The 2012 RBC Canadian Open is shaping up as it did three years ago at Glen Abbey in nearby Oakville, Ont., — at least initially.
After a hot and dry summer thus far in Southern Ontario, the forecast for Thursday’s opening round at Hamilton Golf and Country Club calls for a 60 per cent chance of rain, with the potential for severe thunderstorms.
There’s also a 40 per cent chance of rain for Friday’s second round, with scattered thunderstorms possible. Rain is also in the forecast for Saturday morning.
“Sounds like a pretty standard Canadian Open. Yeah, it’s unfortunate,” said Canadian Graham DeLaet.
“When we get into delays and stuff like that, it definitely makes for a long week for players and sometimes, especially depending what side of the draw you’re on. if you’re sitting out here at the golf course for sometimes eight, 10 hours, while the other guys are in a hotel or at their house kind of relaxing on the couch, I guess it can be a disadvantage,” he said.
Sunday is expected to be partly cloudy with only a 10 per cent chance of rain.