Masters 2020: Scores, results, highlights for every Canadian competing at PGA's final major

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The 2020 Masters, normally scheduled for the spring, is officially underway.

Four Canadians hit the links in the 84th edition of the tradition unlike any other with the aim of being the first Canadian in 17 years to take home the green jacket. By the way, that winner — Mike Weir — is one of the Canucks competing Nov. 12-15 in Georgia. The other three — Corey Conners, Adam Hadwin and Nick Taylor — all grew up watching him win that playoff hole way back in 2003.

"It’s amazing, obviously," Conners told Sportnet's Adam Stanley. "Canadian golf has been trending upwards for the last number of years and it’s been fun to be part of."

The foursome will face some stiff competition in Tiger Woods, Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson and more, but there's always a possibility one or more could make some noise.

Here's everything to keep you up to date on how the Canadians are doing as they aim for the greens at Augusta National.

All times are Eastern, subject to change.

All places on the leaderboard updated after completion of the respective rounds or day are completed. Round 2 was updated after its completion Saturday morning. Round 3 began at 10:30 a.m. ET.

Corey Conners

Conners makes his third appearance at the Masters in 2020 after qualifying for the 2019 Tour Championship. The Listowel, Ont., native made his debut at Augusta in 2015 as an amateur — his last tournament as such before turning pro — and in 2019 qualified the week prior after winning the Valero Texas Open. Conners, 28, enters the weekend off a tie for 24th place at the Vivint Houston Open and a top-10 spot (T-8) at the ZOZO Championship.

Round 1 recap

Conners was part of the first group to hit the front nine, but his opening round was quickly cut short as the horn sounded to halt play because of rain. 

After a two-hour, 45-minute delay, he finished the second hole by racking up the first birdie of the 2020 Masters. But then he bogeyed four of the next six on the front nine — a few that missed wide, a lip-out on 4 — to go to 3 over.

He see-sawed between plus-3 and plus-2 before sinking an eagle on the par-5 15th hole, where he hit a beauty of an approach shot that landed within a few feet of the pin. He did give back a stroke on 18 with another bogey.

Round 2

It was a new day and a new Conners on Friday. The Canadian came out and tore up the course, shooting 5 under par before darkness ended the round prematurely. After he birdied his first hole of the round, No. 10, with a beauty of a putt, he bogeyed 11 when his second shot just barely missed the green and his par putt went long.

For the next 14 holes, Conners either nailed the birdie — after coming close to an eagle a few times — or saved par after just missing the chance to go 1 under on a hole. On 12, he gave the ball a mighty staredown before sinking the easy par putt. On 16, he was none too thrilled with his shot from the tee to start the par-3 but then hit a tremendous 41-foot putt for a 2 on the hole. 

Conners' second round will continue Saturday because of darkness. Six strokes back of the leaders, he is two shots deep on the par-5 eighth hole. While he still has two holes to finish, it's fair to say he should expect to see 36 more this weekend.

Update: Conners shoots the lowest score by a Canadian at the Masters with a 7-under-par 65 — by three strokes. He birdied the final two holes — almost grabbed an eagle on eight — and finished the round with a 37-foot beauty of a putt on nine.

Round 3

Who knows if anyone can catch Dustin Johnson at this point, but Conners is definitely trying. After pitching the best round ever by a Canadian in Round 2, the Ontario kid followed it up with a 1-under 71 to move to 6 under for the tournament.

Conners did have his chances to cut further into Johnson's lead but couldn’t sink more than four birdies. He came close on two holes (3 and 8) when the ball caught the lip, and then a heartbreaker on 10 when the ball rolled around the cup and then popped out.

After birdieing 15 and 16 for a second straight round (he again had a good look at eagle on 15), Conners bogeyed the final two holes. On 17, his third shot — a long birdie putt — was too strong and then the par attempt was too soft. The bogey on 18 was actually a good play considering his third shot, from the bunker, had massive backspin on it and it rolled down the hill away from the hole.

Round 4

There’s a reason Corey Conners was a sleeper pick for many golf gurus — and he proved them right. The Canadian entered the tournament with a top-10 (T8) and two top 25 finishes in the last week. After his 3-under 69 on Sunday and finishing tied for 10th, he earned an automatic spot at the Masters in 2021. 

Although he was even on the front nine — bogey on six and birdie on 7 — he was on fire on the back of the course. Conners rattled off four birdies on the final nine holes, alongside one bogey on the par-4 14th hole. He had a few chances to add to the birdie total, like on 10 where the long putt skipped over the hole or his attempt on 15 went just wide.

While his numbers were not his best on Sunday, which would be hard to match when you tie for the lowest score at the 2020 Masters and record the lowest-ever round by a Canadian, Conners had a solid rip around the links in his third appearance at Augusta.

