Mark Calcavecchia earned his second Champions Tour win on Sunday in the Montreal Championship and he won twice in Canada on the PGA TOUR in the 1997 Greater Vancouver Open and the 2005 RBC Canadian Open. He shot an 8-under-par round of 64 in the final round on Sunday and when he pitched in for eagle at 16, he got more excited about that shot than he had about any shot in many years.
When asked what he likes about Canada, he said that he certainly likes the beer they have up there but he also likes the courses up there as well as the weather and the people. The people are always very nice and while the wins certainly make his experiences in Canada more memorable, he has always enjoyed the time he has spent north of the border.
He travels around on a bus now on the Champions Tour with his wife and their dogs and since he would not be able to take their dogs to Canada, his wife stayed at home with them and since she was at home in Ohio, she was unable to be his caddie as she is most weeks but she will be back on the bag this week in Pittsburgh at the Senior Players Championship.
He is playing a number of Major Championships coming up with the Senior Players Championship, U.S. Senior Open, Open Championship, and Senior Open Championship and he said that since he is not in the best shape, he is a bit concerned about the number of events over a short period. The schedule has become more challenging but he acknowledged that if he could get on a run of good golf he could have some success in these big events.
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