Moving Day at The RBC Canadian Open

The RBC Canadian Open Championship Throphy Image from http://rbccanadianopen.com/

It is a Saturday and after many big names missing the cut, I was wondering if there was as much interest on moving day at Glen Abbey as was hoped?

I am not surprised that the cut line was at minus 4. Glen Abbey has its challenges, but I did not find it overly complicated or difficult to play. I realize the conditions are not the same for amateurs and professionals, but neither is the skill of play. Having said that, players such as Matt Kuchar, Sergio Garcia, Bubba Watson, Adam Hadwin and Brooks Keopka did not perform well enough to make through to the weekend (so much for my golf pool at Osprey Links!). So Glen Abbey must have some teeth.

Is there enough talent left for the weekend to keep the third oldest national golf championship relevant for the next two days? Continue reading

Day 1 at The 2018 RBC Canadian Open

After an odd Day 1 where many of the big names ‘under-performed’ and a weather delay, Friday should prove demonstrated again that on any given day, any professional golfer can win on the PGA Tour. As predicted, there were many low scores and the 63 (-9) by Robert Garrigus was the highlight. It will be interesting to see if he can back it up with another very low scores. His low score was memorable, however the play of the big names was very surprising to me. Continue reading

The 2018 RBC Canadian Open

2018 RBC Canadian Open

The RBC Canadian Open starts today at Glen Abby Golf Course. Toronto is experiencing a fair bit of rain over the past few days, so the course should be green and soft. If this is the case, then I expect to see low scores and maybe a course record. Glen Abby has seen its issues over the past few years because of the pressure to sell this historic course, but I am glad to see that it is still around hosting my nation’s national championship. Continue reading

The Canadian Open – Moving Day

I have discussed moving day at other golf tournaments and from my many musings you know I believe moving day is important. At the Canadian Open, the third longest running national golf event in the world, things are no different. Glen Abbey is a great golf course and offers many risk/reward moments that can are important on moving day. Having played Glen Abbey three years ago, I have a sense of what the pros will see and understand that players of their caliber have the opportunity to go low. Continue reading