Records Fall at the RBC Canadian Open

Posted: July 28, 2009

Despite difficult weather conditions at this week's RBC Canadian Open (over five inches of rain fell on the Glen Abbey Golf Club during the first four days, suspending play and forcing a Monday finish) the tournament provided an unusual abundance of drama for golf fans.

Nathan Green trusted his Pro V1 golf ball to shoot four rounds in the sixties and then claim victory in a sudden death playoff. It was the first win for the 34-year-old Australian in 112 career PGA TOUR starts.

In the softened conditions, the course became vulnerable, as evidenced not only by the low scoring (Green posted an 18-under 270 in regulation play) but also by two notable PGA TOUR records that fell at the RBC. Pro V1 loyalist Mark Calcavecchia set a new PGA Tour record in the third round of the Canadian Open with a run of nine consecutive birdies.