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?
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
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
We've heard it a million times. It's the week or two before a major and all the players are talking about, is how they're ramping up for the big event. But what about after a major? In an attempt to delve deeper into the mindset of a professional golfer, I asked six PGA Tour pros at … Continue reading The Mindset of a PGA Tour Pro, the Week After a Major
It was 1977 the first time Glen Abbey hosted the Canadian Open. The winner, Lee Trevino, can still remember every single hole on the course. A course that's quite different now than it was then, something his retelling makes abundantly clear. "The 9th hole was a very difficult hole for us short hitters, because it … Continue reading PGA Tour Pros give their best memories of Glen Abbey
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