Although Matt Kuchar was more than ready to move on from last week’s loss at The Open, on Wednesday at the RBC Canadian Open. there was no way to remain in the present. While the lion’s share of questions fixated on Jordan Spieth’s victory, Kuchar did his best to move on to this week’s event at Glen Abbey. “I think part of what makes us pros out here is the resiliency and [to] kind of keep plugging along,” said Kuchar, who briefly took a one-stroke lead on Sunday at Royal Birkdale when Spieth bogeyed the 13th hole. “When you get knocked down, you keep moving forward. I don't necessarily feel knocked down but felt like I was dealt a bit of a blow by being that close and then not able to get my
Long Drive competitions are quite the event. The event is rather self-explanatory — extremely strong golfers gather together to see who can hit golf balls farther than anyone else in the world. Think of it as golf's Home Run Derby, an event meant to show off the strength of its competitors and their very specific ability outside of the larger sport. Long Drive competitions are also similar to the Home Run Derby in that they give athletes an opportunity to let loose. Whereas over-the-top celebrations are somewhat frowned upon at Augusta National, Tuesday night at the Mile High Showdown, they were all but encouraged. And no one had better celebrations on Tuesday than eventual champion Maurice Allen.
How did Danny Willett sum up his 2017 British Open? “It was amazing,” Willett told The Telegraph. “There’s nothing quite like teeing off at 7:55 on the Sunday of an Open. It really gets your blood flowing.” Willett, of course, was being sarcastic. He went off with a marker in the final round and ended up 76th out of the 77 players who made the cut at Royal Birkdale. It was just the second time he’s made the weekend in his last eight worldwide starts, as Willett has either withdrawn or missed the cut six times during that stretch because of a lingering back injury. The 2016 Masters champion has fallen to No. 43 in the world. “(Expletive),” Willet said Sunday at the Open when asked about the state