Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas put on an absolute show during a week when the PGA Tour desperately needed it at the 2022 RBC Canadian Open. McIlroy shot 62 to finish at 19 under, defeating Tony Finau by two strokes and Justin Thomas by three. It’s his second consecutive win at the Canadian Open and the 21st win of his extraordinary PGA Tour career.
McIlroy, who played with Thomas and Finau in the final threesome, came out of the gates completely on fire. He made five birdies on the front and shot 29 on that side before making birdie at his first three on the back nine to completely take hold of the tournament. Though he started to fade a bit, he stuck his last two approaches to a few feet and made both of them for the 62.
The finale in Canada was a resounding answer to this week’s LIV Golf debut event in London.
“It’s incredible,” McIlroy told CBS Sports. “This is a day I’ll remember for a long, long time.” He also noted that he now has 21 PGA Tour wins, which is “one more than someone else.” LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman has 20 PGA Tour wins.
CBS Sports will update this story shortly with grades from the Canadian Open.