Canadian Open returns to Glen Abbey as questions swirl about each of...

Canadian Open returns to Glen Abbey as questions swirl about each of their futures

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OAKVILLE, Ont. — It is one of those golf stories that may or may not be true. It was 1955, and Arnold Palmer was trying to make it as a professional golfer. It was not going well. As the story goes, Palmer and his wife, Winnie, were at Weston Golf Club, in Toronto, for the Canadian Open. He told his wife that if he didn’t make a decent pay cheque that week, he was going to give up golf and get a real job.

Palmer won the tournament, his first as a professional. He went on to a golf career of some note.

That the Canadian Open birthed the King is just one of many parts of its lore. Founded in 1904, the third-oldest national championship in golf, the tournament has produced winners…



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