Sunday, July 25, 2010

Canadian Open - Wrap Up

Toronto (Golf Canada) – Carl Pettersson followed his Canadian Open record setting 10-under par 60 on Saturday with a 3-under par 67 Sunday to win the  RBC Canadian Open at St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Toronto.

With Pettersson winning the 2010 RBC Canadian Open, Sweden becomes the ninth country to claim a champion at Canada’s national open. The other countries are Australia, Canada, England, Fiji, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa and the United States.

“It's unbelievable, I still can't believe I won the tournament,” said Pettersson, who captured his fourth PGA TOUR victory. “It was fun.  My other wins I've led starting the day and led the whole back nine, so this is the first win I've had coming from behind.  And it was a different feeling, and it was very enjoyable.”

Pettersson, 32, was 10-under on his par 5’s this week, 4-under on the par 3’s and even on his par 4’s. He was 5-under on the par-5 11th hole, with three birdies and an eagle (third round).

Dean Wilson, who held the 54-hole lead, picked up his second career PGA TOUR runner-up performance after firing a 2-over par 72 today. His first second place finish came at the 2006 Valero Texas Open, the same year he won his lone PGA TOUR title, The International.

“Carl just played great,” said the 40-year old Hawaiian. “I had a four shot lead going into the back and just couldn't get anything done, couldn't get any birdies, and Carl shot 4 under.”

Finishing third was Luke Donald, who fired a 4-under par 66 Sunday to finish at 12-under par. It is the Englishman’s sixth third place finish on the PGA TOUR.

Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C. captured low Canadian honours to win the  Rivermead trophy. Hadwin shot a 1-over par 71 Sunday to finish T37th at 5-under par, edging out Oshawa, Ont.’s Jon Mills. Mills finished T48th at 4-under par.

Following the 2010 RBC Canadian Open, Bruno Bonneville, President of Rivermead Golf Club, presented Hadwin with the Rivermead trophy as part of the club’s centennial celebration.