Dustin Johnson had a Canadian Open victory in his grasp. The former Coastal Carolina standout rallied from a three shot deficit with a birdie on the 16th hole to tie the leader Brandt Snedeker. But on the next hole, Johnson made a triple-bogey seven to take him out of contention. Snedeker won the tournament by three strokes at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ontario.
William McGirt, who was born in Lumberton, North Carolina and raised in Fairmont, shot a 4-under par 68 to finish tied for second place in this event for a second straight year. Johnson, McGirt, Jason Bohn and Matt Kuchar all ended up 13-under par.
Snedeker assumed the lead after three rounds after 36-hole leader Hunter Mahan withdrew from the tournament when his wife, Kandi, went into labor with their first child. Mahan later announced on social media that "both baby and mom are doing great." The baby, Zoe Olivia, was born at 3:26 a.m. on Sunday, according to Mahan who is now in Texas with his wife and new daughter.
The victory for Snedeker was his second on the PGA Tour this season. He also won the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. This was his sixth career win. He shot a final round 2-under par 70 to finish 16-under for the four days.