RBC has become the title sponsor of the Canada Cup to be held in Halifax.
The RBC Canada Cup will feature Canadians Mike Weir, Graham DeLaet and David Hearn going against a World team consisting of Matt Kuchar, Gary Woodland and Trevor Immelman in an 18-hole exhibition match.
Each team will also be rounded out by a WebDotCom Tour player entered in the Nova Scotia Open, which will also be played as part of GOLFest Nova Scotia at Ashburn Golf Club June 30-July 6.
The RBC Canada Cup will start off with a morning pro-am, followed by nine-hole singles matches and nine-hole alternate shot matches in the afternoon.
“We’re very pleased to invest in this exciting event which will do so much to nurture the next generation of regional and national golfing heroes and further develop the game that so many Atlantic Canadians love,” said Kim Mason, RBC regional president for theAtlantic Provinces.
“The RBC Canada Cup and GOLFest Nova Scotia will truly be a one-of-a-kind hospitality and spectator experience,” said Mason.
With sponsorship of the Canadian Open and the upcoming RBC Heritage on the PGA Tour and with Weir, DeLaet, Hearn and Kuchar among its RBC ambassadors, title sponsorship of the Canada Cup is an extension of the company’s emphasis on golf.
“As a premier sponsor of golf in Canada, RBC has a track record of supporting the best of the best in golf. We are proud they have chosen to add GOLFest and the Canada Cup to that exclusive list,” said Grant MacDonald, director, GOLFest Nova Scotia.
“RBC’s sponsorship of GOLFest not only shows their commitment to the sport, it also clearly demonstrates their commitment to and belief in this region. We look forward to working with RBC to deliver an unbelievable experience,” said MacDonald.