Ve­gas wins play­off to de­fend Cana­dian Open ti­tle

The Maui News - - SPORTS -

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.

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