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RBC Canadian Open in Vancouver Day One:...

My flight arrived in Kelowna on Saturday morning where I joined a group of golf writers for a tour of BC’s terrific trio of interior courses — Predator Ridge, Tobiano and Sagebrush.  Interesting to run into Mike Grenier, the...

Canadian Open Qualifying Needs More Players

Golf Canada is, kind of surprisingly, struggling to find enough competitors to make its regional RBC Canadian Open qualifying work. In past years all qualifying was done in Ontario — and it was always full. This year there was a regional...

Canadian PGA and RBC Ink Deal

RBC’s dominance of all things golf continues with the company inking a deal to present the Canadian PGA’s new player rankings. The Canadian PGA this week is relaunching its CPGA Championship — calling it the PGA Championship...

Top Golfers Announced for Canadian Open

Okay, well not formally announced. In response to Golf Canada’s posting that World No. 1 golfer Luke Donald is coming to the Canadian Open — not surprising since he’s sponsored by RBC and has come to the tournament in the past...

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Luke Donald At RBC Canadian Open: Sources

In one of the most ridiculous things I seen in Canadian golf circles in a while, Golf Canada’s site is running a story saying Luke Donald will play the RBC Canadian Open, but only kind of. Instead of confirming what everyone knows —...

Appearance Fees a PGA Tour Necessity

My latest Sympatico column tackles the subject of appearance fees in pro golf. Here’s a taste: On the PGA Tour, appearance fees are banned. At least that’s the official policy. That means, unlike the Australian Open or the events in...

RBC's Golf Strategy

For those interested in RBC’s marketing strategy for golf (especially in light of the story about the potential of the bank sponsoring the Heritage), here’s a reprint of the piece I wrote for the National Post’s golf...