OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) – Jhonattan Vegas successfully defended his RBC Canadian Open title Sunday at Glen Abbey, beating Charley Hoffman with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
Vegas’ approach from the left bunker in the playoff on the par-5 18th hit the grass just above the sand lip and went through the green. The 32-year-old Venezuelan chipped to a foot – after racing a chip past the hole in regulation from the same area en route to a par – and won when Hoffman’s birdie try from the back bunker slid past the hole.
Vegas closed with a 7-under 65 to match Hoffman at 21-under 267. Hoffman, the third-round leader, birdied the 18th for a 68.
Vegas has three PGA Tour titles, also winning the 2011 Bob Hope Classic.
Ian Poulter was a stroke back after a 64, the best round of the day.