Matt Kuchar posts 71 after suffering dizzy spells at Canadian Open
Last Updated: 31/07/17 10:00am
Open Championship runner-up Matt Kuchar struggled with dizzy spells during the first round of the Canadian Open in Ontario.
The 39-year-old American required medical attention during his opening one-under-par 71 at Glen Abbey, after feeling dizzy when bending over to mark his ball on the green.
Kuchar explained: "I had a couple of spells where I got a little bit of dizzy and I felt weak. I don't know where it came from. I've had plenty of time to get over the travel back from England.
"Hopefully, it's just something that passes real quickly. I shook it off the couple times it happened."
Kuchar, who ended the day six strokes off the pace, had reached four under par through 11 holes, before suffering a double-bogey on 12.
Five players - Kevin Chappell, Matt Every, Hudson Swafford, Brandon Hagy and Ollie Schniederjans - share the early lead in Canada with 66s, although 15 players are yet to complete their opening rounds.
During the afternoon two hours of play was lost when the action was suspended because of lightning and rain.
As things stand, 52 players are within three strokes of the lead including one of Kuchar's playing partners Bubba Watson (66), defending champion Jhonattan Vegas (66), 54-year-old Vijay Singh (66), Dustin Johnson (67), Ian Poulter (67) and Jim Furyk (68).