Oakville, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Brandt Snedeker carded a 2-under 70 on Sunday to win the 2013 RBC Canadian Open by three strokes at Glen Abbey Golf Club.
On a breezy day that saw Glen Abbey play much tougher than the previous three rounds, Snedeker held off Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, William McGirt and Jason Bohn who all finished in a tie for second at 13-under par.
Tied with Johnson through 15 holes at 15-under, Snedeker, unaware Johnson had made a triple-bogey on the short par-4 17th, birdied the par-5 16th to lead by three with two holes remaining.
“I had no clue, I don’t look at leaderboard because you can’t control anything anybody else is doing,” Snedeker said following his round. “Coming down 18, it felt like the tension was out of the air. I felt like I had a chance and a pretty cushioned lead to get it done.”
With this win, Snedeker becomes the fourth multiple winner on the PGA TOUR this season and moves to No. 3 in the FedExCup standings.
“This is a tournament I said early on in my career I wanted to win just because my caddie is actually from Canada and it’s his national open,” he said. “It meant a lot to him and it means a lot to me. It’s the third oldest tournament on tour and it has some great history to it and now to put my name on that trophy it means a lot.”
In his 11th appearance at Canada’s National Open Championship, David Hearn of Brantford, Ont., earned low Canadian honours, clinching the Rivermead Cup with a final-round score of 1-over-par 73. Hearn finished T44 at 4-under par 284 for the championship.
Bright’s Grove, Ont.’s Mike Weir finished in a tie for 49th at 3-under 285, while Roger Sloan of Merritt, B.C., finished in a tie for 52nd at 2-under.
The 2014 RBC Canadian Open will be contested July 21-27, 2013 at Royal Montreal Golf Club in Montreal, Que.
The following are final scores for Canadians in the 2013 RBC Canadian Open:
T44 – Hearn, David, Brantford, Ont., 70-73-68-73 (-4)
T49 – Weir, Mike, Bright’s Grove, Ont., 73-67-73-72 (-3)
T52 – Sloan, Roger, Merritt, B.C., 71-71-72-72 (-2)
ABOUT THE 2013 RBC CANADIAN OPEN
Part of the FedExCup, stars of the PGA TOUR will compete for $5.6 million (US) at the RBC Canadian Open, July 22-28, 2013 at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont. Conducted by Golf Canada for more than a century, the RBC Canadian Open provides an opportunity for Canada’s top talents to compete against the world’s best golfers while also leaving a significant impact in the event’s host community. The RBC Canadian Open is proud to support Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada as the event’s official charity partner. Established in 1904, Canada’s national open golf championship is the third-oldest national open golf championship worldwide next to the British Open and the U.S. Open. The RBC Canadian Open is proudly sponsored by RBC, Shaw Business, BMW Group Canada, C.F.F Stainless Steels, Molson Canadian 67, TaylorMade adidas Golf, The Glenlivet, PepsiCo, The Globe and Mail, Jacob’s Creek, Keystone Dental, Jack Link’s Beef Jerky and 5-hour Energy. For tickets or tournament information, please visit www.rbccanadianopen.com or call 1-800-571-6736.
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