"For a Canadian Open, it's not right to have a date like that. It's a very odd date for a Canadian Open. Here you have one of the most prestigious events on Tour, and to have it on a date like that?
"I don't know what happened. There must have been a hiccup somewhere. You got the wrong end of the stick. I'm going to try to talk to [Finchem] and see if there is a chance of moving the dates."
Carnoustie possesses the most majestic and humiliating golf course in the world, though which wind the evil, serpentine coils of the Barry Burn. The stream is the grave of a million hopes. What queues of ghosts must parade there nightly, to wring fleshless hands over that fatal short approach, or to grope in the turf for the fragments of turn scorecards. R.J.B. SELLAR