Below is a list of how Canadian golfers fared across the major professional tours the week prior.
Hideki Matsuyama almost squandered a six shot lead with bogeys on three of his final four holes before holding on to win the Masters by a single stroke, becoming the first Japanese winner of the green jacket. He becomes the second man from an Asian country to win a major after Y.E. Yang of South Korea won the 2009 PGA Championship. Will Zalatoris finished second – the best performance by a first-timer to the Masters since Jordan Spieth was runner-up in 2014 to Bubba Watson. Xander Schauffele put on a late charge with fourth straight birdies on the back nine only to see his title hopes end with a triple-bogey on the par-3 16th. …Corey Conners made the weekend cut for the third straight time as a pro (he missed in his first appearance as an amateur). He had the 6th hole in one at the 6th hole in Masters history – the first one in 9 years. It was also the first hole in one by a Canadian since Sandy Somerville at the very first Masters tournament in 1934. By finishing in the top-12, Conners earned an invitation back to next year’s tournament. …Mackenzie Hughes, playing in his 2nd Masters, made the weekend cut for the first time. Has yet to shoot under par in six career rounds at Augusta. …Mike Weir was making his 22nd start at Masters. He missed the cut for the sixth time in the last seven appearances.
NEXT EVENT: RBC Heritage (Apr. 15)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Corey Conners, Michael Gligic, Adam Hadwin, Mackenzie Hughes, Nick Taylor
MACKENZIE TOUR-PGA TOUR CANADA
Patrick Cover started the final round in a four-way tie for the lead but a 5-under 65 was enough to give him a three stroke victory at the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Qualifying Tournament in Georgia. With the victory, Cover has full membership for the 2021 season. Alexandre Fuchs, who finished runner-up, along with Ben Wolcott and Daniel O’Rourke are all exempt through the first half of the season. Five players who tied for fifth went to a playoff for the final two exempt spots. Luke Schniederjans, with a birdie on the first extra hole, and Austin Morrison – who needed three more playoff holes – secured the final spots. …Golf Canada Young Pro Squad member Joey Savoie was the top Canadian, finishing in a tie for 10th and earning conditional membership.
NEXT EVENT: Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Q-School-CANADA West 3 (May 24)
CANADIANS ENTERED: TBA
NEXT EVENT: LOTTE Championship (Apr. 14)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Brooke Henderson, Alena Sharp, Jaclyn Lee, Anne-Catherine Tanguay (reserve)
KORN FERRY TOUR
NEXT EVENT: MGM Resorts Championship (Apr. 15)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Taylor Pendrith, Adam Svensson, Stuart Macdonald (alternate)
NEXT EVENT: Casino Del Sol Golf Classic (Apr. 15)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Rebecca Lee-Bentham, Maude-Aimee Leblanc, Brittany Marchand, Samantha Richdale, Maddie Szeryk, Selena Costabile (reserve), Valerie Tanguay (reserve), Caroline Ciot (reserve), Hannah Hellyer (reserve), Sabrina Sapone (reserve)
NEXT EVENT: Austrian Golf Open (Apr. 15)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Aaron Cockerill
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
NEXT EVENT: Chubb Classic (Apr. 16)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Stephen Ames, Mike Weir