Quite frankly I just can’t print the majority of things that came across my earholes out there on the course today. There were a lot of funny but inappropriate comments and/or language that just wouldn’t look good on paper. That being said, as incredible as it is to watch Brooks up close it was almost … Continue reading “He’s an Adonis!” And 11 Other Things Overheard While Following Brooks Koepka Today
The odds of two golfers growing up on the same golf course at the same time and ending up as winners on the PGA Tour can’t even be calculated. It seems nearly impossible, especially in Canada where we don’t have the luxury of playing the sport all 12 months of the year. But that’s exactly … Continue reading Abbotsford, BC Ready for a Big Weekend from Adam Hadwin and Nick Taylor
Another gloomy, overcast day. Except this one included rain. Lots of rain. On a positive note I was able to find the media lot on my first try today. Nailed it. Once arriving to the course I had a plan: interview as many golfers as possible. I had my list of 28 players I had … Continue reading Wednesday at the Canadian Open
Course: Hamilton G&CCLength: 6967 Yards Par: 70Field: 156Cut: Top-70 and Ties It may be overshadowed by the Toronto Raptors being in the NBA finals but this is a big week in Canada. After moving to a new spot on the schedule and relocating from Glen Abbey in Oakville to Hamilton G&CC in, well, Hamilton, the event … Continue reading Who Will Win the Canadian Open?
It may be our national open but prior to this year it occupied arguably the worst spot on the PGA Tour’s summer schedule: the week after the Open Championship. Not only would players be exhausted from the gruelling task that is a major championship, they would also be dealing with the time change, jet lag, … Continue reading Is the Revamped Canadian Open a Perfect Test for Next Week’s US Open? Or A Swing-and-miss?
Every year when the PGA Tour rolls through Canada it’s a special week. The fans, the courses, the food, the Canadiana, it always makes me proud to be a Canuck. This year they’ve ramped that up a notch. The best field in memory is in town, they're playing a fantastic course, and it’s the week … Continue reading Tuesday at The Canadian Open
https://open.spotify.com/episode/17mRQrpY7OsvB2LxEskxHu?si=SV8Oa6W4T1-z-XhrjNAOgw Topics this week include: The Toronto Raptors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history. I was out downtown watching game 6 vs the Bucks and relive my experience The enjoyment was somewhat stifled by this video from Kawhi Leonard's sister in which you can hear someone in the background … Continue reading Teeing Off Ep 60 — Memorial Week, Koepka Dominates Brandel & Bye Hank Haney
This week, twenty seven players made the trek over from Carnoustie and last week's British Open to Ontario, Canada for the RBC Canadian Open. A large part of the reason RBC and the Canadian Open brass have been looking for a change in dates, and will get it, is the difficulty in attracting marquee players … Continue reading From Carnoustie to Canada: How the 27 players who made the trek fared this week
Spectator viewing areas One of the first courses specifically designed for use on the PGA Tour, Jack Nicklaus made sure to include plenty of viewing areas for fans to convene in when putting together Glen Abbey. With the course set up in an outwardly expanding circle away from the clubhouse, nearly all of the action … Continue reading Abbey’s final stand — What the Canadian Open will miss about Glen Abbey
21 Canadians started the week, seven remain. And of the four amateurs, Chris Crisologo is the lone one standing. Chris is in the clubhouse at seven-under through two rounds. The top Canadian overall at the halfway point is Nick Taylor. Nick shot a second round 67 to get in at nine-under. Notables packing up early … Continue reading 21 Canadians started the week, Seven remain. Here’s where they stand
By my count, there are 16 marquee names in the field at the RBC Canadian Open this week. Considering it's the week after a major, on another continent no less, and that number is actually pretty good. Fortunately for us Canadians in attendance, and all of those who will tune in over the weekend, the … Continue reading Star players contending through halfway point at Canadian Open — Who made the cut & who’s going home?
"The one thing I just need, maybe, is to win a tournament and get into the Playoffs." Pretty high hopes for a 19-year old from Chile. But when you've been the #1 ranked amateur in the world, then start your PGA Tour career with three top-tens in your first five starts, and earn full PGA … Continue reading Teen phenom Joaquin Niemann surges up the Canadian Open leaderboard looking for 1st win
If practise makes perfect, it makes sense that the majority of the guys out here spend their free time on the driving range. Us regular human beings have all been to a local range and know what to expect: grass mats, rubber tees and old yellow golf balls that whirr through the air. Things are … Continue reading Inside the Driving Range at a PGA Tour Event
This year marks the 30th time that Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario, will play host to Canada's national open. Unfortunately, what most of us fear happening when we turn 30, is in danger of happening after things wrap up here on Sunday night; irrelevance. It's not that the course isn't in good shape or well … Continue reading See Glen Abbey Before It’s Too Late