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Golf roundup: Jhonattan Vegas wins the Canadian Open in a playoff over Charley Hoffman

Golf roundup: Jhonattan Vegas wins the Canadian Open in a playoff over Charley Hoffman

Jhonattan Vegas successfully defended his RBC Canadian Open title Sunday at Glen Abbey, beating Charley Hoffman with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

Vegas' approach from the left bunker in the playoff on the par-five 18th hit the grass just above the sand lip and went through the green. The 32-year-old Venezuelan chipped to a foot — after racing a chip past the hole in regulation from the same area en route to a par — and won when Hoffman's birdie try from the back bunker slid past the hole.

Vegas closed with a seven-under 65 to match Hoffman at 21-under 267. Hoffman, the third-round leader, birdied the 18th for a 68.

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