Golfing Getaways Blog

29 July 2014

2014 Canadian Open

Jim Furyk’s final round woes continued this week at the 2014 RBC Canadian Open where, having lead at the 54 hole mark, he lost a three shot lead to the fast finishing South African Tim Clark to lose by a shot. This was the seventh time since 2011 that Furyk has let go of such a lead heading into the last 18 holes and he must surely be wondering just what he has to do to claim his first victory on tour since 2010.

Furyk can take some comfort from the fact that he barely put a foot wrong on the final day and simply couldn’t match the back nine played by Clark which included six birdies and only 10 putts for a score of 30 to finish at 17 under for the tournament. The diminutive 38 year old from Durban once again showed the kind of form that won him the 2010 Players Championship, his last previous win on the USPGA tour, and his short game master class saw him a deserved winner of the more than $1M first prize.

The best of the Australian golfers was veteran Robert Allenby who finished at -7, ten shots behind the winner. This was one of the best finishes in recent weeks for Allenby, while the only other Australian to feature in the top 50 was Geoff Ogilvy who tied for 34th. The winner of the 2009 event, Nathan Green had a disappointing weekend with a pair of one over par 71’s leaving him in a tie for 53rd position.