The Bedlam at Oakdale Golf and Country Club as Nick Taylor Wins the Canadian Open in Style!
In a nail-biting playoff that lasted for four holes, Nick Taylor ended the 69-year drought for a Canadian golfer to win the country’s open championship.
Taylor sank his longest eagle putt yet on the fourth hole of the playoff amidst an uproar from Toronto’s Oakdale Golf and Country club crowd. Caddie Dave Markle couldn’t contain his excitement as he hugged his winning hero while fellow pro Adam Hadwin sprayed champagne over them both.
A security guard mistook Hadwin for an intruder from the gallery and tackled him to the ground with linebacker-esque force. Onlookers rushed in to clear up this case of mistaken identity, but not before cameras captured footage that went viral across social media platforms.
This incident added more spectacle to an already dramatic day and one that would live long in memory for Taylor. Seeking to end a three-year wait for his third PGA Tour win, Winnipeg-born Taylor was serenaded throughout by Canada’s appreciative crowds who even broke out into their national anthem during Sunday’s final round competition.
The Playoff Drama That Kept Fans Glued To Their Seats!
Taylor closed with a six-under round scorecard after starting off poorly with 3-over par earlier on in this tournament. He finished tied at 17-under atop England’s Tommy Fleetwood who also sought his first-ever PGA Tour title making it necessary to go through playoffs which neither had experienced previously.
After the duo birdied on the first replay of the par-five 18th, they tied again by parring that hole. They repeated this feat at the par-three ninth hole before going back to replaying the 18th tee.
The Final Putt That Sealed Nick Taylor’s Historic Win!
Taylor sank his longest eagle putt yet during this fourth playoff hole making it clear he was determined to make history and win Canada’s open championship. The crowd erupted in excitement as Taylor raised his fist in victory amid showers of champagne from fellow golfer Adam Hadwin who was mistakenly tackled by a security guard earlier on.
This historic win for Nick Taylor will go down in Canada’s golfing history books as one of their most exciting moments ever witnessed.