A significant number of players headed directly from the British Open to the RBC Canadian Open -- a 4,758-mile flight from Sandwich, U.K., to Vancouver, B.C. Among those are three players who finished in the top five last week at Royal St. George’s: Anthony Kim, Rickie Fowler and Chad Campbell.
Kim and Fowler are both on the course early in the opening round, while Campbell will tee off this afternoon.
Kim actually had a share of the lead at 2 under through five holes, but he double bogeyed the sixth hole to fall back to even par. He’s through seven holes so far.
Fowler, meanwhile, is coming off his best finish in a major and is 1 over through seven holes after a bogey on No. 6.
As for the top of the leaderboard, there’s a logjam of players that includes Lucas Glover at 2 under in the early going.