Canadian Open Golf past winners are Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Jhonattan Vegas, Jason Day, Tim Clark, Brandt Snedeker and others.

The prestigious RBC Canadian Open is the third oldest continuously running golf tournament after The Open Championship and the U.S. Open. It was first played in 1904 and has been held annually since then.

It has hosted 110 games so far; however, the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021. The Northern Irish linksman Rory McIlroy triumphed over Tony Finau and Justin Thomas en route to winning the title in 2022.

Fifty-five pro golfers from the United States have grabbed the most wins at 72, followed by six English and Australian golfers' wins at eight each. Canada is fourth, where four Canadians have grabbed seven final wins so far.

With the 2023 RBC season hitting the date on June 8, Mcllory will be hoping to defend his title, just like he did last time. The 114th RBC Canadian Open location is announced to be the Oakdale Golf & Country Club in Toronto.

2023 odds for the winner per Oddschecker:

  • Rory McIlroy 5/1
  • Tyrrell Hatton 12/1 
  • Sam Burns 14/1
  • Cameron Young 16/1
  • Matt Fitzpatrick 16/1 
  • Corey Conners 18/1 
  • Justin Rose 18/1 
  • Shane Lowry 20/1

Rory Mcllroy - 2022 and 2019

Rory Mcllroy won the RBC Canadian Open at St. George's Golf and Country Club on June 12, 2022. He scored 261 points and won with a margin victory of 2 strokes against Tony Finau.

Rory had also bagged his winning share of $1,566,000 from the total purse of $8,700,000. He became the 16th winner to win the trophy for the second time in the tournament's history.

Although Scottie Scheffler and Justin Thomas were at the top of RBC Canadian Open odds 2022, Rors did exceptionally well to defy the odds.

Mcllroy posing with the RBC trophy in 2022 (left) and in 2019. (right)
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The first time Rory lifted the RBC Trophy was in 2019. He had won the 113th edition of the golf tournament at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Ancaster.

Looking back at the Canadian Open past results, the 258 score by McIlroy is the lowest record by the tournament winner since the 2000s.

The MBE also took home $1,368,000 out of the event's purse of $7,600,000. Interestingly, Rory is a former world No.1 golfer who reached the position on 4th March 2012 and spent over 100 weeks there.

Dustin Johnson - 2018

Dustin Johnson bagged the Canadian Open in July 2018. He won the finals by three strokes over An Byeong-hun and Kim Meen-whee.

Johnson had started the final round in a four-way tie for the lead to eventually capturing the trophy on his name. He also took home a prize of $1,368,000 from the event's purse of $6.2 million.

The 2018 RBC Canadian Open golf course was Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, one of the most frequently used golf courses. The sensational triumph was the 19th PGA Tour win of his career.

Johnson (middle) posing with the trophy right after his win.
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Dustin has been the world's No.1 player seven times in the past. He reached the top spot on February 19, 2017, and stayed there for 64 weeks.

After registering 24 wins on PGA Tour and 9 wins on European Tour, Johnson also won the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational Boston event in 2022.

Jhonattan Vegas - 2017 and 2016

Jhonattan Vegas won his first RBC Canadian Open on 24 July 2016 at Glen Abbey. Jhonattan is the first and only Venezuelan to win the title.

The win was his second career PGA Tour victory, while many wins followed later. He had tallied nine birdies en route to a final round 64 to win the 107th edition of the championship.

Vegas signaling his second win in 2017 (left) and first in 2016. (right)
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Former world No.1 golfers Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm, along with Martin Laird, were the runner-ups that year. The 2016 event's purse was set at $5.9 million, from which Vegas cashed out a whopping $1 million.

Vegas defended his title at the 108th event of the national championship. He won in the playoff with 267 scores against Charley Hoffman and took $1,080,000 from the tournament's purse of $6 million, again held at Glen Abbey.

