Nick Taylor (Canada) has fulfilled his 69-year-old wish of golf in Canada.
Taylor defeated Tommy Fleetwood (England) in overtime on the final day of the PGA Tour RBC Canada Open (total prize money of $9 million) held at Oakdale GC (par 72) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 12th (Korean time). .먹튀검증
It was the third win in his personal career and the top of the PGA Tour three years after winning the AT&T Veble Beach Pro-Am in 2020, but the emotion was extraordinary.
This is because it has been 69 years since Pat Fletcher in 1954 that a Canadian player won the Canadian Open, which started in 1904 and was one year ahead of the 120th anniversary.
Taylor scored a 20m eagle putt in his 4th overtime on the 18th hole (par 5), receiving thunderous applause and shouts from Canadian golf fans.
All Canadian players, including Mike Weir, gathered around the green where the extra time took place to cheer for Taylor.
Taylor finished the fourth round with a final total of 17 under par 271 with Fleetwood, who shot a 6-under-par 66 in the final round, reducing 5 strokes.
Taylor, who finished the game first, took the lead with consecutive birdies on the 17th and 18th holes, but Fleetwood also caught up with birdies on the 16th and 17th holes.
Overtime did not end easily.
The two, who drew both overtimes on the 18th hole, failed to win even after the third overtime on the 9th hole (par 3).
In the fourth overtime, which came back to the 18th hole, Fleetwood came up to the green after three times and left a birdie putt.
After putting the ball on the green for the second time, Taylor boldly rolled an eagle putt from a distance that seemed difficult even to put 2 putts, and the ball disappeared into the hole like a lie.
Fleetwood, who missed his first chance to win in 119 games on the PGA Tour, congratulated the champion and left the green lonely.
Three players, including Shin Sang-chung (Taiwan), Tyrrell Hatton (England), and Aaron Lai (England), failed to join the overtime due to one stroke missing, and tied for third place (16 under par, 272 strokes).
Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), who challenged for a third straight victory in the tournament, had to be satisfied with a tie for ninth place (12 under par, 276 strokes) after hitting an even par 72 strokes. It is his sixth top-10 finish in 11 appearances this season.
Seong-Hyun Kim shot 1-under-par 71 and tied for 25th (7-under 281).
Noh Seung-yeol, who recorded 70 strokes under 2 under par, finished the tournament with a tie for 38th place (5 under par 283 strokes).
Kang Seong-hoon, who lost 3 strokes, tied for 57th place (1 under par 287 strokes).