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Golf Australia Express : Issue 3
THE EVENT The Canadian Open, the third oldest national championship in the world of golf, is steeped in a rich history and fantastic stories. Take the 1957 Open where 15 year-old Bob Panasuik from Windsor become the youngest player tomakethecutataPGA event. And golf’s biggest names have also thrilled crowds over the years. Since its inception in 1904, Palmer, Woods, Singh, Furyk, Norman and Trevino are some etched into its history. One name you would expect to find on the trophy is that of Jack Nicklaus. Incredibly the man many regard as golf’s greatest of all-time could only manage runner- up here, albeit on seven occasions. Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club—a well-treed parkland style course overlooking the Fraser River and Strait of July 21-24, 2011 Shaughnessy Golf &CC, Vancouver, CANADA Purse: US$5,200,000 Defending Champ: Carl Pettersson (SWE) What’s happening on the PGA Tour this week PEEK THE “Before you know it I’d had seven beers. Made the cut. And my caddie had to drive me home.” — Carl Pettersson, defending champ MOUNTIE ASSAULT Georgia—will celebrate its 100th anniversary by hosting the 2011 RBS Canadian Open. LAST TIME AROUND Given only a 50/50 chance of making the cut after he completed his second round, Sweden’s Carl Pettersson retired to the sanctuary of the locker room with caddie Jay Williamson. Facing another week off the two sought comfort in Canada’s finest amber drop— and we’re not talking about maple syrup. Seven beers later, Williamson was driving the Swede home having found out he had in fact made the cut and would be competing on the weekend. And what a difference a day makes. Pettersson, with liquid gold in his veins, stormed into contention and into the big money on golf’s moving- day with an incredible 10 under par, 60. It showed a remarkable turnaround for the Swede, who’d struggled considerably in recent years. A solid 3-under on Sunday was good enough to see him win by one shot over American Dean Wilson. It was Pettersson’s fourth tour victory and no doubt the $918,000 winner’s cheque left him with enough coin to settle the Friday night bar tab. OTG CANADIAN OPEN FUN FACT Ever felt so cold on a course you would consider wearing anything to keep warm? Texan Lee Trevino— truly one of golf’s great characters—did just that. In an effort to stay warm during one cool round of the Canadian Open he was reported to have donned pyjamas under his golf shirt and pants. Puts a whole new slant on playing from the flowerbeds.