Winner’s Circle: McIlroy Claims 7-Shot Victory at RBC Canadian Open

Rory McIlroy Wins RBC Canadian Open
Rory McIlroy reacts after a birdie putt on the 14th green during the final round of the RBC Canadian Open at Hamilton Golf and CC on June 09, 2019 in Hamilton, Canada. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy shot a 10-under 60 on Sunday, and shellacked the field at Hamilton Golf and Country Club en route to a seven-shot victory at the RBC Canadian Open.

McIlroy finished his final day in Hamilton, Ontario with two bogeys against nine birdies and an eagle to reach a tournament record 22-under par 258.

It was McIlroy’s second win of the PGA Tour season, and 16th title of his career.


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Pro-File

Nationality: Northern Ireland
Height: 5′ 9″
Weight: 165 lb
Birthdate: May 4, 1989 (age 30)
Native: Holywood, County Down, N.I.
Resides: Pam Beach Gardens, FL
Primary Sponsor: Nike
Equipment: Taylormade


Final Top 5: RBC Canadian Open

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Rory McIlroy -22 (-9)
2. Shane Lowry -15 (-3)
2. Webb Simpson -15 (-2)
4. Brandt Snedeker -13 (-1)
4. Matt Kuchar -13 (E)


Early Rounds

ROUND 1

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 1)
1. Keegan Bradley -7 (63)
2. Shane Lowry -6 (64)
25. Rory McIlroy -3 (67)

ROUND 2

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 2)
1. Scott Brown -12 (-7)
1. Matt Kuchar -12 (-7)
13. Rory McIlroy -7 (-4)

ROUND 3

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 3)
1. Rory McIlroy -13 (-6)
1. Webb Simpson -13 (-3)
1. Matt Kuchar -13 (-1)


Rory McIlroy’s Winning Numbers

Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy plays a shot on the ninth hole during the final round of the RBC Canadian Open at Hamilton Golf and CC on June 09, 2019 in Hamilton, Canada. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images
Topline Stats:

Driving: 324.4 yards (1st)
Fairways: 37/56, 66.1% (6th)
Greens: 55/72, 76.4% (2nd)
Putts/GIR: 90/1.636 (3rd)

Scoring:

Par-3: -2 (3 Birdies, 13 Pars, 1 Bogeys)
Par-4: -13 (18 Birdies, 24 Pars, 5 Bogeys)
Par-5: -7 (1 Eagle, 5 Birdies, 2 Pars)
Total: -19 (1 Eagle, 26 Birdies, 39 Pars, 6 Bogeys)


WITB: Rory McIlroy

Driver: TaylorMade M5 (9°)
5 Wood: TaylorMade M5 (19°)
Utility: TaylorMade P790 UDI (2-iron)
Irons: TM P750 Tour (3 & 4), P730 (5-9)
Wedges: TM Milled Grind (48°), Hi-Toe (52°, 54°, 60°)
Putter: TM Spider X Copper
Ball: TM TP5
Hat/Apparel: Nike


Video: Rory McIlroy’s Final-Round Highlights


McIlroy’s 2019 PGA Tour Season

Starts: 13
Missed Cuts: 1
Wins: 2 (PLAYERS, Canadian Open)
Addtl Top 10s: 8
Money Earned: $6,700,659 (1st)
FedExCup Pts: 2,112 (2nd)
World Rank Before/After: 4/3

McIlroy’s Career Victories

PGA Tour: 16
2019 RBC Canadian Open
2019 PLAYERS Championship
2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational
2016 Tour Championship
2016 Deutsche Bank Championship (2)
2015 Wells Fargo Championship (2)
2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play
2014 PGA Championship (2)
2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
2014 The Open Championship
2012 BMW Championship
2012 Deutsche Bank Championship
2012 PGA Championship
2012 The Honda Classic
2011 U.S. Open
2010 Quail Hollow Championship

European Tour (Pure): 7
2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open
2015 Omega Dubai Desert Classic
2015 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai
2014 BMW PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
2012 DP World Tour Championship
2011 UBS Hong Kong Open
2009 Dubai Desert Classic


Points & Money

The victory earned McIlroy $1,368,000 and 500 FedExCup points, along with 48 world-ranking points. He will move to No. 1 on the PGA Tour’s money list, and 2nd on its points list. He will jump a spot to No. 3 in the Official World Golf Rankings.


Exit Question for Rory McIlroy

About this triple crown (Opens of Britain, U.S., and Canada) Rory, among all your victories in your career, where do you rank this one?

McILROY: Yeah, I mean, I guess someone mentioned to me on the 18th green there that I’m only the sixth player to win the Open, the U.S. Open, and the Canadian Open. That’s a pretty nice little club to be a part of, I guess.

So, yeah, it’s up there. I mean, I’ve been playing well basically all year. Been giving myself loads of chances to win. The criticism might have been that I haven’t won enough, but hopefully today with not just winning, but the way I won, that gives me a lot of confidence going forward for sure.


Credit: PGA Tour Media, Getty Images


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