8th green at Shaughnessy vandalized

You don’t see it very well on this photo from this morning — and I’ll try to get a better one once the players have gone through — but the 8th green at Shaughnessy, where the Canadian Open is being held, was hit with some sort of corrosive substance. It appeared that around 4 am someone took bleach or a similar substance and poured it in a couple of long lines on the green. PGA Tour officials moved today’s pin to deal with the damage, and the course superintendent is worried that the substance could spread and cause more widespread damage over time. Sources say they think the damage is the work of a former employee.

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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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