past weekend. As a result, he will not be able to play in the 2020 edition of the Masters.

After 21 years of not missing a Major Championship, I will sadly miss the Masters this week,” wrote Garcia on his official Twitter account.

“The important thing is that my family and I are feeling good. We’ll come back stronger and give the green jacket a go next April.”


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Draft Kings for 3M Open

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  1. Bubba Watson – $9900
  2. Harris English – $9000
  3. Jhonattan Vegas – $7900
  4. Max Homa – $8000
  5. Will Gordon – $7700
  6. Troy Merritt – $7000

We’ve got the 3M open in Minnesota this weekend and this is the our DraftKings lineup. Finished in the money last week at the Memorial (just barely) so we’re gonna try to keep it going.

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PGA Tour expected to resume in Texas on June 11th

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Professional golf could be coming back to a television screen near you sooner than anticipated.

According to reports, PGA commissioner Jay Monahan is expected to announce as early as Wednesday that the Tour will return to action on June 11th, with the Charles Schwab Challenge at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas that will conclude on the 14th of that month.

Unfortunately for Canadian golf fans, the 2020 edition of the RBC Canadian Open will be cancelled due to the scheduling conflict caused by the pandemic. It will not return until 2021.

Additional tournament announcements will be announced in the coming days.

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