Final Scores and Earnings from the Bell Canadian Open

By Golf Channel NewsroomSeptember 7, 2003, 4:00 pm

 

 

Purse $4,200,000
Hamilton G&CC
HAMILTON, Ontario
Par 70

 

Bob Tway 1 70-70-66-66 272 $756,000.00
Brad Faxon 2 67-72-66-67 272 $453,600.00
Tom Pernice, Jr. 3 68-72-65-68 273 $285,600.00
Hidemichi Tanaka T4 66-70-67-71 274 $184,800.00
K.J. Choi T4 71-70-67-66 274 $184,800.00
Fred Funk T6 69-68-68-70 275 $145,950.00
Vijay Singh T6 75-67-65-68 275 $145,950.00
Loren Roberts T8 70-67-71-68 276 $126,000.00
Matt Gogel T8 69-70-70-67 276 $126,000.00
Mike Weir 10 69-69-70-69 277 $113,400.00
Tommy Armour III T11 68-71-70-69 278 $96,600.00
Garrett Willis T11 70-69-69-70 278 $96,600.00
Steve Allan T11 72-66-69-71 278 $96,600.00
Jay Don Blake T14 71-72-71-65 279 $63,093.34
Tom Byrum T14 67-69-73-70 279 $63,093.33
Bob Estes T14 70-69-71-69 279 $63,093.33
Len Mattiace T14 71-69-70-69 279 $63,093.33
Jeff Sluman T14 72-69-71-67 279 $63,093.34
Paul Goydos T14 71-70-67-71 279 $63,093.33
Thomas Levet T14 72-70-70-67 279 $63,093.33
Peter Lonard T14 71-69-72-67 279 $63,093.34
Charles Howell III T14 67-68-70-74 279 $63,093.33
David Edwards T23 71-69-70-70 280 $35,400.00
Tom Lehman T23 68-69-74-69 280 $35,400.00
Stephen Ames T23 72-69-69-70 280 $35,400.00
Glen Day T23 67-73-73-67 280 $35,400.00
Chris Riley T23 69-70-69-72 280 $35,400.00
Mathew Goggin T23 69-72-68-71 280 $35,400.00
Patrick Sheehan T23 68-73-69-70 280 $35,400.00
Mike Standly T30 75-67-70-69 281 $27,930.00
Dicky Pride T30 70-72-70-69 281 $27,930.00
Kelly Gibson T32 67-70-75-70 282 $21,336.00
Dennis Paulson T32 74-69-65-74 282 $21,336.00
John Riegger T32 71-70-74-67 282 $21,336.00
Scott Verplank T32 72-70-73-67 282 $21,336.00
Neal Lancaster T32 75-65-73-69 282 $21,336.00
Jeff Brehaut T32 68-71-70-73 282 $21,336.00
Deane Pappas T32 72-70-70-70 282 $21,336.00
Aaron Barber T32 75-68-67-72 282 $21,336.00
Pat Perez T32 71-72-68-71 282 $21,336.00
Adam Scott T32 74-69-68-71 282 $21,336.00
Donnie Hammond T42 72-71-68-72 283 $14,280.00
Dave Rummells T42 73-70-69-71 283 $14,280.00
David Sutherland T42 71-71-73-68 283 $14,280.00
Steven Alker T42 72-68-73-70 283 $14,280.00
Aaron Baddeley T42 71-69-71-72 283 $14,280.00
Hunter Mahan T42 73-69-70-71 283 $14,280.00
Paul Azinger T48 70-68-76-70 284 $10,342.50
David Frost T48 73-66-71-74 284 $10,342.50
Joey Sindelar T48 74-68-71-71 284 $10,342.50
Mike Springer T48 72-67-69-76 284 $10,342.50
Kent Jones T48 71-68-72-73 284 $10,342.50
Carlos Franco T48 74-67-70-73 284 $10,342.50
Chris Anderson T48 71-71-72-70 284 $10,342.50
Jason Buha T48 70-70-70-74 284 $10,342.50
Mark Wilson T56 74-68-70-73 285 $9,450.00
Michael Harris T56 71-72-71-71 285 $9,450.00
Andy Miller T56 69-73-70-73 285 $9,450.00
John E. Morgan T56 71-72-71-71 285 $9,450.00
Jim Carter T60 70-72-69-75 286 $8,988.00
Jim McGovern T60 71-68-75-72 286 $8,988.00
Steve Stricker T60 74-68-72-72 286 $8,988.00
Brett Quigley T60 71-72-72-71 286 $8,988.00
Kaname Yokoo T60 73-70-73-70 286 $8,988.00
Derek Gillespie T60 69-74-73-70 286 $8,988.00
Jon Mills T60 71-72-72-71 286 $8,988.00
Corey Pavin T67 73-70-72-72 287 $8,442.00
Mike Grob T67 71-69-73-74 287 $8,442.00
Glen Hnatiuk T67 71-70-74-72 287 $8,442.00
Todd Fischer T67 70-73-68-76 287 $8,442.00
Briny Baird T67 71-66-78-72 287 $8,442.00
Paul Gow T67 73-67-74-73 287 $8,442.00
Olin Browne T73 70-71-72-75 288 $8,022.00
Mike Sposa T73 72-71-73-72 288 $8,022.00
David Morland IV T73 71-70-71-76 288 $8,022.00
Kenichi Kuboya T73 69-67-74-78 288 $8,022.00
Christopher Baryla T73 71-68-77-72 288 $00.00
Guy Boros 78 72-69-74-74 289 $7,812.00
Bill Glasson T79 68-71-78-76 293 $7,686.00
Esteban Toledo T79 72-70-75-76 293 $7,686.00
Jeff Klein 81 71-72-76-78 297 $7,560.00

