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An Hour At The Canadian Open

12:25pm – Charles Howell III duffs a chip in the rough behind the 18th green and leaves his shot in the rough for a second time. His bext chip out of the rough grazes the hole. Moments later the legend of the shot begins its rise as a spectator tells his buddy (who had just arrived at the hole) that the shot cam from a near impossible lie and did a 360 around the cup before lipping out.

12:31pm – Jim Furyk walks off the 9th hole after shooting the lowest first round score (63) in the history of the Canadian Open.

12:42pm – Mike Weir smiles at a little kid who’s father has prompted him to shout “Go Weirsy” as he heads to the practice putting green.

12:56pm – Fred Funk misses the entrance to the 10th tee (his first of the day) from the driving range and has to walk through the crowd, ducking under the ropes. Everyone laughs immediately putting the crowd on Freddie’s side.

12:59pm – The crowds aren’t moved across the 9th fairway efficiently so Jonathan kaye has to direct traffic before hitting his chip shot to the green. he drains the chip for a birdie.

1:14pm – Robert Gamez lites up a big fat cigar while approaching the 11th green. Everyone in his group bogies the hole.

1:21pm – Chris Riley has driven his tee shot at 12 out of bounds. He apologizes to the gallery for dropping the ball so close to them.

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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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