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RBC Canadian Open to kick off with Monday Pro-Am in support of Golf Canada Foundation

The Canada Day Pro-Am is set for Monday July 20 to kick off the tournament week of the 2015 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club. The Canada Day Pro-Am will tee off in a 12:30 p.m. shotgun featuring Toronto Maple Leaf Alumni and Canadian PGA TOUR stars along with up and coming Canadian talents in a charity Pro-Am to support the Golf Canada Foundation.

THE STARS:

  • Wendel Clark – Played 13 NHL seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs; captained the team from 1991-1994.
  • Rick Vaive – Former Toronto Maple Leafs captain who played eight seasons with the team; first Leaf in franchise history to score 50 goals in one season.
  • Peter Ing – Former NHL goaltender played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers and Detroit Red Wings.
  • Bill Derlago – Selected 4th overall in the 1978 NHL Draft; played for five NHL teams including the Toronto Maple Leafs.
  • Mark Osborne – Former Maple Leaf played 900 NHL games with four different clubs.
  • Mike Pelyk – Former Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman.
  • Pat Boutette – Former Toronto Maple Leaf centre.
  • Greg Hotham – Former Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman selected in 1976 NHL draft; played a total of 230 games with Toronto and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
  • Lou Franceschetti – Former NHL player with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals and Buffalo Sabres.
  • Kevin Maguire – Former NHL player with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres and Philadelphia and former NHL Referee.
  • Jim McKenny – Retired NHL player and sports broadcaster; scored the 5th most points in Maple Leafs history among defencemen.
  • Ric Nattress – Former NHL player with five teams including the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens.
  • Dave McLlwain – Former NHL player with six teams including the Toronto Maple from 1991-93.
  • Pat Hickey – Played 10 seasons in the NHL with five teams including the Toronto Maple Leafs.
  • Mark Laforest – Goaltender with the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 1989-90 season; played for four NHL teams in his career.
  • Bob Nevin – Former NHL winger played over 1,100 NHL games; member of two Stanley Cup teams with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1962 & 1963.
  • Jim Morrison – Former NHL defenceman played seven seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs; also played for the Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins.
  • Mike Palmateer – Former Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender; played six of his eight NHL seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs including the 1978 team that reached the Stanley Cup semifinals.
  • Ron Ellis – Won the Stanley Cup with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1967; played 16 seasons in the NHL, all for the Leafs, reaching the 20-goal mark in 10 consecutive seasons.
  • Dave Hutchison – Former NHL defenceman who played 10 seasons for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Los Angeles Kings, Chicago Blackhawks and New Jersey Devils.
  • Dave Reid – Played three seasons for the Toronto Maple Leafs; also played for the Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche and won the Stanley Cup with the Dallas Stars in the 1998-99 season.
  • Peter Holland – Current NHL player with Toronto Maple Leafs; drafted 15th overall by the Anaheim Ducks and traded to the Leafs in the 2013-14 season.

THE PROS:

  • Graham DeLaet – Currently the top-ranked Canadian on the World Golf Rankings (No. 80). Competing in his 7th RBC Canadian Open.
  • David Hearn – Currently ranked No. 128 in the world and No. 60 in the FedEx Cup standings; competing in his 13th RBC Canadian Open.
  • Adam Hadwin – PGA TOUR Rookie topped the 2013-14 Web.com money list; competing in his 6th RBC Canadian Open (finished T4 in 2011).
  • Nick Taylor – PGA TOUR Rookie won the 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship (first Canadian-born player to win on PGA TOUR in six years). Former World No. 1 Amateur is competing in his 6th RBC Canadian Open.
  • Roger Sloan – PGA TOUR Rookie won the 2014 Web.com Tour Nova Scotia Open; competing in his 3rd RBC Canadian Open.
  • Brad Fritsch – Currently ranked No. 81 on the 2015 Web.com money list; competing in his 8th RBC Canadian Open.
  • Corey Conners – Member of Golf Canada’s Young Pro Squad; runner-up at the 2014 U.S. Amateur to earn an exemption into the 2015 Masters; competing in his 3rd RBC Canadian Open.
  • Taylor Pendrith – Member of Team Canada’s Young Pro Squad; low amateur at 2014 RBC Canadian Open; competing in his 2nd RBC Canadian Open.
  • Adam Svensson – Member of Team Canada’s Young Pro Squad; two-time runner-up on the Mackenzie Tour PGA Tour Canada; competing in his 3rd RBC Canadian Open.
  • Austin Connelly – Member of Golf Canada’s National Amateur Team is currently ranked No. 13 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking; will represent Team Canada at the 2015 Pan-Am Games golf competition; competing in his 1st RBC Canadian Open.
  • Blair Hamilton – Member of Golf Canada’s National Amateur Team is currently ranked No. 104 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking; competing in his 1st RBC Canadian Open.
  • Garrett Rank – Current NHL Referee and Former Team Canada National Team member won the 2014 Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship; 2015 Ontario Mid-Amateur champion; will represent Team Canada at the 2015 Pan-Am Games golf competition; competing in his 1st RBC Canadian Open.
  • Billy Walsh – Currently ranked No. 1 on the PGA of Canada Player Rankings presented by RBC; competing in his 2nd RBC Canadian Open.
  • Richard Jung – Winner of the 2015 RBC Canadian Open Ontario Regional Qualifier; competing in his 1st RBC Canadian Open.

*Additional participants TBD

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