Normally I am playing golf on the weekend. But this weekend (for personal reasons I need not go into) I am watching the US Open Tournament on TV, and am glad I am. Yesterday, a couple of nobodies shared the lead. Russel Henley of US and UK golfer Richard Bland. For a while, both played well and it was exciting to watch these 'journeymen' achieving a level of fame and attention normally reserved for Rory McIlroy and Bryson DeChambeau. At the end of the day, Henley managed to stay on top. Sadly, Richard Bland didn't.
However, Canadian golfer Mackenzie Hughes has now joined Henley and South African Louis Oosthuizen at the top of the leaderboard. Win or lose, and the odds are he will lose given all the other more experienced players only a few strokes behind, this is a major accomplishment for Hughes. It is also a matter of great pride for Canadian golfers. I therefore expected this to be a news item on this morning's CBC news. But instead we learned about an accomplished swimmer.
I don't want to take anything away from a swimmer, but hopefully CBC will realize this is more than a sports story and Mackenzie Hughes will be on the national news before his 12:55 pm start. Good luck Mackenzie, (and you do need luck in golf). Sally and I will be cheering you on this father's day. https://www.cbc.ca/sports/golf/pga-us-open-third-round-recap-june-19-1.6072760