RBC Canadian Open underway in Hamilton

The 110th RBC Canadian Open Championship at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club is underway.

156 of the world’s best golfers, including 26 Canadians, defending champion Dustin Johnson and world No. 1 Brooks Koepka, set to compete for the champion’s share of the $7.6 million (US) purse.

Koepka, who is competing at the Open for the second consecutive year says “It’s a good golf course, it’s definitely going to be a good test.”

Playing in the Open for the first time, Rory McIlroy " I’ve spoken to Brad Faxon a little bit, and he had a chance here back in ‘03, and he really raved about the golf course.”

Dustin Johnson is no stranger to Canada’s National Men’s Open Championship, but it is his first time playing on the Hamilton course and he notes " It’s kind of an old school course. But I like it so far, what I’ve seen.”