Good day from Classic Swing Golf School! The days are sunny and warm and Classic Swing continues to help lower the scores of weekend players, fine tune the skills of advanced players, and give beginners the fundamentals necessary for a future of enjoyable golf. What will be watching this weekend? Read this article from golfweek.com:
PGA TOUR: CANADIAN OPEN
Course: Hamilton Golf and Country Club (7,101 yards, par 71).
Purse: $5.2 million. Winner’s share: $918,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).
Last year: Sean O’Hair won at Shaughnessy in Vancouver, British Columbia, beating Kris Blanks with a bogey on the first hole of a playoff.
Last week: Ernie Els won the British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes for his second victory in the event and fourth major championship. The 42-year-old South African made a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole to reach 7 under, and won when Australia’s Adam Scott missed a 7-footer on No. 18 for his fourth straight bogey. … Scott Stallings won the True South Classic in Mississippi, shooting 68-64-64-68 to finish at 24 under. Jason Bohn was second, two strokes back.
Notes: Els is in the field along with Hunter Mahan, Matt Kuchar and Jim Furyk, the winner in 2006 at Hamilton and 2007 at Angus Glen in Markham, Ontario. … The Harry S. Colt-designed course also was the tournament site in 1930 (Tommy Armour) and 2003 (Bob Tway). … Pat Fletcher, born in England, was the last Canadian winner, taking the 1954 event at Point Grey in Vancouver. Carl Keffer is the only Canadian-born champion, winning in 1909 and 1914. Albert Murray, a Canadian also born in England, won in 1908 and 1913. … The 2013 tournament will be played at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ontario. … The World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational is next week at Firestone in Akron, Ohio, opposite the Reno-Tahoe Open. The PGA Championship is the following week at Kiawah Island in South Carolina. – Associated Press
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