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A Welcome Miss

Posted on March 16th, 2013 by Scott MacLeod

The last thing a PGA Tour rookie wants to do is miss a cut, but this week there was some solace in doing so for Ottawa, Ontario-raised Brad Fritsch. Looking to make his 7th cut of the year (in 8 events played) at the Tampa Bay Championship the 35 year-old fashioned an opening 71 on the Copperhead course at Innisbrook Resort.  It was immediately after that round that he discovered his wife Megan had given birth to their second child […]

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DeLaet Takes It Deep, More Golf For Eastern Ontario?, USGA Review Period Ends

Posted on March 1st, 2013 by Scott MacLeod

Saskatchewan’s Graham DeLaet is just one stroke off the pace after the opening round of The Honda Classic.  A five under par, 65, on The Champion Course at PGA National puts him in a great position to start the week. Brad Fritsch of Manotick, Ontario, getting his first start after two weeks off, had a 68, two under par, despite three bogeys on the card.  He tees off at 8:25 a.m. on Friday. Other Canadians in the field and their […]

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Canadian PGA Tour Squad Back To Business

Posted on February 27th, 2013 by Scott MacLeod

Unfortunately no Canadian member of the PGA Tour was eligible to play in the WGC-Accenture World Match Play last week (Graham DeLaet is currently the top Canuck at #147 in the world) but all five will be teeing it up this week. The quintet of northern talent (DeLaet, David Hearn, Brad Fritsch, Mike Weir & Stephen Ames) are all in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida for The Honda Classic at PGA National Resort. A lot of rain this week, including more […]

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David Hearn Solo Canadian Left In Phoenix Open

Posted on February 2nd, 2013 by Scott MacLeod

Brantford, Ontario’s David Hearn will be the lone Canadian playing the weekend at the PGA Tour’s Waste Management Phoenix Open. Hearn, who missed his last two cuts after starting the season with a 31st place tie at the Sony Open in Hawaii, added a 65 to his opening 67 in Phoenix.  His ten under par total has him in a tie for 8th place as he heads into the final 36 holes.  That puts him seven strokes back of 36-hole […]

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PGA Tour Hits The Mainland

Posted on January 17th, 2013 by Scott MacLeod

Week three of the PGA Tour season find the best golfers in the world back on the soil of the United States mainland.  After two events in Hawaii the tour is in La Quinta, California for the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation. Three courses play host to this 156-player field –  Arnold Palmer Private/PGA West, Nicklaus Private/PGA West, and La Quinta Country Club. Defending his title in pursuit of the $1,008,000 first prize is veteran Mark Wilson. […]

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Brad Fritsch Makes First Weekend as PGA Tour Member

Posted on January 12th, 2013 by Scott MacLeod

Thousands of Brad Fritsch fans breathed a sigh of relief Friday night as the PGA Tour rookie made a critical par and a birdie on his two closing holes to make his first cut as  a tour member at the Sony Open in Hawaii. The Golf Channel broadcast caught up to Fritsch as he made his 10-foot save on his 17th hole of the day, #8.  It was an important one for the 35 year-old from Manotick, Ontario as he […]

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