RBC Canadian Open Highlights: Carl Pettersson Wins, David Duval Improves

Brian DiTullioSenior Writer IJuly 25, 2010

RBC Canadian Open Highlights: Carl Pettersson Wins, David Duval Improves

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    Carl Pettersson Hoists His Trophy After Winning the RBC Canadian Open
    Carl Pettersson Hoists His Trophy After Winning the RBC Canadian OpenChris McGrath/Getty Images


    Not every tournament has to be a major to be filled with unexpected performances and an underdog story to give a nice hook to the weekend recaps.

    Carl Pettersson, who barely made the cut after Friday's round, shot a 60 on Saturday and a 67 on Sunday to win the tournament by one stroke.

    But Pettersson wasn't the only guy out on the course this weekend. There were plenty of other highlights to go along with a tournament not graced with the title "major," and that didn't have the presence of Tiger Woods to give it an automatic ratings boost.

David Duval Shoots Well

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    ETOBICOKE, ON - JULY 22:  David Duval plays from the 11th tee during round one of the 2010 RBC Canadian Open at St. George's Golf and Country Club on July 22, 2010 in Etobicoke, Canada.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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Pettersson Shoots a 60 on Saturday

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    ETOBICOKE, ON - JULY 25:  Carl Pettersson celebrates his putt on the 15th green during the final round of the 2010 RBC Canadian Open at St. George's Golf and Country Club on July 25, 2010 in Etobicoke, Canada.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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    It was mentioned in the opening slide, but it's worth mentioning again—Petterson shot a 60 on Saturday.

    That's SIX-ZERO, 10 under par.

    Pettersson also shot 10 under on his par fives. That's how you win a tournament.

Dean Wilson Shoots Three 65s To Finish Second

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    ETOBICOKE, ON - JULY 25:  Dean Wilson walks to the 10th green during the final round of the 2010 RBC Canadian Open at St. George's Golf and Country Club on July 25, 2010 in Etobicoke, Canada.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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    Dean Wilson shot three 65s, only to shoot a 72 and lose by one stroke on Sunday. Still, shooting three 65s in a row is not an easy thing to do.

    This was Wilson's second career runner-up finish.

Eagles for Everybody!

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    CROMWELL, CT - JUNE 26:  Bill Lunde watches his shot on the sixth fairway during the third round of the Travelers Championship held at TPC River Highlands on June 26, 2010 in Cromwell, Connecticut.  (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)
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    Bill Lunde and Jason Bohn eagled the par-five ninth hole on Saturday and came back Sunday with repeat performances. Both players also birdied the hole on Thursday and Friday.

    The par-five 11th hole gave up 28 eagles for the entire tournament, although no player did it more than once.

Charley Hoffman Owned Holes 9-12

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    NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA - JULY 03:  Charley Hoffman looks on from the 13th fairway during the third round of the AT&T National at Aronimink Golf Club on July 3, 2010 in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
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    Charley Hoffman birdied holes nine through 12 in consecutive rounds on Saturday and Sunday.

    Despite this, and shooting seven birdies in total on Sunday, Hoffman still only tied for fourth. Finishing with bogey-bogey will do that to you.

Glen Day Shows Everyone How It's Done

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    ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND - JULY 15:  Glen Day of the USA tees off on the 2nd hole during the first round of the 139th Open Championship on the Old Course, St Andrews on July 15, 2010 in St Andrews, Scotland.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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    Glen Day got a hole-in-one on Sunday, the fifth of his career.

Jeff Quinney Avoided Bogeys Better Than Everyone Else

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    ETOBICOKE, ON - JULY 25:  Jeff Quinney plays his second shot on the nineth hole during the final round of the 2010 RBC Canadian Open at St. George's Golf and Country Club on July 25, 2010 in Etobicoke, Canada.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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    Jeff Quinney had a bogey-free streak of 47 holes over the course of the weekend.

    Quinney bogeyed his final hole of the first round, then didn't have an over-par hole until Sunday on the 12th when he made double bogey. He had four birdies and 14 pars in the second round, with six more birdies against 12 pars in the third round during this streak. On Sunday, he had three additional birdies and eight pars.

    Quinney tied for fourth, along with the aforementioned Hoffman.

Webb Simpson Also Avoids Bogeys

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    DUBLIN, OH - JUNE 03:  Webb Simpson watches his approach shot on the 13th hole during the first round of the Memorial Tournament presented by Morgan Stanley at Muirfield Village Golf Club on June 3, 2010 in Dublin, Ohio.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Im
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    Webb Simpson shot a bogey-free round on Sunday as well, David Duval being the other player to accomplish this feat.

    While Simpson did nothing to hurt his chances to win by shooting bogey-free on Sunday, it was the other three days that seems to have done him in.

Pettersson Cashes In

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    ETOBICOKE, ON - JULY 25:  Carl Pettersson plays his second shot on the 17th hole during the final round of the 2010 RBC Canadian Open at St. George's Golf and Country Club on July 25, 2010 in Etobicoke, Canada.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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    Carl Pettersson, the Swedish-born player who attended North Carolina State, earned $918,000 for his first victory since the 2008 Wyndham Championship near his home in Greensboro.

    He also won the 2005 Chrysler Championship and 2006 Memorial.