Vegas Goes Back to Back at RBC Canadian Open PDF Print E-mail



Jhonattan Vegas celebrates after defending his title at Glen Abbey

Oakville, Ontario - Jhonattan Vegas once again showed his affinity for the

layout at Glen Abbey, firing a final round 65 and defeating Charley Hoffman

in sudden death to capture back to back RBC Canadian Open titles (and his

third PGA Tour win).


Vegas watched as Charley Hoffman had a putt to win on the 72nd hole, but

it just slid by. All knotted at 21 under par, the duo returned to the 18th tee

box for sudden death. In the playoff, Charley Hoffman teed off first - blocking his

drive into the right fairway bunker. Vegas pulled his tee shot into the left sand,

but he had a much better angle to the green. Hoffman laid up into the first cut

on the left. Vegas went for the green, but the shot came in hot and ran through

the green, ending up just left about pin high in the rough approximately 30

feet away from the hole. Hoffman's wedge approach sailed deep into the back

greenside bunker. Vegas hit a superb chip to about a foot and tapped in for his

birdie. Needing to hole out to extend the playoff, Hoffman gave it a run, but came

up empty.


"I would say it has to be the sweetest victory out of the three. Just having

my family here, even my Mom and Dad - they were with me the first time

I won. But having my wife and daughter, especially my daughter, being with

my daughter for the first win, it's hard to compare that. It's hard to put into

words," said Vegas.


A resurgent Ian Poulter shot a final round 64 to finish third at 20 under par.


World No.1 Dustin Johnson finished tied for eighth after a final round 67 to

finish at -17.