Shaughnessy to Host Canadian Open: Source

Tomorrow the RCGA will announce Shaughnessy as the host site of the Canadian Open in 2011, according to a source in a Canadian Press story. This is a pretty badly kept secret — but a nice choice. I reported this on my blog last year — not sure why it took so long to be made official.

Here’s what Canadian Press had to say:

Vancouver’s Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club will be unveiled Wednesday as the host for the 2011 edition of the tournament, according to a source.

It will be the fourth time the national golf championship will be held at the scenic course, which overlooks the Fraser River and Strait of Georgia.

The last time it was played there was 2005, when Mark Calcavecchia won with a score of 5-under 275. The venue received rave reviews from the players that week.

“I think overall the golf course probably has been recognized as one of best, if not the best, in Canada for playing the Canadian Open,” Calgary’s Stephen Ames said at the time. “I just hope that in the future we get to play on golf courses like this more often.”

The Canadian Open will be played at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ont., this July. Next year’s event will be held at St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Toronto.

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