Graham DeLaet's career turning point

Saskatchewan's Graham DeLaet. (GETTY)

Saskatchewan's Graham DeLaet. (GETTY)

IAN HUTCHINSON, For QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:35 PM ET

TORONTO - There’s a lot of buzz around Graham DeLaet at Glen Abbey this week with his five top-10 PGA Tour finishes and making the cut at the British Open, but he recalled yesterday a time in 2008 when his bank account was running dry.

If not for a few G-notes from a friend, DeLaet says he might not be teeing it up at the RBC Canadian Open.

“When I turned professional, I was lucky enough to have a great guy like Mark Hedge from Las Vegas, who was a good friend of my coach at Boise State, and he gave me the funds to kind of get going,” recalled DeLaet.

“I had run out. I was playing poorly that year. I had missed five or six cuts on what was then the Canadian Tour, (now) PGA Tour Canada. I had one or two more tournaments left in my bank account basically. I don’t know how it all worked out. I just kind of turned my game around,” he said.


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