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
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?
I pressed stop on my Iphone’s voice recorder and looked down to make sure the interview had been captured in its entirety. It had. As I plugged my headphones in to listen back, I heard a voice from over my shoulder, “You goin' to the clubhouse?” It was Corey Conners. He had just finished up … Continue reading Corey Conners is now a PGA Tour Winner. But He’s An Even Better Person
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
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?
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
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
It was a tough finish for Brooke Henderson today. After a birdie on the 14th hole, the tournament looked like it was hers to win. Back-to-back bogeys on the next two holes, and missing makeable birdie putts on the two finishing par-fives, would leave her one stroke out of a playoff. However, considering her best … Continue reading Inside the Ropes for Brooke Henderson’s final round at the Marathon Classic