Jason Day wins the RBC Canadian Open in a thriller of a finish at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Canada.
Jason found the bunker off the tee on eighteen, he had a one shot lead at the time. He found a way to make a birdie from the bunker, giving him a two shot advantage at -17 under par. That meant that Bubba Watson and David Hearn would have to Eagle the last to get into a play-off.
Jason told reporters that after last week there was no way he was going to leave that last putt short;
“This course is really exciting, even Bubba and David had a chance to make it into a playoff. I needed that putt on 18.”
“To be able to put yourself in contention so many times, especially in major events and just fall short, even going back to last week leaving the putt short and not being able to get into the playoff really kind of was disappointing.”
“So when I actually had the same putt, it was a very similar putt on the 72nd hole today.”
“Same things were going through my mind. Make sure you get it to the hole.”
“Fortunately enough for me, it was quick enough to where I just needed to get it on the line. If I got it on the line, it was perfect.”
“I just knew as soon as I hit the putt about six feet out, I knew it was going to come back and go in the hole. “
“It was great to feel like a Canadian for a week. The last two weeks have been a big grind for me, but it’s all worth it. Right now, I’m so proud to be the Canadian Open champion.”
Bubba found the green with his second shot, but it ran just passed the hole and settled into the fringe. He tried to make his Eagle with a 7 wood, but it missed by six inches, his total of -16 under par giving Jason the win.
Bubba said he was just hoping that the guy in front of him was not making putts;
“Fifteen was one I got lucky with. I hit a great shot in there.”
“I had an 8-iron that I flared on 16 but still got a birdie. Then hit a perfect 8-iron that flew five yards too far on 18.”
“I was just hoping the other guy named Jason Day wasn’t making putts.”
David, with the whole of Canada urging him on to be the first Canadian to win since 1954, found the greenside bunker with his second shot to 18, and could only make par from there, and had to settle for third place at -15 under par.
David mentioned the putting, and how good it had been all week;
“I felt confident, like I was putting well all week, I hit really really good putts that didn’t go in.”
“Winning a golf tournament on the PGA TOUR is no easy task.”
“Canadians want to see it, and we want to do it so bad.”
David also picked up the Rivermead Challenge Cup as low Canadian. This is his third time winning the honor.