TORONTO (AP)—Dean Wilson is taking full advantage of a sponsor exemption—and his long friendship with Canadian star Mike Weir.
Relying on his past champion status to get into tournaments after finishing 152nd last year on the PGA Tour money list, the 40-year-old Wilson—Weir’s teammate at BYU—received a sponsor exemption into the Canadian Open. Taylormade 2009 rescue hybrid.
“I really appreciate that,” Wilson said Saturday after shooting his third straight 5-under 65 to take a four-stroke lead over record-setting Carl Pettersson, Tim Clark and Bob Estes at rainy St. George’s. TaylorMade R9 Fairway Wood.
“Last year didn’t turn out so good, and I’m a little more appreciative of getting in tournaments and playing and being out here and fighting and being in the battle. golf clubs That time away, makes you think about what you don’t have.”
Before Wilson and Clark teed off, Pettersson shot a 10-under 60 in calm and dry morning conditions to break the tournament record, missing a 59 when his 30-foot birdie putt from the fringe grazed the left edge on the par-4 18th. Taylormade Tour Preferred Irons.