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Jul 31st, 2017

Jhonattan Vegas retains Canadian Open title

Resurgent Poulter in third

Golf is brilliant isn't it. Prior to coming to defend his Canadian Open title, Jhonattan Vegas had missed his last five cuts in a row. So obviously he wins here, beating Charley Hoffman in a play-off while Ian Poulter finished third.

Jhonattan Vegas retains Canadian Open title"Never mind the golf, let's get gattered..."

32-year-old Venezuelan Vegas shot a blistering seven-under-par 65 to make up three shots on overnight leader Hoffman and tie on -21 at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ontario.

Poulter, 41, shot a 64 - the lowest round of the tournament - to finish one shot behind Vegas and Hoffman.


Vegas was safely tucked up in the clubhouse at -21 and watched as Hoffman birdied the 16th and 18th to draw level. Hoffman went within a whisker of winning outright but his eagle chance just slipped by. 

Jhonattan Vegas retains Canadian Open titlePoults. Getting back to his best...

In the play-off, Vegas hit a sensational second shot from a fairway bunker on the par-five 18th to help set up a simple birdie chance, while Hoffman was faced with a no win situation from a bunker which he failed to hole. 

Jhonattan Vegas retains Canadian Open titleNo, honestly, it'll make you look really cool...


The whole Kitten Kaboodle

-21 J Vegas (Ven) C Hoffman (US)

-20 I Poulter (Eng)

-19 G Woodland (US)

-18 B Hagy (US), T Finau (US), R Garrigus (US)

-17 D Johnson (US), K Chappell (US)

Selected others:

-16 A Gonzales (US), S Power (Ire)

-15 V Singh (Fij)

-13 R Sabatini (S Africa)

-12 S Kaufman

-10 M Kuchar (US)

-9 B Watson (US), R Barnes (US)

-8 S Horsfield (Eng)

-2 J Furyk (US)


Missed Cut

Ernie Els, Shane Lowry, Graeme McDowell


JP Fitzgerald sacked by Rory!!!!

Jhonattan Vegas retains Canadian Open title

TAGS: Players, Jhonattan Vegas, Ian Poulter