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Richie Ramsay continued his impressive recent form with a 4-under-par 37-31=68 in round two of the Porsche European Open in Germany, good enough for the clubhouse lead of 6-under 138 before heavy rain caused suspension of play at 12:59 local time due to a waterlogged course.

Ramsay's round has lifted him 29 spots to T5 on the live leaderboard, two shots behind on-course leaders Jordan Smith (16 holes played) and Ashley Chesters (13). The Scot, who was runner-up in the Irish Open earlier this month and then prominent at Royal Birkdale before settling for T22, posted five birdies against a single bogey at Green Eagle GC in Hamburg today. His one blemish came at his first hole of the morning, the 10th, but he shook off the bad weather after that and collected red numbers at 11, 15, 5, 7 and 8 to surge up the leaderboard. Right now, Ramsay has a one-shot lead in the clubhouse over Michael Jonzon, Jose-Filipe Lima, Chris Paisley and Thorbjorn Olesen (all finished at 5-under).
Jul 28 - 7:50 AM

Round one of the RBC Canadian Open was suspended due to darkness at 8:48 pm ET, with play set to resume at 8:20 a.m. Friday morning.

The field of 156 golfers nearly all completed their rounds today, despite a 1 hour, 55 minute, delay due to weather. There were just seven threesomes still on the course when the horn sounded. One of the last to finish was Martin Flores, who pieced together a 6-under-par 33-33=66 in round one. The highlight was an early eagle at the par-5 second where he belted a 344-yard drive to leave him just 170 yards on his second shot. He stuck that approach to 3'11" for a tap-in eagle. This is the second consecutive stellar start for Flores who opened with a 6-under 65 last week to co-lead at the Barbasol Championship. He would go on to finish T18.
Jul 27 - 9:05 PM

PGA TOUR rookie Ollie Schniederjans breezed through Glen Abbey Golf Club, signing for a bogey-free, 7-under-par 32-33=65 in round one of the RBC Canadian Open, good for a share of the clubhouse lead alongside Hudson Swafford, Brandon Hagy, Kevin Chappell, and Matt Every.

The Georgia Tech product kicked off his week on the back nine and made the turn at 4-under, despite carding seven pars. That means he picked up a pair of eagles, first in the hole-out variety (46'10") at the par-5 13th and then a more traditional eagle at the par-5 18th, rolling in a putt from 14'7". Schniederjans did most of his damage off the tee (+2.3 strokes gained off-the-tee), as he striped 11 (of 14) fairways while blasting nine drives of 300 yards or more. The hatless hero is 16-for-22 on the season but still searching for his first PGA TOUR win. This is the second time he's led/co-led after R1 and also the second straight event he's co-led after R1 (John Deere Classic, T39).
Jul 27 - 8:55 PM

Peter Malnati put his foot on the gas in round one of the RBC Canadian Open, blitzing Glen Abbey Golf Club with a bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-34=66, just one shy of the early pacesetters at the top.

Malnati is known for one of the smoother putting strokes on TOUR. That reputation held true today as he gained 2.848 strokes putting on the day. It wasn't a matter of draining putts from all over the ballpark, instead his longest putt was just 16'10", which was also his only conversion from outside 10 feet. However, he needed just 21 swipes to make his way around Glen Abbey GC. On top of the stellar putting he also saved par from 23'8" (from the rough) to maintain a clean card. Malnati entered the week ranked 168th in the FedExCup race, so a good week would go a long way for his hopes to crack the FEC Playoffs.
Jul 27 - 8:44 PM

Defending champion Jhonattan Vegas opened his attempt at a title defense with a 6-under-par 31-35=66, finding a spot inside the top 10 after day one.

