Mr. 57 will tee it up at the PGA Tour’s RBC Canadian Open

Mark McGowan

David Carey (Photo by Luke Walker/Getty Images)

David Carey will make his second PGA Tour start of the season at this week’s RBC Canadian Open after successfully navigating Monday Qualifying (held on Sunday due to US Open final stage qualifying) at Coppingwood Golf Club in Ontario.

With four places up for grabs, a five-under 67 left Carey in a four-for-three playoff, with Fresno’s Peter Kuest the medalist after posting the only 66 of the day.

Having begun his round at 09:50am, the playoff wouldn’t begin until just after 8pm and Carey was joined by American Ryan Hall and Candians Drew Nesbitt and Sudarshan Yellamaraju.


Staring elimination in the face after being forced to take an unplayable following his tee shot on the first playoff hole, Carey would incredibly get up-and-down from 177-yards, draining a 25-footer for par to advance alongside Hall and Nesbitt as Yellamaraju could only make bogey.

It’s the second time that Carey has successfully played his way into a PGA Tour event this year, following his appearance at the Valero Texas Open back in April, and the course at Oakdale Country Club is likely to be a better fit for the big-hitting Dubliner than the notoriously tight TPC San Antonio.

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