Starts: 9th June 2022
Course: St George's G&CC, Toronto
Length: 7,014 yards
2021 Champion: N/A
Designer: Stanley Thompson
Last Used: 2010
Premium on: Accuracy
Continue to exercise caution in relation to Covid-19 related withdrawals.
This course was last used in 2010.
All 18 greens were reconstructed in 2014. The work on the greens was led by Tom Doak and Ian Andrew.
Rain showers in the afternoon. Wind of 10mph.
Cloudy - Max 9mph winds forecast
Rain showers - Max 7mph winds forecast
Rain showers - Max 9mph winds forecast
Carl Petterson won in 2010 with a winning score of -14. Having made the cut on the number, the Swede would shoot a 60 in round 3 to propel him to victory.
Few of the field played in 2010 and the ones that did are unlikely to benefit significantly from an event played 12 years ago.
The top two players in 2010 both missed the cut in their last start before teeing it up at St George's G&CC.
Petterson was 202nd in the world when he triumphed. Runner up, Dean Wilson, was 522nd!
With only one event having been played here recently, it makes little sense to focus on any nationality trends from 2010.
Quotes from 2010
"Today is my second time playing it, and I feel like the rough's pretty tough this week, so you definitely gotta hit fairways. And you know, you really don't want to be shortsiding yourself and long on the greens. You really want to stay below the holes. The greens are pretty sloped from back to front. And I think that's going to be pretty important just try to control the speed on a lot of the greens.
A few of them you can't even keep it on even if you pretty much tap it. So I think it's a really solid test, and I think just keeping it below the hole is really important this week." Matt Hill
"I think they're a great greens speed right now for the slope. Otherwise, you know, it's tough to find pins out there right now, so if you have any bounce here, you can really lose some pin placements out there. So yeah, I can't think of any. I mean Westchester Country Club that we used to play had some pretty severe greens, but not -- you know, I think there's probably a couple greens out there that are semi-flat, and there's probably 15 of them that are very severe. So I guess overall consistency of very difficult greens, I can't think of any outside of really Augusta that are this difficult." Mike Weir
"I just feel kind of a similar sort of course to Hamilton where I played decent before as well. So such a good golf, I'm going to go out and enjoy playing. A course like this is a good test, a test, you gotta drive it straight. And then with the greens being so severe, you've gotta really hit the ball in the right spot. So it's not a course I don't think that suits anyone in particular. I think it suits a long hitter or short hitter. Short hitters have as much chance here as the bombers, so I just feel like it's a good level playing field." Nathan Green
"It's obviously old school. It's tough. Gotta keep the ball below the hole. Gotta keep the ball in the fairway. And you know, I think there are plenty of birdies out there, but it's incredibly easy to make bogeys, as I found out on Monday and today. I like it. I've got a friend of mine who's been a member here for 20 years caddie for me today. Showed us around a little bit, tried to figure out where to go. And you know, I like it. If the wind's blowing like it did when we finished up our pro am here, I think it's going to be very difficult." Paul Casey
"The rough is I would say it's probably thicker than this year's U.S. Open, because I think the USGA pretty much have realized that coming out of a three-inch rough or two-and-a-half-inch rough which is basically what it's gone to now, three inches of rough, challenging the guys to get the ball to stop on the greens that we play the U.S. Open course on is much tougher. These greens are going to be a little softer. Really not going to get it to the standard of a U.S. Open, for a couple of reasons: We don't want to lose the golf course; and two, the greens have probably three times more slope on them than Pebble Beach, and I use that as an example. But yeah, this one it's the kind of rough that you would -- if you're lucky, you can get an 8-iron on if you're lucky. Yeah, it's that thick. Yeah, so that's going to be the challenging part." Stephen Ames
The last two holes play as long par 4s, having originally played as par 5s.
Fast or Slow Start
Car Pettersson only made the cut on the number in 2010 so comebacks are possible.