RBC Canadian Open R1

McIlroy four shots off pace as Bradley leads

June 06-09
Hamilton Golf & Country Club, Hamilton, Ontario
$7,600,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4


Rory McIlroy sits four shots adrift of leader Keegan Bradley after the first round of the RBC Canadian Open.


McIlroy, making his debut in the event and looking to bounce back from a disappointing showing at the Memorial Tournament, carded five birdies and two bogeys in his three-under-par 67.

McIlroy tweeted after his round: “The fans were great today and the course is playing nicely, looking forward to getting back out there tomorrow.”

That left the four-time major winner safely in amongst the chasing pack behind early pacesetter Bradley at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Ontario.


The American, the 2011 US PGA Championship winner who only recently decided to play this event, leads by one shot after sinking seven birdies – including five in succession from the seventh – in a flawless 63.

Ireland’s Shane Lowry is in a five-way tie for second on six under in what is the final event before next week’s US Open.

Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell is a shot further back while England’s Danny Willett sits on four under par.

Defending champion Dustin Johnson did not have such a good day, however.


The world number two, having started on the back nine, carded five bogeys and two birdies as he reached the turn in 38. He improved after that but still had to settle for a one-over-par 71.

That left the American in some illustrious company though, with Sergio Garcia, Padraig Harrington, Bubba Watson and Zach Johnson among the other players also on one over.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
1
Keegan Bradley
USA
-7
63
T2
Shane Lowry
IRL
-6
64
T2
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-6
64
T2
Nick Taylor
CAN
-6
64
T2
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-6
64
T2
Roberto Castro
USA
-6
64
T7
Scott Brown
USA
-5
65
T7
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-5
65
T7
Matt Kuchar
USA
-5
65
T7
Sebastian Munoz
COL
-5
65
T7
Danny Lee
NZL
-5
65
T7
Jimmy Walker
USA
-5
65
T7
Russell Henley
USA
-5
65
T7
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-5
65
T15
Adam Schenk
USA
-4
66
T15
Danny Willett
ENG
-4
66
T15
Webb Simpson
USA
-4
66
T15
David Hearn
CAN
-4
66
T15
Drew Nesbitt
CAN
-4
66
T15
Harris English
USA
-4
66
T15
Peter Malnati
USA
-4
66
T15
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-4
66
T15
Henrik Stenson
SWE
-4
66
T15
Talor Gooch
USA
-4
66
T25
Alexander Noren
SWE
-3
67
T25
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-3
67
T25
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-3
67
T25
Daniel Berger
USA
-3
67
T25
Colt Knost
USA
-3
67
T25
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-3
67
T25
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-3
67
T25
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
-3
67
T25
Robert Streb
USA
-3
67
T25
Peter Uihlein
USA
-3
67
T25
Scott Langley
USA
-3
67
T25
Kevin Tway
USA
-3
67
T25
D. J. Trahan
USA
-3
67
T25
Hank Lebioda
USA
-3
67
T25
J. J. Spaun
USA
-3
67
T25
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-3
67
T25
Richard Jung
CAN
-3
67
T42
Bill Haas
USA
-2
68
T42
Roger Sloan
CAN
-2
68
T42
Hudson Swafford
USA
-2
68
T42
Matthew Every
USA
-2
68
T42
Josh Teater
USA
-2
68
T42
Cameron Tringale
USA
-2