Missed cut:
 
Billy Andrade CUT 77-67 144
Jim Gallagher, Jr. CUT 71-73 144
Marco Dawson CUT 72-72 144
Kevin Sutherland CUT 71-73 144
Dean Wilson CUT 75-69 144
Jesper Parnevik CUT 75-69 144
Chris Greenwood CUT 73-71 144
Doug Barron CUT 74-70 144
John Rollins CUT 75-69 144
Brad Elder CUT 75-69 144
David Hearn CUT 73-71 144
Mark O'Meara CUT 75-70 145
Tim Petrovic CUT 72-73 145
Brian Bateman CUT 75-70 145
John Maginnes CUT 70-75 145
Tom Gillis CUT 72-73 145
Ian Leggatt CUT 73-72 145
Michael Clark II CUT 74-71 145
Brian Gay CUT 76-69 145
Scott Laycock CUT 73-72 145
Gavin Coles CUT 75-70 145
Mark Johnson CUT 73-72 145
Gary Hallberg CUT 75-71 146
Scott Simpson CUT 73-73 146
Willie Wood CUT 68-78 146
Brian Henninger CUT 76-70 146
Tom Carter CUT 77-69 146
Rob McMillan CUT 76-70 146
Carl Paulson CUT 74-72 146
Arron Oberholser CUT 72-74 146
Jason Gore CUT 74-72 146
Rob Johnson CUT 74-72 146
Richard Scott CUT 76-70 146
Mike Hulbert CUT 74-73 147
Steve Pate CUT 76-71 147
Stan Utley CUT 77-70 147
Richard Zokol CUT 71-76 147
John Morse CUT 74-73 147
Robert Damron CUT 73-74 147
Anthony Painter CUT 76-71 147
Brent Schwarzrock CUT 79-68 147
David Gossett CUT 77-70 147
Nick Watney CUT 71-76 147
Brandel Chamblee CUT 76-72 148
Jim Rutledge CUT 74-74 148
Mark Carnevale CUT 73-75 148
Per-Ulrik Johansson CUT 75-73 148
J.J. Henry CUT 75-73 148
Mike Donald CUT 76-73 149
Andrew Magee CUT 75-74 149
Tom Scherrer CUT 77-72 149
Vance Veazey CUT 74-75 149
Gabriel Hjertstedt CUT 75-74 149
John Robertson CUT 77-72 149
Grant Waite CUT 76-74 150
James Lepp CUT 80-70 150
Peter Laws CUT 78-72 150
Michael Bradley CUT 77-74 151
Jay Williamson CUT 73-78 151
Craig Barlow CUT 75-76 151
Notah Begay III CUT 77-74 151
Darron Stiles CUT 74-77 151
Kenneth Staton CUT 74-77 151
Jason Caron CUT 76-75 151
Erik Compton CUT 77-74 151
Akio Sadakata CUT 78-73 151
Richard S. Johnson CUT 77-74 151
Cameron Yancey CUT 78-73 151
Patrick Damron CUT 79-72 151
Lindsay Bernakevitch CUT 75-76 151
Todd Barranger CUT 81-73 154
Greg Chalmers CUT 76-78 154
Dan Halldorson CUT 77-78 155
Scott Bogle CUT 83-81 164
John Daly W/D 75 75
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McIlroy gets back on track

