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Blake Adams alerted his followers on Twitter today that he will have surgery to replace his hip this week.

Adams wrote, "Scheduled for total hip replacement surgery in the AM. Dr Matta (replaced Tom Watson's) is my surgeon. I will be back on Tour soon #painfree" Given the timing of the tweet, it's probable that surgery is on Wednesday, but that's just a detail. We'll also have to assume that it's his left hip that will be replaced. While he's only 38 years of age, it's been no secret for a while that this was going to occur at some point. He underwent major surgery on the same joint in early 2013. Adams returned to competition at the season-opening Frys.com Open and made eight starts. He cashed in five. He still has 16 starts remaining on a Major Medical Extension to earn $497,044 or 277.9 FedExCup points and retain status.
Jul 22 - 1:17 PM

Hunter Mahan withdrew as the 54-hole leader in last year's RBC Canadian Open due to the birth of his child, and returns this week to take on Royal Montreal Golf Club.

If you believe in karma, this would be the week to back Mahan, as putting his family before his career certainly deserves some positive retribution. If you want a more quantifiable reason to look at Mahan, you can note his improving form, with back-to-back finishes of 32nd place or better. In addition, he owns two top 5s at Canada’s national championship, in nine previous appearances. Gamers should take a hard look this week but also remember that his last podium finish in a stroke-play event came 27 months ago when he won the 2012 Shell Houston Open.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 22 - 12:47 PM

Aaron Baddeley will have a crack at Royal Montreal Golf Club’s Blue Course at this week's RBC Canadian Open.

The Aussie was swinging a hot club prior to his missed cut at the Quicken Loans National. Three of his last six starts have yielded a top 30, including a fourth place finish at the Travelers Championship. Baddeley rarely has any troubles with the putter but his week will largely be dependent on his tee-to-green game, where he currently ranks 179th in greens in regulation.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 22 - 12:25 PM

Ken Duke will get introduced to Royal Montreal Golf Club’s Blue Course at this week's RBC Canadian Open.

Duke enters the week ranked 154th in the FedExCup standings, in need of a low finish ahead of the playoffs. The problem lies in the flat stick, losing 0.464 strokes per round with the putter, ranking 172nd on TOUR in strokes gained-putting. His last finish inside the top 30 was nearly six months ago at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 22 - 12:17 PM

Jonathan Byrd will try and tackle Royal Montreal Golf Club in what will be his seventh appearance at the RBC Canadian Open.

Byrd possesses a 5-for-6 record in Canada’s national championship but none of the six have been played at this venue. Since fulfilling the terms of his major medical in March, he is 6-for-12 with just three finishes inside the top 50. His previous success at the Canadian Open is nice, but is vastly overshadowed by his recent form, which provides a great reason for gamers to avoid Byrd this week.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 22 - 11:14 AM

Y.E. Yang turns his attention to Royal Montreal Golf Club for this week's RBC Canadian Open.

Yang enters the week on a tailspin, missing eight consecutive cuts, to fall from 139th to 163rd in the FedExCup standings. During that eight event stretch, he's played the par 4s at 39-over-par. Not a good sign of things to come this week as Royal Montreal Golf Club’s Blue Course will feature 12 of those pesky par 4s. Gamers can safely avoid this week and the foreseeable future.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 22 - 11:01 AM

Heath Slocum returns to the RBC Canadian Open for his second look at Royal Montreal Golf Club.

Slocum is finding some form just in time for a late season playoff run. Currently sitting outside the FedExCup bubble at 149th place, he has rallied for six straights cuts made. Prior to the course renovations, Slocum took home 70th place at Royal Montreal Golf Club in the 2001 Canadian Open. Gamers should expect a decent showing this week but also remember that his last top 15 came in October of 2012 at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 22 - 10:47 AM

Jeff Maggert will have a crack at Royal Montreal Golf Club this week in his ninth appearance at the RBC Canadian Open.

Maggert is 3-for-8 in his career at the Canadian Open, but none have come at Royal Montreal Golf Club's Blue Course. Currently sitting at 165th in the FedExCup standings, he is on the outside, but still in the hunt. Measuring in at 7,153 yards, Maggert and his 180th ranked driving distance will be happy to navigate this shorter than average venue. With a top 10 to his name just four weeks ago, salary-cap gamers should take a deeper look if they need a low-cost option.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 22 - 10:36 AM

Tyrone Van Aswegen enters this week's RBC Canadian Open ranked 133rd in the FedExCup standings.

