Titleist Brand Ambassador and PGA Tour rookie Graham DeLaet is playing a home game this week at the RBC Canadian Open, where he is making his third appearance in his country's national championship – his first, of course, with the prototype Titleist 910 driver in the bag.
DeLaet, originally of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, finished tied for 46th (6-under 73-66-72-71--282) at last year's event at Glen Abbey GC in Oakville, Ontario. (Four months later, DeLaet successfully navigated PGA Tour Q-School, tying for eighth to earn his card for this season.)
He is one of 18 Canadians in this year's event, being played at St. George's Golf & Country Club in Toronto for the first time since 1968, all of them looking to become the first Canadian to find the winner's circle since 1954.
DeLaet, currently 108th in the FedEx Cup Point Standings, has made two of his last three cuts, including last week at the Reno-Tahoe Open, where he tied a course-record at Montreux Golf & Country Club with a third-round 62.
Playing his fourth event with the prototype Titleist 910 driver, DeLaet also ranks fourth in Driving Distance on the PGA Tour with an average of 305.3 yards.
Team Titleist caught up with DeLaet Tuesday at St. George's. Check out the videos below to see what DeLaet has to say about competing at home, and his new driver...
On playing in his third Canadian Open:
On the prototype Titleist 910 driver: