RBC Canadian Open 2022 + Clicgear buggies
Date Posted:15 June 2022
Rory is on the way up
Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X
3-wood: TaylorMade SIM Ti, TaylorMade Stealth (15°)
Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X
5-wood: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (19°)
Fujikura Ventus Black 9 X
Irons: TaylorMade Rors Proto (3-PW)
Project X Rifle 7.0 (3-PW)
Wedges: TaylorMade MG3 (54°, 60°)
Project X Rifle 6.5
Putter: TaylorMade Spider X Hydro Blast
Ball: 2021 TaylorMade TP5x (#22)
When Justin Thomas won the PGA Championship a few weeks ago, he said after his opening 74, “I’m fully confident in saying that I wouldn’t be standing here if my caddy Jim 'Bones' Mackay didn’t give me that talk.” Bones said, ‘Dude, you’ve got to be stop being so hard on yourself. You’re in contention every single week we’re playing.' That necessary pep talk got Thomas refocused on winning the tournament before his Sunday charge. Don't worry if you hit a few wayward shots as most other players in the field will do the same. Keep your mind on the game and you will give yourself a better chance of placing well or maybe even winning. See a great mental tip here.
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Push or pull?
During Covid, many golf courses didn’t have the drive cart fleet to handle pandemic one-person-per-cart rules which meant if you wanted to play you had to walk. Although restrictions have eased, many players have just kept on walking. The debate around pulling or pushing is definitive. When you’re pushing a 15+kg of cart, bag, clubs and gear you can put your body weight behind it and you don’t have to grip as hard as when you are pulling. This will reduce what is known as 'eccentric stress' where you put greater load on your muscles and tendons than when you’re pushing the cart. Shoulder damage can occur over a very short period and that’s not good for your game. If you are considering a new pushcart, ”Clicgear is the original compact three-wheeler that has dominated the sport for over 15 years. Their style is simple, robust and dependable and they always choose the best materials and stand behind what they build. Golf Traders have a great range of Clicgear buggies in store. Have a look at what we have available and on sale here.
|After a two year Covid hiatus, the PGA tour played the RBC Canadian Open at St. George's G&CC in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. After a 65 on Saturday, Rory McIlroy (-19) was joint leader at the start of the final day. With 8 birdies in his first 11 holes, the 33 year old Northern Irishman was looking to close out in style and his final round of 62 was enough for him to win a 21st tour title. See final round highlights here. After shooting his own 62 on Saturday, Tony Finau (-17) started the final day in a share of the lead and after his 64 he finished alone in second place followed by fellow American Justin Thomas (-15). Sharing fourth place were England's Justin Rose (-14) and Sam Burns from the USA. Aussies in the field were Cameron Smith (E), Brett Drewitt (+1) and Cameron Percy (+2).|
|The Champions tour held the American Family Insurance Championship at University Ridge GC in Madison, Wisconsin. Starting the day with a share of the lead, Thongchai Jaidee (-14) shot 6 birdies along with two bogeys and closed with a 68. The 52 year old became the first player from Thailand to win on the Champions tour. See some tournament info here. Alone in second place after a round of 66 was Tom Pernice Jr (-13) from the USA. Tied for third place were overnight leader Miguel Angel Jimenez (-12) from Spain and American trio Jerry Kelly, Marco Dawson and Kirk Triplett. England's Paul Broadhurst (-11) was solo seventh. Australians in the field were John Senden (-3), Stuart Appleby (-2) and Robert Allenby (+7).|
|The Korn Ferry tour played the BMW Charity Pro-Am at the Thornblade Club in Greer, South Carolina. Opening the day with a five shot lead, Robby Shelton (-22) thought he had the tournament in the bag until fellow American Ben Griffin chased him down with a closing 66. After a par on the second extra hole it was the 25 year old Shelton who claimed his third tour title. Tied for third place were Argentina's Augusto Núñez (-20) and Ryan McCormick from the USA followed by compatriot Jacob Bridgeman (-19) who shared fifth place along with Colombia's Nicolas Echavarria. Australians in the field were Ryan Ruffels (-13), Rhein Gibson (-12), Curtis Luck (-12), Harrison Endycott (-9) and Aaron Baddeley (-7).|
|The European and LET tours held the Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed at Halmstad GC in Tylösand, Sweden. Starting the day in the lead, Linn Grant (-24) was 5 under after her first six holes. The 22 year old Swede who only turned pro last year added 3 more birdies for a closing 64, captured her third title and claimed a record breaking first win as a female on the DP World tour by an eye watering 9 shot margin. See what she had to say after her victory here. Tied for second place were local favourite and tournament host Henrik Stenson (-15) and Marc Warren from Scotland. Starting the final day two shots back, Australia's Jason Scrivener (-14) closed with a 72 and shared fourth place along with Spain’s Santiago Ben Tarrio and Dutchman Darius Van Driel. Other Aussies in the field were Whitney Hillier (-7) and Zach Murray (-4).|
