You Oughta Know: RBC Canadian Open


Here is everything You Oughta Know entering the final round of the RBC Canadian Open:

• A third-round 9-under 63 vaulted Brandt Snedeker into a one-stroke lead over David Lingmerth entering the final 18 holes. Matt Kuchar and Jason Bohn are each two shots back.

• Snedeker already owns a victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am this year and has six previous top-10 finishes. A win would join Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Kuchar as the only multiple winners on the PGA Tour and would move him into third place on the FedEx Cup points list.

• Of the five previous occasions in which he’s either held or shared a third-round lead, Snedeker has converted for victory just twice, but each of those instances came inside the past calendar year – at last year’s Tour Championship and this year’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

• Even without a win this week, Snedeker has all but guaranteed himself a spot on this year’s United States Presidents Cup team. He currently ranks fourth on the points list, following just Woods, Mickelson and Kuchar.

• The recent statistics may not favor Snedeker. No 54-hole leader has gone on to win the RBC Canadian Open since Chez Reavie five years ago.

• Lingmerth is seeking his first career victory in just his 19th career PGA Tour start. The 2013 rookie had never played a PGA Tour event before this season.

• In 18 previous starts this year, Lingmerth owns a pair of runner-up finishes, including a playoff loss at the Humana Challenge and a T-2 at The Players Championship.

• A native of Sweden, Lingmerth recently moved to Jacksonville Beach, Fla., in part influenced by countryman Jonas Blixt, who won The Greenbrier Classic three weeks ago.

• Kuchar owned four previous PGA Tour victories, but had never claimed more than one in a single season until this year. He has already won the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and Memorial Tournament this season.

• After starting the field with 18 total Canadian players, only three were able to advance to Sunday’s final round: David Hearn (T-39); Mike Weir (T-55); and Roger Sloan (T-62).

Hunter Mahan led the tournament through 36 holes, but withdrew less than an hour before his third-round tee time after learning that his wife Kandi had gone into labor in Dallas.