CALGARY, July 22, 2014 – Ahead of the 2014 RBC Canadian Open, Shaw Communications announced it has partnered with rising Canadian professional golfers Michael Gligic and Beon Yeong Lee.
“Supporting Michael and Beon represents Shaw’s desire to help give rising Canadian golf talent the opportunity to grow and develop their game even further,” says Brad Shaw, CEO, Shaw Communications Inc. “We are proud to support them as they pursue their goals and hope to help inspire thousands of kids dreaming of following in their footsteps.”
Sporting the Shaw logo during the week of the RBC Canadian Open, Gligic and Lee represent some of the up-and-coming Canadian golfers at this year’s national championship taking place July 21-27, 2014 at The Royal Montreal Golf Club in Île-Bizard, Que. The two golfers are the latest additions to Shaw’s roster of professional golf partnerships that feature PGA TOUR star Graham DeLaet and rising Web.com Tour pro Adam Hadwin.
From Burlington, Ont., Gligic captured his first PGA TOUR Canada win at the ATB Financial Classic in Edmonton in 2012, and placed second on the PGA TOUR Canada’s 2012 Order of Merit. Gligic secured his spot at the RBC Canadian Open by winning a regional qualifying event at his home course of Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge, Ont.
From Montreal, Lee earned his place at the 2014 RBC Canadian Open by winning the regional qualifying tournament at Elm Ridge Country Club in île Bizard, and most recently finished eighth at The Players Cup at Pine Ridge Golf Club in Winnipeg. The 2014 RBC Canadian Open will mark Lee’s second trip to the tournament, having qualified in 2010.
Complete coverage of the RBC Canadian Open can be seen on Global TV. As the home for golf in Canada, Global TV will be broadcasting all-access coverage of the 2014 RBC Canadian Open on Saturday, July 26 at 3pm ET/12pm PT, with final round coverage airing at 3pm ET/12pm PT on Sunday, July 27. Both broadcasts begin with pre-game coverage starting an hour before the round commences.