How it happened: Snedeker wins in Canada

Brandt Snedeker hits his tee shot on the fourth hole during the final round of the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abby Golf Club.

Brandt Snedeker hits his tee shot on the fourth hole during the final round of the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abby Golf Club.

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Brandt Snedeker held off the likes of Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar to capture his sixth career victory and second of the season on Sunday at the RBC Canadian Open.

Snedeker finished with a 2-under 70, using solid play over the final five holes to break away from Johnson after they had tied at 15 under.

Kuchar and Johnson finished in a four-way tie for second, three shots back.

Here's how it all unfolded on Sunday:

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Update #21: 5:59 p.m. EDT

Brandt Snedeker plays the 18th hole in textbook manner, finishing with a par for a three-shot victory and his sixth career win.

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Update #20: 5:48 p.m. EDT

Dustin Johnson ends his round with a birdie and is currently T-2 at 13 under.

Meanwhile, Brandt Snedeker two-putts the 17th hole for par and moves to the 18th hole with a three-shot advantage.

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Update #19: 5:28 p.m. EDT

And the tournament's top putter shows why he has a three-shot advantage, as Brandt Snedeker gets up-and-down from a greenside bunker for birdie at the par-5 15th to move to 16 under, three clear of Matt Kuchar and William McGirt.

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Update #18: 5:23 p.m. EDT

And just like that, Brandt Snedeker owns a two-shot lead over Matt Kuchar and William McGirt, as Dustin Johnson sends his tee ball at No. 17 out of bounds, hits his provisional tee ball into a bunker, takes two shots to get out of the bunker and two-putts for a triple-bogey to fall back to 12 under.

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Update #17: 5:14 p.m. EDT

Brandt Snedeker two-putts for par from 30 feet at the par-3 15th and remains at 15 under, tied with Dustin Johnson for the lead.

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Update #16: 5:04 p.m. EDT

Dustin Johnson pushes an 8-footer for eagle to the right of the cup at No. 16, settling for a tap-in birdie and moves into a share of the lead with Brandt Snedeker.

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Update #15: 4:55 p.m. EDT

William McGirt gets into the clubhouse at 13 under with a birdie at the par-5 18th, currently T-3 and two strokes behind Brandt Snedeker.

McGirt was second at the Canadian Open in 2012.

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Update #14: 4:47 p.m. EDT

Brandt Snedeker lays up at the par-5 13th and can't get in for birdie, lipping out and settling for par to stay at 15 under, one clear of Dustin Johnson.

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Update #13: 4:31 p.m. EDT

Brandt Snedeker sends his tee ball at the par-3 12th into the woods, but is able to hammer it out to just in front of the green. His chip nearly falls and he miraculously saves bogey. But his lead is now just one over Dustin Johnson.

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Update #12: 4:17 p.m. EDT

Dustin Johnson moves to within two shots of Brandt Snedeker after a nice up-and-down for birdie on the par-5 13th, moving to 14 under and is in solo second.

Back on 12, Matt Kuchar picks up a bogey after a poor tee shot on the par 3, putting for par from the fringe. Kuchar drops back to 12 under, four off the lead.

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Update #11: 4:12 p.m. EDT

Brandt Snedeker misses an opportunity to move four shots in front, pushing a 6-footer for birdie on No. 11 and stays at 16 under, three clear of Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar.

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Update #10: 3:52 p.m. EDT

Dustin Johnson hits a nice approach from a bunker at the par-4 11th, getting it to about 10 feet behind the hole. But his birdie putt runs about 3 inches past on the right and settles for a par to remain at 13 under.

Moments later, leader Brandt Snedeker holes a 4-footer for birdie on No. 10 and opens up a three-shot advantage on Johnson and Matt Kuchar.

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Update #9: 3:41 p.m. EDT

Brandt Snedeker has made the turn at 1 under for the day and 15 under for the tournament, rebounding from a bogey on No. 6 with a nice birdie-2 at the par-3 7th to maintain a two-shot advantage.

Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar and William McGirt are all three back, with McGirt making the biggest move at 4 under through 13 holes.

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Update #8: 2:25 p.m. EDT

After a nice second shot to about 12 feet behind the pin on the par-4 5th, Dustin Johnson slides in his birdie putt to move to 13 under, two off the lead.

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Update #7: 2:21 p.m. EDT

Brandt Snedeker misses a 12-footer for birdie on No. 3, but remains two in front of David Lingmerth after he also misses from about 20 feet.

Snedeker stays at 15 under.

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Update #6: 2:08 p.m. EDT

After finding a greenside bunker with his second shot at No. 2, Brandt Snedeker nearly holes out for eagle, coming to rest on the lip and settling for a tap-in birdie to move to 15 under.

Snedeker now owns a two-shot lead after David Lingmerth finds trouble off the tee at No. 2, hits his second shot a total of 31 feet and has to scramble for a bogey at the par 5.

