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Hicks an early co-leader in Canada; 7 birdies 07-24-2014
Justin Hicks
Justin Hicks turned in a 4-under-par 36-30=66 for his opening round of the RBC Canadian Open, good for a piece of the clubhouse lead. He stumbled out of the gates at Royal Montreal today with a bogey-5 at Nos. 1 and 2. After rolling in a birdie from 11'1" at the third, he squared what would be his last bogey of the day at the par-4 fourth. Then, beginning with a birdie-3 at the eighth hole, Hicks alternated birdies with pars all the way in. The set featured a seven-yarder from just off the front of the green at the par-4 10th and a conventional conversion from 14'9" at the par-4 18th. At the time he signed his card, his seven birdies led the field. Since a T17 at THE PLAYERS, he's just 3-for-7 with no top 25s, but his strong tee-to-green game figured to rise in value on a course few know this week, particularly the greens.
Chalmers goes low in his opener at the RBC 07-24-2014
Greg Chalmers
Greg Chalmers painted a 4-under-par 32-34=66 for his opening round of the RBC Canadian Open, good for a share of the very early clubhouse lead. The lefty went out in the second threesome off the 10th tee today and promptly rolled in a birdie from 22'6" on the par 4. He then poured in birdies from 20'10" and 25'3" at Nos. 15 and 16, respectively before making the turn in bogey-free 3-under. Chalmers circled two more birdies at 2 and 3 before finally giving one back with a bogey-5 at No. 4. Overall, he split only seven (of 14) fairways and hit just 12 greens in regulation, but at last check his strokes gained-putting split read 2.729.
Cauley updates followers on Twitter of status 07-24-2014
Bud Cauley
Bud Cauley provided a straightforward update on his well-being following a dislocated left shoulder suffered during the Saturday of the John Deere Classic.

Bud Cauley on Twitter
Cauley wrote, "disappointed to not be teeing it up in the @RBCCanadianOpen today. still rehabbing the shoulder. getting better everyday." All of that information is pretty much what we'd expect. Since he's 118th on the money list, he can afford at least one week off, but starts in the final two opens are question marks. Expect him to take it week to week, but don't be surprised if he commits to next week's Reno-Tahoe Open and then withdraws early like he did this week.
Charlie Wi sets pace among the dew sweepers 07-24-2014
Charlie Wi
Charlie Wi opened the RBC Canadian Open with a 4-under-par 34-32=66 to put a stake down for the very early clubhouse lead. Wi went out in the first threesome off the 10th tee at Royal Montreal Golf Club's Blue Course this morning. He ranks 155th in FedExCup points after missing his last four cuts, but he opened with a hole-out for birdie from the greenside rough at the par-4 10th today. Wi added five birdies, including a three-yarder from the fringe at the par-3 17th and a pair outside 10 feet on the greens at 2 and 7. He could have taken it even deeper if not for a pair of two-putts from inside seven feet, but considering his form entering the week, he should have been smiling when he signed his card.