July 27 2013
By David McPherson, Special to PGATOUR.COM
Thar she blows!
Shortly after noon ET on Saturday, the horn blasted at Glen Abbey for players and fans to get off the course. Moody Mother Nature showed once again that she’s the boss, although play is set to resume at 1:20 p.m. ET.
No rain or unsettled weather at the RBC Canadian Open? It was too good to be true. Blue skies sunshine reigned all week. Last time the tournament came to Glen Abbey in 2009, that wasn’t the case. Plagued by rain all week, with more than four inches of rainfall, and weather delays every day, Canada’s national open was forced to finish on a Monday -- the first time this happened in 21 years.
Depending on how much rain falls -- and how long the delay goes -- once play resumes, it will be interesting to see how it affects play. Current leader Hunter Mahan was asked about the weather yesterday and whether he thinks it could facilitate even lower scoring at Glen Abbey.
“If it rains a ton the greens get softer, it’ll be a little different golf course,” he said. “It’ll probably play a little bit longer too because I think we’re getting pretty good bounces out there. The ball is jumping up the fairway a little bit. We’ll just have to see.”