Golf Canada Leaderboard presented by TitleistWritten by Golf Canada
Below is a list of how Canadian golfers fared across the major professional tours the week prior.
Max Homa missed a 3-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to send the Genesis Invitational into a playoff before winning it on the second extra hole when Tony Finau failed to save par from a bunker. Homa, who grew up 30 miles from the Riviera golf course, played the final 26 holes without a bogey. The win also allowed Homa to break into the top 50 in the world for the first time, making him eligible for the World Golf Championship next week and it earned him a return invitation to the Masters. For Finau it was his 10th runner-up finish worldwide since winning the Puerto Rico Open five years ago. …Nick Taylor posted his second top 20 result in just over a month. …Adam Hadwin’s third round 70 was just one shot off the low round of the day… Mackenzie Hughes is a combined 20-under par in four tournament starts in 2021
NEXT EVENT: Puerto Rico Open (Feb. 25)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Michael Gligic, David Hearn, Taylor Pendrith, Roger Sloan
KORN FERRY TOUR
Hayden Buckley sunk a 10-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to win the LECOM Suncoast Classic for his first Korn Ferry Tour title. Buckley, who was the last alternate to get into the field before Thursday’s opening round, beat Dawson Armstrong and Taylor Montgomery. …Albin Choi, who earned his way into the tournament as a Monday qualifier, was making his first start on the tour since August 2019. His opening round 62 was a career-low. He finished two strokes back of automatically qualifying for this week’s tournament. …Taylor Pendrith finished outside the top 15 for the first time in six months. …Adam Svensson posted his first result outside the top 30 since July 2020.
NEXT EVENT: El Bosque Mexico Championship (Feb. 27)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Stuart Macdonald, Adam Svensson
NEXT EVENT: WGC at The Concession (Feb. 25)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Mackenzie Hughes
NEXT EVENT: Gainbridge LPGA (Feb. 25)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Brooke Henderson, Alena Sharp, Jaclyn Lee, Lori Kane (reserve)
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
NEXT EVENT: Cologuard Classic (Feb. 26)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Stephen Ames, Mike Weir