RBC Canadian Open Final Round

I wrapped up the RBC Canadian Open with a good round today from a ball-striking standpoint. I really felt that I hit the ball well but I just couldn’t get anything to go in with the putter. I think it really could have been a good round if that putter had warmed up at all for me.

That sort of sums up my week, too. I just couldn’t get everything to work together, to fire on all cylinders if you will. I think the pieces are there but I haven’t been able to get into a rhythm.

Having said that, this was still a wonderful week. It’s always special to come back to Canada and play in this event. This was my 24th start and I can go back even further than that with this tournament, coming to watch it as a kid. I remember going to the junior clinic they used to put on and watching Andy Bean and Tom Kite hit golf balls.

This week I saw a lot of old friends and made many new ones. It’s such a good week for that. Royal Montreal was in great shape and I truly enjoyed playing the course. Of course it brought back a lot of good memories for me from the Presidents Cup.

I was really excited to see the great finishes by so many of the Canadians. Top 10s for Graham and Brad is wonderful and it was especially nice to see how Taylor Pendrith played. He was very impressive out there and I hope he and all the other younger Canadians who played can take the experience of teeing it up in the Open and use it to help them in future years.

And final, the fans here were amazing. As I walked up my final hole today, there was a wonderful reception from the gallery and that never gets old, first time or 24th.

I’ll head from here to play the event in Reno this week and hope that I can get things straightened out. I know I’m not far off from playing some really good golf.

As always, thanks for your support.
Mike