Jason Day - 2015

Australia's Jason Day had finished at 17-under 271 with a one-stroke victory over Bubba Watson to become the first Australian since 2009 to win the 2015 RBC Canadian Open.

The 106th edition of the tournament was held at Glen Abbey. Day made a 22-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole for a 4-under 68 for the win while he birdied three of the first seven holes but dropped strokes on Nos. 8 and 9.

Jason celebrating his scintillating triumph in 2015.
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In the end, Jason took home $1,044,000 out of the total purse of $5,800,000. He was the second money leader during the 2014-15 PGA Tour season with 20 wins. 

Jason had bagged a whopping $9.4 million behind Jordan Spieth, who led him with 25 wins and $12 million in total earnings. Moreover, Jason Day falls on the list of many winners of the PGA Championship past winners at Oak Hill.

Tim Clark - 2014

Tim Clark from South Africa became the winner of the Canadian Open on July 27, 2014. He won the tournament beating Jim Furyk by one stroke. 

This was his second PGA Tour title and first over four years. He birdied five out of the last eight holes from three strokes back in the final round.

Clark won The Players Championship in 2010, his first PGA Tour win.
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The win also moved Clark back inside the world's top 100. He bagged a winning prize of $1,026,000 out of the event's $5.7 million total purse.

The tournament was held at The Royal Montreal Golf Club, the oldest golf club in the world. It was founded in 1873 and was permitted by Queen Victoria to use "Royal" in the name.

Brandt Snedeker - 2013

Brandt Snedeker won over fellow US golfers Jason Bohn, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, and William McGirt to clinch the 2013 RBC championship.

The triumph marked his sixth career PGA Tour victory and his second of the 2013 season after winning the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

 Snedeker won the U.S. Amateur Public Links in 2003 before turning professional in 2004.
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Brandt had finished with a 60 in the second round of the finals and eventually recorded a score of 272. The Nashville-born linksman took home $1,008,000 as the winner out of the $5.6 million purse value.

Scott Piercy - 2012

Scott Piercy won the 2012 Canadian Open held at Richmond Olympic Oval. He defeated Robert Garrigus and Willaim McGirt by one stroke over.

The American golfer had put on four straight birdies early in the final round and finished with a score of 263 to clinch the championship.

Piercy has six Tour wins since turning professional in 2001.
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It was the second PGA win for Scott that year which earned him $936,000 out of the $5.2 million event purse. He also booked a spot at WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and at the Masters in 2013.

Sean O'Hair - 2011

O'Hair became the 2011 Canadian Open champion at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club. Sean took home $936,000 in prize money.

His victory came interestingly after Kris Blanks missed a short putt for a bogey. The win became his fourth PGA Tour win but his first since 2009. 

Sean won the 2011 RBC title when he was 29 years old.
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O'Hair is originally from Lubbock, Texas, and decided to turn pro in 1999 after his junior year at high school at Brophy College Preparatory. His highest world ranking was number 12 in 2009.

Carl Pettersson - 2010

Swedish golfer Carl Pettersson clinched the historic RBC Open trophy at the St. George's Golf and Country Club on July 25, 2010. 

He won over Dean Wilson by one stroke, making it quite a competition to remember. Patterson scored 266 to bag the $918,000 winning prize.

Pettersson turned professional in 2000 after winning the European Amateur.
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Carl remains the only Swedish player to ever win the RBC tournament. He has six professional tour wins to date, with 5 coming in the PGA Tour.

Nathan Green - 2009

Nathan Green won the 2009 Canadian Open by beating South Africa's Retief Goosen in a playoff. The win marked his first PGA Tour victory.

Green during his playoff match at the 2009 RBC Canadian finale.
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Green knabbed the victory after Goosen missed a nine-foot par putt to extend the playoff after the second hole. He received the winner's prize of $918,000 out of the $5.1 million purse.

Likewise, the 2009 victory remains his only PGA Tour win to this date. Green is the last person on our list for the RBC Canadian Open past winners.