It was great at times on the weekend to see Canadians such as David Hearn, Mackenzie Hughes, Augusta James and Anne-Catherine Tanguay on top of their respective leaderboards.
We’ve already seen Mackenzie Hughes and Adam Hadwin win on the PGA Tour this season and it was only in 2015 that Nick Taylor won his first on tour. We all remember last year when Brooke Henderson won a major on the LPGA Tour, one of three titles for her in her young career.
No Canadian won on the weekend, but this isn’t about winning exclusively. It’s about the consistency in which Canadians are putting up impressive results. Alena Sharp, for example, is really upping her game on the LPGA Tour and Anne-Catherine Tanguay is regularly in the top 10 on the Symetra Tour.
I don’t care which tour we’re talking about. It’s just great to follow Canadian golf these days.
There have been times over the years when Canadians have excelled, such as when Mike Weir won the Masters, or Stephen Ames won the Players Championship, or the days when Lorie Kane, Dawn Coe-Jones and Gail Graham were playing well and Sandra Post before them on the LPGA Tour.
However, this is a snapshot in time that we should all enjoy and I think it captures the attention of casual golfers in particular and puts everyone in a good mood for golf.
If it puts people in a good mood for the game, there’s nothing wrong with being a homer as we all enjoy watching Canadians compete on any tour on which they’re playing.