While Brandt Snedeker hopes to hold on to the lead at the RBC Canadian Open, he’s going to have to fend off several golfers that are bunched near the top of a very crowded leaderboard. Many of the players that are nipping at Snedeker’s heels know how to win, as well. Matt Kuchar is just two shots back, Dustin Johnson – thanks to an eagle on the 18th hole yesterday – is three shots back. Bubba Watson has an outside chance as he currently sits five shots off of the lead. Clearly he would need a lot of help, but a victory for Watson isn’t out of the question.
In all, there are probably 20 golfers with a chance to win at Glen Abbey Golf Club – even though some obviously have a better chance than others. As we’ve seen so far in this tournament any range of scoring is really possible. Guys that got out late on Thursday had to contend with difficult winds, especially in the valley section of the course – and scoring was at a premium. Yesterday, Sneds shot a 63, but Dustin Johnson tied him for the low round of the day. There were definitely some scoring chances out there on Saturday, and many of the guys took advantage.
We will have to wait and see what kind of scoring the course will be willing to surrender today. If it’s anything like Thursday afternoon the winning score isn’t likely to get much higher than 18 under par. If the conditions are more similar to yesterday, however, we could very well be in for a shoot out.