In this case, hanging out the “Gone Fishing” sign doesn’t mean that I’m taking the day off, but that the colourful Kyle German has my back with today’s latest installment of Kyle’s RBC Canadian Open Blog.
I’ve got a bunch of administrative work to do, including filling out my GST form before they harmonize it with the PST in Ontario next year. There’s some fodder for another blog down the road because it’s going to affect other golf businesses, as well.
Don’t get me started now though.
Today is for clearing out a lot of behind-the-scenes work before devoting next week to being at Glen Abbey for the RBC Canadian Open, which starts Monday with the Mike Weir Charity Classic, a marquee splash of A-listers that should kick off tournament week in style.
In the shadow of these big names will be guys like German, who earned his exemption into the Open by winning the Titleist and FootJoy Canadian PGA Club Professionals Championship last November in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
The Big Dog is an underdog and he realizes it. I had to laugh a few weeks ago when I asked him about being like the Roy McAvoy character played by Kevin Costner, who is playing in the Weir event, in the movie “Tin Cup.”
German replied that he promised not to steal any range balls, like the Costner character did in the movie.
He has a few other gems in today’s contribution before he heads to Oakville, Ont., for the Open, where he won’t know anyone in the field. Actually, he says he was planning to go on Twitter to see if anyone was interested in playing a practice round with him.
Those are the gems that German will dish out daily, starting Sunday and continuing throughout Canadian Open Week. I suspect that he will keep his sense of humour no matter what happens in his first PGA Tour appearance, which he also plans to use for educational purposes.
He should provide unique perspectives for his Canadian PGA peers and anyone who clicks Kyle’s Blog on GNN. I’ve already checked it out, so I’m off to do my paperwork and, when nobody is looking, sneaking in a few hours of British Open coverage from Turnberry.
So, wander on over to Kyle’s Blog on the home page for some fun and both of us will check in next week from the Abbey.