The RBC Canadian Open has taken to social networking in an effort, probably futile, to convince Tiger Woods to come to Vancouver, B.C., in July to play in the tournament for the first time since 2001.
"I think there's nothing like a personal message and knowing that your fans -- hopefully your fans en mass . . . are sending you messages saying we want you in Vancouver, we want you at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club," Jeff Ciecko, publicity director for the tournament, told Global News.
Ciecko's company, CK Golf Solutions, is urging Canadian fans to take to Facebook and Twitter in an effort to get him to return to a tournament he won in 2000. One roadblock (among others, no doubt): The Canadian Open follows the British Open on the PGA Tour schedule.
-- John Strege