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Scott Piercy won the RBC Canadian Open at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Ontario on Sunday. Scott had a last round of -3 under par, 67 for a tournament total of -17 under par. He won by one shot from Robert Garrigus who could only produce an even par last round, he started the day on -16 under par and sadly ended with the same total. William McGirt who also contested the outcome of this title also finished the day at -16 under par, tied with Robert in second place. William also failed to mount a challenge during the last round, finishing his tournament with a mediocre last round of -1 under par.
Scott’s win means he will now not be defending his title at the Reno-Tahoe Open next week, instead he will now be in the field for the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, Scott said about this embarrassment;
” Getting into Akron next week is a little change of plans. I was supposed to be in Reno defending. So I have to apologize to Reno. The tournament director there has been a good friend of mine and I’ve worked closely with her. I know she’s excited for me, and she’d want me to be in Ohio, too, if I could. So I’m just excited. I’ve been playing good for a while now, and you just need a couple of good breaks here or there and just play solid. I felt like I got a good couple breaks and continued to play solid, and I’m kind of speechless, to be honest. I’m really excited to be the champion.”
Robert Garrigus admitted that his putter was all that stopped him from winning this tournament, but was happy to be in second place at the end;
” You know, I should have won this golf tournament by seven shots. Everybody knows that. If I could have just made a putt today. I don’t know. It just wasn’t starting on my lines. I hit a couple too firm and then I hit a couple too soft. I just couldn’t get the feel for it. Finally got one to go on 14 there and thought I was going to get rolling and left that one on short on 15. Didn’t birdie 17. A bad tee shot. It’s one of my only drivers I hit off-line all week. Had to be there.Then made a good effort on 18 with my two shots and then lagged it up there for a nice second place. It was great.”
William McGirt said he was simply trying to post a good score and get in the clubhouse, he was happy and would take all the positives from this week;
” I was just kind of trying to make pars and get into the house. If I could sneak one in on 17. You know, I hit a good putt on 17 and just never turned. 18 I was dead in between clubs off the tee, hybrids flies right on the downslope and runs right through into the hazard. 4 iron I had to absolutely crush it to get it down the hill, and downhill lie, ball below my feet, and you gotta turn something in there. Just kind of came out of it, blocked it in the bunker and hit in a different bunker shot. I don’t know what to say about the putt. You know, it’s still a good week. I’ll take nothing but positives away from this week. That’s seven consecutive rounds in the 60s now. I just never gave myself enough chances today. Seemed like I had a lot of 30, 35 footers all day. But you know, I locked my card up for next year, so that’s a positive to take away from it.”
Three players tied in third spot at -14 under par, they were, Josh Teater, Bud Cauley and Captain Kirk, just why all these players at the top failed to score in the last round is amazing, there were lots of guys lower down who able to shoot 64.