Dean Wilson didn’t exactly fold, but Carl Pettersson did grab the final round of the RBC Canadian Open and hold on to take a 1-shot victory. In the media room, Pettersson was funny, self-deprecating and smart, making him a good champion for the tournament in my mind.
I’ll write a lot more about this tomorrow — including a round-up of the media. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this exchange from Pettersson talking about how he barely made the cut:
Q. Friday night when you and Jay Williamson were drinking those Canadian beers thinking you’d probably missed the cut, long way to come to here.
CARL PETTERSSON: Well, we knew we had a chance because there’s a computer in the locker room. So we had all the scenarios. You can do it play by play, and we had all the guys coming in.
Right when I finished I thought I had missed. I made a 10-footer to stay at 1-under on 18. And I was tied for 71st; and then I spoke to Johnny, the PGA official that does the scoring, and asked him what he thinks. He goes, it’s 50/50 because there’s a few guys still out there at 2-under.
And I walked in the locker room and Jay Williamson had all the scenarios written out, and he’s like, grab a beer. Before you know it I’d had seven beers (laughs). Made the cut. And my caddy had to drive me home. I wasn’t in that bad of shape, but I didn’t want to drive. I can usually handle seven beers.