2023 RBC Canadian Open format, cut rules and playoff format
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2023 RBC Canadian Open format, cut rules and playoff format

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The 2023 RBC Canadian Open format remains unchanged this year, with the PGA Tour event played at Oakdale Golf and Country Club in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The 2023 RBC Canadian Open field is 156 players.

The RBC Canadian Open field is made up of players who get in off the PGA Tour's eligibility criteria for this event, as well as players who got through open qualifying.

RBC Canadian Open format

The RBC Canadian Open format is a 72-hole event. The field is divided into threesomes for the first two rounds. For the first two rounds, the threesomes remain paired together.

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In the first two rounds, the threesomes (and one twosome) will have a tee time in the morning wave and the afternoon wave on the tee sheet. Each threesome will also start one round on the first tee and the other on the 10th tee, with the field evenly split each day between morning and afternoon, as well as first- and 10th-tee starts.

A cut is made after 36 holes to the top 65 players and ties. All players who make the cut are eligible to finish the event.

For the third and fourth rounds, the pairings and tee times are made based on each player's total score through two and three rounds, respectively. Players with the highest total score go first, then in descending order until the two players with the lowest total score in the final group.

The player with the lowest total score after 72 holes is the winner and will earn the 2023 RBC Canadian Open winner's share of the purse.

The winning player will earn 500 FedEx Cup points and will earn approximately 37.2 Official World Golf Ranking points.

RBC Canadian Open playoff format

A playoff to settle any ties after 72 holes will be played under PGA Tour rules. The RBC Canadian Open playoff format is a sudden-death format, with playoff holes being 18, 18, 9, then 18 played repeatedly by any qualifying players. The RBC Canadian Open playoff competitors compete hole-by-hole until a winner is determined by a player scoring the lowest among the remaining players.

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