So, 20-year old Michelle Wie has finally won a full-field event on the LPGA Tour – the CN Women’s Canadian Open.

Michelle Wie

Michelle Wie's victory at the 2010 CN Canadian Women's Open was her first full-field win in 93 LPGA starts

That came this past weekend at St. Charles Country Club in mosquito-ravaged Winnipeg. Golf fans have been listening to Wie’s name for a decade, usually in conjunction with the words “phenom” or “future superstar.” Turns out, she is neither. Although, at just 20 years old, should we even be judging? Fact is, we’d all be a lot better off if the “experts” in the media would simply stop trying to predict the future. (more…)

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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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Stewart Cink

Stewart Cink cradles claret jug as the 2009 Open Champion. It's a moment he will never, ever forget.

Tomorrow, before most North Americans are out of bed, The Open Championship begins at the home of golf – St. Andrews Golf Links in Scotland. It is the 150th anniversary of golf’s oldest – and best – tournament. In 1860 (before Canada was even a country), The Open Championship was first contested at Prestwick, on Scotland’s west coast. Willie Park Sr. walked away with the Challenge Belt. Last year, Stewart Cink became the open champion by vanquishing ageless Tom Watson in a playoff. Here are five reasons why The Open Championship is the greatest event in the game. (more…)

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Pebble Beach Golf Links

Pebble Beach opened in February 1919. Beginning in 1947, Bing Crosby and Pebble became the hosts of golf's annual "Clam Bake." In 2010, Pebble will host its sixth major professional championship.

There are some things in sports that should never, ever change: The Open Championship should always be played at St. Andrews, the Chicago Cubs should forever play at Wrigley Field (I don’t care how old it gets) and the United States Open golf championship should always be contested at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Just the thought of Pebble hosting the U.S. Open gets my heart rate up. Pebble is, by far, the most beautifully challenging 18 holes in all of America. And I can’t wait to see how it will treat the game’s best this week. (more…)

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