By Ryan LavnerJanuary 21, 2018, 3:10 pm

There’s only one way to view Rory McIlroy’s performance at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship:

He is well ahead of schedule.

Sure, McIlroy is probably disappointed that he couldn’t chase down Ross Fisher (and then Tommy Fleetwood) on the final day at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. But against a recent backdrop of injuries and apathy, his tie for third was a resounding success. He reasserted himself, quickly, and emerged 100 percent healthy.

“Overall, I’m happy,” he said after finishing at 18-under 270, four back of Fleetwood. “I saw some really, really positive signs. My attitude, patience and comfort level were really good all week.”

To fully appreciate McIlroy’s auspicious 2018 debut, consider his state of disarray just four months ago. He was newly married. Nursing a rib injury. Breaking in new equipment. Testing another caddie. His only constant was change. “Mentally, I wasn’t in a great place,” he said, “and that was because of where I was physically.”

And so he hit the reset button, taking the longest sabbatical of his career, a three-and-a-half-month break that was as much psychological as physical. He healed his body and met with a dietician, packing five pounds of muscle onto his already cut frame. He dialed in his TaylorMade equipment, shoring up a putting stroke and wedge game that was shockingly poor for a player of his caliber. Perhaps most importantly, he cleared his cluttered mind, cruising around Italy with wife Erica in a 1950s Mercedes convertible.


Full-field scores from the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship


After an intense buildup to his season debut, McIlroy was curious about the true state of his game, about how he’d stack up when he finally put a scorecard in his hand. It didn’t take him long to find out. 

Playing the first two rounds alongside Dustin Johnson – the undisputed world No. 1 who was fresh off a blowout victory at Kapalua – McIlroy beat him by a shot. Despite a 103-day competitive layoff, he played bogey-free for 52 holes. And he put himself in position to win, trailing by one heading into the final round. Though Fleetwood blew away the field with a back-nine 30 to defend his title, McIlroy collected his eighth top-5 in his last nine appearances in Abu Dhabi.

“I know it’s only three months,” he said, “but things change, and I felt like maybe I needed a couple of weeks to get back into the thought process that you need to get into for competitive golf. I got into that pretty quickly this week, so that was the most pleasing thing.”

The sense of relief afterward was palpable. McIlroy is entering his 11th full year as a pro, and deep down he likely realizes 2018 is shaping up as his most important yet.

The former Boy Wonder is all grown up, and his main challengers now are a freakish athlete (DJ) and a trio of players under 25 (Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm) who don’t lack for motivation or confidence. The landscape has changed significantly since McIlroy’s last major victory, in August 2014, and the only way he’ll be able to return to world No. 1 is to produce a sustained period of exceptional golf, like the rest of the game’s elite. (Based on average points, McIlroy, now ranked 11th, is closer to the bottom of the rankings, No. 1928, than to Johnson.)

But after years of near-constant turmoil, McIlroy, 28, finally seems ready to pursue that goal again. He is planning the heaviest workload of his career – as many as 30 events, including seven more starts before the Masters – and appears refreshed and reenergized, perhaps because this year, for the first time in a while, he is playing without distractions.

