Nick Taylor ended the 69-year-long drought on the RBC Canadian Open for Canadian golfers. He sank a 72-foot eagle putt to beat Tommy Fleetwood on the fourth playoff gap. The group went wild, the safety guard tackled fellow Canadian Adam Hadwin, who was making an attempt to have a good time with Taylor and the curse was over lastly.
In every week of golf storylines that stole the limelight away from the occasion because of the PGA Tour and LIV Golf merger, a Canadian introduced the eye again in historic style.
Taylor is a nationwide hero for the Canadians who’ve been ready for one among their golfers to win their nationwide championship. He needed to struggle off a Fleetwood who surged down the stretch to get right into a playoff.
Sinking a 72-foot putt as a substitute of tapping in for birdie was an effective way to finish the drought. At the very least 20,000 followers have been watching the playoff, and thru the primary three holes, it felt like it will by no means finish.
This was the longest putt Taylor has made in his PGA Tour profession, as CBS’ Jim Nantz introduced reside — what a monumental method to get his second PGA Tour win.
The primary two playoff holes have been performed on the par-5 18th.
On the primary playoff gap, each guys had powerful lies to the precise of the inexperienced however received it up and down for birdie. The second playoff noticed a really completely different final result, however resulted in an equal rating.
Within the third playoff gap, they went to the par-3 ninth. Fleetwood had a birdie putt to win, however pulled it and needed to faucet it in for par.
Lastly, Taylor took management on their fourth journey to the 18th of the day. He reared again on that putt, and that ball solely had eyes for the opening. Everybody knew it because the ball approached the flagstick. It hit and dropped into the opening, and everybody went nuts.
Afterwards, Taylor needed to choke again tears throughout his publish spherical interview. It was clear how a lot this championship meant to him, and everybody else in attendance.