Clark edges Furyk in Canada

Tim Clark’s final-round 65 saw him beat overnight leader Jim Furyk by one shot to win the RBC Canadian Open title.

Furyk led by three shots overnight, but could only muster a one-under-par 69 on Sunday to finish on 16 under par, one shot behind Clark, whose 65 – which saw him come back in just 30 – featured some superb putting.

The South African’s 17 under total at Royal Montreal Golf Club was a new tournament record and has lifted his odds for the upcoming WGC-Bridgestone Invatational to 66/1 with Paddy Power.

Clark did not start strongly on a day that saw everyone’s tee times brought forward because of the threat of rain, bogeying the par-four first, but he cancelled that out at the sixth to make the turn in level par.

He would hit a hot streak not long after, birdying the 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th and 17th to blow past Furyk, who could manage only one birdie on the final nine.

It’s Clark’s second PGA Tour title following his victory at the 2002 Players Championship.

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