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The Great RBC Canadian Open Quiz – back nine

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Welcome to the 10th tee!

No matter what your score was on the front nine of the Great RBC Canadian Open Quiz, you can make up some strokes on the back nine.

(If you haven’t played the front nine yet, you can tee it up here.)

A perfect score gives you Hall of Fame credentials and bragging rights when you are watching the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ont., from July 20 to 26.

If you tally 15 out of 18, you belong on Tour. Ten out of 18 means you’re headed for qualifying school, and nine or fewer has you destined for the range.

Quiet on the tee, please … Play away!

Answers are at the end.

  1. In the 2004 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey, Mike Weir lost in a playoff to Vijay Singh. Prior to that, which Canadian had the best Open finish at Glen Abbey? (Bonus point: In what year?)
    1. George Knudson
    2. Dan Halldorson
    3. Richard Zokol
    4. Dave Barr
    5. Stephen Ames
  2. Mark Calcavecchia set a PGA TOUR record for consecutive birdies in the second round of the 2009 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey. How many did he make in a row?
    1. Five
    2. Six
    3. Seven
    4. Eight
    5. Nine
  3. The RBC Canadian Open has seen several exciting playoff finishes at Glen Abbey. How many holes did the longest playoff last? (Bonus point: Which two players were involved?)
    1. Three
    2. Four
    3. Five
    4. Six
    5. Seven
  4. In addition to being the title sponsor of the RBC Canadian Open, RBC also has a team of ambassadors representing some of the best golfers, male and female, in the world. Which Canadian golfers are members of Team RBC?
    1. Mike Weir
    2. Graham DeLaet
    3. Brooke Henderson
    4. Adam Hadwin
    5. David Hearn
    6. Nick Taylor
    7. All of the above
  5. Along with a cheque for US$1,044-million, the professional who wins the 2015 RBC Canadian Open has his name engraved on a stunning silver trophy. The low Canadian is also honoured with an award. What is it called?
    1. The George S. Lyon Cup
    2. The Sandy Somerville Medal
    3. The Rivermead Cup
    4. The Golf Canada Trophy
    5. The Gary Cowan Award
  6. Golf fans will never forget Tiger Woods’s unbelievable shot out of the fairway bunker on the final hole of the 2000 RBC Canadian Open. Another incredible shot is commemorated by a plaque on the grounds of Glen Abbey. Whose shot does it mention?
    1. Greg Norman
    2. Mike Weir
    3. Nick Price
    4. John Daly
    5. Fred Couples
  7. The RBC Canadian Open course record at Glen Abbey is 62. Which men have shot that score?
    1. Greg Norman
    2. Leonard Thompson
    3. Andy Bean
    4. Tiger Woods
    5. All of the above
  8. While players and spectators are obviously essential for the RBC Canadian Open to succeed, the championship could not take place without the support of men and women who volunteer their time. These avid golf fans provide services ranging from marshalling and hospitality to transportation and maintenance. How many volunteers are needed during RBC Canadian Open tournament week?
    1. 400
    2. 750
    3. 1,000
    4. 1,400
    5. 2,000
  9. The 2016 RBC Canadian Open will once again take place at Glen Abbey. In total, how many times will that mean Glen Abbey has played host to our national Open?
    1. 17
    2. 19
    3. 20
    4. 22
    5. 28


Answers below (highlight to see)

  1. d) Dave Barr finished tied for fourth in the 1988 RBC Canadian Open.
  2. e) After starting with two pars, Calcavecchia reeled off nine straight birdies, shooting 65.
  3. d) In 1983, John Cook needed six holes to defeat Johnny Miller.
  4. g) All of the above. Team RBC also includes Jason Day, Luke Donald, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell, Ryan Palmer and Brandt Snedeker.
  5. c) The Rivermead Cup was donated to the Royal Canadian Golf Association by the Rivermead Golf Club in Aylmer, Que., in 1920. It was awarded to the winner of the Open until 1935 when a new trophy was procured. Subsequently, it has been awarded to the low Canadian.
  6. d) In the 1994 RBC Canadian Open Pro-Am, John Daly attempted to drive the green on the 452-yard par-4 11th hole. His drive from the elevated tee found the creek in front of the green, travelling an estimated 390 yards in total.
  7. a) Norman (third round, 1986), b) Thompson (second round, 1981) and c) Bean (final round, 1983) all shot 62. None would win the championship that year, however. Bean might have, had he not been assessed a two-stroke penalty in the third round for tapping in a two-inch putt with the grip end of his putter, rather than the head, in violation of Rule 14.
  8. d) More than 1,400 men and women volunteer to make the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey a success.
  9. e) In 2016, Glen Abbey will play host to its 28th RBC Canadian Open.