ANDn full open war with the new saud circuit, the PGA Tours he claimed his power with one of his most vibrant tournaments in recent times. A RBC Canadian Open disputed in the St. George’s Golf & Country Club of toronto in which Rory McIlroy (-19)one of the staunchest supporters of the American tour, contributed in the best possible way to maintaining the usual status of world golf: by bringing out his best game.
The Northern Irishman, with a tremendous recital, managed to reissue the title he won at this same event in 2019. It was the first time he McIlroy he successfully defended the victory in a tournament since since his previous triumph it had not been played again due to the pandemic. And it was also the first time Rory room of the first nine holes of an event of the PGA Tours with only 29 hits in his locker, with which he seemed to have victory in his pocket.
The start of the round for McIroysharing match with Justin Thomas (-15) Y Tony Finau (-17) in a group of three to prevent the weather forecasts from affecting the development of the game, it was to frame. Birdie at 1 with a putt of more than eight meters; birdie at 4 with an anthological approach; birdie at 6 chipping from the antegreen; birdie at 7 with another hit from the fairway; and birdie at 9 with an impeccable recovery from the sand.
only justin thomas, with five other birdies in the first half of the field, was able to keep up with the norirlands. But nobody could follow him when in his first three flags of the second nine he achieved three more birdies: in the 10th, after a tremendous drive and a recovery from the ‘rough’, in the 11th taking advantage of another par five; and on 12, to the despair of his rivals, holed a putt of more than 12 meters.
Everything seemed made for McIlroy, who was running with a comfortable three-stroke lead in the standings. But as has happened to him on more than one occasion, a silly miss on a short putt shattered his confidence and he ended up suffering. He committed it on the 13th hole, missing a par putt of just one meter. Thomas I responded with a birdie at 14. Rory I missed another putt of less than a meter for birdie. And on the 16th, he committed his second bogey of the day, with which JT he hunted him in the coliderate.
With finau in the shadows trying to take advantage of the titanic struggle between his two party partners, on the 17th the key moment arrived. justin thomas I missed the tee and ended up making a bogey. Y McIlroyafter taking the driver for a walk and leaving one of his usual missiles, launched a winning approach to leave the birdie done and go out to 18 with two shots ahead, enough to end up conquering the title.
McIlroy tops LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman in wins
It is the 21 victory of Rory in the PGA Tours with which, curiously, exceeds 20 of Greg Normanthe CEO of the LIV Golf Series. A triumph with which the American circuit takes off after a few very complicated days of announcements, suspensions and escapes, and in a tournament that due to the level of play, the quality of its participants, emotion and competitiveness has shown that day after day Today, any tour, no matter how many petrodollars it may have, is light years away from the American tour.
The recital could have been even greater if this final battle of McIlroy, JT Y finau with a hysterical 59. The one who was about to achieve it was Justin Rose (-14), who left with two bogeys in the last three holes the possibility of having made history. Meanwhile, for Spanish golf the appointment was not fruitful. Rafa Cabrera Bello (+5) finally managed to pass a cut in the PGA Tours more than three months later, but his poor weekend prevented him from getting into the fight for the top positions and the card is still a utopia for him.