GLEN ABBEY is quite short by modern standards at 7352 yards with tree-lined fairways and undulating greens but once again hosts the Canadian Open in Ontario.
The par 72 isn’t going to be that taxing but there could be strong winds on Friday which might cause problems. Driving Distance and GIR should be the stats to watch.
Dustin Johnson and Open runner-up Matt Kuchar are taking part but Johnson is really struggling for form and I think that final Sunday might have taken a lot out of Kuchar so I shall give them a miss.
An eighth-place finish at the US Open and a T3 at the Travellers were Charley Hoffman’s stand-out results in June, the eighth at the US Open his best finish in seven starts at the tournament.
He also had his best finish (T20) at The Open in six so form has improved from his four missed cuts in his first five Tour events. At the Travelers he hit four sub-70 rounds and followed that up with three the following week with a 70 in the final round at the John Deere Classic. In his last three outings here he has improved each time, 28th (2008), 16th (2013) and 7th (2015). Here’s hoping for a further improvement. Driving Distance: 295.4 yards (61st) GIR: 66.96% (61st)
After a horrendous start to the season (three missed cuts) Ollie Schniederjans got back to form with a T6 at the RSM Classic. The 24-year-old turned pro in 2015 but this is really his first full season and it’s not been a bad one.
He was disqualified at the Greenbriers at the beginning of the month for a scorecard infringement but came back with a T39 at the John Deere Classic after hitting a 63 and a 66. He has four top-20 finishes with the best being T3 at the RBC Heritage. He finished 22nd here in 2015 so can play the course. Driving Distance: 300 yards GIR: 66.04% (95th).