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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 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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Pettersson Shoots a 60 on Saturday

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

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