(OAKVILLE, Ontario) — Brandt Snedeker finished three shots ahead to take home the Canadian Open trophy on Sunday.
Snedeker birdied the par-5 16th and parred the final two holes. He also had two birdies with a bogey on the front-nine.
The win comes after Hunter Mahan withdrew on Saturday for the birth of his daughter Zoe.
“Zoe will be getting a very nice baby gift from me,” Snedeker said. “I can’t thank Kandi enough for going into labor early. I don’t know if I’d be sitting here if she hadn’t. But that is a way more important thing than a golf tournament. I missed a golf tournament when my first was born, and it was the best decision I ever made. I’m sure Hunter would say the same thing.”
Snedeker beat out Dustin Johnson, William McGirt, Matt Kuchar, and Jason Bohn.
“Just ecstatic right now,” Snedeker said. “This is a tournament I said early on in my career I wanted to win just because my caddie (Scott Vail) is actually from Canada and it’s his national open. It meant a lot to him, meant a lot to me. Third-oldest tournament on tour and it’s got some great history to it, and now to put my name on that trophy it means a lot.”
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News