I HAVE NO IDEA how many times Chez Reavie has traveled north of the border, but I have a feeling this was his most memorable trip to Canada by far.
The 26-year-old Reavie won the RBC Canadian Open today at Glen Abbey Golf Club, holding off a sputtering Anthony Kim and others to win by a few shots.
Reavie, who had won a total of about $400,000 on tour, earned a $900,000 check. That’s $917,640 Canadian. (I read that Chez loves math, so I did the conversion in his honor.)
Reavie also won the shiniest golf trophy I think I’ve ever seen. I saw a couple of Royal Canadian Mounties holding the large silver cup before the CBS telecast signed off. I’m not sure, but I think they were wearing gloves.
I had my doubts about Reavie. It’s not like he’s held a lead that deep into a PGA Tour event. The kid was solid, though. He hit all the shots coming down the stretch, and had he made a few putts he would have run away with the thing.
I’m sure Anthony Kim was disappointed after a final-round 75. There was no magic this time. Kim looked like he was trying too hard.
−The Armchair Golfer
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