The PGA TOUR announced on March 17 that due to the ongoing health crisis related to COVID-19, all PGA TOUR events through the week of the AT&T Byron Nelson (May 7-10) have been canceled. In addition, both The Masters (April 9–12) and PGA Championship (May 14–17) have been postponed to a future date later this year with further details to be announced.
With this news, we wanted to provide an update regarding the 2020 RBC Canadian Open, scheduled for June 8-14 at St. George’s Golf and Country Club and in partnership with Islington Golf Club in Toronto. As of today, March 19, we continue to work through all possible scenarios for the RBC Canadian Open with our hope that the event will be played as planned in June.
With that outlook, our primary and utmost concern remains the health and safety of everyone associated with the RBC Canadian Open and our community will continue to be our No. 1 priority as we navigate the ongoing health crisis.
This is a very fluid situation that requires constant review, regular communication and the utmost transparency. We are working closely with key partners, such as the PGA TOUR, RBC, the Canadian Olympic Committee and other national/international sport and entertainment properties to make informed and responsible decisions.
As we move forward, Golf Canada will continue to monitor information provided by the World Health Organization, Health Canada, Toronto Public Health and other expert government/regional health experts to follow developments and receive guidance.
Golf Canada will provide status updates on the RBC Canadian Open website, Twitter and Instagram channels, including any additional protocols put in place to ensure the health and safety of all attendees. We encourage our fans to stay informed on the developments of COVID-19 through official health sources (as noted above) and will provide further updates as new information becomes available.