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RBC Extends Commitment to RBC Canadian Open and RBC Heritage

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 July 2016 02:07 Wednesday, 20 July 2016 20:01

RBCOAKVILLE, Ontario — The PGA TOUR, RBC, Golf Canada, and the Heritage Classic Foundation jointly announced that RBC has signed six-year extensions as title sponsor of both the RBC Canadian Open and RBC Heritage. The new agreements take effect in 2018 and run through 2023.

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Percy, Garber, Conners, and Taylor Earn Final Qualifying Spots Into 2016 RBC Canadian Open

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 July 2016 02:45 Tuesday, 19 July 2016 02:36

Corey ConnersRICHMOND HILL, Ontario (Herb Fung/Golf Canada) — Cameron Percy, Joey Garber, Corey Conners, and Ben Taylor have all earned entry into the field for this week’s RBC Canadian Open through the Final Qualifying at DiamondBack Golf Club.

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Pairings and Start Times Set for 2016 RBC Canadian Open Final Qualifier

Last Updated on Monday, 18 July 2016 02:26 Monday, 18 July 2016 02:22

DiamondBack Golf ClubOAKVILLE, Ontario (Dan Pino/Golf Canada) — The final four spots into the 2016 RBC Canadian Open field will be determined as the Final Qualifier is set for DiamondBack Golf Club in Richmond Hill, Ont.

A total of 72 competitors will challenge for one of four spots into the field for Canada’s National Open Championship.

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Baddeley Tops Kim on Fourth Playoff Hole at Barbasol

Last Updated on Monday, 18 July 2016 01:41 Monday, 18 July 2016 01:34

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OPELIKA, Alabama (John Zenor/AP) — Aaron Baddeley made a 24-foot putt on the fourth hole of a playoff with Si Woo Kim to win the Barbasol Championship at Grand National.

Baddeley broke into a celebratory run off the green, tossed his club in the air and flung his cap back onto the green after his fourth PGA Tour victory. The Australian secured a two-year exemption and a spot in the PGA Championship, but not the Masters.

Both parred the first three holes of the playoff, three on 18 and the third on 17.

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Travelers Using PGA Tour Stop to Help Former CEO Battle ALS

Last Updated on Monday, 18 July 2016 00:34 Monday, 18 July 2016 00:13

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HARTFORD, Connecticut (Pat Eaton-Robb/AP) — Jay Fishman finds it more comfortable these days to use a wheelchair to get around, and has begun getting some help breathing from a portable ventilator.

The former Travelers CEO says he’s in “the final innings” of his battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease, the terminal neurodegenerative condition also called ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. But Fishman says he has no plans to slow down.

He still goes to work almost daily in his role as board chairman — even though he stepped down in December — and is preparing for next month’s Travelers Championship PGA Tour golf tournament at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell. He and the company are using this year’s tournament as a megaphone to raise money and awareness about ALS.

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