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Clark pips Furyk at Canadian Open

ESPN staff
July 27, 2014
Tim Clark extended Jim Furyk's four-year wait for a PGA Tour title © Getty Images

South African Tim Clark birdied five of the last eight holes to clinch a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk at the Canadian Open.

Clark closed with a 5-under 65 at rainy Royal Montreal for his second PGA Tour victory. The 38-year-old South African player also won the 2010 Players Championship.

Furyk, who had won the Canadian Open twice before, took a three-stroke lead into the final round but remains winless in his last seven attempts at converting a 54-hole lead into a tournament victory. The last of his 16 PGA Tour titles came four years ago in the Tour Championship.

Clark carried a one-shot lead into the last two holes and matched Furyk shot-for-shot through 17 an 18 to take the title. He finished on 17-under for the tournament.

Justin Hicks was third at 13 under after a 64. Matt Kuchar (65), Michael Putnam (66) and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (66) tied for fourth at 11 under. Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell finished two shots further back in a tie for ninth.

Due to forecasted storms, the final day's play started off the first and 10th tees and groups went out in three-balls rather than the traditional pairs.

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