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Rain, Rain Won't Go Away — Fourth Round in Question at CanOpen

So the third round go started, and the plan was to play threesomes today and not re-pair the groups for the final round — just plow forward. Then the skies opened up with the leaders only a handful of holes into their rounds. That was before lunch and we’re still not playing.

So the question is what next? Tournament director Bill Paul says the sponsor, Royal Bank, and the RCGA want a 72-hole tournament. But with play scheduled to start in slightly over an hour, and big ominous clouds in the sky, one has to wonder whether any golf will be played at all. And if there isn’t any golf today, would they really expect 27 or more holes to be played tomorrow by some golfers, especially when there is more tough weather forecast?

This of course comes at a time when Mike Weir is making a run, including an ace on the fourth hole, and Anthony Kim was firing a lot of birdies at the course. A 54-hole finish would be a shame, but it is clearly a possibility at this point.

As I write this more rain is falling outside…

Update — they’ve unofficially called off all play today.

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A bestselling author and award-winning columnist, Robert Thompson has been writing about business and sports, and particularly golf, for almost two decades. His reporting and commentary on golf has appeared in Golf Magazine, the Globe and Mail, T&L Golf and many other media outlets. Currently Robert is a columnist with Global Golf Post, golf analyst for Global News and Shaw Communications, and Senior Writer to ScoreGolf. The Going for the Green blog was launched in 2004.

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