RBC Canadian Open, an early claimant to ‘5th major’ status in PGA history, returns to Glen Abbey Golf Course in Oakville, Ontario, a Nicklaus design.
For this week, I have 3 golfers who fit in the top 50 of both Ball Striking and Scrambling
11/12/87 #9 in the world. 10th year on the tour. 11 of 13 cuts made this year, 6 top 10s, 1 win. Lifetime: 127 of 164 with 42 top 10s, 3 wins.
Top 10s: Driving distance, birdie average, all around, going for the green, approaches from 200-225, 100-125, +-50-125, putting average (never missed under 3’ this year),putting over 20’, low round, scoring average, round 1 scoring, back 9, early, par 4, final round, bounce back
Glen Abbey history:
2008: 65-75-69-73, tied for 48th. Best holes: 4, 5, 15, 18. Worst: 14, 16.
2009: 70-70-72-71, 52nd. Best holes: 11, 16, 17, 18. Worst: 4, 6, 12
Very weak physically but is attuned to his surroundings, and should have his short game developed well to succeed.
#3 in the world. 10th full year on tour. This year: 10 of 12 cuts made, 5 top 10s 2 wins. Lifetime: 158 of 225, 92 top 25s, 43 top 10s, 8 wins.
Top 10s: driving distance, strokes gained, holes per eagle, scoring average, club head speed, going for green, approaches 225-250, 125-150, round 1 scoring, front 9, par 5, bounce back.
2008 69-73, missed cut. Best: 13. Worst: 9.
2009 75-68, missed cut Best holes: 2, 15, 16. Worst: 4
2013 68-67-72-73,21st Best holes: 2, 12, 18. Worst: 8
Here’s an example of what Bubba can do, and did…
Physical critical day for round 1 will not help his chances right off, nor his low emo and intuitive cycles. Mentally he’s rather strong. He should invest more into his short game. The good news is that his overall athletic ability is good as well as focus Not one to throw out.
Ranks #248 in the world. 4th year on tour. This year, made 18 of 21 cuts, 6 top 25s. Lifetime: 36 of 60 cuts, 11 top 25s, just 2 top 10s. No top 10 stats. First appearance at Glen Abbey.
Mixed bag but on the negative side. Physically and intuitively is fine but a real negative outlook, not connecting well to the surroundings. Wisdom levels very low; cannot make crucial decisions well. Intuition will fail him if he makes it to the weekend. Likely not to make the cut.