RORY MCILROY WINS 2019 RBC CANADIAN OPEN
Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C., ﬁnishes sixth to claim fourth career Rivermead Cup
News and notes for Sunday, June 9
HAMILTON, Ont. — Using a loonie as his ball marker, Rory McIlroy ﬁred a ﬁnal round 9-under par 61 to win Canada’s National Open Championship, the RBC Canadian Open in his ﬁrst appearance.
McIlroy’s 22-under-par 258 is the lowest 72-hole score ever carded at the RBC Canadian Open. The previous record of 263 was held by Johnny Palmer (1952), Scott Piercy (2012) and Tim Clark (2014). His ﬁnal round 61 is also the best ﬁnal round at the 110-year-old event, breaking the record of 62 held by Andy Bean (1983).
The 30-year-old entered Sunday’s ﬁnal round sharing the lead with Americans Matt Kuchar and Webb Simpson. He started his round by lipping-out a chip for eagle on the ﬁrst hole, en route to birding four of his ﬁrst ﬁve holes. With the win the Northern Irishman claimed his 16th PGA TOUR title.
“It’s been a while since I played like this and sort of put my foot down, but it was so nice to do it today,” said McIlroy. “I’m very proud of what I’ve done today. Hopefully this sets up well for the rest of the year, too.”
Videos, Audio & Transcripts
2019 RBC Canadian Open Champion, Rory Mcilroy
Closing Ceremonies from the 18th Green
Press Conference with Laurence Applebaum, Mary DePaoli
& Bryan Crawford