By Kristina Rutherford, Sportsnet.ca, July 25, 2017
Jared du Toit was a 21-year-old amateur when he made a fairy-tale run a year ago at the Canadian Open.
In his first-ever appearance on the PGA Tour, the kid from Kimberley, B.C., played his way into Sunday’s final pairing before finishing T-9, the low Canadian for the week. “It was unbelievable,” says du Toit, who turned pro earlier this year.
And now, the 22-year-old Mackenzie Tour player is set to make his return to the Canadian Open, and back at Glen Abbey, the site of his 2016 run. Du Toit will be joined by a slew of fellow Canadians including Adam Hadwin, Graham DeLaet, Mackenzie Hughes, Nick Taylor, David Hearn and Mike Weir. The tournament, which begins July 27, hasn’t been won by a Canadian since Pat Fletcher in 1954.