RBC Canadian Open R1

Wyndham Clark takes opening lead in Ontario

Canadian Open 2022 R1

June 09-12
St. George’s G&CC, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
$8,700,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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Wyndham Clark, starting on the back nine, made the turn in 31 after firing five birdies then made two more to close with a bogey-free 7-under 63 and take the lead in the RBC Canadian Open.


Canadian Open 2022 R1

“All around I hit it great,” said the American. “I drove it pretty good off the tee. I did miss some fairways, but when I missed it, it wasn’t that bad. I hit a lot of great iron shots in there, and yeah I made a good amount of putts from 10 to 20 feet, and I didn’t really miss much inside of 10 feet either.

“Putter felt good. My caddie and I, we felt really confident in our reads, and the balls went in today.”


Canadian Open 2022 R1

“[The course is] definitely playing long,” he continued. “I mean, I don’t know how long this golf course is, but it’s not running out that much because of how soft it is, with all the rain they’ve gotten. But that also makes it tough and really important to hit fairways because the rough is so thick that a lot of times it could be 160 to the hole and you can’t even get all the way to the green because the rough is so thick. So it definitely makes it important to hit the fairways.

“And then just the slope of the greens out here, you’ve really got to be smart when you do get in trouble or out of position, or even when you’re in position, you just want to hit it to where you’re below the hole and you don’t have these big breaking, sliding putts.”


Canadian Open 2022 R1

Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick lies one shot back in second place followed by Americans Doug Ghim and Harold Varner III at 5-under.

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy and Canada’s Mackenzie Hughes are tied in fifth place at 4-under.

McIlroy, the 2019 winner, is the current defending champion due to the event being cancelled for the last two year because of the pandemic.

“I felt like the course was there to go even lower just from the rain and how receptive it was,” McIlroy said. “Overall, very happy with the start of the week, especially coming off a disappointing weekend at the Memorial last weekend.”

Canadian Open 2022 R1


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2Matt Fitzpatrick-664
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T5Rory McIlroy-466
T5Lee Hodges-466
T5Tony Finau-466
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T9Jim Knous-367
T9Mark Hubbard-367
T9Alex Smalley-367
T9Sam Burns-367
T9Keith Mitchell-367
T9Patrick Rodgers-367
T9Jonas Blixt-367
T18Vaughn Taylor-268
T18Brandt Snedeker-268
T18Charley Hoffman-268
T18Luke Donald-268
T18Danny Lee-268
T18Nick Hardy-268
T18Kramer Hickok-268
T25Hank Lebioda-169
T25Adam Hadwin-169
T25Justin Thomas-169
T25Seung-Yul Noh-169
T25Robert Streb-169
T25J.J. Henry-169
T25Chris Kirk-169
T25Jason Bohn-169
T25Aaron Rai-169
T25John Huh-169
T25Kelly Kraft-169
T25Brendon Todd-169
T25Scottie Scheffler-169
T25Justin Rose-169
T25Sebastián Muñoz-169
T25Ryan Moore-169
T25Bill Haas-169
T25Jonathan Byrd-169
T25Chase Seiffert-169
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T44Scott PiercyPar70
T44Nick TaylorPar70
T44Adam LongPar70
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T44Matt WallacePar70
T44Rory SabbatiniPar70
T44John RollinsPar70
T44Trey MullinaxPar70
T44Roger SloanPar70
T44Emiliano GrilloPar70
T44Sean O’HairPar70
T44Ricky BarnesPar70
T44Tommy GaineyPar70
T44Wesley BryanPar70
T44Aaron CockerillPar70
T44Stuart MacdonaldPar70
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T135Callum Davison+676
T135Mark Hensby+676
T135Jim Herman+676
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T135Greyson Sigg+676
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153William Buhl+1181
154Matt Every+1282
WDMichael Gligic46
DQKevin Stadler79
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