Team RBC has added three emerging Canadians to its roster.
Joining its roster of touring professionals are 17-year-old Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., as well as Adam Hadwin and Nick Taylor of Abbotsford, B.C.
Henderson, a member of Team Canada’s Young Pro program, turned pro after an impressive amateur career that saw her become the first Canadian woman to hold top spot in the world amateur rankings.
“We are thrilled to add Brooke, Adam and Nick to Team RBC,” said Jane Broderick, chief brand and communications officer for RBC.
“We are proud of our record of supporting golf at the grassroots level in Canada, through our partnership with Golf Canada and the National High Performance Team,” added Broderick.
“It’s gratifying to see players like them rise through the ranks and make it to the highest levels of competition. We can’t wait to see how their careers develop,” said Broderick.
Henderson will be playing at this week’s Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic after Monday qualifying for that event.
“I’m excited to grow my partnership with one of Canada’s top brands,” said Henderson.
“I’ve been fortunate to have received support from RBC for several years through their ongoing assistance of Golf Canada’s development program, but to now have an official relationship with RBC is very exciting and I look forward to working closely with them as I take the next step in my career,” she added.
Taylor is also a former No. 1-ranked amateur in the world, who won his first PGA Tour event earlier this season at the Sanderson Farms Championship.
”RBC’s support of golf, particularly in Canada, is widely noticed and greatly appreciated by the players,” said Taylor.
“I am proud to join the impressive group of individuals who have had the privilege of representing the RBC brand on the PGA Tour,” he said.
Adam Hadwin won twice on the Web .com Tour last year and finished first on the tour’s overall money list to earned full status on the PGA Tour in 2014-15.
“It’s an honour to represent RBC along with some of the world’s most iconic players,” said Adam Hadwin.
“I’ve admired many of these guys for years, so having this connection with them in addition to the opportunity to compete against them week to week is an exciting opportunity for me,” he added.
Henderson, Hadwin and Taylor join fellow Canadians Graham DeLaet, David Hearn and Mike Weir on Team RBC, along with Luke Donald, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell, Morgan Pressel and Brandt Snedeker.
RBC will serve as the official banking and financial services provider to all Team RBC members.
They will also participate in marketing initiatives for RBC and act as ambassadors for the brand.