Final Round – PGA Tour – RBC Canadian Open –Royal Montreal Golf Club Blue Course – Quebec, Canada –
While 44-year-old Jim Furyk struggled to make birdies Sunday at Royal Montreal Golf Club, South Africa’s Tim Clark mounted a charge that led him to victory at the RBC Canadian Open.
Clark rallied with five back-nine birdies to finish up 17-under overall and one shot clear of Furyk, who was trying to snap a 3+ year win-less streak. Furyk was a co-leader after 36 holes and had a three-shot advantage through 54 holes with just one bogey on his card.
Furyk, 10th in the Official World Golf Ranking heading into Canada, shot 1-under-69 in the final round managing just two birdies against a lone bogey. Clark’s 65 was the difference. The South African entered the week first in Proximity to the Hole on the PGA Tour and third in Fairways In Regulation.
Justin Hicks shot 66 to finish 13-under overall and secure a solo-third effort. Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Matt Kuchar and Michael Putnam logged T-4 finishes. For Kuchar, it marked his 10th Top 10 of the season to lead the PGA Tour.
Clark entered the tournament as a 50-to-1 long shot at skybet.com to win the national championship. Furyk, a two-time winner for this event, was a co-betting favorite this week after finishing fourth last week at the Open Championship.
Other Golf News:
- In runaway fashion, Bernhard Langer to his fourth senior major championship winning the Senior Open Championship in Wale in record fashion. Langer finished 18-under par to win by 13 strokes. Only four other ended up breaking par including Colin Montgomerie at 5-under, who finished solo second.
- The PGA Tour hosts the Barracuda Championship next week in Reno-Tahoe at Montreaux Golf and Country Club. Barracuda Networks recently signed a four-year deal as title sponsor. Gary Woodland won the title last year, which plays in a Modified Stapleford format.
- The Top 50 players in the world qualified for next week’s World Golf Championship – Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Tiger Woods is the defending champion and an 8-time winner at the layout.
- David Horsey won his third career European Tour title capturing the M2M Russian Masters in a playoff victory over Damien McGrane. Horsey was a 25-1 betting selection to start the week.
- Langer, 57 years old, entered the week at a 5 ½-1 betting selection. The victory was his 22nd career Champions Tour title. He also won the Senior Players Championship last month on tour, and now has four victories in 2014.