It was 61 years ago. That was the last time a Canadian hadthe chance to raise the RBC Canadian Open Trophy. Pat Fletcher did it that yearwith a score of -8 and with the win he claimed $3000.00. The Annual CanadianOpen has only seen seven Canadians win the trophy, six of those  in thefirst 11 years. The Canadian Open is the third oldest tournament on the PGA Tour, this year being its 111th playing.

Fast forward to 2004, the last chance a Canadian came oh soclose to raising the Trophy. Unfortunately for Mike Weir, close is the keyword. Weir entered the final round at the Glen Abbey Golf & Country Clubwith a three shot lead, ahead of Vijay Singh. Singh was able to battle back,with the help of Weir when he shot a 1 over 72, for a playoff. Singh went on tobirdie the 4th playoff hole to hoist the Trophy.

Fast forward one more time to 2015, at the same Glen AbbeyGolf & Country Club. David Hearn, 36 from Brampton, Ontario held a 2 shotlead ahead of Jason Day, and Bubba Watson. Hearn started off very well,grabbing birdies on 1 & 2 but soon gave those back with bogies on both 3and 7 to finish off the front nine at the same -15 for the tournament. Hearnplayed very much the same on the back nine, grabbing one par and one bogey tofinish the tournament at 15 under par.

Jason Day, who was in third place coming into the finalround played exceptional on Sunday. Day finished the front nine 1 under par,and lit it up on the back with birdies on 16-17-18 to finish 17 under par.Bubba Watson who was in the final group had an eagle chip on 18 to force aplayoff but was unable to drain it. None the less, Watson birdied five of hisfinal six holes to finish in solo second.

For Hearn, the streak of not winning a tournament on the PGAcontinued. Hearn has played 167 events on the PGA Tour without a win. Despitenot winning Hearn finished in solo third place to up his winnings in 2015 tojust under $1.8 million dollars. With the win, Day earned just over $1 milliondollars and also won his second tournament of the current season. Day also wonback in February at the Farmers Insurance Open played at Torrey Pines

Hearn will get his next chance at first place glory nextweek at the Quicken Loans National where Justin Rose won his second tournamentof his season last year. How close is a Canadian to winning the RBC CanadianOpen? Adam Hadwin, came very close to making a run this year, if it weren't forhis opening round 74. Adam Svensson who plays primarily on the PGA Tour ofCanada's Mackenzie tour finished in tied 34th with an impressive eight underpar score. You could argue that the young 21 year old from Surrey, BritishColumbia is Canada's next top chance as hoisting the trophy. But for now, it'sa full year of waiting until the 2016 Canadian Open at the same Glen Abbey Golf& Country Club in Oakville, Ontario.

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