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A closing 70 gave Brandt Snedeker his sixth PGA Tour title at the RBC Canadian Open by three strokes.

The USA golfer offset four birdies with two bogies and reached the closing hole with a three-shot advantage over the rest of the field.

The 32-year-old pulled his drive into a bunker on the 18th before safely finding the fairway with his second shot, before eventually putting two for a par-five.

Dustin Johnson was his closest challenger, and his American compatriot looked good until his hopes of a victory hit a brick wall at 17 where a poor drive cost him a triple-bogey seven.

Snedeker will use some of the $1m winner’s purse to buy Hunter Mahan's new baby Zoe a present after his rival surrendered a shot at a big payday to return home for her birth after getting a call heading to the first tee for the third round. He said: "Zoe will be getting a very nice baby gift from me. I can't thank Kandi (Mahan) enough for going into labour early, otherwise I don't know if I'd be sitting here if she hadn't.

"But that is a way more important thing than a golf tournament. I missed a golf tournament when my first was born and it was the best decision I ever made.

"I've been through this before when Kyle Stanley made a big number on the last hole and some people say he gave me the tournament. This is kind of right there with that.

"When Hunter was playing so great, he would have been tough to catch over the last two days but he's not here so there is no point in going down that road."