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Jason Day secures victory at RBC Canadian Open


World No.9 Jason Day scorched to a four-under par 68 to claim the RBC Open by one stroke on Sunday.

Overnight leader David Hearn lead slip a two-shot lead as he was beaten to second place by Bubba Watson to leave him third.

Day opened his final day round with three birdies in his first seven holes, before wobbling towards the end of the front nine where a missed nine-foot par putt handed him a bogey at par-four eighth. He followed that up with another drop shot at the par-four ninth after failing to sink a 14-foot putt for par.

It was turning into a poor round for Day and he needed something special to pull himself out the hole, eventually finding that something with six successive pars on the back nine.

Day then birdied the final three holes, which included a 21-foot birdie putt at the 18th, to secure his fourth PGA Tour title.

Bubba Watson surged before running out of steam after hitting four bogeys on the front nine, three of which came in a row from the second to the fifth hole.

The two-time Masters winner started his back nine with yet another bogey before rallying back into the contest with five birdies on the last six holes to end the round one stroke behind Day in second place.

There was also frustration for Hearn, who was unable to become the first Canadian to win the event since Pat Fletcher in 1954 after letting his two-shot lead slip away despite starting his final round of 72 with consecutive birdies.

But Hearn rarely looked comfortable in the driving seat and his success ended there as he went on the record bogeys at the third and seventh after missing par putts he really should have been sinking.

The proverbial final nail came courtesy of a third bogey at the 12th. Hearn did manage to convert a tricky 18-foot birdie putt at the 13th, but it too little too late for the 36-year-old, who ended with five consecutive pars to finish two strokes behind Day in third place.

Elsewhere, Jim Furyk made four birdies and a bogey during his round for three-under par 69 to occupy fourth place, while Tom Hodge and Stewart Cink were in a tie for fifth after hitting final rounds of 66’s.


What’s In The Bag?

Here’s a rundown of the equipment Jason Day used to win this year’s RBC Canadian Open:


Driver: TaylorMade R15

Fairway Woods: TaylorMade AeroBurner Fairway Wood

Irons:TaylorMade RSi Irons

Wedges: TaylorMade Tour Preferred EF Tour Grind

Putter:TaylorMade Ghost Spider Itsy Bitsy Prototype

Ball: TaylorMade Tour Preferred X Golf Balls

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