Toronto — Rory McIlroy gained the RBC Canadian Open up on Sunday and gave the PGA Tour a potent reaction to the get started of the Saudi-funded LIV Golf Invitational, closing with an 8-under 62 to acquire a wild race to the complete with Justin Thomas and Tony Finau.
McIlroy had his very first title protection on the PGA Tour, even if he experienced to hold out for it. He won golf’s fourth-oldest national open in 2019 at Hamilton Golfing & Country Club, only for the the COVID-19 pandemic to terminate the up coming two editions.
Thomas pushed him to the stop at St. George’s Golfing & Region Club, and the event correctly finished on the 17th hole. McIlroy and Thomas were tied and in the rough. McIlroy hit a wedge that rolled out to faucet-in assortment, while Thomas skipped a 10-foot par putt, a two-shot swing. Thomas closed with a pair of bogeys and even now shot 64.
McIlroy completed at 19-underneath 261 for a two-stroke victory.
Finau holed a 40-foot birdie putt on the 18th for a 64 to complete 2nd alone.
Thomas was 3rd at 14 beneath. Justin Rose matched the event- and study course-history with a 60 — with 3 eagles and a few bogeys — to tie for fourth with Sam Burns (65) at 14 less than.
McIlroy has been 1 of the strongest opponents of the LIV Golfing series and spoke out versus the income remaining compensated to players like Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson. Greg Norman, who operates the LIV Golf, claimed in a story in the Washington Publish that McIlroy had been “brainwashed” by the PGA Tour.
McIlroy won for the second time this time and 21st on the PGA Tour.
Rose was 11 underneath with 3 holes to play. He bogeyed the 16th, hit to 2 ft on 17 for birdie, then went about the eco-friendly on 18 and skipped an 18-foot par putt. Carl Pettersson also shot 60 at St. George’s in his 2010 victory.
Galloway Township, N.J. — Brooke Henderson eagled the 1st gap of a playoff with Lindsey Weaver-Wright to earn the ShopRite LPGA Classic for her 11th tour title.
Henderson shut with a bogey-absolutely free 7-below 64 at Seaview Hotel and Golfing Club to acquire for the 1st time in a calendar year. The 24-12 months-outdated Canadian overcame a four-shot deficit in the last spherical, ending at 12-below 201.
Weaver-Wright, a 28-year-previous American nonetheless wanting for her to start with tour earn, compelled the playoff with birdies on four of the final 6 holes, which include a lengthy a single at No. 17 and a 10-footer at the par-5 ultimate hole for a 65.
Jodi Eward Shadoff was a stroke back just after a 67.
PGA Champions Tour
Madison, Wis. — Thongchai Jaidee turned the first Thai winner in PGA Tour Champions history, closing with a 4-under 68 for a a single-stroke victory in the American Relatives Insurance policies Championship.
A week after enjoying his way into the function with a 10th-area end in Iowa, the 52-yr-old Thongchai received in his 19th start off on the 50-and-in excess of tour.
Thongchai rebounded from a bogey on the par-5 16th with a birdie on the par-3 17th and shut with a par. He completed at 14-under 202 at University Ridge.
Tom Pernice Jr. was 2nd soon after a 66.