RBC Canadian Open Sees Quality Of Field Improving

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Camillo Villegas Will Headline A List Of Top Young Players
Golf Canada has had to deal with a lot of negative press about the lack of top players who come north to tee it up in the RBC Canadian Open. It appears that might be changing.

It starts with the rising stars.

Among those set to challenge for Canada’s national Open championship include three-time PGA TOUR winners Sean O’Hair, Anthony Kim and Camilo Villegas; two-time PGA TOUR winners Hunter Mahan, Luke Donald, Y.E. Yang and Matt Kuchar; world no. 8 ranked Paul Casey; and rookie sensation Ricky Fowler, as well as defending RBC Canadian Open champion Nathan Green. 
 
The field for the 101st playing of Canada’s National Open Championship will also welcome several proven PGA TOUR veterans including seven-time PGA TOUR winner Retief Goosen; 2010 PLAYERS Championship winner Tim Clark and Super Senior Fred Couples, a 15-time PGA TOUR winner with three 2010 victories on the Champions Tour.

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Anthony Kim Has Already Won This Year At The Shell Houston Opn
“We’re less than two months out from this year’s event and we’re very pleased to welcome this tremendous mix of emerging talent and notable PGA TOUR veterans to the 2010 RBC Canadian Open,” said Bill Paul, Tournament Director of the RBC Canadian Open.

“We’ve continued to track our player field and the fields of other PGA TOUR events since 2007 and are pleased with our progress and relative standing to date.  Thanks to the support of guys like Stephen Ames and Mike Weir out on Tour talking with their peers and a partner in RBC so focused on results and the resurgence of the event, the strength of our field has really come a long way.”

The breakdown of the field does back up the claims.
 
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2-Time Major Winner Retief Goosen Will Go After His First Canadian Open title
This year’s RBC Canadian Open will feature 10 of this season’s 23 PGA TOUR  event winners to date, including Bill Haas (Bob Hope Classic), Ben Crane (Farmers Insurance Open), Hunter Mahan (Waste Management Phoenix Open), Camilo Villegas (The Honda Classic), Anthony Kim (Shell Houston Open), Jason Bohn (Zurich Classic of New Orleans) and Tim Clark (THE PLAYERS Championship).
 
When you look at The World Golf Ranking, the field will feature 13 of top 50 players including Paul Casey (#8), Luke Donald (#9), Y.E. Yang (#21), Matt Kuchar (#32), and, Kevin Na (#46) and the current field projections feature 28 of the top 50 players in The Fedex Cup Points Chase.

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