We are doing the transcontinental thing this week as we head from the U.K. to our neighbors to the north and Canada for the RBC Canadian Open. And, this wouldn’t be a propper Canadian Open preview without reliving this gem from Tiger from the 2000 edition:
I don’t know what is better from that video, the shot or the fact that Tiger said it wasn’t the great because he didn’t hit the green.
Without further delay though, here is who we are taking this week:
While it still feels like we are basking in Francesco Molinari winning his first major at Carnoustie, the show must go on.
Now, a Canadian hasn’t won this event since 1954. That’s 64 years. The significance of that number is because this is the year I think the “curse” finally gets broken. I think a Canadian born player wins his national open this year and I think Adam Hadwin is the guy to do it. Hadwin had a fantastic 2017. He won the Valspar Chapionship and shot that elusive 59 at the CareerBuilder. While he hasn’t had a particularly great 2018 up to this point, how great would it be to do something that no Canadian golfer has done in over half a century and win the Canadian Open.
The Stiff Shaft
With 3 majors behind us, we move on to the RBC Canadian Open. What normally would be a slow week doesn’t look like it will be. The field has plenty of big name fire power in it.
The biggest name, right now, in the field is Dustin Johnson. While Johnson has yet to win the RBC, he did finish T8 in 2017 and T2 in 2016. The course fits his powerful drives and he’s looking to rebound off of a missed cut at The Open ahead of the WGC-Bridgestone.
DJ is your man this week.