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Update #5: 2:02 p.m. EDT

Matt Kuchar makes a mess of the par-5 2nd hole, sending his drive well to the left, having to punch out and then failing to hit the green on his third. Hitting his fourth from a bunker, he fails to get up-and-down and drops back to 12 under.

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Update #4: 1:53 p.m. EDT

As the final group takes to the course, red numbers are starting to show up.

• David Lingmerth moves into a tie for the lead with 10-footer for birdie at No. 1, as Brandt Snedeker has to make an 8-footer to just save par after overshooting the green.

• Dustin Johnson makes a 3-footer for birdie on No. 2 to move to 12 under, now just two off the lead.

• Matt Kuchar opens his round with a birdie to move to 13 under.

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Update #3: 1:27 p.m. EDT

Charley Hoffman moves to within two of the lead after an opening birdie to get to 12 under on the tournament. Roberto Castro also makes an early move, picking up birdie at the par-5 2nd to move to 11 under.

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Update #2: 1:07 p.m. EDT

There are now 14 players in double digits under par, with Aaron Baddeley, Chris Kirk and William McGirt all moving to 10 under, four shots behind Brandt Snedeker.

Low numbers aren't as plentiful on Sunday, with both Charl Schwartzel and Bubba Watson over par early in their respective rounds.

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Update #1: 12:40 p.m. EDT

Aaron Baddeley birdies the par-4 6th hole to move to 2 under on the day and 9 under for the tournament, currently five off the lead.

Baddeley likely played himself out of a shot at the title with a 1-over 73 on Saturday. Baddeley had missed 10 consecutive cuts heading into this week and 12 overall for the year (in 20 events). Yet, Baddeley's solid opening to the season still has him at 123rd in the FedEx Cup standings, which would qualify him for the first playoff event.

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Saturday's coverage

Hunter Mahan WDs from Canadian Open after wife goes into labor

Hunter Mahan, the 36-hole leader of the RBC Canadian Open, withdrew less than an hour before his third-round tee time when his wife, Kandi, went into labor.

5 Things: Snedeker rises to top after Mahan withdrawal

After Hunter Mahan withdrew an hour before his tee time due to the pending birth of his first child, Brandt Snedeker rose to the top of the leaderboard behind a 9-under 63.

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Friday's coverage

How it Happened: Mahan charges to Canadian Open lead

Hunter Mahan started his Friday six shots back of mid-round leader John Merrick – who had posted a 62 in the morning. By going bogey-free and closing with three straight birdies, however, Mahan was able to take over.

Knox cards fifth 59 in Web.com Tour history

Taking the lead at the Boise Open, Russell Knox of Scotland carded a 29 on his closing nine – and more importantly a 59 for his round.

14-year-old becomes youngest winner of pro event

Move over Lydia Ko, there's a new youngster in town. Amateur Phachara Khongwatmai, at the tender age of 14, become the youngest golfer ever to win a pro event when he went 13 under at the ASEAN PGA Tour's Singhua Hin Open.

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Thursday's coverage

5 Things: Steele leads as Kuchar gives chase; Open contestants OK

Brendan Steele birdied seven of 11 holes during his morning round to take the opening-round lead Thursday at the RBC Canadian Open – but he's got some well-known company not far behind him.

How it Happened: Steele moves to Canadian Open first-round lead

Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker and Graeme McDowell are among the top-ranked players who made the trip back across the pond for the RBC Canadian Open. But Brendan Steele's 65 put them in his rear-view mirror Thursday as he took the lead at Glen Abbey. See how the first round unfolded.

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Preview coverage

Fantasy Tip Sheet: Snedeker, Kuchar lead picks

Normally, the week after a major is calm. That isn't the case this week at the RBC Canadian, with the likes of Bubba Watson, Luke Donald, Jim Furyk and Dustin Johnson in the field. Yet, none of those names register as favorites this week in Canada.

Tee times led by big groups for first and second rounds

Another week, another country for PGA Tour golfers as they return from Scotland to the RBC Canadian Open, led by Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker and Graeme McDowell as some of the top-ranked golfers in the field's tee times.

Nova Scotia's Banks among 3 Canadians to Monday-qualify

As if we didn't already know his heart was healthy again, Canadian Eric Banks, who plays for the University of Florida, won a playoff to become one of three natives to Monday-qualify for this week's RBC Canadian Open on the PGA Tour.

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Open Championship perspective

Hate to be Rude: Mickelson cracks top-10 all-time

Phil Mickelson’s remarkable Open Championship victory moves him up to a new level historically. Given a record of 42 Tour victories that includes five major-championship titles, one can sensibly say the left-hander is now one of the 10 best players in modern golf history, columnist Jeff Rude writes.

Mickelson's nearly a decade removed from label of best to never win a major

The 2003 PGA Championship, in which Shaun Micheel was the surprise winner, marked the last time Phil Mickelson walked away from a major never having won one.

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