Canada’s Drought Continues In Its National Open

Canada will have to wait at least another year for one of its local golfers to win the country’s national championship. Brandt Snedeker won the RBC Canadian Open this weekend, extending the win-less streak for a Canadian golfer to 60 years.

Snedeker, who got off to a hot start at the begging of the season before missing time with a rib injury, held onto the lead throughout the weekend with the help of his clutch putting and short game. Snedeker started the first month of the 2013 season with three top-5 finishes including a win at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. It was during the final round of that event that he suffered a rib injury that would keep him sidelined and trying to recover for several months.

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The win not only makes his comeback complete, but it puts him in the company of Jupiter Island resident Tiger Woods, as one of only four multiple winners on tour this year. Snedeker can also thank fellow American Hunter Mahan for his weekend lead. Mahan entered Saturday with the 36 hole lead ahead of his 2:50pm tee time. While warming up on the driving range, Mahan received a call that his wive Kandi had gone into labor. Mahan immediately left the tournament to be with his wife for the birth of their first child, leaving Snedeker with the lead.

Brandt fought off several golfers throughout the day on Sunday on his way to his sixth career victory. Loxahatchee River resident Dustin Johnson went into the 17th hole with a share of the lead before his tee shot left him out of bounds and he carded a triple bogey on the hole. Despite triple bogey on 17, Johnson still finished the event in a tie for second.

While a Canadian golfer did not win the event, it was still a win of sorts for the country. Snedeker’s caddie, Scott Vail, is a native of Toronto and was on the bag for the victory. For a complete recap of the RBC Canadian Open, visit

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