Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, British Columbia is in excellent position to end a Canadian drought that has lasted since 1954.
Hadwin (-4) is only shot back of American Bo Van Pelt (-5) after the third round of the RBC Canadian Open at the Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver. No Canadian has won the Canadian Open since Pat Fletcher won in 1954 and no Canadian born golfer has won the Canadian Open since Karl Keffer of Tottenham, Ontario in 1914.
Hadwin, 23, was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and raised just outside of Vancouver.
But Hadwin is not the only golfer making significant noise this weekend. Fan favourite John Daly, who has not won on the PGA Tour since 2004, but has a PGA Championship and British Open title attached to his name, is at -2 and is tied for fifth place with former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy of Australia. Daly has battled drug, alcohol, and gambling addictions throughout his life, but is a fan favourite wherever he goes. In round two, he had pants with the red Canadian maple leaf all over them.
Argentina’s Andres Romero and American Kris Blanks are tied for third place at -3.
At the British Senior Open in Walton Heath, Surrey, England, Rod Spittle of St. Catherine’s, Ontario dropped back to a tie for ninth after shooting a 75. He is three shots back of the leaders Mark Calcavecchia and Russ Cochran of the United States and South African David Frost.
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