Sunday, July 27

Chez Reavie Wins First PGA Tour Title

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I HAVE NO IDEA how many times Chez Reavie has traveled north of the border, but I have a feeling this was his most memorable trip to Canada by far.

The 26-year-old Reavie won the RBC Canadian Open today at Glen Abbey Golf Club, holding off a sputtering Anthony Kim and others to win by a few shots.

Reavie, who had won a total of about $400,000 on tour, earned a $900,000 check. That’s $917,640 Canadian. (I read that Chez loves math, so I did the conversion in his honor.)

Reavie also won the shiniest golf trophy I think I’ve ever seen. I saw a couple of Royal Canadian Mounties holding the large silver cup before the CBS telecast signed off. I’m not sure, but I think they were wearing gloves.

I had my doubts about Reavie. It’s not like he’s held a lead that deep into a PGA Tour event. The kid was solid, though. He hit all the shots coming down the stretch, and had he made a few putts he would have run away with the thing.

I’m sure Anthony Kim was disappointed after a final-round 75. There was no magic this time. Kim looked like he was trying too hard.

−The Armchair Golfer


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Who Is Chez Reavie?

6 comments :

kovogolf said...

American made...can't beat that

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Anonymous said...

Chez's grandfather, deceased, was a Canadian citizen born and raised in Toronto, and quite a golfer; his win is in honor of his grandfather and his family that resides in Canada

Lancer said...

It's funny that you can look at an unknown like Reavie and marvel at his swing and wonder where he's been all this time. The swing, unfortunately, may not look as good next time but he did a super job of bringing it home.

The Armchair Golfer said...

I agree, Lancer. As impressive as his swing was, his demeanor was even more impressive to me. He looked like he had closed out tournaments before. And he has, I suppose, on the Nationwide Tour and in college.

Now, will he truly emerge or fade back into the pack? That's what I always wonder with first-time winners.

Anonymous said...

Actually, as strange at it may seem, Chez never won a college event, though he was a three time All-American at ASU. He did win the US Public Links...a great win since he grew up on a public course. Not to be overlooked is the fact that he has come back from a potentially career ending wrist injury. Chez does not have the physical game to compete in some of the longer courses when the long hitters are on their "A" game. He does, however, have the accurace and the mental toughness, as demonstrated by his comeback from serious injury, to win some events on the PGA Tour. Peter Kostis has helped him immensely in getting his game to PGA standards.

Mobius said...

Yea, the comeback is commendable

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