Tom Weiskopf wins the Canadian Open
On this day, In 1975 Tom Weiskopf bested Jack Nicklaus in a playoff to win the Canadian Open held Royal Montreal GC. For Weiskopf, this eased the pain from what happened in Augusta months earlier at the Masters. Nicklaus came out on top then winning his 5th green jacket, when he beat Weiskopf and Johnny Miller in a thrilling finish.
This time it was Weiskopf’s turn. Victory came on the first hole of the playoff, on the 15th green of the Royal Canadian Golf Club course, where Weiskopf shot a birdie 3. In fact, it was almost an eagle as Weiskopf nearly holed his 2nd shot. Nicklaus could only muster a par subsequently ending the playoff. Weiskopf received $40,000 out of the $200,000 purse.
In July of 1973, Weiskopf was playing some of his hottest golf of his career when he won the Open Championship wire-to-wire at Royal Troon then winning the Canadian Open a week later.
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