Canadians struggle at Q-school; The Open is back at Turnberry

  • It looks like it will be a real struggle for several Canadians to gain access to the PGA Tour through Q School this year. Ian Leggat, for example, shot 4-over, while veteran Jim Rutledge was the only Canuck to shoot below par. Even that only placed him in 44th spot. The tournament is being played at Orange County National in Florida, which is host to two course, the Crooked Cat and Panther Run. I had the chance to play them a number of years back and thought they were both more interesting than your average FLA course. One tidbit of trivia: It was on the range at OCN that Tiger Woods filmed his now famous Nike commercial where he bounces the ball off his wedge.
  • In great news, the Open Championship will head back to Turnberry in 2009, the R&A announced today. Turnberry is surely one of the most majestic courses in the world and deserves the return of the open. Apparently transportation issues, which were holding back the course from hosting the tournament, will be resolved by that point. Great golf courses hold great golf tournaments, so this should be a great pairing.

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