RBC Canadian Open Thursday: Weir, McQuillan and Fowler

Shaughnessy's opening hole

Lots of media this week on the Canadian Open, even if the media facilities at Shaughnessy are as quiet as I’ve ever experienced in 13 years of coming to Canada’s top tournament.

I’m busy at Sympatico, including a video interview with Rickie Fowler, and a discussion of the course and field.  I also spoke to David Hearn, Mike Weir and Stephen Ames for another piece. Ames was in a particularly good mood when I ran into him on the range: “How’s it going, ugly?” he asked with his big smirk. contributor Wes Gilbertson also spoken with Ames for the Calgary Sun.

My intrepid Sympatico editor is also here – and he’s writing. His notes package on Wednesday can be found here.’s Peter Robinson has a story on Matt McQuillan, while Lorne Rubenstein writes about Luke Donald’s chances this week.

Vancouver Sun’s Brad Zeimer writes about the rough at Shaughnessy. It was topped to 4 inches last night, but a rain in the evening has made it nasty. Zeimer’s story includes this quip from Donald: “Thinking about swapping off my 3-iron for a sickle,” Donald posted on his Twitter account after his pro-am round Wednesday.

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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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