Jun 15, 2019

Takeaways From My 3 Days At 2019 RBC Canadian Open

It was a busy three days at the RBC Canadian Open; returned late Sunday and back to my regular jobs Monday. I've finally had a chance to decompress and here's some takeaways from my time walking around Hamilton Golf and Country Club:

  • If it wasn't going to be a Canadian to win the Canadian Championship (a Canadian hasn't won since 1954) Rory McIlroy was definitely the 2nd choice and he didn't disappoint as huge crowds followed him all week and scores of 64 and 61 on the weekend pretty much annihilated the rest of the field.

  • Hamilton Golf and Country Club is an amazing old golf course (1894 -18 holes designed by Harry Colt in 1914). Although Rory's winning score of -22 was very low the course wasn't easy and challenged the players all week.

  • There were many new fans watching the PGA Tour live for the first time at Hamilton. Including some family and friends who absolutely loved their first PGA Tour golf experience. From the golf (#TheRink was awesome) to the food and the entertainment (Florida Georgia Line on Friday Night) to all the merchandise they bought. Sounds like they'll be back whether it's at St. George's next year or wherever. RBCCO was definitely a smashing success.

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