Mike Weir

Canadian Mike Weir won the 2003 Masters, but tendonitis in his right elbow might prevent him from going low this week

A message to my fellow Canadians – grow up – quit your yearly bellyaching and hand-wringing about whether or not CBS Sports will go out of its way this weekend to show how Canadian golfers are doing at the RBC Canadian Open at St. George’s GC in Toronto. Here’s a perfect example. http://bit.ly/9fQJkw The Canadian media are like a bunch of anxious stage mothers. Desperate to have their perfect baby out front and centre in the school musical. Never mind that their little precious couldn’t sing his way out of a paper bag. Give it a rest, Canada! (more…)

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Par-four 14th

The 480-yard, par-four 14th - St. George's signature hole - begins one of the best finishing stretches in golf

This week, at St. George’s Golf Club, is the true test of Golf Canada’s long-overdue decision to move the RBC Canadian Open away from Glen Abbey in order to conduct it at some of the most majestic courses around our vast country. In 2011, Shaughnessy GC in Vancouver will host. In 2012, it will be at Royal Montreal – the oldest continuously operating golf course in North America. It was founded in 1873. But with this shift away from tournament-designed Glen Abbey, there comes a host of problems. And those were right out front yesterday when I walked the fairways of St. George’s. (more…)

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