Martin Flores leads the RBC Canadian Open after two rounds at Glen Abbey Golf Club, as the Tournament Director is asked to leave.
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Martin carded a second consecutive -6 under 66 to lead the RBC Canadian Open with a -12 under par total, and a one shot advantage going into the week-end.
Martin is happy to be back on the PGA Tour again;
“Playing on the Web.com Tour last year was a little refreshing in that you have to shoot so low. “
“So no matter if you’re in the lead or if you’re chasing, you’re always attacking. You’re always trying to make birdies.”
“That’s kind of a similar situation with how the rain has been this week. You just have to keep attacking.”
“I haven’t been able to attack like I’ve wanted to.”
“Now I’m starting to hit the ball very nicely, so I’m giving myself a lot of opportunities.”
Tied in second place at -11 under par are, Matt Every, -4 under 68 today, and Gary Woodland with his magnificent -9 under par 63, he completes a USA 1,2,3.
Gary made six birdies in a row, a good day with his putter;
“Came out today and saw some putts go in early and just kind of rode the momentum all day.”
“I was just trying to keep going, keep going. Obviously holing the bunker shot on 18 was huge.”
“But you’ve got three par fives in the middle of that stretch, so drove the golf ball in play and gave myself a lot of chances.”
In a strange turn of events Brent McLaughlin, this years tournament director of the RBC Canadian Open has been stood down, mid-tournament.
Laurence Applebaum, the CEO of Golf Canada, was coy when asked why, and would only state;
“It’s a confidential employee matter, Brent will not be here for the weekend.”
Just wonder if it is a dress code thing, like the LPGA, as Brent is a tattooed, leather-clad, Harley Davidson driving, guitar picking former roadie. Not exactly the type of image the PGA Tour wants to project.
Bill Paul, who served as tournament director at the Canadian Open for 22 years, will replace Brent for the final two rounds.