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@PGATourBrunch Preview of the Final Round of RBC Canadian Open
TORONTO - The RBC Canadian Open leaderboard features the stars of stars in the game of golf. Take that LIV!
Rory McIlroy, Tony Finau, Justin Thomas, Sam Burns and a hot Wyndham Clark are within two strokes going into the final round of the tournament, sure to be rain-soaked and exciting.
Today’s final grouping (Finau, McIlroy, Thomas) has 37 PGA Tour wins, three FedEx Cup titles, six majors, and an average OWGR of 10.7 on their collective resumes.
Defending champion and two-time FedEx Cup winner Rory McIlroy holds a share of the lead entering the final round, and with a victory, he would move into a tie for 31st on the all-time PGA Tour wins list with 21
Tony Finau tied his career-low score (62) Saturday to move into a tie for the lead.
Justin Thomas recorded his 19th score of (63) or better since joining the Tour, the most of any player in that span while World No. 1 and FedEx Cup leader Scottie Scheffler carded a 1-over (71) and fell to T-29.
Nick Taylor is T-15 at 5-under (205), the best of any Canadian in the field.
All tee times and overall play are being adjusted to avoid thundershowers in the forecast.
RBC Canadian | Leaderboard After 54 Holes
Tony Finau 66-71-62—199 (-11)
Rory McIlroy 66-68-65—199 (-11)
Justin Thomas 69-69-63—201 (-9)
Sam Burns 67-69-65—201 (-9)
Wyndham Clark 63-70-68—201 (-9)
Alex Smalley 67-67-67—201 (-9)
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: Sunday coverage is set for 1:00pm to 3:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 3:00 to 6:00pm (ET) on CBS, weather permitting
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING on ESPN+: Streaming coverage will be featured on ESPN-Plus today with Main Feed, Featured Hole and Featured Groups from 10:30am to 7:00pm (ET).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live coverage of the RBC Canadian on 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 10:30am (ET) and go to 12:51pm (ET) for the leaders in some weather dodging.
Weather: Today’s weather forecast calls for morning and midday showers and thunderstorms. Temps 71-73-degrees but chance of rain 79% in morning, dropping to 15% by 6:00pm.
Tournament Web Site: (link)
FedEx Cup Standings: (link)
PGA Tour Brunch will post at Noon (ET) on Monday.
What They’re Saying:
Raucous in Toronto (Golf Week/USA Today)
Finau, McIlroy Share Lead in Toronto (ESPNCom/Associated Press)
Golf Industry News
PGA TOUR vs LIV Incredibly Polarizing - (ESPNCom)
Purse/Pay-outs at LIV-London - (Sports Illustrated)
Barkley Waxes Poetic at Celebrity Event (Golf Week/USA Today)
On This Day in Golf History
June 12, 1957 - Jack Nicklaus, a 17-year old amateur, teed-off at the U.S. Open for the first time, playing the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. Nicklaus would eventually be a four-time tournament winner but he shot a pair of (80s) and missed the cut. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
This Week: U.S. Open, conducted by the United States Golf Association, June 16-19
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