- Nick Taylor put an amazing display to win the RBC Canadian Open
- This was the first time since 1954 that a Canadian has won the Canadian Open
- Taylor got his win by sinking a 72-foot birdie putt that left him speechless
The 2023 RBC Canadian Open saw a strong turnout of fans who were keen to watch some of the best golfers in the world test their skills at the Oakdale Golf & Country Club from June 08 to 11. There was added incentive for Canadian fans to show up since 8 Canadian golfers qualified for the tournament.
This was the first time since 2002 that so many Canadian golfers qualified for the Canadian Open. While a number of top players did show up for the 2023 RBC Canadian Open, some of them did stay away as they wanted to prepare for the U.S Open which takes place from June 15 to 18 at the Los Angeles Country Club; North Course.
Nick Taylor Wins 2023 RBC Canadian Open
Nick Taylor put on a fantastic display at the Canadian Open, much to the delight of the fans who were cheering him on at the 18th hole. Taylor was under a lot of pressure towards the end as he was attempting to break a record and become the first Canadian to win the Canadian Open since 1954.
He managed to do just that by pulling of a fantastic round at the 18th hole when he sank a 72-foot birdie putt that helped him beat Brit Tommy Fleetwood. Golf officials from Golf Canada charged Taylor with bottles of champagne to celebrate his win.
Taylor put an end to a drought that lasted 69 years for a Canadian to win the Canadian Open. The last Canadian golfer to win the Canadian Open was Pat Fletcher back in 1954 when the tournament was held at the Vancouver’s Point Grey Golf and Country Club.
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Taylor Thrilled With 2023 RBC Canadian Open Win
In a statement, Taylor said
Ever since I’ve been on the PGA Tour this is one that we want to do as well as we can in, and the crowd support was the most unbelievable thing I will probably ever experience in my life. To break that curse, if you want to call it that is … I’m pretty speechless. I don’t think it’s going to sink in for quite some time what happened today.