Golf

Golf's 103rd Canadian Open boasts strong field

Two-time tournament champion Jim Furyk, 2012 Players Championship winner Matt Kuchar and 2012 US Open champion Webb Simpson will be among those trying to dethrone defending champion Sean O'Hair at the $5.2 million US RBC Canadian Open.

2-time event champion Jim Furyk, Kuchar, Simpson among those set to play in Hamilton

Jim Furyk waves to the gallery after putting out on the 18th hole to win the 2007 Canadian Open. The two-time event champion will attempt to dethrone defending champion Sean O'Hair in Hamilton next week. (Frank Gunn/Canadian Press file)

Two-time tournament champion Jim Furyk, 2012 Players Championship winner Matt Kuchar and 2012 US Open champion Webb Simpson will be among those trying to dethrone defending champion Sean O'Hair at the $5.2 million US RBC Canadian Open.

Two-time major winner Retief Goosen, world No. 10 ranked Hunter Mahan, Japanese phenom Ryo Ishikawa and veterans Ernie Els and Vijah Singh will also participate at the tournament, which starts Monday at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club.

A total of 17 Canadians will compete, including PGA Tour players Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Sask., David Hearn of Brantford, Ont., Calgary's Stephen Ames and Mike Weir of Bright's Grove, Ont.

"The field is set and we're ready to kick off the 103rd playing of Canada's National Open Championship," said tournament director Bill Paul in a statement. "The golf course is in tremendous shape and our team of more than 1,700 volunteers is ready to welcome the world's best golfers."