The big hitter missed an early birdie look from 4'2" at the par-5 second, but made up for it with a four-pack of circles before the turn. His lone blemish of the round came at the par-4 11th where he went fairway bunker to water hazard, resulting in a double-bogey 6. Vegas bounced back immediately with a 29'9" birdie bomb at the 12th. Coming into the clubhouse, he'd tack on three more birdies to beat his pace from last year by seven shots. The Venezuelan arrived without much form but a return to a familiar venue is solving the puzzle so far.
Jul 27 - 8:37 PM

Jim Herman had his eyes on the first-round lead before a late blemish forced him to settle for a 6-under-par 31-35=66, still keeping him inside the top 10 on the live leaderboard.

Herman sat through a 1 hour, 55 minute, delay during his round today, but it didn't slow him down. He landed 14 greens in regulation and kept things stress-free on the greens, needing just one putt converted from outside eight feet today. The highlight on approach came at the par-4 sixth hole where he stuck his 167-yard approach to just 18 inches for a tap-in birdie. Herman stepped on the par-5 18th tee box with a share of the lead but then proceeded to rinse his approach shot, leading to a bogey finish. Herman is still in great position heading into round two just one off the early pace.
Jul 27 - 8:32 PM

Vijay Singh maintained a clean card in round one of the RBC Canadian Open, breezing to a bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-34=66 to sit one off the early pacesetters.

The Hall of Famer took advantage of a soft and scoreable Glen Abbey Golf Club. He pelted 16 greens and gave himself nine birdie looks from inside 13 feet. He converted on six of them, while keeping his round glued together with a 12'8" par-saver at the 8th. Singh is just 4-for-16 on the season but rounds like today prove that he's not ready to go full-time on the senior circuit just yet.
Jul 27 - 8:25 PM

Kevin Chappell put on a scoring bonzanza in round one of the RBC Canadian Open, firing a 7-under-par 31-34=65 to share the early clubhouse lead with Hudson Swafford, Brandon Hagy, and Matt Every.

Chappell was a part of the afternoon wave that had to sit through a near-two hour weather delay. It didn't slow him down any, and likely helped him as the post-weather scoring conditions were prime. Chappell took full advantage of the conditions, and the par 5s, today. Starting on the back nine, he circled a birdie at the par-5 13th before landing his approach to 14'2" at the par-5 16th and rolling it in (from the fringe) for an eagle. Just after the turn, he converted a second eagle, in very similar fashion. This time he kicked in his eagle (from the fringe) from 15'7" to play the par 5s at 5-under today. This will go in the books as his third career first-round co-lead, with the last two resulting in finishes of T13 (2014 PGA Championship) and T2 (2016 TOUR Championship).
Jul 27 - 8:12 PM

Matt Every rocketed out of the gate with a bogey-free, 7-under-par 32-33=65 during round one of the RBC Canadian Open, sharing an early clubhouse lead on Thursday afternoon.

Every hasn't found a top 25 since February of 2016 but he's not afraid to hang a low number, now and again. Most recently, it was a 6-under 64 in R1 of the FedEx St. Jude Classic to share the first-round lead. He's now in a similar position after circling seven birdies while keeping a clean card. The Florida Gator landed just 13 greens in regulation today but gained 2.961 strokes putting to save the day. He ended the day with six putts converted from 9'9" or longer. If this co-lead holds then it will be Every's sixth career lead/co-lead after R1 on TOUR, with four of them resulting in top 30s but one fading to T66. With prime scoring conditions on deck, he'll need to keep his foot on the gas this week.
Jul 27 - 8:01 PM

Chad Campbell cruised to a 6-under-par 30-36=66 during the opening round of the RBC Canadian Open, claiming an early spot inside the top 10 on the leaderboard.

Campbell entered the week with top 20s in four of his last five starts. He's playing great golf as the summer heats up, and he's not slowing down yet. Campbell was smothering flagsticks all day, pelting 15 greens in regulation, gaining 2.486 strokes approaching-the-green in the process. The highlight on the greens came at the par-4 11th where he sank a 22'3" birdie. Campbell already owns four top 30s in four tries at Glen Abbey, and appears to be on his way to another strong finish in Oakville, Ontario.
Jul 27 - 7:51 PM

Round one of the RBC Canadian Open was suspended at 3:45 p.m. ET, due to a dangerous weather situation, with players being removed from the course and no timetable for return at the moment. UPDATE: Play is now set to resmue at 5:40 p.m. to make it a 1 hour, 55 minute, delay.

