Greg Norman won’t be playing in the British Open. The Shark has said while his surgically repaired knee is in top shape, his game is not.
“My knee is fine,” he said. “My game just isn’t where I want it to be.”
Maybe he’s been spending too much time walking around Uxbridge to practice?
A few new courses opened over the past weekend, including The Raven at Lora Bay, which I really, really liked, and the much heralded Muskoka Bay (bad names for both courses — what’s with the “bay” bit? Can’t anyone be original these days?). I haven’t had the time to get up and see Muskoka Bay, but Ian Andrew has. He apparently really liked it (he was one of the designers behind it, along with lead architect Doug Carrick), but he has some critiques that are worth noting.
On Friday I played Eagles Nest. It continues to be my favourite public course in Toronto, and was in top shape. Tough as nails, but fair. What more can you ask for? I also had a chance to play Firerock near London, which has matured into a fine course. I still don’t like the second and third holes, but the rest of the course is great, and it has one of the best closers in Canada. I also stopped by the Hunt Club in London, which will host the LPGA Tour stop in August. Better than I remembered, and I’ll write a full review in coming days.
A quiet course worth checking out, if you can find your way on, is Cherry Hill near Fort Erie. Steve Waxman loves it, which is understandable.