Ranked Dustin Johnson wins RBC Canadian Open

Ranked Dustin Johnson wins RBC Canadian Open

But getting serenaded with "O Canada"? "Signing with RBC this year, and coming up here and winning, especially on a golf course where I've had success, it means a lot".

"Glen Abbey's been great to me", Hughes said. I've always said I feel like my game is right there.

Using his competitive advantage north of the border, Dustin Johnson, who is married to Paulina Gretzky, the daughter of 'The Great One, ' won the RBC Canadian Open this past weekend behind no shortage of fan support from the Canadian crowd.

Fans certainly didn't forget Johnson's connection to the hockey legend, with some in the crowd wearing Edmonton Oilers jerseys. "99!" and "Paulina!" could be heard. I thought I had a lot of support.

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson busted out of the gates for the second consecutive day to break away from his three third-round co-leaders to win the RBC Canadian Open for the first time.

South Koreans Whee Kim and Byeong Hun An, who were tied for the lead with Johnson and Kevin Tway entering the final round, finished tied for second place after both recorded 69s on Sunday.

"I really, really hit the ball well all four days", the 34-year-old American said.

"I didn't play all that bad, but I didn't score very well", he said. "Somebody is going to shoot low and I just hope it's me". But I felt like I hit the ball plenty good enough to be under par after two days, and I was 5 over or something. The Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course has been slated for redevelopment by ClubLink, the property's owner.

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"It was definitely good to get off to a fast start", said Johnson.

But Johnson was able get back on track with birdies at the 14th and 15th before rolling in a 23-foot putt at the 16th for an eagle. "It turned kind of an average day out here into something really special".

Johnson also won at the Tournament of Champions at Kapalua in January and the FedEx St. Jude Classic in June in Memphis, Tennessee.

He realized he was in contention at the RBC Canadian Open on the par-5 16th tee, after a rain delay that lasted almost two hours at Glen Abbey.

"The Rivermead Cup has history here in Canada, and if you're not going to win the big trophy, the Rivermead Cup is a pretty good consolation prize", said Hughes. "I didn't give myself many birdie chances".

Keegan Bradley made a rousing final round rally, carding the round of the day with an error free eight-under 64 to finish alone in third a further shot back. He shot 63 on Friday, but had a 73 on Saturday.

Nick Taylor was the top Canadian, shooting a 67 to reach a nine-under 135 total.

Saturday's third round, the proverbial "Moving Day" as it were, provided some significant separation at the top of the leaderboard: There was a four-way tie for first place at 17-under par featuring Kim, Tway, Johnson, and An.

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