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Vegas hits the big time

  • Vegas hits the big time

    OAKVILLE, ON - JULY 24: Jhonattan Vegas of Venezuela poses with the trophy after winning during the final round of the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club on July 24, 2016 in Oakville, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

  • Vegas hits the big time

    OAKVILLE, ON - JULY 24: Jon Rahm of Spain plays his shot from the first tee during the final round of the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club on July 24, 2016 in Oakville, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

  • Vegas hits the big time

    OAKVILLE, ON - JULY 24: Martin Laird of Scotland looks down the 11th fairway during the final round of the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club on July 24, 2016 in Oakville, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

  • Vegas hits the big time

    OAKVILLE, ON - JULY 24: Dustin Johnson of the United States of the United States plays his shot from the first tee during the final round of the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club on July 24, 2016 in Oakville, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Jhonattan Vegas has secured his second PGA Tour title overnight. Vegas shot a blistering final round 8-under 64 to take out the RBC Canadian Open with a total score of 12-under. 

Using some outrageous driving that saw him average 323 yards of the tee, Vegas propelled himself fourteen positions up the leaderboard to finish one shot ahead of Jon Rahm, Dustin Johnson and Martin Laird.

Vegas started his round with five birdies in his first six holes to put himself into contention. With the tournament going down to the wire, Vegas rattled off 3 birdies in his last 3 holes to outlast his nearest competitors. 

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Vegas battled constant injuries throughout 2013 after securing his first PGA Tour win in 2011. He said "this win felt bigger because he is now a father". 

Promising young profession Jon Rahm caused a stir around the course after he completed his bogey free 5-under  which included opening his round with 2 birdies.

World Number Two, Dustin Johnson slowed in his attack for the trophy. After opening with a 6-under 66, he followed with consecutive rounds of 1-under 71 and a final round 2-under 69 to finish with a total of 11-under. 

Both Rahm, Johnson and a group of others including Martin Laird, overnight leader Brandt Snedeker and Ricky Barnes all had opportunities to catch the benchmark that Vegas set but no one could catch him. 

Vegas, a Venezuelan, made special mention in his post round interview of his home country saying that "it's just a tough place now, with a lot of people hurting". 

The PGA Tour now moves onto the fourth major of the year, The PGA Championship. Held at Baltusrol GC in New Jersey, it promises to be once again a showdown for the worlds top players including Australian, Jason Day. 

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