With golfers dropping out of the Rio Olympics left and right in the month-long lead-in to the event, organizers of the Canadian Open should be head-over-heels for a field that includes the No. 1 and No. 2 golfers in the world and a 12-man Canadian contingent.
The return of golf to the Olympic Games for the first time since 1904 has produced a schedule crunch which sees the Canadian Open sandwiched between the Open Championship and the PGA Championship.
That had many wondering what the turnout for this year's event would look like, but a strong showing from RBC sponsored golfers, including Jason Day, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar, and Graeme McDowell, coupled with a strong Canadian contingent figures to make for an exciting tournament.
The Canadian showing, led by David Hearn, Graham DeLaet, and Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Mike Weir, will look to end the host country's 61-year title drought at the event.
Day's presence, coupled with that of Dustin Johnson, gives the event a field featuring the top two golfers in the world for the first time in 19 years.
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