Thursday, July 22, 2010

RBC Canadian Open - Day One

The opening day of the RBC Canadian Open was completed today, at St.George's Golf and Country Club in Toronto Ontario.  Looking at the leaderboard you would never guess this was a Canadian event, as American golfers have taken an early stranglehold on the tournament, currently holding all of the top 10 positions.

According to our recent visitor poll, Mike Weir is the fan favorite, and has unfortunately been struggling with a case of tendinitis.  Weir finished the first round at 2 over par, 10 strokes off the leader Brent Delahoussaye.  Delahoussaye, a 28 year old PGA TOUR rookie had seven birdies, an eagle and a bogey to take a two-stroke lead heading into tomorrow. Delahoussaye’s previous low round was a 66, which he shot at the John Deere Classic two weeks ago. Delahoussaye’s 8-under par 62 broke the previous course record of 64 set by Canadian Golf Hall of Famer Geroge Knudson in 1968.

Stephen Ames is currently the top placed Canadian at -3 after the opening 18 holes.  John Daly, another fan favorite is currently sitting at -1.

It should be a great weekend as the remainder of the 2010 RBC Canadian Open continues to unfold.