Coming into Sunday at the RBC Canadian Open, the main contenders were Brandt Snedeker, Dustin Johnson and amateur Jared Du Toit. But Jhonattan Vegas had different plans.
An 8-under 64 got him to 12 under for the tournament, which was enough to hold off a charging field on Sunday in Canada.
Vegas finished one shot ahead of Johnson, John Rahm and Martin Laird as he waited on the range to find out if he'd win outright or have to participate in a playoff. He dodged a number of challengers who failed to come up with the necessary birdie or eagle on the par-5 18th to catch Vegas.
The win comes a week after Vegas failed to win at the Barbasol Championship despite a 65-60 start to his week. He is now a two-time winner on the PGA Tour in his career. Not only is it a big payday and give him a boost in the FedEx Cup standings to 24th, but the win also gives Vegas a spot in next week's PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club.
Johnson continues to be a top-10 machine. He finished T2, one off the lead, and had a good look at a chip-in eagle on 18 to tie Vegas that came up just short. Johnson didn't look quite as comfortable this week, but still posted four under-par rounds for his sixth straight top 10 going into the PGA Championship. Pretty, pretty good.
Take away his 76 on Friday and Jason Day would have had himself quite the week with a 69-69-67 in his other three rounds, finishing at 7 under and T14. That 5-under 67 on Sunday should give the world's No. 1 player good vibes going into the PGA Championship as he looks to defend his title. It was a solid, yet unspectacular week for Day that should have him sharp for Baltusrol.