Sam Burns, ranked ninth in the world, has confirmed he will play in next week’s RBC Canadian Open at St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Toronto, along with Justin Rose and Shane Lowry … Golf Saskatchewan recently commissioned, with assistance from Tourism Saskatchewan, an economic report researching the impact of the sport in the province. The report, conducted by Praxis Consulting, showed that in 2019, golf in Saskatchewan generated $509.7 million in gross economic activity, $295.8 million in gross domestic product, $195.7 million in labour income, 9,799 jobs and $94 million in federal and provincial tax revenues and that roughly one in every 58 jobs in the province depend directly and indirectly on golf in Saskatchewan. In 2021, it got better and golf in the province generated $667.3 million in gross economic activity, $395.6 million in gross domestic product, $228.8 million in labour income, 10,801 jobs, $115.3 million in federal and provincial tax revenues and that roughly one in every 53 jobs in the province depends directly and indirectly on golf in Saskatchewan. Clark Stork has more here … This week’s GNN Poll asks readers if the golf operations where they work got off to an early start or were a little slow out of the gate in opening due to weather or other factors? Or did they open at the usual time? As of this writing, 55 per cent of respondents said they opened about the same time as usual, with 43 per cent saying they opened later than usual. Two per cent said earlier than usual. If you haven’t voted already, you can do so on the GNN home page.