Titleist’s Tim Clark wins RBC Canadian Open


Titleist Golf’s Tim Clark carded an impressive 65 on a rain-hit final day to capture the RBC Canadian Open at Royal Montreal Golf Club.

South African Clark had to recover from a bogey at his opening hole, eventually carding six birdies – five of which came on the back nine – to finish up on 17 under and one clear of Callaway’s Jim Furyk.

Furyk signed for a 69 but his one-under score wasn’t enough to take him to the top of the leaderboard for a third tournament victory at the event. It also means that the American remains title-less since his 2010 Tour Championship success.

After leading by three heading into Sunday, Furyk failed to convert his play into victory. He balanced a bogey at the fourth with a birdie at seven before then making nine straight pars. He matched Clark’s birdie at the par-three 17th to head to the last one adrift, before missing a 12-footer on the final green to force a play-off.

A relieved Clark said after the game: "It looked like Jim wasn't going to make any mistakes.

"He was pretty solid, so I knew I had to make birdies. At that point, there was nothing to lose. Suddenly I got hot and I went with it."

Elsewhere, Justin Hicks finished three shots further back in third after closing with an impressive 64, with fourth being shared between Matt Kuchar (65), Michael Putnam (66) and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (66) on 11 under.

Dicky Pride played the round of the day as his seven-under-par 63 matched the course record - which was equalled by Furyk on Friday, to leave Pride on 10 under, alongside local hopeful Graham DeLaet.

Former US Open champion Graeme McDowell was in the group on nine under, while Scottish duo Martin Laird and Russell Knox finished on five under - all three players carding final-day 68s.


RBC Canadian Open Final Leaderboard

-17 T Clark

-16 J Furyk

-13 J Hicks

-11 M Kuchar

-11 M Putnam

-11 G Fernandez-Castano