The start of round 3, Saturday, July 23, at the RBC Canadian Open begins today, with leaders Chad Campbell and Michael Thompson both from the U.S. with scores of -4. Seven of the golfers from yesterday to start out in the top ten today are from the U.S., including Paul Goydos, Lee Janzen, with scores of -3 and Rickie Fowler, Jerry Kelly and Kris Blanks with scores of -2.
Carl Schwartzel from South Africa, Geoff Ogilvy from Australia and David Hearn from Canada are also in the top ten at the start of round 3 today with scores of -2. Mike Weir, who owns a prestigious green jacket from the Masters tournament, the only Canadian golfer to have won this major event, bowed out yesterday with an elbow injury, after posting a plus 8 in round 2.
The host for the event, the Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver is a traditional old-style golf course and some of the professional golfers are finding it to be a very difficult course. The number one ranked golfer in the world, Luke Donald from England, posted a +3 yesterday and the champion from last year at the Canadian Open, Carl Pettersson ended round 2 with a +4.