Vegas wins playoff to defend Canadian Open title
OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Jhonattan Vegas repeated as the Canadian Open champion Sunday, beating Charley Hoffman with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff at Glen Abbey.
Vegas’ approach from the left bunker in the playoff on the par-5 18th hit the grass just above the sand lip and went through the green. The 32-year-old Venezuelan chipped to a foot, however — after racing a chip past the hole in regulation from the same area en route to a par — and won when Hoffman’s birdie try from the back bunker slid past the hole.
Vegas closed with a 7-under 65 to match Hoffman at 21-under 267. Hoffman, the third-round leader, birdied the 18th for a 68.
Vegas has three PGA Tour titles — his other victory was at the Bob Hope Classic in 2001.
Ian Poulter finished third at 268 after a 64, the best round of the day. Gary Woodland (68) was fourth at 19 under.