PGA Tour Brunch | RBC Canadian | Recap
@PGATourBrunch Recaps RBC Canadian and Provides 1st Look at U.S. Open
TORONTO - Rory McIlroy successfully defended his title at the RBC Canadian Open, carding a final-round (62) to win by two strokes over Tony Finau.
With his 21st career win, McIlroy moved into a tie for 31st on the all-time PGA Tour wins list and became the sixth player this season with multiple victories and fourth to successfully defend a title.
Justin Rose made bogey at No. 18 to card a 10-under (60), tying his career-low score and lowest score on Tour this season.
Corey Conners (solo-6th) took honors with the Rivermead Cup as the low Canadian professional.
Keith Mitchell and Wyndham Clark (both T-7) earned spots in The Open Championship via the Open Qualifying Series.
54-hole co-leader Tony Finau carded a final-round (64) to finish solo-second, earning his 10th career runner-up on Tour and 50th Top-10. … Finau has three Top-fives in his last five starts (T-2/Mexico Open at Vidanta, T-4/Charles Schwab Challenge, 2nd/RBC Canadian Open), but he fell to 0-for-5 with the 54-hole lead/co-lead.
Justin Thomas (solo-3rd) tied his career-high birdie streak with six in a row at Nos. 6-11 and moved to No. 3 in the FedEx Cup standings while World No. 1 and FedEx Cup leader Scottie Scheffler finished T-18.
RBC Canadian | Final Leaderboard
Rory McIlroy 66-68-65-62—261 (-19)
Tony Finau 66-71-62-64—263 (-17)
Justin Thomas 69-69-63-64—265 (-15)
Justin Rose 69-70-67-60—266 (-14)
Sam Burns 67-69-65-65—266 (-14)
Final Leaderboard: (link)
What They’re Saying:
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On This Day in Golf History
June 13, 1953 - Ben Hogan won a record-tying fourth U.S. Open, six strokes ahead of Sam Snead at the Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania. Only Willie Anderson, Bobby Jones and Jack Nicklaus (1980) won four U.S. Open titles. Tiger Woods has three. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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