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On The Range Blog - July 25

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On The Range Talent
Host: Gary Williams (Golf Channel)
Analyst: Frank Nobilo (Golf Channel Analyst)
Analyst: Bill Harmon (Instructor & Caddie for Jay & Bill Haas)

This Week’s Event
RBC Canadian Open
Hamilton G&CC - Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
Defending Champion: Sean O'Hair

Featured Players
Ernie Els
-2012 Open Champion
-1st in GIR at The Open Championship
-4-time Major Champion
-19 career PGA TOUR wins
-4th appearance in RBC Canadian Open
-15th in Official World Golf Ranking
-RBC Canadian Open Caddie: Dan Quinn
-Open Championship Caddie: Ricci Roberts
-Swing Coach: Claude Harmon III

Stats & Trends
Hamilton Golf & Country Club
Par 70 - 6,966 yards

-Putting: 4 of the past 6 winners have finished Top 10 in Putting Average. Jim Furyk ranked 1st in Putting Average, Strokes Gained – Putting, Putts Per Round, 3-Putt Avoidance and Putting Inside 10’ in 2006 at Hamilton. Furyk also missed only one putt inside 9 feet the entire week (48 of 49).

-Driving Accuracy: 4 of the past 6 winners have finished Top 10 in Driving Accuracy. Jim Furyk ranked 4th in 2006 the last time it was played at Hamilton.

-Scrambling: 4 of the past 5 winners have finished Top 10 in Scrambling including last year’s winner Sean O’Hair.

Top 5: Most Memorable Open Championships
Ernie Els came from 6 strokes down in the final round to overtake Adam Scott and win the Open Championship. It was an exciting tournament but does it rank among the best of all-time? Here are our viewer and expert results for this week's On The Range poll, Top 5 Most Memorable Open Championships:

Gary Williams
1.) 1977 (Tom Watson)
2.) 2000 (Tiger Woods)
3.) 1999 (Paul Lawrie)
4.) 1984 (Seve Ballesteros)
5.) 1953 (Ben Hogan)

Bill Harmon
1.) 1977 (Tom Watson)
2.) 1972 (Lee Trevino)
3.) 1984 (Seve Ballesteros)
4.) 2000 (Tiger Woods)
5.) 1953 (Ben Hogan)

Viewer Results
1.) 2000 (Tiger Woods)
2.) 1953 (Ben Hogan)
3.) 1995 (John Daly)
4.) 1930 (Bobby Jones)
5.) 1970 (Jack Nicklaus) 

RBC Canadian Open (Notable Groupings)
Thursday 1:10PM ET
Ernie Els, Matt Kuchar, Vijay Singh

Thursday 1:20PM ET
Hunter Mahan, Sean O'Hair, Mike Weir

Friday 1:10PM ET
Scott Stallings, Brandt Snedeker, Kyle Stanley

Friday 1:20PM ET
Jim Furyk, Charl Schwartzel, Ben Curtis

Next Show - August 1
WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
Wednesday 8PM ET