The RBC Canadian Open got the British Open champion when Ernie Els elected to play at Hamilton Golf and Country Club after his win on Sunday, but lost the U.S. Open champ.
Webb Simpson has decided to stay home to be on hand for the birth of his second child.
Also withdrawing from the Canadian Open on Monday were Jonathan Byrd and Steve Marino. Canadian Tour player Nick Taylor, American amateur standout Patrick Cantlay and Christopher Ross of the host club were also given exemptions.
Thumbnail: Nick Taylor