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Vegas wins Canadian Open with late rally

Jhonattan Vegas, of Venezuela, holds up the trophy as he celebrates after winning the Canadian Open golf tournament, Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Oakville, Ontario. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) Jhonattan Vegas rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday for his second PGA Tour victory, birdieing the final three holes at Glen Abbey for an 8-under 64 and one-stroke victory.

The 29-year-old Venezuelan Olympic player began the day five strokes behind leader Brandt Snedeker and four behind U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson and Canadian amateur Jared du Toit.

Vegas had five straight birdies on Nos. 2-6, bogeyed the par-4 eighth and also birdied the par-5 13th. He then birdied the par-5 16th, par-4 17th and par-5 18th to post at 12-under 276.

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