It’s safe to say Rory Mcllory has a thing for Canada ! With crowds in the thousands all weekend long chanting,cheering and singing every time he walked up to a green or hit a wicked shot, he has found a home here in Canada.

His interviews said so, his smile said so and now, Back To Back RBC Champion.Very careful of his words yet at the same time not holding back about LIV golf,he showed his loyalty to the PGA and even made a crack about his 21st victory on Tour. Asked what this one means Mcllory said “I’ll remember this one for a very long time,getting 21 is one more than that other guy”

Here are a few breakdowns from this most entertaining weekend of PGA Golf .

Things to Know

  • Rory McIlroy successfully defends his title at the RBC Canadian Open, carding a final-round 62 to win by two strokes
  • With his 21st career win, McIlroy moves into a tie for 31st on the all-time PGA TOUR wins list
  • McIlroy becomes the sixth player this season with multiple victories and fourth to successfully defend a title
  • Justin Rose makes bogey at No. 18 to card a 10-under 60, tying his career-low score and lowest score on TOUR this season
  • Corey Conners (solo-6th) receives the Rivermead Cup as the low Canadian professional
  • Keith Mitchell and Wyndham Clark (both T7) earn spots in The Open Championship via the Open Qualifying Series
  • World No. 1 and FedExCup leader Scottie Scheffler finishes T18


Rory McIlroy (Winner/-19)

CategoryRory McIlroy
Age33 years, 1 month, 8 days
FedExCupNo. 4
Starts – wins – top-10s in PGA TOUR career214-21-101
Starts – wins – top-10s on TOUR in 2021-2210-2-6
Starts – wins – top-10s at RBC Canadian Open2-2-2


  • Earns his 21st PGA TOUR title in his 214th career start, moving into a tie for 31st on the PGA TOUR wins list

All-time PGA TOUR wins list

T3121Davis Love III
 21Willie MacFarlane
 21Rory McIlroy
 21Lanny Wadkins
 21Craig Wood
T3620Hale Irwin
 20Greg Norman
 20Johnny Revolta
 20Doug Sanders


  • Cards a final-round 62 to win by two strokes, tying Sungjae Im (Shriners Children’s Open) for low finish by a winner on TOUR this season
  • Successfully defends a PGA TOUR title for the first time (was 0-for-14 entering the week; three top-fives in those 14 starts, including a solo-5th at the Wells Fargo Championship in May)
  • Fourth player to successfully defend a title this season; most in a season since 2016-17 (4)

Rory McIlroy, RBC Canadian Open

K.H. Lee, AT&T Byron Nelson

Sam Burns, Valspar Championship

Viktor Hovland, World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba

  • Fourth player since World War II to successfully defend RBC Canadian Open title

Rory McIlroy (2022)

Jhonattan Vegas (2017)

Jim Furyk (2007)

Jim Ferrier (1951)

  • First player to win a PGA TOUR event (non-majors) back-to-back at two different courses since Jim Furyk at the 2006 and 2007 RBC Canadian Open (2006: Hamilton G&CC; 2007: Angus Glen GC)
  • Second PGA TOUR win this season (THE CJ CUP @ SUMMIT, RBC Canadian Open)
  • Sixth PGA TOUR season with multiple titles (2012, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2018-19, 2021-22)
  • Sixth multiple winner this season: Scottie Scheffler (4), Sam Burns (3), Hideki Matsuyama (2), Cameron Smith (2), Max Homa (2), Rory McIlroy (2)
  • Improves to 9-for-15 with the 54-hole lead/co-lead on TOUR
  • Held the 54-hole lead at the 2019 RBC Canadian Open before tying his career-low with a final-round 61 (won by 7)
  • Last player to win on the PGA TOUR and win a major the following week: Rory McIlroy (2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, PGA Championship)


Justin Rose shoots 60

  • Ties career-low score on the PGA TOUR (second instance; first: R1, 2006 FUNAI Classic at the Walt Disney World Resort)
  • Ties low score on the PGA TOUR this season (fourth instance; most recent: Sebastian Munoz, R1, AT&T Byron Nelson)
  • First player on record (1983-present) to shoot 60 or better with three or more bogeys (Nos. 9, 16, 18)
  • Made a career-best three eagles (Nos. 1, 11, 15)
  • Second player with three or more eagles in a round this season (first: Maverick McNealy, 3, R2, AT&T Byron Nelson)


Rivermead Cup

  • Corey Conners (solo-sixth) cards a final-round 62 to win the Rivermead Cup, given annually to the low Canadian professional at the RBC Canadian Open
  • Second consecutive RBC Canadian Open with a score of 62 or better by a Canadian (Ben Silverman, 61, R2, 2019)
  • Nick Taylor and Mackenzie Hughes (T28) tied for second among Canadian professionals
  • Adam Hadwin received the honor in 2019 (also solo-6th) and qualified for The Open Championship that year via Open Qualifying Series; Conners was already exempt for the 2022 Open Championship


Open Qualifying Series (OQS)

  • The top two players in the top eight and ties not otherwise exempt were eligible for spots in The Open Championship
  • Keith Mitchell and Wyndham Clark (both T7) received the exemptions
  • Mitchell qualifies for The Open for the third time through the OQS (2019 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, 2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard)
  • The RBC Canadian Open is one of five events on the PGA TOUR schedule this season included in the OQS
  • Talor Gooch and Chris Kirk qualified at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard
  • Remaining events: John Deere Classic (3, top 10), Genesis Scottish Open (3, top 10), Barbasol Championship (1, top 5)


Additional player notes

  • 54-hole co-leader Tony Finau cards a final-round 64 to finish solo-second, earning his 10th career runner-up on TOUR and 50th top-10; Finau has three top-fives in his last five starts on TOUR (T2/Mexico Open at Vidanta, T4/Charles Schwab Challenge, 2nd/RBC Canadian Open); falls to 0-for-5 with the 54-hole lead/co-lead
  • Justin Thomas (solo-3rd) ties his career-high birdie streak with six in a row at Nos. 6-11 and moves to No. 3 in the FedExCup standings
  • World No. 1 and FedExCup leader Scottie Scheffler finishes T18, his 10th finish of T20 or better in his last 12 PGA TOUR starts