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Birdies Are Cheap at Montreal Champions Tour
In what must be a joke of some sort the PGA Champions Tour is holding a tournament on a golf course (Club de Golf Fountainebleau in Montreal) in which 73 of the 79 players shot even par or better. That’s right folks! Two (John Huston and John Cook) shot nine under par, but they are only two ahead of seven others at seven under par, including Dan Forsman.
Is there any trouble on this course? Is this golf or a beauty contest? Are they playing the forward tees? Why not just hold this tournament on the practice putting green? Did anyone use more than a driver, wedge and putter? Was it a three club tournament? This is an embarrassment to the Champions Tour.
Cook and Huston each birdied more than half the holes (10) and each had only one bogey. Forsman had seven birdies and no bogeys.
Jay Don Blake was at five under par with no bogeys.
Keith Clearwater was at one under par with three bogeys and a double bogey which was more than offset by six birdies.
Mike Reid shot a 76 which is usually not a bad score, but in this particular tournament on this particular day, his 76 was good for next to last. He had two double bogeys and no one else in the field had two double bogeys. He had three birdies and that was good for a tie for 60th place in the birdie department.
In other words, birdies were like taking candy from a baby.