The Royal Canadian Golf Association announced new additions to the RBC Canadian Open field on Tuesday.
“We’ve been tracking our progress against all relevant measures including world rankings, money leaders, FedEx point leaders, major champions,” said RCGA executive director Scott Simmons.
“With today’s announcement, we are very, very proud to announce that, for 2009, we have effectively doubled our field strength versus 2007, the year before RBC joined us (as title sponsor),” added Simmons.
More players will be announced before the Open takes place at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ont., and one of the players rumoured to be getting an exemption is fan favourite John Daly, but that has yet to be announced.
Another player likely to receive an exemption is Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Sask. DeLaet won last week’s ATB Financial Classic in Calgary and he currently sits third on the Canadian Tour’s money list.
Here is a list of players already confirmed for the 2009 RBC Canadian Open:
Announced on Tuesday