Toronto Star columnist blasts Royal Montreal selection
- Interesting column from Dave Perkins this morning in the Toronto Star. Perkins argues it was a mistake for the RCGA to support taking the Presidents Cup to Royal Montreal in 2007. Mind you, Perkins doesn't seem to be fully aware of the extent of the changes at the club, which amount to a Rees Jones overhaul. Gutting, some might call it. Perkins argues the tournament would have been better off going to the exclusive Magna Golf Club, but I don't see that. Magna benefited from the lobbying of former GM Dave Kaufman, but hardly anyone actually thinks it is a great golf course. Sure Magna would have spent a lot of money (probably a lot of it would have been Magna shareholders' cash...), but I'm sure Royal Montreal isn't going to be a spendthrift about the tournament either. Angus Glen wanted the tournament as well, but the decision seems to have been closed -- it wasn't coming to Toronto. Too bad. They should have used this opportunity to take it to St. George's, and benefited from the success the RCGA has had in taking the Canadian Open to a great old course.