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Dustin Risdon Wins PGA Assistants’ Championship Of Canada

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 September 2016 21:15 Thursday, 15 September 2016 21:11

Dustin RisdonTHORNBURY, Ontario (Chris Fry/PGA of Canada) — Dustin Risdon put the hammer down at Lora Bay Golf Club, winning the PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf in astonishing fashion.

The 35-year-old’s three-day total of 18-under-par (67-67-64) was 11-shots better than his nearest competitors, Mike Belbin, Thomas Keddy and Bryn Parry.

“All week I had the same goal of getting to 18-under-par,” Risdon said. “I had to make three birdies coming home to get to the number and I did, so that’s pretty awesome.”

Risdon’s final round 8-under-par 64 included nine birdies and a bogey—his first and only of the championship—at No. 11.

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Vivian Tsui Wins PGA Women’s Championship Of Canada In Playoff

Last Updated on Monday, 12 September 2016 05:36 Monday, 12 September 2016 05:32

Vivian TsuiMISSISSAUGA, Ontario (Chris Fry/PGA of Canada) — Vivian Tsui said she only made one putt all week at the PGA Women’s Championship of Canada. But that one putt just happened to be for birdie on the first extra hole at Credit Valley Golf and Country Club.

The 22-year-old from Markham, Ont., poured in a 15-footer for birdie at Credit Valley’s tough 18th — the first playoff hole — to best Surrey, B.C.’s, Taylor Kim. With the playoff victory, Tsui joins the likes of Brooke Henderson, Lorie Kane, Alena Sharp, and Gail Graham as winners of the PGA Women’s Championship of Canada.

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Claude Grenier Claims Wire-to-Wire Win At Mr. Lube PGA Seniors’ Championship Of Canada

Last Updated on Monday, 05 September 2016 05:43 Monday, 05 September 2016 05:37

Claude GrenierTHORTON, Ontario (PGA of Canada) — Entering the final round of the Mr. Lube PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada, Claude Grenier held a four-shot lead, but by mid-afternoon Friday, his lead had all but evaporated.

Grenier started his final round at Tangle Creek Golf and Country Club in Thorton, Ont., double-bogey, bogey. By the time he reached the 12th tee, he was 5-over for the day and had fallen out of first-place.

“I wouldn’t say I was really nervous early on, but I was definitely feeling something,” Grenier said. “I was 5-over-par after 11 holes and I could see all these guys all of sudden be back in the tournament, I knew I had to do something.”

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Bussieres Wins 2016 PGA Championship of Canada

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 June 2016 23:25 Sunday, 19 June 2016 23:20

Marc-Etienne BussieresVICTORIA, British Columbia (Chris Fry/PGA of Canada) — Marc-Etienne Bussieres etched his named on the P.D. Ross trophy at Victoria Golf Club, capturing the 2016 PGA Championship of Canada sponsored by Mr. Lube and presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf.

The 29-year-old from Club de golf Longchamp bested Billy Walsh 3&1 on the 1893 A.V. Macan-designed seaside links gem in the championship’s final match.

“It’s an honour and a privilege to have your name on a trophy that’s as historic as the P.D. Ross,” Bussieres said. “To be beside names like Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino and George Knudson is really something,” he said, adding, “but they’re legends of the game and I’m just trying to get better and keep winning trophies.”

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Rafael Becker Captures Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship

Last Updated on Monday, 14 March 2016 04:37 Monday, 14 March 2016 04:33

Rafael BeckerSOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda (Chris Fry/PGA of Canada) — Rafael Becker looks like a guy who has it all figured out. He’s young, well spoken, polite and his talent on the golf course is world class.

But once you start to peel back the layers, you realize the 24-year-old from Sao Paulo, Brazil is actually a lot more like many his age who are just trying to find out what actually defines them as a person.

Becker admitted he hasn’t been having fun on the golf course the last couple years. But, on this warm Saturday afternoon in Bermuda, he could finally let his guard down and smile again after winning the Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship.

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