Friday, August 05, 2005

The worst kept secret in golf: Royal Montreal gets the 2007 Presidents Cup

Apparently no one can keep their lips shut, and the club sent out invites way too early, but in any case, Royal Montreal has been awarded the Presidents Cup and will announce in on Aug. 15. I had an associate who is a member at the club tell me about this yesterday, but it hardly warranted much comment. Apparently Mike Weir and Tim Finchem will be on hand to announce the event. Will Weir even be in contention to be on the team in two years given his play this year?
Apparently Royal Montreal has undergone a Ree Jones-ification in order to "toughen" it up for the event. Are members at these clubs crazy? Why mess up a course and spend millions to make it harder for a couple of days? The members are never going to play the new tees and the Canadian Open is never going back to the club, especially after the RCGA partnered with Angus Glen owner Gord Stollery on his new Tom Fazio-designed club in the city.
Here's a story about some of this in the Toronto Star.

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