Good morning Traveling Golfers!!! Imagine me saying that ala Robin Williams in Good Morning Vietnam!
It’s Thursday! The good thing about Thursday is that it’s almost Friday and the good thing about that is that the weekend is upon us! But let’s get through today first.
Ladies first – The CN Canadian Women’s Open starts today at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club in Edmonton. 18 Canadians are set to play and one can hope that maybe, just maybe a Canuck might take it. The last win from a Canadian was Jocelyn Bourassa in 1973. Hard to believe that was 40 years ago, but I digress. With vets such as Lorie Kane and Alena Sharp in the field, not to mention up and coming players like Brooke Henderson, Rebecca Lee-Bentham and a few other notables can break through the drought.
This year’s field is pretty strong. Last year’s winner, Lydia Ko, looks to defend her title. She’ll have to fend off Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, and British Women’s champ Stacy Lewis. For more about the CN Canadian Women’s Open visit http://www.cncanadianwomensopen.com/ for more details and for update to date scoring check out http://www.lpgascoring.com/public/Leaderboard.aspx.
With the women north of the border, the men are in Jersey City, New Jersey for The Barclays at the Liberty National Golf Club. Nick Watney looks to defend his title, but he’ll have a strong field to contend with including all four major champions. Can’t forget Tiger… I wonder how his neck is?…With the FedEx Cup on the line every event is important. Tiger currently has a pretty good lead over Kuchar, but anything can happen and I’m pretty sure since the major season is over, Tiger is definitely looking to capture the top prize.
As I mentioned in yesterday’s posting, the August issue of The Traveling Golfer is up on the website! So, take a look. You never know, you might just find your next golf getaway.