Kuchar strug­gles through dizzi­ness

The Denver Post - - SPORTS | OFF & RUNNING - By The As­so­ci­ated Press

OAKVILLE, ON­TARIO» Matt Kuchar fought dizzy spells in the first round of the RBC Cana­dian Open on Thurs­day, four days af­ter fin­ish­ing sec­ond be­hind Jor­dan Spi­eth in the Bri­tish Open at Royal Birk­dale.

“I had a cou­ple of spells where I got a lit­tle bit of dizzy and I feel weak,” Kuchar said. “I don’t know where it came from. I’ve had plenty of time to get over the travel. Hope­fully, it’s just some­thing that passes real quick.”

The 39-year-old Amer­i­can be­came dizzy mark­ing a ball and sought med­i­cal at­ten­tion dur­ing the morn­ing round at Glen Abbey. Af­ter play­ing the first 11 holes in 4un­der, he made a dou­ble bo­gey on the par-4 third and bo­geyed the par-4 eighth en route to a 1-un­der-par 71.

Kuchar was six strokes be­hind lead­ers Kevin Chap­pell, Matt Ev­ery, Hud­son Swaf­ford, Bran­don Hagy and Ol­lie Sch­nieder­jans in the round that was sus­pended be­cause of dark­ness af­ter af­ter­noon play was in­ter­rupted for nearly two hours by light­ning and rain.

Foot­notes.

Bern­hard Langer shot a 2un­der 69 in wind and rain at Royal Porth­cawl in Brid­gend, Wales, to take the firstround lead in the Se­nior Bri­tish Open. … Hall of Famer Kar­rie Webb shot a 7-un­der 65 in cold and windy con­di­tions to take a one-stroke lead over Cristie Kerr at the Ladies Scot­tish Open in Irvine.

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