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Out of the 26 Canadians that teed it up at this week at the RBC Canadian Open, only six made the cut.

Of the six was Merritt’s very own Roger Sloan. After opening the tournament with a 2-under (68) on Thursday, Sloan would fire an even par Friday to make the cut by one stroke.

With the field pulling away on moving day Sloan fired another 68 to sit 4-under for the weekend. Sunday however wasn’t kind to the Merrittonian as Sloan struggled around Hamilton Golf and Country Club firing a closing round of 3-over, to finish the tournament in a tie for 58th place at 1-under par.

While top canuck honours went to Adam Hadwin with an impressive 6th place finish at 12-under, the weekend belonged to Rory McIlroy. The Northern Ireland golfer stormed away from the field on Sunday to finish at 22-under. After entering the round tied at 13-under with two other golfers, McIlroy would win by seven strokes thanks to a closing round of 9-under (61).

A Canadian has not won their home open since 1954 with Pat Fletcher and the drought will last at least one more year thanks to an other-worldly performance from McIlroy.


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