Mike Weir wins The Masters
Mike Weir of Brights Grove, Ont. wins The Masters Tournament in 2003 becoming the first left-handed champion and the first Canadian male to win a modern era major. He secured his victory in a one-hole playoff with Len Mattiace.
Brooke Henderson becomes winningest Canadian professional
Brooke Henderson of Smith’s Falls, Ont., becomes the winningest Canadian on either the LGPA or PGA Tours with nine titles following her victory at the 2019 Meijer LPGA Classic.
Brooke Henderson wins the CP Women’s Open
The first Canadian Women’s Open was won in 1973 by Jocelyne Bourassa of Montreal, Que. and another Canadian wouldn’t hoist the trophy until Brooke Henderson of Smith’s Falls, Ont. broke through to win the 2018 CP Women’s Open at the Wascana Golf Club in Regina, Sask.
Adam Hadwin shoots golf’s elusive 59
Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C., fired a round that included 13 birdies and five pars for a 59 at the 2017 CareerBuilder Challenge becoming (at the time) only the ninth player in PGA TOUR history to shoot a sub-60 score. After his runner-up finish, Hadwin went on to win the Valspar Championship later that year.
Moe Norman is inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame
Moe Norman of Kitchener, Ont. is inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame after a career that sees him win almost every title in Canada except the Canadian Open. Moe would earn the nickname Pipeline because of the straightness of his drives.
Mike Weir beats Tiger Woods at The President’s Cup
Canadian fan-favourite Mike Weir beats Tiger Woods 1-up in the singles portion of the 2007 Presidents Cup at Royal Montreal Golf Club in Ile Bizard, Que. Although the United States went on to defeat the International team 19 ½ – 14 ½, the signature match was remembered as the highlight of the tournament.
Sandra Post becomes 1st Canadian to win on the LPGA Tour
In 1968, Sandra Post of Oakville, Ont. becomes the first Canadian to win an LPGA event when she captured the LPGA Championship at Pleasant Valley Country Club She would be the first Canadian to win an LPGA major and would go on to claim Tour’s Rookie of the Year honours.
Arnold Palmer wins his 1st and last professional victories in Canada
Arnold Palmer scores his first PGA TOUR win at the 1955 Canadian Open at Weston Golf and Country Club in Toronto, Ont. and his last professional (non-senior) win at the 1980 PGA of Canada Championship at Mayfair Golf and Country Club in Edmonton, Alta.
Ada Mackenzie founds the Ladies Golf Club of Toronto, the only club in North America founded by a woman for women
Ada Mackenzie of Toronto, Ont. founds the Ladies Golf Club of Toronto in 1924, the only club in North America founded by a woman for women. She also won five Canadian Women’s Amateur Championships over the course of an accomplished playing career.
Gary Cowan wins two US Men’s Amateur titles
Gary Cowan of Kitchener, Ont. would win he 1966 U.S. Men’s Amateur at Merion Golf Club. Five years later (1971) at the Wilmington Country Club, Cowan would win again to become the only Canadian to ever win the event twice.