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RBC Canadian Open Quiz Add to ...

1. How many previous Canadian Opens have been played at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club?

a) none 

b) four 

c) two 

d) six

 

2. Most members of the Hamilton Golf and Country Club are likely familiar with the name H.S (Harry) Colt. Who is he?

a) He won the second Canadian Open played at the golf course in 1930

b) He once owned the land on which the course sits

c) He is the club’s current Head Professional

d) He designed the original 18 holes on the club’s current site

 

3. How much prize money did J. Douglas Edgar win at the 1919 Canadian Open played at Hamilton Golf and Country Club?

a) $50

b) $100

c) $200

d) $1,000

 

4. The RBC Canadian Open is the third oldest national championship behind the British Open and the U.S. Open. What country’s championship is the fourth oldest?

a) South Africa

b) Ireland

c) Australia

d) New Zealand

 

5. Between 1981 and 1996, 16 consecutive Opens were played at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, ON. Which course broke the Abbey’s 16-year streak in 1997?

a) Royal Montreal Golf Club in Île-Bizard, QC

b) St. Charles Country Club in Winnipeg, MB

c) St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Toronto, ON

d) Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, BC

 

6. Of the following players who have won multiple Canadian Open titles, which one has won the championship the most times?

a) Tommy Armour

b) Leo Diegel

c) Sam Snead

d) Lee Trevino

 

7. The original Hamilton Golf and Country Club was built on a property with an interesting name. Was it:

a) Heavenly Acres

b) Paradise Farm

c) Celestial Estate

d) Farmers Field

 

8. In what year did the Hamilton Golf and Country Club host its first Canadian Open?

a) 1905

b) 1910

c) 1919

d) 1929

 

9. In 2010, Carl Pettersson shot the lowest round ever at a Canadian Open. What was his score?

a) 60

b) 61

c) 62

d) 63

 

10. Jack Nicklaus never won the Canadian Open but he set several records in the tournament. Which one of these records does NOT belong to the Golden Bear?

a) most runner-up finishes

b) most sub-par rounds

c) most rounds in the 60s

d) most Opens completed (72 holes)

 

11. The first Canadian Open in 1904 was played at which golf club?

a) Royal Ottawa Golf Club

b) Toronto Golf Club

c) Rosedale Golf Club

d) Royal Montreal Golf Club

 

12. Doug Sanders became the first to do this when he won the Canadian Open in 1956?

a) first amateur player to win the championship

b) first non-American to win the championship

c) first to win the championship in a playoff

d) first to win the championship at a course played outside of Ontario

 

13. Who is the oldest champion in Canadian Open history?

a) Leo Diegel

b) Mark Calcavecchia

c) Vijay Singh

d) Pat Fletcher

 

14. Ernie Els will look to become the 15th player to win both the Canadian Open and British Open championships in his career this week. How many of the previous 14 players accomplished that feat in the same calendar year?

a) 2

b) 4

c) 6

d) 8

 

15. Sean O'Hair is back to defend the title he won a year ago in Vancouver. Who was the last player to not return and defend his Canadian Open championship the following year?

a) Tiger Woods

b) Greg Norman

c) Dave Douglas

d) Arnold Palmer

 

16. Which Canadian Open champion came from the most strokes back to win the tournament on the final day?

a) Tommy Aaron

b) Nick Price

c) John Rollins

d) J.D. Edgar

 

17. Who was the last player to win the Canadian Open in his inaugural appearance?

a) Chez Reavie

b) Lee Trevino

c) Arnold Palmer

d) Jerry Pate

 

18. Who has the most top-10 results among Canadian players at the Canadian Open?

a) Al Balding

b) Stan Leonard

c) George Knudson

d) Moe Norman

 

19th Hole - Sean O'Hair became the 23rd American player to win the Canadian Open last year. Which country has produced the second most winners in the tournament's history?

a) Canada

b) Scotland

c) England

d) Australia

 

ANSWERS

1. How many previous Canadian Opens have been played at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club? b) four 

 

2. Most members of the Hamilton Golf and Country Club are likely familiar with the name H.S (Harry) Colt. Who is he? d) He designed the original 18 holes on the club’s current site

 

3. How much prize money did J. Douglas Edgar win at the 1919 Canadian Open played at Hamilton Golf and Country Club? c) $200

 

4. The RBC Canadian Open is the third oldest national championship behind the British Open and the U.S. Open. What country’s championship is the fourth oldest? c) Australia

 

5. Between 1981 and 1996, 16 consecutive Opens were played at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, ON. Which course broke the Abbey’s 16-year streak in 1997? a) Royal Montreal Golf Club in Île-Bizard, QC

 

6. Of the following players who have won multiple Canadian Open titles, which one has won the championship the most times? b) Leo Diegel

 

7. The original Hamilton Golf and Country Club was built on a property with an interesting name. b) Paradise Farm

 

8. In what year did the Hamilton Golf and Country Club host its first Canadian Open? c) 1919

 

9. In 2010, Carl Pettersson shot the lowest round ever at a Canadian Open. What was his score? c) 62

 

10. Jack Nicklaus never won the Canadian Open but he set several records in the tournament. Which one of these records does NOT belong to the Golden Bear? d) most Opens completed (72 holes)

 

11. The first Canadian Open in 1904 was played at which golf club? d) Royal Montreal Golf Club

 

12. Doug Sanders became the first to do this when he won the Canadian Open in 1956. a) first amateur player to win the championship

 

13. Who is the oldest champion in Canadian Open history? b) Mark Calcavecchia

 

14. Ernie Els will look to become the 15th player to win both the Canadian Open and British Open championships in his career this week. How many of the previous 14 players accomplished that feat in the same calendar year? b) 4  (Lee Trevino in 1971, Tom Weiskopf in 1973, Nick Price in 1994 and Tige Woods in 2000)

 

15. Sean O'Hair is back to defend the title he won a year ago in Vancouver. Who was the last player to not return and defend his Canadian Open championship the following year?  c) Dave Douglas  in 1954

 

16. Which Canadian Open champion came from the most strokes back to win the tournament on the final day? c) John Rollins shot final round 65 at Angus Glen in 2002 to erase a 7 shot deficit in the final round

 

17. Who was the last player to win the Canadian Open in his inaugural appearance? a) Chez Reavie  in 2008

 

18. Who has the most top-10 results among Canadian players at the Canadian Open? b) Stan Leonard with 6. He also has finished as low Canadian a record 9 times

 

19th Hole - Sean O'Hair became the 23rd American player to win the Canadian Open last year. Which country has produced the second most winners in the tournament's history? c) Players from England have won the title 9 times.

 

 

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