There have in the past been one or two instances of this young Australian making mistakes when bidding to win one of golf’s four biggest tournaments, but it would be churlish to criticise either last week’s fourth or the preceding ninth at the US Open.
Taylor, who his first PGA Tour event in November at the Sanderson Farms Championship, noticed a little more fan support than in past events. “I certainly didn’t play my way out of it”. Congrats to those who cashed in last week at DraftKings! The panel for the RBC Canadian Open features ESPN.com’s Jason Sobel and Kevin Maguire, plus FantasyGolfInsider’s Zachary Turcotte, Jeff Bergerson and Roger Casey. “I think I could still hit it long and straight and play my game, I probably would have fought through it but I don’t want to risk any further injury”. Enjoy the picks…
Coming off a mad week at St. Andrews and getting ready for the RBC Canadian Open which tees off on Thursday, Graham DeLaet took some time to answer a few questions from Sportsnet.
Golf Canada will offer shuttle service from the Oakville and Bronte GO stations Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and trips home on those days are free with a Canadian Open ticket. I mean, that’s incredible. Won at Heritage and had a T-5 at Memorial, another Nicklaus design like Glen Abbey. It has been 61 years since it last happened when Pat Fletcher claimed victory in Vancouver all the way back in 1954.
Anders Romero ($6,200) – This is a great cheap pick for this week in my opinion.
Laird’s last start on US soil was an encouraging top-20 finish in the Travelers Championship, an event played one week after the US Open, and he can step up on that at a venue which plainly suits. That includes a T21 in 2013 at this week’s course.
DeLaet left the course four holes into his second round.
“I am so excited to play in the Canadian Open”, he said over the phone. Weir is too competitive to be merely a ceremonial golfer, and it wouldn’t have served any good goal for him to keep playing this season, with a 74.8 stroke average. He also failed to make the weekend at The Masters but finished eighth at the U.S. Open. DeLaet was tied for 45th at 4-under, while Hearn missed the cut. I take pride in winning a national championship like this.
“This time I’ve only missed five months, so I feel like I’ve been able to find my game a lot quicker”, said the South African, a double champion on the PGA Tour. “I can’t control what Chad or any of the other players are going to do”. Three starts ago he won the Travelers. Those scores show we can expect a lot of birdies again this year. With last week off he most likely turned his attention to a course he will have some good vibes at.