Clark catches Furyk, wins Canadian Open


Tim Clark shot a final-round 65 to chase down Jim Furk and win the RBC Canadian Open. Here's what you might have missed from Royal Montreal:

Leaderboard: Tim Clark (-17), Jim Furyk (-16), Justin Hicks (-13), Matt Kuchar (-11), Michael Putnam (-11), Gonzalo Fdez-Costano (-11)

What it means: The win is only Clark's second on Tour in 283 career starts dating back to 1998. His other victory, hardly a small one, was at the 2010 Players. The 39-year-old opened with a bogey but made the turn at even and then ripped off four bridies in five holes at Nos. 11-15. Coming out of a brief weather delay, Clark made birdie at the 15th to take a lead he wouldn't relinquish. He added another at 17 to shoot a back-9 30.

Biggest disappointment: Jim Furyk's winless drought persists. Furyk, 44, hasn't won since the 2010 Tour Championship and has now failed to close his last seven 54-hole leads. He shot a 1-under 69 Sunday, with one birdie and one bogey on the front before a stretch of nine straight pars allowed Clark to catch him. Furyk did birdie the 17th to get back to within one shot but missed a 12-footer on 18 that would have forced a playoff.

O-fer Canada: Honorary mention in the above category goes to Graham DeLaet - and Canada. DeLaet was 7 under Friday but was just 3 under the rest of the week to finish tied for seventh. Now a 60-year wait, no Canadian has won his country's open since Pat Fletcher in 1954.

Round of the day: Dicky Pride tied the Royal Montreal course record with a 63 Sunday. Pride made seven birdies against zero bogeys. He played the final four holes 3 under and stuffed his approach from 163 yards to six feet at 18, setting up his final birdie. Furyk and DeLaet also posted course-record 63s on Friday.

Best of the rest: Justin Hicks (T-3), Kevin Kisner (T-9) and Canadian Brad Fritsch (T-9) all shot 64 Sunday to finish a shot off the Pride-Furyk-DeLaet record. RBC Heritage champ Matt Kuchar posted 65 and Michael Putnam and Gonzalo Fdez-Costano 66s as all three men played their way into a tie for fourth.