With the RBC Canadian Open taking place this weekend at the Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club, I don’t think too many people expected the biggest Canadian golf news to be at a tournament other than the most significant golf tournament on Canadian soil.
But that is what happened today.
Rod Spittle of St. Catherines, Ontario is tied for the lead with Americans Mark Calcavecchia and Lee Rinker at the British Senior Open at Walton on the Hill, Surrey, England.
Spittle, who turned 56 years old four days ago, has one Champions Tour victory to his credit, the AT&T Championship in San Antonio, Texas last October.
Among the three, Calcavecchia is by far the most notable name, having won the 1989 British Open.