David Hearn moved into position to become the first Canadian to win the Canadian Open in 61 years, taking a two-stroke lead over Bubba Watson and Jason Day on Saturday.
Hearn, from Brantford, birdied the par-three 15th and par-five 16th, but dropped a stroke on the par-4 17th and closed with a par for a four-under-par 68 and a 15-under 201 total at Glen Abbey in Oakville.
“This is something you dream of,” Hearn said. “I feel like I'm ready to step up to the challenge.”
Pat Fletcher, born in England, was the last Canadian winner in 1954 at Point Grey in Vancouver, British Columbia. Carl Keffer is the only Canadian-born champion, winning in 1909 and 1914. Albert Murray,...