In Defense of the Canadian Open

Many golf pundits are bemoaning the “weak field” in this week’s Canadian Open. I would argue that there are probably only 4 – 5 guys at the tournament that most fans call just sees; Tiger (you should just never expect him to show); Phil (his game never shows up anyway); Sergio (he can’t finish so he’ll never win); Adam Scott (whatever) and Retief (yawn). PGA golf is the best there is in the world and the golfers that will be playing this week do represent the finest golf on the planet.

I will be going to the Canadian Open and reporting my observations from the galleries. There are plenty of players I will look forward to following including Vijay, Furyk, Villegas and Bubba.

I hope that you can make it out to the big show.

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Robert Thompson

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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  • I got a chance to watch Weir and Vijay play the front nine of their opening round this morning – which was great. Awesome pairing, it was lots of fun to watch.

    Also got to see a lot of Hunter Mahan who was on fire today. -6 after the front none – too bad we missed his eagle from the fairway on 18 (his 9th).

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