The only man with a legitimate chance to catch Jim Furyk headed into the final round of the Canadian Open did just that on Sunday at the Royal Montreal.
South Africa’s Tim Clark shot a 5-under 65 and won the tournament with a 6-foot par putt on No. 18 to win the tournament by a single stroke.
It’s the first win on the PGA Tour for Clark since the 2010 Players Championship.
Furyk, who last won at the 2010 Tour Championship, added to his bizarre stat of being 0 for 7 since then when leading a tournament after 54 holes.
Furyk missed a 12-foot birdie putt on No. 18 that gave Clark the opening, and he took advantage of it, finishing at 17-under, which tied the tournament record.
Clark was down three strokes to start the round and fell to four back when he bogeyed the first hole. But he made up for it and hit the turn at even par before rattling off five birdies on his final eight holes for the victory.
American Justin Hicks wound up third at 13-under thanks to his final-round 64. Matt Kuchar and Michael Putnam tied for fourth along with Spain’s Gonzalo Fdez-Castano at 11-under.
With the win, Clark earns $1.026 million and 500 FedEx Cup points.
Canada’s Graham Delaet wound up tied for seventh at 10-under. Canadian Taylor Pendrith, the only amateur to make the cut, wound up tied for 43rd at 3-under, along with Tim Petrovic, who was the co-leader after two rounds, but shot 7-over the rest of the way.