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Richelieu Valley (Rouville Course) Sainte-Julie


(Quebec), Canada (Par 72/7,092 yards)


With his victory, Mark Calcavecchia won for


the third time as a pro in Canada. His first win came at the 1997


Greater Vancouver Open and eight years later, he


added a second victory at the 2005 Bell Canadian Open (at Shaughnessy G&CC in Vancouver). He was also a two-time


Mark Calcavecchia proved victorious at the 2012 Montreal Championship.


runner-up in the Canadian Open (1989, ’94).


happened and I figured that even if I bogeyed the last two holes, I’d be fine, which I was. “I didn’t want to make any bogeys,” he added. “It would have been easy to just kind of go ahead and miss that putt, make a bogey and who knows what on the last hole, but I really wanted to keep the round clean. I only made two bogeys all week so I thought that playing this golf course


all weekend without a bogey was pretty good.”


Calcavecchia’s final round earned praise from runner-up Brad Bryant.


“Calc is such a great front-runner that you MONTREAL CHAMPIONSHIP


FOR MARK CALCAVECCHIA, the third time proved to be the charm.


Calcavecchia, whose career has been highlighted by his victory in the 1989 British Open, won the 2012 Montreal Championship to go with his wins in the PGA TOUR’s 1997 Greater Vancouver Open and 2005 Canadian Open—a win notable for his PGA TOUR- record nine consecutive birdies in the 2009 Canadian Open.


“I’ve always liked Canada,” Calcavecchia said. “I had some good tournaments there in my early days. One of my fondest memories was from my first few years on TOUR, I made the cut in the Canadian Open and I played


the third round with Tom Weiskopf and Jack Nicklaus, so I thought that was pretty cool. I’ll never forget that.”


A BRILLIANT FINAL ROUND FOR CALCAVECCHIA


Calcavecchia, who is one of the game’s streakiest players, came out smoking and had six birdies and chipped in for eagle on the par-5 16th hole on Richelieu Valley’s Vercheres Course, to finish at 16-under 200. “I made some nice 4-footers for pars,” Calcavecchia said. “I get a little shaky on those on occasion and for some reason today I just felt good on them, and then that 16th


CHARLES SCHWAB CUP STANDINGS PLAYER


EVENTS POINTS Michael Allen


Bernhard Langer Tom Lehman John Cook


Roger Chapman Brad Bryant Fred Couples Jay Haas


Mark Calcavecchia Kenny Perry


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kind of know, he gets his momentum going and he’s really hard to catch,” Bryant said. “He’s amazing that way.” And particularly amazing in Canada. ■


Course Insight RICHELIEU ROUVILLE COURSE WINS TOP 10


8 9 5 4 1 8 4 6 5 4


Richelieu Valley is located 30 minutes from the heart of Montreal, in the city of Ste-Julie. The La Vallee du Richelieu Golf Club has two 18-hole courses, Vercheres and Rouville, that were originally designed by William F. Gordon in 1965. The Rouville Course recently had all 18 greens redesigned by Neil Haworth. La Vallee du Richelieu has hosted the Canadian Open (1971 and `73) along with the 1994 Skins Game and the 1999 Canadian Senior Open.


Tournament Record 195, John Cook, 2011


Tournament 18-Hole Record 62, Rod Spittle, 2011


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