Nick Taylor posted a final-round 66 and then edged Tommy Fleetwood (67) in overtime with a 72-foot putt for birdie on the fourth suden-death hole to claim victory at the 2023 RBC Canadian Open.
The 35-year-old Winnipeg native becomes the first Canadian in 69 years to win his national open.
“It’s a tournament that we’ve circled on our calendar since probably junior golf,” said Taylor. “To kind of break that curse, if you want to call it, is — I’m pretty speechless.
“I don’t think it’s going to sink in for quite some time what happened today.”
Taylor and Fleetwood finished on 17-under 271, one better than Aaron Rai (67), Tyrrell Hatton (64) and C.T. Pan (70).
It was Taylor’s third career PGA Tour title, and easily his most important.
“It was the most incredible atmosphere I’ve ever been a part of and it’s not even close,” said Taylor. “I think even walking the first tee today, walking to the first green, there’s ovations on every single tee and green.
“When Tommy would miss and they would cheer, I kind of felt bad for him. But I knew just how pumped they were and they were trying to put every ounce of energy into it to help me pull it through.”
With the victory, Taylor earned a $1,620,000 payday and 500 FedEx Cup points.
RBC Canadian Open Results
Leaderboard: Top 10
Pos-Player-Score (Final Rd)
1. Nick Taylor -17 (-6)
2. Tommy Fleetwood -17 (-5)
3. Aaron Rai -16 (-5)
3. Tyrrell Hatton -16 (-8)
3. C.T. Pan -16 (-2)
6. Eric Cole -14 (-9)
6. Mark Hubbard -14 (-2)
6. Justin Rose -14 (-1)
9. Brandon Wu -12 (-3)
9. Andrew Novak -12 (E)
9. Rory McIlroy -12 (E)
Money Winners: Top 5
1. Nick Taylor $1.62m
2. Tommy Fleetwood $981k
3. Aaron Rai $477k
3. Tyrrell Hatton $477k
3. C.T. Pan $477k
RBC Canadian Open: Photo Finish
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