|The European challenge tour played the Empordà Challenge at Empordà Golf in Girona, Spain. After missing the last 16 cuts, Scotland's Liam Johnston (-13) fired 64 & 67 over the weekend to find himself back in the winner's circle. Climbing the leaderboard with a closing 65, England's Todd Clements (-11) was alone in second place. Overnight leader Jens Dantorp (-10) from Sweden was third followed by Frenchman Gary Stal (-9). Sharing fifth place were New Zealand’s Daniel Hillier (-8), Norwegian Kristian Krogh Johannessen and France’s Clément Sordet. No Aussies made the weekend cut.|
|The European Legends tour played the Jersey Legends at the La Moye Golf Club in St Brelade, Jersey. After opening with a 67 and sharing the lead all week, Richard Green (-10) headed back out for extra holes alongside Scotsman Paul Lawrie. With both players squaring the first two holes it was the 51 year old Aussie who prevailed with a par on the next to capture his maiden senior tour title. See some final round highlights here. Tied for third place were Scotland's Euan McIntosh (-9) and Phillip Price from Wales. Alone in fifth place was Brazil's Adilson Da Silva (-7) followed by Michael Campbell from New Zealand. The only other Australian in the field was Peter Fowler (-1).|
|The Japanese tour played the ASO Iizuka Challenge Golf Tournament at the Asoi Iizuka Golf Club in Fukuoka Prefecture. After ten years on tour, Japan's Hiroyo (Tomoyo) Ikemura (-23) opened his week with a 63 and then held on to close with a 68 and win his second tour title wire to wire. Tied for second place were local Ryo Hisatsune (-22) and Aussie Brad Kennedy who narrowly missed forcing a playoff. Sharing fourth place were Yusaku Miyazato (-21) and fellow Japanese Ryuko Tokimatsu. The only other Australian taking part was Adam Bland (+2).|
|The LPGA tour played the ShopRite LPGA Classic at the Seaview, Bay Course in Galloway, New Jersey. Starting the day four shots back, Brooke Henderson (-12) closed with a 64 to find herself in a playoff with American Lindsey Weaver-Wright. Six years to the day since her first victory, the 24 year old Canadian eagled the first extra hole to capture her 11th tour title. See the playoff hole here. England's Jodi Ewart Shadoff (-11) was solo third followed by New Zealand's Lydia Ko (-10) who shared fourth place along with Albane Valenzuela who was trying to become the first Swiss winner on tour. Tied for sixth place were Japan's Nasa Hataoka (-9) and American pair Brittany Lincicome and Marina Alex. Australian girls in the field were Stephanie Kyriacou (-4) who opened her week with a 65 and the lead, Su Oh (-4), Karis Davidson (-2), Sarah Kemp (-1) and Sarah Jane Smith (-1).|
|Attracting great controversy, the LIV Golf series held their first tournament at the Centurion Club in Hertfordshire, UK. After a six year drought and 136 consecutive starts, Charl Schwartzel (-7) was again a winner and took home a $4 million prize. See some highlights here. He also received a share of $3 million for the team event that he won with fellow South African Stingers Hennie du Plessis (-6), Branden Grace (-5) and Louis Oosthuizen (+1). Sharing third place was Peter Uihlein (-5) followed by England's Sam Horsfield (-3). Tied for sixth were Adrian Otaegui (-2) from Spain and Oliver Bekker from South Africa. Australians in the exclusive field were Wade Ormsby (+6), Matt Jones (+7), Jediah Morgan (+9), Travis Smyth (+10), Kevin Yuan (+10) and Blake Windred (+11). The next event will be held in Portland, Oregon at the end of this month.|
|On it's 10th anniversary, the Latino American tour held the Fortox Colombia Classic at the Ruitoque Golf Country Club in Bucaramanga, Colombia. After starting the day in a share of the lead, Tommy Cocha (-22) from Argentina closed with a 65 and then needed one more birdie on the first extra hole to defeat Mexico's Isidro Benitez. Tied for third place were Kevin Velo (-21) from the USA and Argentina's Alejandro Tosti. Sharing fifth place were Rowin Caron (-20) from the Netherlands and American duo Samuel Anderson and Hayden Springer. The only Aussie in the field was Louis Dobbelaar (-12).|
|Next week the third major of the year, the U.S. Open will be held at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts. Jon Rahm will be back to defend his title. Everyone will be watching Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed and Phil Mickelson. Other notables in the field will be Rory McIlroy, Scottie Scheffler, Louis Oosthuizen, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Rose, Abraham Ancer, Tommy Fleetwood, Collin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth and Hideki Matsuyama. Australians in the exclusive field will be Lucas Herbert, Minwoo Lee, Marc Leishman, Jediah Morgan, Cameron Smith, Adam Scott and Todd Sinnott.|
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