Jhonattan Vegas styled an 8-under-par 31-33=64 in today's final round of the RBC Canadian Open to post the clubhouse mark on 12-under 276, and then waited to see if anyone in the final eight groups could match, including FedExCup leader Dustin Johnson and overnight leader Brandt Snedeker, but none did.
The 31-year-old, playing this season on Past Champion status, erased a five-shot deficit in the finale, climbing 14 places to claim his second TOUR title in his 128th career start. His maiden victory, the 90-hole 2011 Bob Hope Classic, came in a playoff in his second career start in his rookie season. Last week, the Venezuelan led/co-led after each of the first three rounds at the Barbasol, but after opening in 65 and a career-low, course- and tournament-record 11-under 60, he played the weekend in 2-over 72-72, tying a season-best T4. Vegas' six-stroke lead at the midpoint was the largest on TOUR this season and while finishing on a disappointing note, his top 10 got him an exemption into this week. The Houston resident began Sunday's play in a six-way T15 on 4-under, five back. He outpaced a 3-putt bogey at the eighth with nine birdies, including five straight on Nos. 2-6 and three straight to end his round.
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 04:46:00 PM