It wasn’t great golf in the playoff at the RBC Canadian Open at the Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver on Sunday, but the bottom line is that American Sean O’Hair knocked off fellow American Kris Blanks in a playoff.
O’Hair got a bogey and Blanks had a double bogey on the 18th hole after they were tied after 72 holes at -4.
Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, British Columbia was tied for fourth with Australian Geoff Ogilvy at -2. Argentina’s Andres Romero finished all alone in third place at -3.
For O’Hair it was his fourth career win on the PGA Tour.
By finishing fourth, Hadwin won $228,800, and qualified for this weekend’s $6 million Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia.
But what Hadwin was able to accomplish this weekend was respect. He allowed the Canadian golf fan to realize that there are up and coming stars on the Canadian golf scene after Mike Weir and Stephen Ames. Hadwin gave us a glimpse of his abilities this week. He also showed his personality. Does he get down on himself? Sure he does, and his ability to talk to himself expressively on the tee in a “G” rated fashion, I think brought himself closer to the everyday Canadian golfer that has played this frustrating game.