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

2016 RBC Canadian Open Golf Championship

Glen Abbey Entrance

Entrance to the RBC Canadian Open.

Today marks the start of Canada’s national golf championship! This four-day tournament is an exciting event for most Canadian golfers. This year, the Open is, yet again, being hosted by Glen Abbey Golf Club. This 7253 yard course has it challenges and its scoring holes. In 2014, I played Glen Abbey and found it fun, frustrating, beautiful and historical all at the same time. If you want to read more about my

Glen Abbey (22)

Teeing off on the 10th hole at Glen Abbey!

experience check it out here.

The Canadian Open is deep in history. “RBC and Golf Canada are proud to present this year’s RBC Canadian Open. Throughout its history, the RBC Canadian Open has shaped the face of professional golf in Canada.  Many of golf’s greatest names have claimed the Canadian Open Championship title including Byron Nelson, Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead, Greg Norman, Nick Price, Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and Jim Furyk.” (RBC Canadian Open) Continue reading

The RBC Canadian Open Golf Championship

The RBC Canadian Open Trophy!

The RBC Canadian Open Trophy!

The RBC Canadian Open Golf Championship starts tomorrow at the Royal Montreal Golf Club. Founded in 1873, it is one of only 66 golf courses in the world that hold the official “Royal” designation. The course will play as a par 70 at 7135 yards with six holes snaking around the large picturesque ponds. A Canadian has won this championship seven times since its inception in 1904; however, no Canadian has raised the trophy in 60 years! This is the year it will change.

Throughout its history, the RBC Canadian Open has shaped the face of professional golf in Canada.  Many of golf’s greatest names have claimed the Canadian Open Championship title including Byron Nelson, Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead, Greg Norman, Nick Price, Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and Jim Furyk.

As the National Sports Organization (NSO) and governing body for golf in this country, Golf Canada’s mission is to promote participation in and a passion for the game while protecting its traditions and integrity.  We hope you enjoy this great championship and leave with an increased affection for the unique spirit of integrity, sportsmanship and fellowship that make golf the greatest game on earth. (RBC Canadian Open)

The defending champion Brandt Snedeker will be teeing it up with Dustin Johnson and Hunter Mahan at 8 am. There are many notables playing this year who are vying for the win. Of note, Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell, Ernie Els, Luke Donald and Jim Furyk. More importantly, there are 18 Canadians in the field with Grahame DeLaet, David Hearn, and Mike Weir leading the way. This is a strong field and the winner will have to stay focused for 72 holes to claim the RBC Canadian Open Trophy!

The pressure is on all the Canadians to perform. After 60 years, Canadian golfers are anxious to crown a locally grown hero and claim the title – “king of golf” – in Canada. This year, unlike years past, there are some players in the field that could bring the trophy back home. Grahame DeLaet and David Hearn are having great seasons. They are young, eager and skilled! Both are having great careers and this year they have jumped out to a strong start.

Normally, I would analyse more data before making a prediction, but this weekend I am going with my heart. Grahame DeLaet is the man who will be standing on the podium on Sunday! My dark horse favorite is Mike Weir! Having walked way out on a limb, any Canadian will do! It is time the Canadian Open Trophy is brought home!

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!