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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 145                                                       
Thursday, July 26, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Amazing what saying playing with a hangover does for your Twitter following. Next year I’m gonna try the drugs angle.”

BRAIN TEASER: This player has played his last 18 rounds at the RBC Canadian Open at par or better. His 18 consecutive rounds are the most of any player at this event since round three in 2013. Can you name who it is?

PAR ISN’T YOUR FRIEND: Major championships can sometimes take a toll on players’ games. Mistakes are magnified and some times that can take toil on anyone’s confidence. It’s a new week on a familiar course and it could just be what the doctor ordered for some players. Case in point, last season, Glen Abbey GC produced the most birdies or better of any course on the PGA TOUR with 2,065.  Perhaps, hand in hand, it also had the closest Proximity to the Hole average of any course (31’ 7”).

Last season, the field made 84 total hole outs, marking the fourth most of any course. Players made birdie or better 26.95% when inside 125 yards during the 2017 RBC Canadian Open, according to ShotLink, marking the third best Birdie or Better Percentage (Inside 125 yards) of any course. Two-time RBC Canadian Open champion Jhonattan Vegas lead the field in this category, making birdie or better 62.5%!

DOUBLE DOWN: Donald Trump’s company has submitted plans to invest a further £150m in one of his Scottish golf resorts. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

A FIRST FOR THE OLD: Never before in the 31-year history of the Senior British Open has the event attracted as much interest from would-be competitors as this week’s edition at St Andrews. As many as 636 over-50s entered in the hope of teeing-up on golf’s most famous and sacred ground. Only 45 were exempt into the 144-strong line-up and 591 had to go through pre-qualifying. “Ask any golfer what course first comes to mind and it is St Andrews,” five-time British Open champion Tom Watson said. “It is recognized around the world as a very special place to be,” added the American veteran, who also won the senior version in 2003 and 2007. READ MORE>>>

ADOPTED SON? Dustin Johnson got into the hockey — and family — spirit on the par-3 seventh hole at Glen Abbey. The top-ranked Johnson pulled on an Edmonton Oilers jersey with “Gretzky 99” on the back Wednesday before teeing off on the hole in the Canadian Open pro-am. Johnson is engaged to Wayne Gretzky’s daughter Paulina. “I get a lot of fans up here, thanks to Wayne. Thanks Wayne, I appreciate that,” Johnson said. READ MORE>>>

NO GO! Lexi Thompson announced Wednesday that she has withdrawn from the Ricoh Women’s British Open to “recharge my mental batteries.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS:  “Amazing what saying playing with a hangover does for your Twitter following. Next year I’m gonna try the drugs angle.” ---Eddie Pepperell (@PepperellEddie).

Matt Kuchar has played his last 18 rounds at the RBC Canadian Open at par or better. His 18 consecutive rounds are the most of any player at this event since round three in 2013. Kuchar is 44-under par since 2009 at Glen Abbey GC.

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