Tim Clark edges Jim Furyk for Canadian Open title

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Ile Bizard, QC, Canada (4E Sports) – Tim Clark fired a five-under-par 65 Sunday to win the Canadian Open by one stroke over two-time winner Jim Furyk.

Clark, who recorded a four-round tally of 17-under-par 263 at Royal Montreal Golf Club, bagged his second career PGA Tour title, his first since the 2010 Players Championship. He pocketed the top purse of $1,026,000.

Clark’s four-day total of 263 tied Johnny Palmer (1952) and Scott Piercy (2012) for the tournament record.

Furyk, who entered the day with a three-stroke lead, carded a 69 to finish at 16-under. He had a chance to force a playoff but he missed a 12-foot birdie.

Justin Hicks carded a 64 to finish third, four strokes behind the winner while Matt Kuchar, Michael Putnam and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano finished in a tie for fourth at 11-under.

Canadian Graham DeLaet (68) and Dicky Pride (636) tied for seventh at 10-under 270.

When Furyk made seven straight pars at the turn, Clark started to make his run at the lead with a 25-foot birdie effort at the 11th.

Clark went on to birdie the 12th and 14th to move to 15-under and claim a share of the lead before play was suspended due to inclement weather.

When play resumed 26 minutes later, Clark stayed hot with a 10-foot birdie putt at the 15th to claim the outright lead at 16-under.

Clark and Furyk each birdied the par-3 17th to remain a shot apart entering the 18th, where Clark hit his approach to 44 feet and Furyk hit the ball 12 feet from the hole.

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