Below is a list of how Canadian golfers fared across the major professional tours the week prior.
Matt Jones won the Honda Classic by five shots Sunday, matching the largest margin of victory in tournament history, tying the mark set by Jack Nicklaus in 1977 and matched by Camilo Villegas in 2010. Jones, who started the week with a course-record-tying 61, also earned a return invite to the Masters next month. Brandon Hagy celebrated his 30th birthday with a runner-up finish. Five other golfers tied for third. … Adam Hadwin recorded his first top 10 result since July 2020. … Roger Sloan notched his second straight top 30 results. His third round 66 was just one stroke off the low round of the day and his lowest round on the tour since the final round of The RSM Classic last November. …Mackenzie Hughes posted his second top 40 result in his last four starts
NEXT EVENT: WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play (Mar. 24)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Corey Conners, Mackenzie Hughes
NEXT EVENT: Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship (Mar. 24)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Michael Gligic, David Hearn, Taylor Pendrith, Roger Sloan
Justin Harding carded a bogey-free round of 66 to win the Magical Kenya Open by two strokes. It was a sixth worldwide victory in the last three years for the South African, who had not posted a top 10 result since September. American Kurt Kitayama finished runner-up …Aaron Cockerill posted his best result in 2021 to date
NEXT EVENT: Kenya Savannah Classic (Mar. 23)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Aaron Cockerill
KORN FERRY TOUR
Roberto Diaz of Mexico shot a final round 68 for a one-stroke victory over Peter Uihlein at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open for his first Korn Kerry Tour title. After moving into a tie for the lead with a birdie at No. 14, Uihlein three-putted the par-4 17th and found the water with his tee shot at 18. Despite managing to par the hole, it was enough for Diaz to two-putt for the victory. It is the first professional win for Diaz in 193 starts on the PGA Tour, Korn Ferry Tour and PGA Tour Latinoamerica. …Adam Svensson posted his first top 10 result since July 2020. His third round 65 was just three strokes off the low round of the day. …For only the ninth time in 23 starts, Taylor Pendrith shot 70 or more in the opening round. He remains second on the Tour’s year-long points list.
NEXT EVENT: Club Car Championship (Mar. 25)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Stuart Macdonald, Ben Silverman, Adam Svensson, Mike Weir (alternate)
China’s Ruixin Liu birdied the second hole of a playoff to win the season-opening Carlisle Arizona Women’s Golf Classic for her fifth Symetra Tour title. She defeated 17-year-old amateur Rose Zhang, the reigning U.S. Women’s Amateur champion.
NEXT EVENT: IOA Championship (Mar. 26)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Rebecca Lee-Bentham, Maude-Aimee Leblanc, Brittany Marchand, Samantha Richdale, Maddie Szeryk, Anne-Catherine Tanguay, Josee Doyon (reserve), Valerie Tanguay (reserve), Caroline Ciot (reserve), Sabrina Sapone (reserve)
MACKENZIE TOUR-PGA TOUR CANADA
NEXT EVENT: Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Q-School-USA West 1 (Mar. 23)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Shane, Crampton, Samuel Diamond, Kevin Gordon, Adam Power, Cody Roth (a), Tyson Turchanski
NEXT EVENT: Kia Classic (Mar. 25)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Brooke Henderson, Jaclyn Lee, Alena Sharp, Anne-Catherine Tanguay (reserve)
PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA
NEXT EVENT: Mexico Open (Mar. 25)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Myles Creighton, Drew Nesbitt