Snedeker Collects Second PGA Tour Win of Season at Canadian Open
Brandt Snedeker won golf’s Canadian Open by three shots to join Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar with multiple U.S. PGA Tour titles this season.
Snedeker shot a final-round 2-under-par 70 yesterday at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario, for a four-round total of 16-under-par 272. Snedeker received $1.01 million for his sixth career PGA Tour title and second this year after his win at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in February.
“This is a tournament I said early on in my career I wanted to win just because my caddie is from Canada and it’s his national open,” Snedeker said at a news conference. “It’s the third oldest tournament on tour, it’s got some great history, and now to put my name on that trophy it means a lot.”
Snedeker, 32, moved into the outright lead at 15-under par when Dustin Johnson hit his tee shot out of bounds at No. 17 and took seven shots at the par-4 hole to drop to 12-under.
Johnson finished in a four-way tie for second place at 13-under with Kuchar, William McGirt and Jason Bohn.
The Bridgestone Invitational, a World Golf Championships event, is scheduled for Aug. 1-4 at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. It’s the last stop on the tour before the final major tournament of the year, the PGA Championship, which will be played Aug. 8-11 at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York.
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