Shaw Charity Classic R3

Wes Short Jr. wins by one stroke

August 30 – September 01
Canyon Meadows G&CC, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
$2,350,000
Round 1, Round 2


Wes Short Jr. made a short birdie putt on the final hole to win the Shaw Charity Classic by one stroke on Sunday.


His second shot on the par 5, 18th hole at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club just cleared the water before bouncing off a rock and onto the green.

”I caught a little bit of a thin three wood and pushed it a little bit,” Short said. ”I thought it might have been over, but it hit a rock and kicked up on the green. It was a really good break.”

After his eagle attempt came up short, he tapped in a three-foot putt for a final-round 4-under 66 and a a 13-under 267 total – just ahead of two-time defending champion Scott McCarron.

”It probably looked five, six feet and I was sure glad it went in,” Short said. ”All the hard work you put into this stupid game comes to the top.”


Short’s final round included six birdies and two bogeys to give the 55-year-old golfer from Austin, Texas, just his second-ever PGA Tour Champions victory. His last one was also in Canada at the 2014 Quebec Championship.

”Maybe I need to move here,” he joked.

The start of the final round of the three-day event was delayed by 30 minutes due to thick fog and golfers also had to battle chilly conditions at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club until it warmed up in the afternoon.

McCarron rolled in a 39-foot putt for eagle on the 18th hole to card a round of 5-under 65, which pulled him into a tie for the lead with Short and Tom Gillis at 12 under.

”It was going a little faster than I wanted, kind of banged the stick and went in,” McCarron said. ”Just to do that to have a chance was really cool, but I shouldn’t have put myself in that position to begin with.”

The Charles Schwab Cup points leader then watched as Short made his clutch birdie, while Gillis fell back into fourth at 10 under with a double bogey on the last hole.

”Wes obviously got a great break on 18, hit the rocks in the hazard and bounced on the green and birdied it to win the tournament,” said McCarron, who had bogeys on 16 and 17 before his eagle on the final hole. ”Sometimes those things happen when you win. He got the good breaks and I made a few bad swings with poor timing, unfortunately.”


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Shaw Charity Classic R2

Tours
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Wes Short, Jr.
-13
64
67
66
197
2
Scott McCarron
-12
64
69
65
198
3
Steve Flesch
-11
62
68
69
199
4
Tom Gillis
-10
67
64
69
200
T5
Joe Durant
-9
67
68
66
201
T5
Billy Andrade
-9
64
69
68
201
T5
Tom Byrum
-9
63
69
69
201
T8
Retief Goosen
-8
64
70
68
202
T8
Ken Duke
-8
65
68
69
202
T8
Corey Pavin
-8
66
67
69
202
11
Tim Petrovic
-7
64
69
70
203
T12
David McKenzie
-6
68
69
67
204
T12
Mark Brooks
-6
64
70
70
204
T12
Bernhard Langer
-6
68
66
70
204
T15
Michael Campbell
-5
66
71
68
205
T15
Jeff Maggert
-5
67
70
68
205
T15
Paul Broadhurst
-5
71
67
67
205
T15
Ken Tanigawa
-5
66
70
69
205
T15
Woody Austin
-5
68
67
70
205
T15
Rocco Mediate
-5
68
67
70
205
T15
Doug Garwood
-5
66
68
71
205
T22
John Huston
-4
66
71
69
206
T22
Doug Barron
-4
66
72
68
206
T22
Jay Haas
-4
68
69
69
206
T22
Mark O’Meara
-4
67
69
70
206
T22
Lee Janzen
-4
69
67
70
206
T22
Chris DiMarco
-4
68
68
70
206
T22
Scott Parel
-4
70
65
71
206
T29
Colin Montgomerie
-3
67
71
69
207
T29
Stephen Ames
-3
67
71
69
207
T29
Jesper Parnevik
-3
69
68
70
207
T29
Vijay Singh
-3
68
69
70
207
T29
Brandt Jobe
-3
69
70
68
207
T29
Paul Goydos
-3
69
67
71
207
T29
Jerry Kelly
-3
74
66
67
207
T36
Jeff Sluman
-2
68
70
70
208
T36
Glen Day
-2
70
69
69
208
T36
David Morland IV
-2
64
72
72
208
T36
Shaun Micheel
-2
65
71
72
208
T36
Billy Mayfair
-2
67
74
67
208
T36
Michael Bradley
-2
61
72
75
208
T36
Gibby Gilbert III
-2
70
63
75
208
T43
Darren Clarke
-1
71
66
72
209
T43
Davis Love III
-1
65
73
71
209
T43
Kirk Triplett
-1
71
65
73
209
T43
Duffy Waldorf
-1
70
69
70
209
T43
Dan Forsman
-1
64
71
74
209
T43
Carlos Franco
-1
69
72
68
209
T49
Bart Bryant
E
67
69
74
210
T49
Esteban Toledo
E
70
70
70
210
T49
Olin Browne
E
69
72
69
210
T49
Jerry Smith
E
72
69
69
210
T53
Tom Pernice Jr.
1
69
68
74
211
T53
Mike Goodes
1
67
71
73
211
T53
Frank Lickliter II
1
70
65
76
211
T53
Stephen Leaney
1
73
69
69
211
57
Grant Waite
2
71
73
68
212
T58
Greg Kraft
3
68
72
73
213
T58
Gene Sauers
3
69
71
73
213
T58
Russ Cochran
3
70
70
73
213
T58
Bob Estes
3
67
73
73
213
T58
Skip Kendall
3
69
73
71
213
T58
Tommy Tolles
3
71
75
67
213
T64
Brett Quigley
4
68
72
74
214
T64
David Frost
4
68
73
73
214
T64
Brandel Chamblee
4
72
70
72
214
T64
Cliff Kresge
4
70
75
69
214
T68
Steve Pate
5
67
75
73
215
T68
Brian Cooper
5
74
68
73
215
T68
Michael Allen
5
70
74
71
215
71
Steve Jones
6
71
72
73
216
T72
Blaine McCallister
7
69
74
74
217
T72
Larry Mize
7
76
69
72
217
74
Scott Pieri
8
74
72
72
218
T75
Joey Sindelar
10
72
72
76
220
T75
John Riegger
10
72
72
76
220
WD
Tommy Armour III
E
73
70
143
WD
Mark Calcavecchia
E
75
72
147