Robert Garrigus shot the best ever 54-hole score at the 2012 RBC Canadian Open, but it was Scott Piercy who stole the show in Sunday's final round.
Update: Sunday, July 29 at 7:15 p.m. ET by Sam Quinn
Piercy used a fourth-round 67 to get to 17-under for the tournament and squeak out a close victory over Garrigus, who led the eventual leader by two strokes after the first three rounds.
Piercy comes away with $936,000 for his efforts. He beat Garrigus and William McGirt by just one stroke, despite brilliant play from the two runner-ups throughout the weekend.
Ernie Els failed to make the cut after his impressive display at the British Open. He shot a 72 and a 70 over the first two days. Els could have made the cut if the field wasn't so good collectively, but it was just not his tournament to win.
Vijay Singh finished tied for seventh with a four-round score of 12-under to bring home just over $162,000 for his efforts. Retief Goosen was one of 14 competitors to finished at 10-under par or better.
Some players will take some time off to rest up for the 2012 PGA Championship that is set to begin on August 9, while others will look for another tuneup in the form of the World-Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational or the Reno-Tahoe Open.
Piercy chips in a birdie on No. 15.
|T7||Bo Van Pelt||-12|
|T10||Four Others Tied||-10|
Here is a link to the full leaderboard (via ESPN).
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Coming on the heels of an incredible British Open, in which Ernie Els won his fourth Major Championship, the RBC Canadian Open will tell us what was real and what was fantasy.
Will Brandt Snedeker prove that he isn't a one-hit wonder? Can Ernie Els repeat his magic? Can event winner Sean O'Hair defend his title?
With Tiger Woods, Luke Donald and Rory McIlroy out of the field, nothing can be taken for granted, and this event could provide much-needed momentum for one of golf's best.
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Where: Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
When: Thursday, July 26 - Sunday, July 29
|1||July 26||3 - 6 p.m.||GOLF|
|2||July 27||3 - 6 p.m.||GOLF|
|3||July 28||3 - 6 p.m.||CBS|
|4||July 29||3 - 6 p.m.||CBS|
Top Pairings and Tee Times
|7:30 a.m.||12:30 p.m.||John Daly||David Duval||John Mallinger|
|8:10 a.m.||1:10 p.m.||Scott Stallings||Kyle Stanley||Brandt Snedeker|
|1:10 p.m.||8:10 a.m.||Ernie Els||Matt Kuchar||Vijay Singh|
A full list of tee times can be found at PGATour.com.
Leaderboard (Thursday 9 a.m. ET)
Bo Van Pelt
|Troy Matteson ||-2||7|
*Started on Hole 10
Full leaderboard can be found at GolfChannel.com
Prediction: Ernie Els
Sure, Matt Kuchar is the biggest name in the field this week, but the favorites have been struggling all year. If that trend continues it should be someone just behind him who could win.
The British Open winner played an excellent round on Sunday, and he was consistent all tournament. Once he plays one good round in Canada, he will have proved that he is consistent enough to put up similar scores for the rest of the tournament.
He just needs one good round.
Els has all the momentum, and I see him gaining more north of the border.
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