68
T42
Wes Roach
USA
-2
68
T42
Paul Barjon
FRA
-2
68
T42
Harold Varner III
USA
-2
68
T42
Ryan Palmer
USA
-2
68
T42
Kelly Kraft
USA
-2
68
T42
Scott Stallings
USA
-2
68
T42
Kyle Jones
USA
-2
68
T42
Sepp Straka
AUT
-2
68
T42
Jim Knous
USA
-2
68
T42
Joey Garber
USA
-2
68
T42
Ryan Yip
CAN
-2
68
T59
Ben Crane
USA
-1
69
T59
Trey Mullinax
USA
-1
69
T59
George McNeill
USA
-1
69
T59
Martin Laird
SCO
-1
69
T59
Luke Donald
ENG
-1
69
T59
Brian Harman
USA
-1
69
T59
Jim Furyk
USA
-1
69
T59
J. J. Henry
USA
-1
69
T59
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-1
69
T59
Jake Knapp
USA
-1
69
T59
Martin Piller
USA
-1
69
T59
Zachary Bauchou
USA
-1
69
T59
Roberto Diaz
MEX
-1
69
T59
Billy Hurley III
USA
-1
69
T59
Ricky Barnes
USA
-1
69
T59
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
-1
69
T59
Chad Collins
USA
-1
69
T59
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-1
69
T59
Cody Gribble
USA
-1
69
T59
Rod Pampling
AUS
-1
69
T59
Chad Campbell
USA
-1
69
T59
Tyler Duncan
USA
-1
69
T59
Austin Connelly
CAN
-1
69
T59
Adam Svensson
CAN
-1
69
T59
Chris Thompson
USA
-1
69
T84
Denny McCarthy
USA
Par
70
T84
Sam Saunders
USA
Par
70
T84
Nick Watney
USA
Par
70
T84
Corey Conners
CAN
Par
70
T84
Seamus Power
IRL
Par
70
T84
Mike Weir
CAN
Par
70
T84
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
Par
70
T84
Collin Morikawa
USA
Par
70
T84
James Allenby
CAN
Par
70
T84
Brandon Harkins
USA
Par
70
T84
Brendon Todd
USA
Par
70
T84
Wyndham Clark
USA
Par
70
T84
Ryan Armour
USA
Par
70
T84
Brooks Koepka
USA
Par
70
T84
Justin Thomas
USA
Par
70
T84
Alex Prugh
USA
Par
70
T84
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
Par
70
T84
Alex Cejka
GER
Par
70
T84
John Chin
USA
Par
70
T84
Richard T. Lee
CAN
Par
70
T84
Michael Gligic
CAN
Par
70
T105
David Lingmerth
SWE
1
71
T105
Padraig Harrington
IRL
1
71
T105
Johnson Wagner
USA
1
71
T105
Sergio Garcia
ESP
1
71
T105
Jim Herman
USA
1
71
T105
Dustin Johnson
USA
1
71
T105
Bud Cauley
USA
1
71
T105
Fabian Gomez
ARG
1
71
T105
Curtis Luck
AUS
1
71
T105
Brady Schnell
USA
1
71
T105
Bubba Watson
USA
1
71
T105
Zach Johnson
USA
1
71
T105
Richy Werenski
USA
1
71
T105
Nate Lashley
USA
1
71
T105
Stephan Jaeger
GER
1
71
T105
Will Claxton
USA
1
71
T105
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
1
71
T105
Thomas DeMarco
CAN
1
71
T123
Derek Fathauer
USA
2
72
T123
Brian Gay
USA
2
72
T123
Martin Trainer
USA
2
72
T123
J. B. Holmes
USA
2
72
T123
Chris Stroud
USA
2
72
T123
Etienne Brault
CAN
2
72
T123
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
2
72
T123
Chris Crisologo
CAN
2
72
T123
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
2
72
T123
Austin Cook
USA
2
72
T123
Scott Piercy
USA
2
72
T123
Brandon Hagy
USA
2
72
T135
Seth Reeves
USA
3
73
T135
Tom Hoge
USA
3
73
T135
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
3
73
T135
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
3
73
T135
Zack Sucher
USA
3
73
T135
Chase Wright
USA
3
73
T135
Cameron Davis
AUS
3
73
T135
Kramer Hickok
USA
3
73
T143
Aaron Wise
USA
4
74
T143
Shawn Stefani
USA
4
74
T143
Tom Lovelady
USA
4
74
T143
JC Deacon
USA
4
74
T143
Anders Albertson
USA
4
74
T143
Brice Garnett
USA
4
74
T143
Matthew Anderson
CAN
4
74
T143
Marc-Etienne Bussieres
CAN
4
74
T151
Joseph Deraney
USA
5
75
T151
Joey Savoie
CAN
5
75
T153
Albin Choi
CAN
6
76
T153
Michael Blair
CAN
6
76
T153
Julian Etulain
ARG
6
76
156
Josh Whalen
CAN
9
79
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