The Monday qualifier for the RBC Canadian Open has been moved from Heron Point Golf Links in Alberton, Ont., to DiamondBack Golf Club in Richmond Hill due to irrigation issues at Heron Point.
“Heron Point’s water control system was damaged late in the spring, which caused them to lose the majority of their water supply,” said Adam Helmer, Golf Canada’s director of rules, competitions and amateur status.
“Compounded by the drought that we have had in Ontario this season it has left the tees and fairways very burnt,” he added.
“They have worked hard to regain their turf conditions and were hopeful to get the course in shape for the qualifier, however, the conditions have become worse in the last few weeks which resulted in our decisions to change courses,” said Helmer.
There will be 72 players challenging for four spots in the field at the RBC Canadian Open, which gets underway Thursday at Glen Abbey.
Play begins at 7:30 a.m. on Monday. Groups and starting times are available by clicking here.