It’s getting interesting on the Canadian men’s side as the Summer Olympics in Rio approach. With the world rankings deciding which two players will represent this country, Adam Hadwin has jumped into a mix that at one time seemed certain to only include David Hearn and Graham DeLaet. Hadwin moved to 185th in this week’s rankings. Hearn is 145th, while DeLaet is 171st. The decision will be final in early July. The full list of world rankings is here … The women’s side is a lot clearer with Brooke Henderson No. 11 in the world this week and Hamilton’s Alena Sharp 122nd. Sue Kim of Langley, B.C., is next at 401st and Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Sherbrooke, Que., is 408th. That entire list is here … Henderson, by the way, is tied for eighth in LPGA Tour scoring average (70.250) … One thing is for sure. There are some in golf who are ravenous to dine out on Tiger, even in this era of Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler etc., etc. Unsubstantiated rumours this week had Tiger Woods in such pain that he has to sit in a car with the seat fully reclined. That, of course, led to the inevitable denial from the Tiger camp and a Facebook posting (below) of Tiger hitting into a simulator and reporting that he’s “progressing nicely.” Some later questioned whether that video is recent. Either way, we have no more clarity on Tiger’s condition than before all of this started. Perhaps, Tiger doesn’t need to recline in a car, but we’re at a point in his career that making a comeback will be a step forward, but not a true indiction of whether his body can go for the long haul now. In other words, tour testing is needed and there will be no instant answers, but the media will continue to climb over themselves to provide them.
Here’s another honour being handed to TSN’s Bob Weeks and this one has nothing to do with golf. Weeks, a member of the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame, is also a well known curling writer and commentator and he’ll be inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame on Wednesday, March 9, in Ottawa … Cardinal Golf Club in Newmarket, Ont., is holding an online job fair that continues until Friday. For more information, click here … This week’s GNN Poll asks if we’re getting close to reaching the top for soaring fruit and vegetable prices or is there more pain to come for food and beverage departments in their buys? As of this writing, 60 per cent of respondents felt there was more pain ahead, with 33 per cent saying we’re close to maxing out. Another seven per cent felt that prices will being to decrease. You can cast your vote on the GNN home page.