Graham DeLaet hopes to finally break through at British Open

Canadian Graham DeLaet hopes to improve on his second-to-last finish at Muirfield in 2013. (AFP)

Canadian Graham DeLaet hopes to improve on his second-to-last finish at Muirfield in 2013. (AFP)

Dave Hilson, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:36 AM ET

HOYLAKE, ENGLAND - By most counts, Canadian golfer Graham DeLaet has had a pretty successful year.

The 32-year-old from Weyburn, Sask., has more than $2 million in earnings, has six top-10 finishes — including two seconds — and sits 28th in the FedExCup standings.

That’s a pretty great accomplishment, not much to complain about there.

But it is also not quite what people were expecting from the 36th-ranked player in the world when the season began. They thought DeLaet would finally shake off the label of “the best player never to have won on the PGA Tour.” But he hasn’t. 

After having his coming out party at last year’s Presidents Cup, where the rest of the world — that isn’t Europe — takes on the United States in a show of golfing prowess, people were expecting bigger things, that first win to finally be tucked neatly into his belt by now. It hasn’t happened.


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