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TOMMY FLEETWOOD AND SHANE LOWRY JOIN FIELD FOR 2024 RBC CANADIAN OPEN

2023 Ryder Cup Team Europe winning duo join defending champion Nick Taylor and two-time champion Rory McIlroy along with Team RBC standouts Sahith Theegala, Cameron Young and Sam Burns

Presidents Cup International Team Captain Mike Weir accepts Tournament Exemption into the 113th playing of Canada’s National Open Championship to compete alongside Canadian PGA TOUR winners Adam Hadwin, Corey Conners, Mackenzie Hughes, Adam Svensson and Taylor Pendrith

Canadians Aaron Cockerill, Wil Bateman and Myles Creighton accept Tournament Exemptions to compete in the National Open Championship

SiriusXM Concert Series to feature three nights of star-studded Canadian performances live onsite at Hamilton Golf and Country Club

Hamilton, ON – Two members of Team Europe’s 2023 Ryder Cup winning side, Tommy Fleetwood and Shane Lowry have confirmed their intention to compete at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club in the 2024 RBC Canadian Open.

Fleetwood will make his third appearance in tournament history after finishing runner-up last year following a thrilling four-hole playoff with eventual champion Nick Taylor at Oakdale Golf and Country Club. Fleetwood is currently ranked no. 11 in the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR). This season, the Englishman has earned three top-10 and three top-25 finishes in eight events on the PGA TOUR. Fleetwood has won eight international tournaments during his career and has been runner-up five times on the PGA TOUR. Competing in his third Ryder Cup for Team Europe last year, Fleetwood finished with a record of 3-1-0 during Europe’s victory over Team U.S.A.

Lowry will be making his sixth appearance in tournament history; his best finish came in 2019 at Hamilton Golf and Country Club where he finished tied for runner-up with Webb Simpson, behind eventual winner Rory McIlroy. Currently ranked no. 41 in the OWGR, Lowry won his third career PGA TOUR event recently at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans alongside Rory McIlroy. Lowry has also earned three top-10’s and five top-25 finishes in nine events on the PGA TOUR this season. Among his three victories on the PGA TOUR, is his 2019 Open Championship victory at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. It was there that the Irishman won his first major by six strokes over Fleetwood. Lowry has won four international tournaments in his career and finished with a record of 1-1-1 during the 2023 Ryder Cup, his second tournament as a member of Team Europe.

The duo joins a growing field headlined by defending champion, Nick Taylor (world no. 26) and two-time champion and world no. 2 Rory McIlroy. The group will compete alongside Team RBC ambassadors Sahith Theegala (world no. 12), Cameron Young (world no. 16), Sam Burns (world no. 27).

“As title sponsor of the 2024 RBC Canadian Open, we are pleased to welcome back 2023 runner-up Tommy Fleetwood and recent Zurich Classic of New Orleans Champion, Shane Lowry,” said Mary DePaoli, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, RBC. “We have a talented field to look forward to featuring top player Rory McIlroy and Team RBC, including Taylor Pendrith fresh off his first PGA TOUR win.”

A full Canadian contingent will also challenge for the national championship led by PGA TOUR winners Adam Hadwin of Abbottsford, B.C. (world no. 49), Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont. (world no. 52), recent winner Taylor Pendrith of Richmond Hill, Ont. (world no. 58), Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ont. (world no. 69), Adam Svensson of Surrey, B.C. (world no. 83), as well as fellow PGA TOUR members Ben Silverman of Thornhill, Ont. and Roger Sloan of Calgary, Alta.

A trio of up and coming Canadians have accepted tournament exemptions to compete including DP World Tour player Aaron Cockerill of Winnipeg, Man., along with Korn Ferry Tour competitors Wil Bateman of Edmonton, Alta. and Myles Creighton of Digby, N.S. Cockerill, currently ranked 19th on the DP World Tour rankings will compete in his third RBC Canadian Open. Bateman and Creighton sit 19th and 12th respectively on the Korn Ferry points list and will be making their second and third starts in Canada’s National Open Championship.

Previous exemption were also secured by Kevin Stinson of Mission, B.C. who finished atop the PGA of Canada Order of Merit, Étienne Papineau of St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Que. who finished as the top Canadian on the 2023 PGA TOUR Americas Order of Merit, and reigning Canadian Men’s Amateur champion Ashton McCullough of Kingston, Ont.

Also accepting an exemption to compete is Canadian golf icon and Presidents Cup International Team Captain Mike Weir of Bright’s Grove, Ont. who will be competing in his 31st RBC Canadian Open. By competing this year at Hamilton Golf and Country Club, Weir will sit second all-time for starts in Canada’s National Open Championship trailing only fellow Canadian Golf Hall of Famer George Cumming for the record of 32 starts in tournament history.

In addition to world class golf, fans at the 2024 RBC Canadian Open will be treated to the three-night SiriusXM Concert Series onsite at Hamilton Golf and Country Club featuring an all-Canadian line-up. Dance music duo Loud Luxury and Toronto DJ Frank Walker will perform on Thursday, May 30; night two features Juno Award winners July Talk and Canadian legends Our Lady Peace on Friday, May 31; and Saturday, June 1 will be highlighted by award-winning singer, songwriter and philanthropist, Lindsay Ell and country music rising star Josh Ross.

“We are less a month out from the RBC Canadian Open and extremely excited to get the tournament started,” said Bryan Crawford, Tournament Director, RBC Canadian Open. “Hamilton Golf and Country Club has undergone an incredible renovation since the club last welcomed the stars of the PGA TOUR in 2019 and is ready to challenge the world’s best players. Our partners have leaned into Canada’s National Open Championship in a major way to deliver a truly immersive fan festival experience as a kickoff to summer.”

Tickets for the 2024 RBC Canadian Open are available here. Children aged 12-and-under get free admission with a ticketed adult.

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