This week's PGA Tour event, the Canadian Open, is the last of a long stretch of National Opens. It started with the US then the Irish and the Scottish and the British and now the Canadian. The Canadian Open is the third oldest continuously-running tournament on the PGA Tour, after The Open Championship and the U.S. Open. Past winners of the tournament include: Walter Hagen, Tommy Armour, Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, Greg Norman and Tiger Woods. The Canadian Open is regarded as the most prestigious tournament never won by the great Jack Nicklaus, a seven-time runner-up.
Brandt Snedeker will look to defend his title this year at Royal Montreal, the oldest golf club in North America. Royal Montreal was founded in 1873, and played host to the Presidents Cup in 2007 (Won by the U.S.).