Jhonattan Vegas notched up an impressive come-from-behind win at the RBC Canadian Open on Sunday after firing an eight-under-par 64.
Vegas started the day five strokes adrift of overnight leader Brandt Snedeker, but an early rally with five straight birdies at the start of the final round, and a further three from the 16th to the 18th saw the 31-year-old top of the leaderboard.
The victory was Vegas’ second on the PGA Tour and sees him grab a spot at his first PGA Championship next week. He also earns a place in next year’s Masters and a two-year tour exemption.
U.S. Open winner Dustin Johnson tied for second with Jon Rahm and Martin Laird with on 11 under, while Snedeker eventually had to settle for a fifth-placed finish.
Laird and Steve Wheatcroft could have forced extra holes on the 18th hole but failed with their birdie attempts.
Snedeker was the last player remaining who had a chance of forcing extra holes, but it was a disappointing day for the 2013 winner who could not close with an improbable eagle at the final hole.
Amateur Jared du Toit, who was looking to break the 62-year drought of a Canadian winner at the competition, finished a creditable ninth on nine under.
World number one Jason Day shot a five-under 67, and finished T14. He will defend his PGA Championship crown next week at the Baltusrol in New Jersey.
Spaniard looking ahead.
Englishman has high hopes.
Northumberland course recognised again.
Slieve Russell impressing again.
World number four feeling confident.
Home favourite wants to press home advantage.
Merger to create better opportunities.
Spanish ace extends sponsorship.
Mallorcan course impressing.