Not his relationships or his health. Not his equipment or his caddie or his off-course dealings.

Everything in his life is lined up.

Drama tends to follow one of the sport’s most captivating characters, but for now he can just play golf – lots and lots of golf. How liberating.

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Crocker among quartet of Open qualifiers in Singapore

By Will GrayJanuary 21, 2018, 2:20 pm

Former amateur standout Sean Crocker was among four players who qualified for the 147th Open via top-12 finishes this week at the Asian Tour's SMBC Singapore Open as part of the Open Qualifying Series.

Crocker had a strong college career at USC before turning pro late last year. The 21-year-old received an invitation into this event shortly thereafter, and he made the most of his appearance with a T-6 finish to net his first career major championship berth.

There were four spots available to those not otherwise exempt among the top 12 in Singapore, but winner Sergio Garcia and runners-up Shaun Norris and Satoshi Kodaira had already booked their tickets for Carnoustie. That meant that Thailand's Danthai Boonma and Jazz Janewattanond both qualified thanks to T-4 finishes.


Full-field scores from the Singapore Open


Crocker nabbed the third available qualifying spot, while the final berth went to Australia's Lucas Herbert. Herbert entered the week ranked No. 274 in the world and was the highest-ranked of the three otherwise unqualified players who ended the week in a tie for eighth.

The next event in the Open Qualifying Series will be in Japan at the Mizuno Open in May, when four more spots at Carnoustie will be up for grabs. The 147th Open will be held July 19-22 in Carnoustie, Scotland.

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Got a second? Fisher a bridesmaid again

By Will GrayJanuary 21, 2018, 1:40 pm

Ross Fisher is in the midst of a career resurgence - he just doesn't have the hardware to prove it.

Fisher entered the final round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship with a share of the lead, and as he made the turn he appeared in position to claim his first European Tour victory since March 2014. But he slowed just as Tommy Fleetwood caught fire, and when the final putt fell Fisher ended up alone in second place, two shots behind his fellow Englishman.

It continues a promising trend for Fisher, who at age 37 now has 14 career runner-up finishes and three in his last six starts dating back to October. He was edged by Tyrrell Hatton both at the Italian Open and the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in the fall, and now has amassed nine worldwide top-10 finishes since March.


Full-field scores from the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship


Fisher took a big step toward ending his winless drought with an eagle on the par-5 second followed by a pair of birdies, and he stood five shots clear of Fleetwood with only nine holes to go. But while Fleetwood played Nos. 10-15 in 4 under, Fisher played the same stretch in 2 over and was unable to eagle the closing hole to force a playoff.

While Fisher remains in search of an elusive trophy, his world ranking has benefited from his recent play. The veteran was ranked outside the top 100 in the world as recently as September 2016, but his Abu Dhabi runner-up result is expected to move him inside the top 30 when the new rankings are published.

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McIlroy (T-3) notches another Abu Dhabi close call

By Will GrayJanuary 21, 2018, 1:08 pm

Rory McIlroy's trend of doing everything but hoist the trophy at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship is alive and well.

Making his first start since early October, McIlroy showed few signs of rust en route to a tie for third. Amid gusty winds, he closed with a 2-under 70 to finish the week at 18 under, four shots behind Tommy Fleetwood who rallied to win this event for the second consecutive year.

The result continues a remarkable trend for the Ulsterman, who has now finished third or better seven of the last eight years in Abu Dhabi - all while never winning the tournament. That stretch includes four runner-up finishes and now two straight T-3 results.


Full-field scores from the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship


McIlroy is entering off a disappointing 2017 in which he was injured in his first start and missed two chunks of time while trying to regain his health. He has laid out an ambitious early-season schedule, one that will include a trip to Dubai next week and eight worldwide tournament starts before he heads to the Masters.

McIlroy started the final round one shot off the lead, and he remained in contention after two birdies over his first four holes. But a bogey on No. 6 slowed his momentum, and McIlroy wasn't able to make a back-nine birdie until the closing hole, at which point the title was out of reach.