The 2017 RBC Canadian Open got underway Thursday amid rainy skies in Oakville, Ontario.
A lush Glen Abbey Golf Club yielded many low scores throughout the day with soft conditions.
17 Canadians are in the field this week trying to be the first to claim an open title by a Canadian since Pat Fletcher did it in 1954. Mackenzie Hughes was the low Canadian on day 1 after posting an early -5 score, but tour winners Adam Hadwin and Nick Taylor were among a group of Canadians giving chase.
Also in the spotlight on day 1 was world number one Dustin Johnson who played in a group with former Canadian Open champs Jim Furyk and 2016 winner Jhonattan Vegas.
A special feature this week at Glen Abbey is The Rink – the par-3 7th hole has been re-imagined as a hockey rink to commemorate Canada’s love affair with hockey, as part of our 150th anniversary celebrations in 2017. #therink #canada150
A host of former champions are in the field this week, including 2004 champ Vijay Singh – who is still contending at the age of 54.
And more from day 1 of the RBC Canadian Open…
Round 1 will continue early friday as it was suspended due to darkness after an afternoon rain delay.