Sunday, July 27, 2008
Chez Reavie Wins the Canadian Open in First Year on Tour
Sure, it isn't the U.S. Open or British Open, but the Canadian Open is a PGA Tour event and it is the biggest tournament our northern brothers host.
Chez Reavie, in his first full season on the PGA Tour, won in convincing fashion, hitting golf shots coming down the stretch in such calm fashion you would think it was a Tuesday practice round.
A solid birdie putt on the 18th hole had the Dobson Ranch creation take the title by three shots after a final round 70 that had four birdies, three bogeys and never a doubt as everyone giving chase seemed to fade away.
Anytime you can actually watch someone's life change in front of your eyes, it's special and after his third shot found the green on the 18th, the close-up of Reavie showed a man realizing that his bank account will never be a problem and he'll have a job for at least the next two years.
For mini tour golfers everywhere, Reavie is the reason you're tossing the clubs in the trunk and heading to the range for an afternoon session.
Photo courtesy of Robert Laberge, Getty Images