Aug 14, 2015

Impressive Day bounces back with Canadian Open victory

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  8/14/2015 07:50:00 PM   No comments

On the back of a disappointing end to his Open Championship campaign, Jason Day bounced back in style to claim the RBC Canadian Open by a single shot from Bubba Watson. The Australian had arrived at the Glen Abbey Golf Course near Toronto having narrowly missed out on competing in a play-off at the Open, leaving a critical final putt short at St Andrews and being forced to watching on as Zach Johnson went on to lift the Claret Jug for the first time. But rather than sit back and think about what could have been, Day took the positives away from recording his best finish at The Open Championship and racked up his second tournament win of the season by pipping Watson to the post in the Canadian Open.

Having started the final day behind overnight leader and local favourite David Hearn before reeling off a string of birdies on his way to a round of 68 to finish 17 below par. While Hearn's round of 72 killed off any chance of the local winner that golf fans have been desperately waiting for, those in attendance showed their appreciation for an impressive round of golf from the Australian star. If you feel like having a flutter you should first check out Bonus Canada for a list of all the latest sports betting bonuses. Hearn had started the day attempting to be the first Canadian to win the tournament since Pat Fletcher in 1954, but ultimately came up short in a brave effort, finishing two shots behind Day in third place.

Despite picking up two bogies, Day's six birdies were enough to see him add a fourth PGA title to his collection. But while the 27-year old continues to prove he is one of the best in the world, that maiden major victory still eludes him, and Day would have probably swapped this title in a heartbeat for another chance at that putt in The Open. After a modest top-30 finish at Augusta, Day finished tied for ninth in the U.S. Open before his fourth place finish at St Andrews. With six top-five



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For Bubba Watson, a run over five birdies across six holes saw him finish runner-up with a round of 69 to finish 16-under for the tournament. While the left-hander climbed to third in the official rankings in June following his Travelers Championship success, it's been something of a tough season for the two-time Masters winner. Having finished tied for 39th at Augusta in April, Watson missed the cut at the U.S. Open and then The Open, continuing his poor run of form at both events and failing to prove those doubters wrong who claim the American doesn't have the game to win any other major than the Masters.

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Father of 3, #golf writer, full-time mail carrier, part-time @RideauViewGolf Turf Team #PJ20 fan, golfing nomad.
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