Dustin Johnson pulls away, wins RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey
- Author: Stacy Allen Aug 02, 2018,
Aug 02, 2018, 3:28
Johnson pulled away from the field after a almost two-hour rain delay to win the RBC Canadian Open for the first time on Sunday after firing 6-under 66 in the final round to finish at 23 under.
The 30-year-old, who's 127th on the FedExCup rankings, needs a solid result Sunday, and down the stretch of the season, to climb to into the top 125 and keep his PGA Tour card. "Signing with RBC this year, and coming up here to the RBC Canadian Open and winning, especially on a golf course where I've had success, it means a lot", Johnson said. "So it definitely means a lot to win here".
Not only does the lanky 34-year-old have the laid-back disposition of a Canuck, his fiance is Paulina Gretzky, the daughter of hockey great Wayne Gretzky. "I had a lot of support this week". "I've got a great family, with a lot of support from them and then obviously a great team to help me to get to where I'm at". "Again, it was huge to make that eagle to get back to even, I feel like I salvaged something on the last hole".
"I missed too many fairways after driving it really nicely for the first two days and I didn't putt well at all today, which is surprising". So to get it done here, knowing there were four of us tied for the lead, I knew I was going to have to go out and play a good round of golf if I wanted to win. "Just play your game", Kim said.
"It motivated me and I've definitely improved my game in the last few years". But I felt like I hit the ball plenty good enough to be under par after 2 days, and I was 5 over or something. He said Saturday he would need to play the par 5s better if he wanted to hoist the trophy and on Sunday he birdied all four.
An shot 66, and Kim 67.
The American's charge stalled as he struggled with his putter and he had to settle for five consecutive pars before rolling in a 12-footer at the par-four eighth for his third birdie of the day.
His seven-under 65 earning him a 17-under total alongside Byeong Hun An (66), Whee Kim (67) and Kevin Tway (68).
Tway, the son of 2003 Canadian Open victor Bob Tway, started quickly with back-to-back birdies at the second and third holes but stalled going into the turn after swapping a bogey-birdie at five and six to sit one back.
PGA Tour Champions: Miguel Angel Jimenez became the first Spaniard to win the Senior British Open, edging defending champion Bernhard Langer by one shot at St. Andrews, Scotland.
"Miguel played an awesome four days of golf, and he's a very well-deserved victor", said Langer, who closed with a 4-under 68.
Keegan Bradley was in the hunt following back-to-back rounds in the 60s until the American recorded a 73 to drop down to 13th, seven shots behind Johnson.
Jutanugarn also won the U.S. Women's Open and Kingsmill Championship this year.