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Monday, July 27, 2015

The Limerick Summary: 2015 RBC Canadian Open

Winner: Jason Day

Around the wider world of golf: Lexi Thompson won the Meijer LPGA Classic on the LPGA; Breanna Elliott won the Fuccillo Kia Championship on the Symetra Tour; Rebecca Artis won the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open on the LET; Marco Dawson won the Senior Open Championship on the Champions Tour; Danny Willett won the Omega European Masters on the ET; Prayad Marksaeng won the Fukushima Open on the Asian Tour; and In-Gee Chun (the US Women's Open champion) won the Hite Jinro Championship on the KLPGA (bangkokbobby has details).

Jason Day on the 18th after sinking the winning putt

No, there still hasn't been a Canadian champion at the Canadian Open in 61 years. David Hearn certainly gave it a brave run, one he can be proud of -- especially since he didn't have any previous wins to draw on when trying to win his national Open.

But, as you can see from the photo above, it was a better Day for Jason.

You know, we've all been somewhat lopsided in our coverage of Jason Day. We've documented the vertigo problems at the US Open and the amazing bad weather play at last week's Open Championship that came up a single shot short. But we haven't made much of Jason's win earlier this season at the Farmer's Insurance Open (at Torrey Pines, definitely a tough track) or his other four Top5 finishes, all done while the vertigo was still a problem.

The RBC Canadian Open is his second victory this calendar year, and he got it after a draining experience at the Open, which meant he had to make the time change adjustment with less-than-normal recovery time. He even remembered to hit that final putt hard enough to get it to the hole -- although, admittedly, the course wasn't nearly as wet this time so he probably would have gotten the speed right without St. Andrews on his mind.

But Jason picked up a big tournament with this win -- perhaps not as big as the Opens that got away, but a big one nevertheless. And so he gets an equally big Limerick Summary to help him celebrate it -- although I confess that I think ALL the Limerick Summaries are a big deal:
Two Opens evaded his grasp
But Jason found victory at last!
Could this Open portend
A big Whistling Straits win
Since the vertigo problem is past?
The photo comes from the tournament upshot page at

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