Matt Kuchar fights dizzy spells in Canadian Open

Ross Houston
July 29, 2017

Meanwhile American Matt Kuchar, coming off a second place in the British Open, rallied to make the cut, a day after fighting dizzy spells.

Kuchar felt dizzy a couple of times during his round, including once when he was marking a ball, and even met with an on-course medic.

Martin Flores holds the lead at the Canadian Open after carding a pair of 66s in the weather affected tournament.

The American - seeking his maiden PGA Tour title - eagled the par-five second hole before picking up birdies at the 12th, 16th, 17th and 18th to lead Matt Every, Gary Woodland and Brandon Hagy. Vijay Singh had a share of third at -10.

Singh won the 2004 tournament at Glen Abbey, beating Canadian Mike Weir in a playoff.

Having started two strokes adrift, world number one Dustin Johnson shot a 69 to lie four off the pace.

After opening brightly with a 66, twice U.S. Masters victor Bubba Watson shot a forgettable 73 to tumble down the leaderboard into T46, level with Kuchar.

Reports indicate that no reason for McLaughlin's suspension was given by Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum. He also serves in the same capacity at the CP Women's Open which will be held August 24-27 from the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club. The suspension extends to the LPGA Tour event as well.

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson, who finished tied for second here previous year and in 2013, followed up his opening-round 67 with a 69 and was in a 14-player logjam at 136.

Woodland, who played the back nine first, carded 10 birdies and one bogey and at one point had a string of six consecutive birdies.

Hall of Famer Karrie Webb, a stroke ahead of Kerr after a first-round 65, shot a 75 to drop to second. He then fired two more birdies to reach 6 under with seven to play before messing up in mixing four bogeys (including his final two holes) and two more birdies in closing for a second straight two under 70.

Bernhard Langer shot a 2-under 69 in wind and rain Thursday at Royal Porthcawl to take the first-round lead in the Senior British Open at Bridgend, Wales.

The 59-year-old German star was tied at 1 over with Americans Tom Lehman (72), Steve Flesch (71) and Billy Mayfair (72) and Argentina's Mauricio Molina (73).

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