1928: Leo Diegel wins the Canadian Open for a record third time


Diegel wins his third Canadian Open

On this day, In 1928 Leo Diegel won the Canadian Open for the third time with a total score of 282.  He would actually go on to win it for a fourth time the next year giving him the record for most Canadian Open titles in the history of the event.  The new Open Champion, Walter Hagen came in a tie for second at 284 along with Macdonald Smith and Archie Compston.

Rosedale Golf Club…in the winter mind you

Diegel shot rounds of 73, 71, 70 and a brilliant final round of 68 to claim the title.  His 68 was actually just one off the course record at Rosedale Golf Club in Toronto.  Present day, the course record of 63 is held jointly by Greg Norman and former Rosedale assistant pro, Lorne Rowe.

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