As the distance wrestling with the new LIV Golf never started, the PGA Tour concocté au Canada la meilleure des réponses au circuit saoudien. On a course in Saint George’s offering birdies and eagles, with simple greens and tentative flag positions, the world elite was given heartfelt joy in front of a conquered crowd.
D’abord with Justin Rose, the author of trois eagles and sept birdies and en course jusqu’au dernier trou pour casser la mythique barre des 60 coups. Author of a bogey at 18, the English finally settled on a card of 60 (-10) and a 4th place at -14. All of this was provided by Rory McIlroy, Tony Finau and Justin Thomas.
The trio set fire to the first nine holes of the Toronto track, with thirty birdies to the three of them. But despite two bogeys in holes 13 and 16 and a long putt successful by Finau at 18 (64, -17, 2nd), Rory McIlroy finally managed to speed up on the last two holes to finally prevail in solitaire (62, – 19). With two points lost on the last three holes, Justin Thomas finished with only 3rd (64, -15).
21st win for McIlroy
Four days into the start of the US Open, McIlroy, 33, signed to Canada his 21st victory on the PGA Tour. Any more than Greg Norman, boss of LIV Golf, a circuit to which the 8th world player refuses.
Now 4th in the FedExCup, the major four -time winner has finally managed to retain a title, which is already on one of the oldest events on the American circuit. This is finally his second trophy of the 2021-2022 season, after the CJ Cup rallied last October in Las Vegas.
Côté français, Paul Barjon has not changed in the opposite trend après in both 70 coups. The Neo-Caledonia signed another 70 to end their Canadian week in 46th place (-1). He remains 175th in the U.S. rankings.