My regular Thursday National Post column, about the selection of Glen Abbey for 2009, is here.
Here’s a taste:
The Royal Canadian Golf Association is returning to the familiar and comfortable surroundings of Glen Abbey Golf Club for two consecutive Canadian Opens, the organization announced yesterday.
But lacking a title sponsor, with a difficult date following the British Open that keeps most of the game’s biggest stars away and on a course that brings out mixed feelings in many players, the question is now whether there will be a tournament to be played at Glen Abbey in July, 2009.
“I’m delighted to be able to address you again to continue to discuss the rotation strategy for the Canadian Open,” new RCGA executive director Scott Simmons said yesterday.
The only problem with that statement is currently there is no rotation –Glen Abbey will hold the event for the next two years, and that decision raises questions about whether there’s a strategy as well.
“As you all know, Glen Abbey and the Canadian Open share a long and storied tradition,” Simmons said.
Certainly long, but there may be naysayers when it comes to calling Glen Abbey’s tenure as home of the Canadian Open “storied.”