Golf roundup: Brandt Snedeker wins Canadian Open

Brandt Snedeker went north of the border to flag down his second win of the season.
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Brandt Snedeker went north of the border to flag down his second win of the season.

Brandt Snedeker won the Canadian Open on Sunday for his second PGA Tour title of the year, closing with 2-under-par 70 for a three-stroke victory in Oakville, Ontario.

Snedeker took the lead Saturday after second-round leader Hunter Mahan withdrew when his wife went into labor, and held on in the breezy final round at Glen Abbey.

‘‘Just ecstatic right now,’’ Snedeker said. ‘‘This is a tournament I said early on in my career I wanted to win just because my caddie [Scott Vail] is actually from Canada and it’s his national open. It meant a lot to him, meant a lot to me. Third-oldest tournament on tour and it’s got some great history to it, and now to put my name on that trophy it means a lot.’’


Mahan’s wife, Kandi, gave birth to daughter Zoe Olivia Mahan early Sunday in Texas.

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‘‘Zoe will be getting a very nice baby gift from me,’’ Snedeker said. ‘‘I can’t thank Kandi enough for going into labor early.’’

Snedeker finished at 16-under 272. The six-time tour winner also won the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in February.

Snedeker had two birdies and a bogey on the front nine. He birdied the par-4 10th to move to 16 under, but gave the shot back on the par-3 12th. He birdied the par-5 16th and parred the final two holes.

‘‘I hung in there really well and made the key putts I needed to and I was able to survive,’’ Snedeker said. ‘‘That’s what today is all about.’’


Dustin Johnson (70), William McGirt (68), Matt Kuchar (71), and Jason Bohn (71) tied for second.

Johnson was tied for the lead after a birdie on No. 16, then drove out of bounds and hit the lip of a fairway bunker en route to a triple-bogey 7 on the par-4 17th.

David Hearn was the top Canadian, shooting a 73 to tie for 44th at 4 under. Mike Weir tied for 49th at 3 under after a 72.

Pat Fletcher was the last Canadian winner, taking the 1954 event at Point Grey in Vancouver.

British Senior — Bernhard Langer and Mark Wiebe were tied after two playoff holes in the storm-delayed Open when darkness suspended play at Royal Birkdale, in Southport, England. They will finish the playoff Monday morning.


Wiebe shot a 4-under 66 to match Langer (70) at 9-under 271. They each parred the par-4 18th twice in the playoff.

Langer, the 2010 winner at Carnoustie, blew a two-stroke lead with a double bogey on the final hole of regulation after hitting into a greenside bunker. Minutes earlier, Wiebe’s birdie putt at No. 18 came up short.

Corey Pavin (65), Peter Senior (66), and David Frost (70) tied for third at 6 under.

European LPGA — Karrie Webb rallied to win the Ladies European Masters, making two eagles in a 7-under 65 for a one-stroke victory over Ashleigh Simon (69) at Denham, England. Webb finished 16-under 200.

The Women’s British Open starts Thursday on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland.

European — Michael Hoey shot a 2-under 70 to win the Russian Open in Moscow by four strokes over Alexandre Kaleka (68) and Matthew Nixon (69) for his fifth tour title. He finished at 16-under 272. — Kevin Tway won the Boise (Idaho) Open for his first tour title, beating Spencer Levin with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff. The 25-year-old Tway, son of former PGA Tour player Bob Tway, closed with a 7-under 64 to match Levin at 23-under 261 at Hillcrest Country Club. Levin finished with a 63.