Defending champion expected to return to Dunrobin PGA event July 22

Special to WC Online

DUNROBIN – Year two of the Commissionaires Ottawa Open at Eagle Creek Golf and Country Club is only weeks away and more details about the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Tour Americas stop in Dunrobin this summer are now available.

“As we move into our second year of this great PGA Tour Americas Event in Ottawa, we look to build on some amazing success from last year after Stuart MacDonald won a grueling four-hole playoff,” Commissionaires Ottawa Open tournament director Andy Rajhathy released in a statement today (June 6). “It’s looking very good our tournament champion will be back to defend his title.”

Another celebrity is also returning to Dunrobin for year two.

A hockey player watches his golf shot.
Ottawa Senators forward Claude Giroux watches his approach shot on Hole 18 during a brief rain shower at Day 2 of the Commissionaires Ottawa Open held at Eagle Creek Golf Club last summer. Giroux is returning as tournament honourary chair this year. Photo by Jake Davies

“We are also excited to have Ottawa Senator Claude Giroux back as honorary chair to support the event,” Rajhathy said.

The tournament director says the course will be ready for the Fortinet Cup series event running July 22 to July 28 which gives young players a chance to earn their card on the PGA Tour.

“The course is in phenomenal shape already and by mid-July we will see 156 professionals from around the world tested on some thick rough and firm and fast greens,” Rajhathy said.

Wednesday, July 24 is the official pro-am and there are still some spaces available.

“Please reach out to myself for more information,” Rajhathy said. “This is a day you will remember forever, playing the course in tournament condition, all inclusive food and beverages, amazing gifting, etc.”

The tournament continues to seek more volunteer help as well.

“We are also looking for some more volunteers to support some great roles like walking scoring, player transportation, marshalling, etc.,” Rajhathy said. “The volunteer package includes a round at Eagle Creek, meals, uniform and much more.”

But if you just want to come and watch North America’s best young golfers competing at the highest level, tickets are available.

“As you know this tournament supports Soldier On,” Rajhathy said. “It’s an amazing charity designed to help ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members and veterans. Please share information about the tournament with your network and let’s fill Eagle Creek and the VIP areas.”

For tickets or more information, click here.

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