Corey Conners' tee times

Round Tee time Hole Pairings
1 1:35 p.m. Hole 1 Lucas Glover, C.T. Pan
2 11:05 a.m. Hole 10 Glover, Pan
3 10:53 a.m. Hole 1 Scottie Scheffler, Paul Casey
4 8:34 a.m. Hole 1 Paul Casey, Cameron Champ

Corey Conners' score

Round Score (overall) Place
1 2 over (+2) T72
2 7 under (-5)* T17
3 1 under (-6) T15
4 3 under (-9) T10

*Conners was through two shots on the par-5 eighth hole (5 under, -3) after Friday and completed the round on Saturday

Adam Hadwin

Like Conners, Hadwin is hitting the links for the third time at Augusta, with the last two appearances resulting in a tie for 36th and a tie for 24th. While he's only had one top-10 finish in 2020, a tie for fourth at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in July, he has only missed one cut since golf's return. He said he was feeling good entering the major.

"I feel like I’m turning the corner with my game," the Abbotsford, B.C., native told TSN's Bob Weeks last week. "I’m finally seeing the shots that I want to see."

Round 1 recap

Also like Conners, Hadwin had his opening round paused because of the rain. Starting on the back nine, he was even through Amen Corner and up until the par-4 17th, which he bogeyed. He did have a chance at birdie but missed just wide. 

Hadwin got back to even with a birdie on the second hole but bogeyed 5 — he slammed his club down after his third shot left him with a long par putt that he would eventually not sink — and 6 (missed wide on a short putt) to join Conners, more than seven hours after teeing off, with a 2-over 74.

Hadwin was very tough on himself following his opening trip around the track. 

“It was just below awful. The only thing that saved me was I drove it well today,” he said, noting he’ll be hitting the range to work out the kinks. "I was in position almost off of every tee. I only hit a couple of bad drives: one on five. But my iron play is just awful. Terrible. I’m not sure I hit one good iron shot today."

He added that he has "no trust in any golf shot of an iron right now. I’m about as lost as I've ever been hitting the irons."

Round 2

It's hard to tell if Hadwin is happier with his second round than his first as he's still two strokes over the projected cut line — but he does have five holes to finish so there's a chance he can at least get to even.

The Canadian had a chance to start off on the right foot but his 33-foot putt for birdie came up short on No. 1. He then had a great chance for an eagle on the second hole after following up a tee shot that landed in the smack dab middle of the fairway with a solid approach. He settled for birdie after the eagle landed just past the hole.

After snagging pars on Holes 3-7, Hadwin lipped out on two straight putts — for birdie and for par, the latter of which was a knee-knocker — and settled for a bogey at 8 to move back to 2 over. He also bogeyed 10; it looked as though he would save par on the hole after he hit a solid shot from behind the bunker, but his par putt went long,

Before darkness ended the round while he was on 14, Hadwin hit a perfect tee shot on 12 before draining an 11-foot birdie putt to get back to 2 over.

Update: Hadwin had a few chances to make the cut as he just missed a birdie putt on 14 and ad the ball stop on the edge on 17. Hadwin missed the cut despite completing the second round with a 1-under round.

Adam Hadwin's tee times

Round Tee time  Hole Pairings
1 7:22 a.m. Hole 10 Kevin Kisner, Scottie Scheffler
2 1:57 p.m. Hole 1 Kisner, Scheffler
3
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Adam Hadwin's score

Round Score (overall) Place
1 2 over (+2) T72
2 1 under (+1)* MC
3
4

* Hadwin was through two shots on the par-4 14th hole on Friday night and was even for the day.

Nick Taylor

Taylor is one of 26 golfers making their debut at Augusta in 2020. He punched his ticket with a win at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am back in February. Of course, his first venture to one of golf's hallowed grounds is a tad bit different as spectators won't be lining the track because of the COVID-19 pandemic and his family won't be watching from the gallery. 

"It just would have been an amazing experience for everybody but the motivation is there to get back to Augusta for multiple years going forward," Taylor said to Stanley.

Round 1 recap

The only thing that could have gone better for Taylor in his first visit to Augusta would be the chance to finish his opening round. He was 1 under through 13 holes before play was suspended because of darkness. 

Starting on the back nine, his first couple shots were a tad bit hairy — into the rough and then a bunker — but he settled his nerves and saved par on the opening hole. The nerves may have kicked in again on the opening shots of a number of holes but he came up big and was at par until he birdied the par-5 15th. He did have a chance at birdie on 13 but missed a knee-knocker and then was just wide on a long birdie attempt on 14.

Taylor bogeyed 18 after another drive went into the rough, his second shot landed in the sand and his short putt for par missed. He was able to get back into the red with another birdie on the first hole, a par-4, off a picture-perfect approach shot.

He'll now try to play 23 holes Friday as he aims to make the cut at the PGA Tour's final major of the year.

Update: The Canadian moved to even after completing the first round by missing on two knee-knockers on 6 for double bogey and hitting a birdie putt on 8.

Round 2 recap

Right after wrapping up Round 1, Taylor continued on with Round 2, where he started on the front nine. He began with a tee shot from into the rough before saving par. On the second hole, his tee shot went even farther away from the fairway, and Taylor dropped the club after the shank. He finished with a bogey on the par-5. 

