Tour round-up: G-Mac's eagle two; rookie pros; Porthcawl; Moscow
PGA Tour — Graeme McDowell failed to shake off his jet lag and put in a tired finish but even at that he was still smiling after holing a three hybrid from 213 yards for an eagle two en route to a two under 68 in the first round of the RBC Canadian Open at Royal Montreal.
Calcavecchia chasing Open double at Walton Heath
Des Smyth missed the cut but Mark Calcavecchia’s bid to become only the fourth player to claim an Open Championship-Senior Open double continued at Walton Heath where he shares the halfway lead with his compatriot Lee Rinker and Canadian Rod Spittle on seven under par.
Former Zimbabwe great Mark McNulty (76 for level par), Denis O’Sullivan (74 for three over) and Eamonn Darcy (72 for four over) were the only Irishmen to make the last two rounds with Smyth missing out by a shot after a 74 left him on five over.
Bad day for Smyth and Darcy
Eamonn Darcy and Des Smyth endured a tortuous day in the second round of the Senior Open at Sunningdale.
Smyth had surprised himself by shooting 66 in the first round but he could only manage a four over 74 on Friday that left him on level par, 11 strokes behind record-setting leader Fred Funk. But Darcy missed the cut despite a sensational start to his second round.