Canadian golf is on the upswing

After Sunday's win on the Web.com Tour, Roger Sloan could be joining the PGA Tour next year. (Stan...

After Sunday's win on the Web.com Tour, Roger Sloan could be joining the PGA Tour next year. (Stan Badz/PGA TOUR/AFP)

MIKE KOREEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:47 AM ET

A Wimbledon-like breakthrough may not be imminent for Canadian golf, but there is plenty of hope for something similar one day.

The latest name to emerge is Web.com Tour member Roger Sloan, who won the inaugural Nova Scotia Open in a playoff over American Derek Fathauer on Sunday at Ashburn Golf Club in Halifax. Combined with fellow B.C. golfer Adam Hadwin’s Web.com win in Chile earlier this year, it marks just the second time in history two Canadians have won on the PGA Tour’s top developmental circuit in the same year — Jerry Anderson and Rick Todd pulled the double in 1991.

Sloan, 27, and Hadwin, 26, are now in excellent position to finish in the top 25 on the Web.com money list and earn PGA Tour berths next year, joining two Canadians in their 30s who have already flirted with victory at the top level in Graham DeLaet and David Hearn. On the women’s side, 16-year-old Brooke Henderson already has a top-10 at the U.S. Women’s Open under her belt and is the No. 2-ranked amateur in the world.


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