At many of golf’s big events of the past 30 years, one figure has not only been present but quite often front and centre stage. Once seen, this rangy figure is rarely forgotten. He is tall, slightly stooped under the burden of camera equipment that weighs as much as a young child and includes a lens the size of a bazooka. He is nearly always inside the ropes, roaming restlessly up and down the fairways or making a pell-mell dash from one side of a green to the other.
This figure is Englishman Dave Cannon, 64, golf’s preeminent photographer who has covered more than 100 major championships, taken millions of photographs, travelled the equivalent of circling the world 100 times and spent more than 5,000 nights in hotel rooms. Yet he might be best known by many who have seen him on a golf course as the photographer with the hat, the bloke with the bazooka, the snapper with the titfer.
Cannon during the 2016 Omega Dubai Desert Classic
Said hat is a cousin of the Australian bushwhacker’s hat, the sort that has corks hanging from i...
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