Sympatico Column: Assessing the Six Canucks on Tour

My latest Sympatico column is generating some discussion, apparently because I’ve been deemed too negative by readers. Oh well. Realistically if half of our six on tour are back with full playing privileges next year, that will be a success.

Here’s a taste:

Never has there been so much Canadian talent on the PGA Tour. It is a deep group, golfers with experience on multiple tours, big hitters and shotmakers alike.

However, scratch the surface and it is clear success is far from a guarantee.

In total, six Canadians will tee it up on tour this year, including Brantford, Ont.’s David Hearn, Vernon, B.C.’s Chris Baryla, and Kington, Ont.’s Matt McQuillan, who will start the year in Hawaii at the Sony Open this week. Rounding off the group is former Masters winner Mike Weir, multiple winner Stephen Ames and emerging star Graham DeLaet, who played exceptionally well in his rookie year.

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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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