Day Rides Birdie Streak to RBC Title
Jason Day birdied his final three holes on Sunday to win the RBC Canadian Open by one stroke over Bubba Watson and two strokes over Canadian native David Hearn.
Hearn led the tournament by two strokes over the two Top 10 players at the end of 54 holes, and upped the lead to three by birdying his first two holes on Sunday.
Watson looked completely out of it early, with three straight bogeys to drop to -11 after five holes, and he was still 11-under through 12.
Day took the lead for the first time when he birdied No. 7 while Hearn bogeyed it, but the Canadian was back on top at the end of 15 by a stroke over Day and two strokes over Watson, who made up for lost time with five birdies on his last six holes including four straight to end the round.
But it was Day who was closer, and thus in better position. His birdie on 16 tied him and Hearn at -15 under with Watson a stroke behind. His birdie on 17 gave him the lead at 16-under with Watson and Hearn both at -15, and he cinched the title with another birdie on No. 18 after Watson missed an eagle attempt.
The victory is worth just over $1 million and 500 FedEx Cup points. It comes on the heels of Day’s fourth-place finish at The Open Championship a week ago and is his fourth PGA title.
It’s Watson’s fifth Top 3 finish this year and bumps him over $4 million in prize money in 2015. Jim Furyk wound up fourth at 14-under with a final-round 69.
Chad Campbell, who led after two rounds by starting the tournament at 67-63 – 130, wound up tied for 11th at 11-under with closing rounds of 75 and 72.