Johnson will now make the trip to Glen Abbey for next week's RBC Canadian Open. Right on his heels will be the OWGR No. 2 golfer in the world, Dustin Johnson, who is the hottest player in the game right now with wins at both the U.S. Open and Bridgestone Invitational, while also coming off a Top 10 finish in the Open last week. Glen Abbey has hosted this event 27 times in the past including two of the last three years.
The second-ranked amateur in Canada, he also hopes to earn a spot on the Canadian team for the world amateur championships later this year. The atmosphere of being a Canadian and playing at the RBC Canadian Open is really cool.
The Canadian Open has been good to Australians with Kel Nagle, Greg Norman (twice), Nathan Green and Jason Day all having won in the past.
Jason Day - Last year's champion will be keen to repeat the success. The best golfers in the world will spend the week north of the border to another global destination as they get set to tee it up this week in the RBC Canadian Open.
Tiger was making just his second start as a PGA Tour pro - he debuted at the Greater Milwaukee Open the week prior - but he created a buzz around the 1996 Canadian Open like few others could.
Golf Canada announced the final field on Friday for the July 18-24 tournament at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont. Vegas wound up tied for fourth, his fourth top-10 finish of the season while Aaron Baddeley won in a playoff... This time around, he has the PGA Championship fresh on the horizon.
Jim Furyk is slowly getting back to his best after injury issues earlier this year and does boast one of the best records at Glen Abbey.
This will be just Furyk's 9th event of the year but he did finish runner-up at the US Open and although battling over the last couple of weeks perhaps back on a golf course more suitable to him he might do well again.
DRAMA ON SUNDAY: Five of the last six years the Canadian Open has seen a come-from-behind victory, with Brandt Snedeker being the only player in that time frame to close out his 54-hole lead. David Hearn of Brantford, Ont., was on the path to become the first Canuck to win the Canadian Open since Pat Fletcher did it in 1954. The Aussie shot a 4-under 68 on championship Sunday, including birdies on the last three holes. It was obvious, even in his just second tournament collecting a paycheck, that Tiger was going to be a player who transcended the sport.