Golf Canada unveils 2022 championship schedule after two years of cancellations

OAKVILLE, Ont. – Golf Canada on Tuesday unveiled a full championship schedule for the first time in two years after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of dozens of tournaments.

OAKVILLE, Ont. – Golf Canada on Tuesday unveiled a full championship schedule for the first time in two years after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of dozens of tournaments.

The RBC Canadian Open, the men’s national professional championship, will take place at St. George’s Golf & Country Club in Toronto beginning June 6 with Islington Golf Club serving as the practice ground.

The CP Women’s Open, Canada’s women’s professional championship, returns to the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club starting August 22.

Golf Canada will also host nine National Amateur Championships, eight NextGen Championships and the World Junior Girls Golf Championship.

Interprovincial team competitions played simultaneously on the first 36 holes of certain national championships will return in 2022.

Golf Canada’s championship season kicks off May 13 in Nanaimo, BC with the NextGen Pacific Championship, powered by JOURNIE Rewards at Nanaimo Golf Club.

The national sports body’s calendar ends in October with the World Junior Girls Golf Championship, presented by Sargent Farms at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ont.

Two of golf’s oldest amateur championships will also be back.

The 108th Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship begins July 19 at Westmount Golf & Country Club in Kitchener, Ont., and the champion will earn a bye into the 2022 CP Women’s Open, as well as a bye into the 2022 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship.

The winner also receives byes to the 2023 US Girls’ Junior Championships, 2022 US Women’s Mid-Amateur Championships, and 2023 US Senior Women’s Amateur Championships, where applicable.

The 117th edition of the Canadian Men‘s Amateur Championship will begin on August 1 at Point Gray Golf & Country Club in Vancouver and Seymour Golf & Country Club in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

The champion will receive a bye to the 2023 RBC Canadian Open, as well as an invite to the 2022 U.S. Amateur Championship.

The winner will also receive a local qualification exemption for the 2023 US Open and, if applicable, will obtain an exemption for the 2022 US Mid-Amateur, 2022 US Senior Amateur or 2023 US Junior Amateur championships.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on March 8, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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