The first wave of golfers successfully completed their rounds but the entire afternoon wave is still on the course. A pop-up storm looks to be rolling into Oakville, Ontario, putting halt to play for the time being. Prior to the horn sounding, Mackenzie Hughes went out in the morning and pieced together a 5-under-par 31-36=67, currently good for T8 on the live leaderboard. Hughes is easily the low Canadian for now, with four Canucks sitting at 1-under. With players being removed from the course, gamers should expect this delay to last at least 45 minutes, but we will update when a timetable becomes more clear. UPDATE: Play is now set to resmue at 5:40 p.m. to make it a 1 hour, 55 minute, delay.
Jul 27 - 3:56 PM

Making his PGA TOUR debut at the RBC Canadian Open, Johnny Ruiz smoothed a 5-under-par 34-33=67 to place himself just two strokes off the early pacesetters at the top.

Ruiz currently ranks 2nd on the Mackenzie Tour's Order of Merit, so playing north of the border is right in his comfort zone. It's always a question to how well form translates across tours, but Ruiz had no issues today. He leaned heavily on the short game. The 23-year-old split half of the potential 14 fairways and landed half of the greens, as well. Ruiz would make up for the middling approach game but splashing home five putts from the 8-to-12 foot range before his day was done, walking off the course with 3.226 strokes gained putting. The youngster should consider this a great start to his PGA TOUR career, but he'll need to tidy up the approach game if he wants to hang around near the top for three more rounds.
Jul 27 - 2:44 PM

Brandon Hagy bombarded Glen Abbey Golf Club during round one of the RBC Canadian Open, walking off the course with a 7-under-par 31-34=65 on his scorecard, good for an early share of the clubhouse lead alongside Hudson Swafford.

The big hitter split just six (of 14) fairways and landed a ho-hum 12 greens in regulation. The UC-Berekley product took advantage of the par 5s, as you'd expect, circling birdies on all four of them. However, it was his flat stick that carried him today. Hagy splashed home six putts from outside 10 feet, and also added three par-savers from the 7-to-9 foot range. Hagy would walk off the course gaining 5.44 strokes putting. If this co-lead holds by end of day, it will go in the books as his first lead/co-lead after ANY round on the PGA TOUR.
Jul 27 - 2:32 PM

K.J. Choi slow-played a 6-under-par 31-35=66 during round one of the RBC Canadian Open, positioning himself inside the top 10 on the early leaderboard.

Choi opened his day on the back nine, recording two birdies and seven pars before the turn. The TOUR veteran picked up the slack from there, circling birdies on five of his next six holes, including a 15'8" splash at the par-4 fifth hole. He would walk off the course gaining 2.219 strokes putting. Choi would drop his lone shot of the day at the par-4 8th where he found a greenside bunker. Despite the late hiccup, Choi is right in the thick of things. Making his fourth appearance at Glen Abbey Golf Club, Choi would love to beat his course best, which was a T38 during last year's edition.
Jul 27 - 2:14 PM

Smylie Kaufman made quick work of Glen Abbey Golf Club during round one of the RBC Canadian Open, styling a 6-under-par 31-35=66 to grab an early position inside the top 10 of the live leaderboard.

The LSU product opened his day with an 8'11" birdie at the first, followed by a 10'4" eagle splash at the par-5 second. He would pick up two more circles (Nos. 4 and 5) before a three-jack at the 7th derailed his momentum. Kaufman responded with a 39'6" bunker hole out for birdie at the par-4 8th. The big hitter would later find water at the 14th but still managed a bogey after rolling in a 15'4" putt. Despite a few hiccups, Kaufman is well positioned after R1 of his tournament (and course) debut.
Jul 27 - 2:02 PM


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