There was a moment out there, when Adam Hadwin walked toward the 15th tee ( having just sunk a 25-footer for birdie, complete with multiple fist-pumps) when it looked like Adam Hadwin might just finish this thing off. It was his third birdie in a row and their appeared a relaxed smile on his [...]

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A few different things happening on the grounds of Shaughnessy this morning: – Adam Hadwin is dressed in a very Canadian red shirt with with white pants and a white Callaway hat. We asked one of his coaches, Scott Rodgers, if the outfit had been planned in advance and he just smiled, saying: “He was [...]

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  He shows no sign of the trademark Calcavecchia gut. Or the short temper. His clothes are stylish and trendy and altogether un-CALC-like. There is not a single pleat to be found. And yet, somehow, against all the logic we managed to come up with (in the fifteen-or-so minutes we spent thinking about it) with [...]

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Adam Hadwin has just pulled into a tie for the lead on Saturday at the Canadian Open. There is a lot to be excited about. The young man is coming off a strong showing at this year’s US Open, where he finished tied for 39th, and was the low-Canadian at last year’s Canadian Open. But [...]

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As you’re already well aware, Mike Weir withdrew from the Canadian Open today after making a bogey and two double-bogeys in his first six holes (oh yeah, and apparently he had some sort of elbow injury). This is the excuse he gave: “My elbow’s really acting up. I woke up this morning and it was [...]

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“I want to see Rickie Fowler.” “We have to see Rickie Fowler,” the young boy compels his father, standing beside the first green at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club. There is an urgency in his small voice as he tugs at his father’s wrist, a white-and-orange Puma hat – too big for his little head [...]

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Ernie Els + Beer = Hockey Fights

With all due respect to the attention Rickie Fowler and Anthony Kim are getting this week, neither can hold a candle to the charisma and natural humour of The Big Easy aka. Ernie Els. The man is a star. He has an aura of confidence despite his self-admitted poor play this year, and the crowds [...]

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How To Win a Canadian Open

There is a growing concern about the course setup at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club for this week‘s RBC Canadian Open; Grumblings can be heard at every putting green and driving range stall about the length of the rough, the narrowness of the fairways, the tightly tree-lined layout, and the fast, dime-sized greens. Doesn’t all [...]

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The Glory of Disco Dick

This Tuesday night at Marine Drive Golf Club, Canadian golf legend Richard Zokol will be inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame; fellow Canucks Mike Weir and Lorne Rubenstein will do the honours. Among his long list of accomplishments is a 22-year PGA Tour career – including a victory at the 1992 Greater Milwaukee [...]

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The Lazy Spectators’ Guide to the RBC Canadian Open

As you may be aware, some of the PGA Tour’s biggest names are expected at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club for next week’s Canadian Open. The list includes tried-and-true stars Ernie Els, Freddy Couples, Retief Goosen, Geoff Ogilvy and Vijay Singh, to name just a few. What you may not know is which players are [...]

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