As per reports, The RBC Canadian Open was won by Rory McIlroy on Sunday, shooting an 8-under 62 to beat Justin Thomas and Tony Finau by one stroke. St. George’s Golf and Country Club’s 17th hole effectively ended the tournament for Thomas.
Thomas squandered a two-shot lead when he missed a 10-foot par putt while McIlroy sank a wedge shot that rolled out of reach. Despite two bogeys on his final two holes, Thomas finished with a 64. To win the tournament by two strokes, McIlroy finished with a score of 19-under-261.
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to win on the PGA Tour, according to McIlroy. To beat the likes of JT. and Tony and emerge victorious is something to be proud of.” A birdie putt from 40 feet on the 18th was all Finau needed to finish second alone.
Finau praised the performance of “Rory.” “On a week like this, he did a great job of closing it out. In the final week before the Open, thousands of Canadians gathered on the 18th green to watch Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, and Tony Finau finish their round after being barred from the tournament since 2019.
When asked about the win, McIlroy said, “It was cool to be a part of and just really happy to get the win today.” Rory McIlroy claimed his second victory of the year, following up his CJ Cup triumph in Las Vegas in October. On the PGA Tour, he won for the twenty-first time. Immediately following his victory, Rory McIlroy said, “This is a day I’ll remember for a long, long time.” With three holes to go, Rose was 11 under par.
On the 16th hole, he made a bogey, then birdied 17 and missed an 18-foot par putt on the 18th hole. I’m not sure how much of it was under my control, but we were right in the middle of two clubs and I made the wrong decision and paid the price,” he said. Asked about his recent performances, Conners said, “I felt like I was playing really well.”