The PGA TOUR rookie is 14-for-22 in his first attempt at the PGA TOUR rota. His prowess on par 3s continues to be his biggest strength, ranking 1st on TOUR in par 3 performance, totaling 15-under-par for the season. His accuracy with those irons will come in handy this week as he tries to navigate around the plethora of water that encompasses the back nine.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 22 - 10:25 AM

Miguel Angel Carballo will have his first look at Royal Montreal Golf Club’s Blue Course at this week's RBC Canadian Open.

Carballo hasn't been able to build any momentum from the three-eagle Sunday at the Travelers Championship, missing cuts in both events since his round of 63. Sitting in 191st in the FedExCup standings, time is running out for the Argentine to make his playoff push. His lone appearance at the Canadian Open came in 2012 where he produced a T42 finish.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 22 - 10:17 AM

Brad Adamonis turned in a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in today's open qualifier for the RBC Canadian Open at St. Raphael Golf Club in Île Bizard, Quebec, one stroke too high to force a playoff for a berth into the tournament proper.

Adamonis circled five birdies, but couldn't overcome his only bogey of the day at the par-4 second hole. The former PGA TOUR member was bidding to make his first start on the circuit since the 2013 Greenbrier Classic. Incidentally, he was one stroke outside the number at this year's Greenbrier OQ. Other notables that failed to qualify for the RBC Canadian Open today include: 69--Lee Janzen; Marc Turnesa ... 70--Frank Lickliter II ... 71--Will Strickler.
Jul 21 - 5:36 PM

Jason Allred did it again in today's open qualifier for the RBC Canadian Open, posting 6-under-par 34-32=66 at St. Raphael Golf Club in Île Bizard, Quebec, good for medalist honors and a berth into the tournament proper.

This is the fourth time this season that the non-member has four-spotted into a PGA TOUR event (Northern Trust, HP Byron Nelson, Travelers). With 236 FedExCup points and $508,227, he'd rank a respective 163rd and 134th among members, so Allred remains close to attaining fully exempt status for 2014-15. Today he buried an eagle (at the par-5 eighth hole) and six birdies to offset two bogeys. Ben Silverman spun a bogey-free, 5-under 34-33=67 with five birdies to share runner-up honors with Kevin Stinson, who also went bogey-free, 5-under 33-34=67 with five birdies. Robbie Greenwell was the third to finish T2 at 5-under 35-32=67 with seven birdies against two bogeys. All three Canadians will be making their PGA TOUR debut. The field at Royal Montreal Golf Club is now complete at 156.
Jul 21 - 4:56 PM

Chris DiMarco has been added to the published field of this week's RBC Canadian Open.

He received a sponsor exemption to play after today's wave of withdrawals. DiMarco has supported this tournament over the years -- this will mark his 17th appearance -- but he's managed only one top 20. That was a T9 in 1998 at Glen Abbey. He's cashed just once in five starts this season (T78/MDF, Puerto Rico).
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 21 - 12:29 PM

The last five sponsor exemptions into the RBC Canadian Open were confirmed this morning.

The tournament reserves 16 unrestricted sponsor exemptions among the field of 156. When the field was released on Friday afternoon, five remained unclaimed. They have been given to Eugene Wong, Joel Dahmen, Timothy Madigan, Josh Persons and Chris Hemmerich. Wong is from British Columbia and ranks ninth on the Order of Merit on PGA TOUR Canada. Americans Dahmen, Madigan and Persons sit a respective first, second and third in earnings. Hemmerich is a 21-year-old amateur from Ontario and received the sponsor exemption vacated when Nick Taylor withdrew. Hemmerich is a member of Canada's national team from which four of the five are now scheduled to compete at Royal Montreal (Corey Conners, Taylor Pendrith, Adam Svensson). Hemmerich is 61st in the World Amateur Golf Ranking and fourth among Canucks.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 21 - 12:14 PM

Oliver Goss has been added to the published field of this week's RBC Canadian Open.

Goss received a sponsor exemption to play. Since turning pro for the Travelers Championship, Goss has survived two of three cuts, but has yet to crack a top 50. Just keep an eye on him as he chases the dream. The Aussie by way of the University of Tennessee seems to have the goods to be competitive at the game's highest level.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 21 - 12:03 PM


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