Hearn’s near miss at RBC Canadian Open

Brantford's David Hearn

Brantford’s David Hearn

David Hearn is a class act. He could have skipped talking to the media after narrowly missing at the RBC Canadian Open, but instead he was open and honest. Sure Hearn had to be devastated by falling two shots short, but nonetheless it was a strong effort.

I wrote about Hearn in Global Golf Post here:

The quippy one-liners come far too easily. It wasn’t David Hearn’s Day. No Canada.

But truthfully those trite catch phrases don’t do justice to a gritty effort that came up just short, with Hearn, the 36-year old Canadian, carrying the lead at the RBC Canadian Open into the final round, but dropping to third after Jason Day made a scrambling birdie on the 18th hole.

Like too many Canadians before him, Hearn came tantalizingly close to winning the RBC Canadian Open. So close that it was almost in his grasp. With the 54-hole lead, surely Hearn, a thoughtful, articulate son of a church minister, spent Saturday night dreaming about what a win would mean for his life and his career. But it wasn’t to be.

The scene at 18 after Hearn hit his approach.

The scene at 18 after Hearn hit his approach.


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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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