PGA Tour Brunch | R-3 | RBC Canadian
@PGATourBrunch Coverage of the Third Round of RBC Canadian Open
TORONTO - Wyndham Clark, seeking his first career PGA Tour title in his 107th start, executed a key “up and down” to save par from a green-side bunker at No. 18 to maintain his one-stroke lead headed into the weekend.
Following his 6-under (64) in round one, England’s Matt Fitzpatrick played his last five holes in 4-over and shot (70). He and four others trail Clark by only a stroke.
Defending champion Rory McIlroy sits T-2 in bid to successfully defend a PGA Tour title for the first time while World No. 1 and FedEx Cup leader Scottie Scheffler will begin round three just three strokes back at 4-under (136).
At 2-under (138), Nick Taylor and Aaron Cockerill lead the contingent of 19 Canadians in the field as the RBC Canadian Open is being played for the first time since 2019 after two cancellations due to COVID-19.
The cut was 70 players at 1-over (141) from a field of 153 professionals and three amateurs.
RBC Canadian | Leaderboard After 36 Holes
Wyndham Clark 63-70—133 (-7)
Alex Smalley 67-67—134 (-6)
Keith Mitchell 67-67—134 (-6)
Rory McIlroy 66-68—134 (-6)
Matt Fitzpatrick 64-70—134 (-6)
Jim Knous 67-67—134 (-6)
Full Leaderboard (link)
RBC Canadian | Tournament Facts
COURSE: St. George’s Golf and Country Club, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
YARDS/PAR: 7,014 yards/Par 70
ARCHITECT: Stanley Thompson
PRIZE Money - Purse/Winner’s Share: $8,7000,000/$1,566,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Rory McIlroy
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points to Winner: 500
TV COVERAGE: Saturday and Sunday coverage is set for 1:00pm to 3:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 3:00 to 6:00pm (ET) on CBS.
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING on ESPN+: Streaming coverage will be featured on ESPN-Plus today with Main Feed, Featured Hole and Featured Groups from 7:45am to 7:00pm (ET).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live coverage of the RBC Canadian on Saturday and Sunday with airtime at 1:00pm to 6:00pm (or completion of event). PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATourCom.
RBC Canadian | The Basics
Saturday Tee Times at St. George’s start at 7:55am (ET) and go to 1:50pm (ET).
Weather: Today’s weather forecast is for mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers, then thunderstorms (1-2pm) with 5-9 mph winds.
Tournament Web Site: (link)
FedEx Cup Standings: (link)
PGA Tour Brunch will post before 7:30am (ET) on Sunday.
What They’re Saying:
Clark Leads Rory, Others in Hot Pursuit at RBC (ESPNCom/Associated Press)
Rory McIlroy has Old Friend Subbing as Caddy (PGATourCom)
Burns, Scheffler in Weekend Mix (PGATourCom)
Golf Industry News
Charl Schwartzel Leads at LIV - (ESPNCom)
On This Day in Golf History
June 11, 1953 - Arnold Palmer, a 23-year old from nearby Latrobe, Pennsylvania, made his debut at the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club. Palmer shot an opening round (84) and followed with a second-round (78) and missed the cut by nine shots. Seven years later, Palmer would win his first U.S. Open title. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
Next Up: U.S. Open, conducted by the United States Golf Association, June 16-19
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