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Jhonattan Vegas rallies to win RBC Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ont. – Jhonattan Vegas rallied to win the RBC Canadian Open for his second PGA Tour victory, birdieing the final three holes at Glen Abbey Golf Club for an 8-under 64 and one-stroke victory.

The 29-year-old Venezuelan began the day five strokes behind leader Brandt Snedeker, and four behind U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson and Canadian amateur Jared du Toit.

Du Toit finished tied for ninth at 9 under after a final round of 71. He was trying to become the first Canadian to win the event since Pat Fletcher in 1954.

Du Toit struggled to start today’s round with two early bogeys, but birdied 16 and 18 to finish two shots ahead of world No. 1 Jason Day.

Vegas earned US$1,062,000 and a spot in the PGA Championship next week at Baltusrol in New Jersey.

He also received a two-year tour exemption and a spot in the Masters next year.