He did settle down, though, and parred the next six holes — including a great shot out of a bunker on 5 to save par and just missing a birdie putt on 6 — before getting a birdie on the par-4 ninth. On 10, though, Taylor's tee shot zinged off a tree; he salvaged it with a great shot among the trees and wood chips onto the fairway before just missing a long par putt.

Taylor bounced back on 11 with a long birdie putt from just off the green to get back to even, and then he made another birdie on the par-5 13th. He finished the round with a bogey on 18 to drop back to even for the tournament. At the end of play Friday, Taylor was projected to make the cut.

Update: Taylor makes the cut at his first Masters.

Round 3

Which do you think is better for Nick Taylor: playing on the weekend in his first trip to Augusta or playing in a grouping with Canadian legend Mike Weir? Tough to decide, but either way, Taylor gave notice that he has officially arrived at the Masters with his performance Saturday.

Taylor had his best trip around the track (a 3-under 69) in his third try with seven birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey on 18. That double bogey, by the way, could have been way worse, because his tee shot went into the woods and his second shot landed in a bunker. He also had two other chances to add to his birdie total: His putt on 15 hit the lip but didn’t drop and he missed a knee-knocker on the second hole.

On the par-5 eighth (his 17th hole of the round), Taylor capped it off with a picture-perfect long birdie putt, but then nerves may have set in on his last hole of the round. First, his tee shot missed the fairway. Then his second shot spun away from the hole. On his third shot, Weir could be seen trying to tell the ball to slow down but it went past the hole. Taylor still could have saved par, but his putt went a little long and wide. 

Round 4

It was a solid debut for Nick Taylor at the Masters as he completed his fourth and final round with another score of 72. 

Despite hitting a double bogey on 14 — a hole where his third shot from off the green on the par 4 rolled way past the hole as did his putt for par before his chance at a bogey rolled over the cup — and bogeys on five and 10, overall he was solid off the tee and drained birdies on No. 1, 6, 7 and 13.

Taylor had a couple of other chances for birdie, like on 15 where he just missed and was a bit unhappy or on the par-3 third hole where his putt stopped just short of dropping. The 32-year-old also had a chance at eagle on 13 but his putt was short. He closed out the round and his first-ever trip top Augusta coming oh-so-close for birdie on 18.

Nick Taylor's tee times

Round Tee time Hole Pairings
1 2:02 p.m. Hole 10 Justin Harding, Shugo Imahira
2 9:30 a.m.  Hole 1 Harding, Imahira
3 11:26 a.m. Hole 10 Mike Weir, Sung Kang
4 7:50 a.m. Hole 10 Justin Rose, Louis Oosthuizen

Nick Taylor's score

Round Score (overall) Place
1 1 under (-1)* T34
2 Even (E) T50
3 3 under (-3) T29
4 Even (-3) T29

*Play suspended because of darkness; played through 13 holes. Taylor was even after finishing the first round.

Mike Weir

The elder statesman of the foursome, he turned 50 this year and joined the Champions Tour. He has finished in the top 10 three times in nine tournaments, including a runner-up slot at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic in mid-October.

"There’s not anything that feels a little weaker than any other," Weir told Sportsnet before the tournament. "I’m driving it well, putting has been very good at times . . . I  just need to be more consistent with that. But I love Augusta greens. I’ve always putted them well."

Weir is looking to make the cut at the Masters for the first time since 2014.

Round 1 recap

The Brights Grove, Ont., native shot his first under-par round at the Masters since 2010 with a 1-under 71; he finished tied for 43rd in 2010. He came out of the front nine's first five holes at even par — almost had a birdie on 1, 2 (lip-out), 3, 4 and 5 (came up just short) before birdieing 6 and 7 with two great putts to get to 2 under.

Weir then bogeyed 9 after coming up short on the par putt (he had a chance to birdie 8 but it was another lip-out) before another birdie on 13. He capped off the round on the back-to-back par-4s with a bogey on 17 and par on 18. The missed par putt on 17 literally brought Weir to his knees as he was wide by maybe an inch.

Round 2

The bad news is that Weir bogeyed three holes Friday and may miss the cut at 1 over. The good news is that, as part of the last group to begin on the back nine, he has nine holes left to make it. 

Weir hit his tee shot on No. 1 before darkness halted play. He'll need to finish holes better than how he started his second round, when he sliced his second shot on 10 far left. He did have a chance to par the hole but his putt — as was the case on a number of holes in Round 1 — caught the lip and did not drop. His birdie putt on 11 was similar. He settled for par there.

He was able to par the par-5 13th, but he hit another off-kilter tee shot — this one into the rough — and wasn’t happy with his third shot or the birdie attempt that went way wide. He did, however, bounce back and birdie 14 to get back to 1 under before bogeying 16 — where he narrowly missed a chance at par — and 18.

Update: Weir had nine holes to finish on Saturday and was looking at missing the cut once again. Instead, Weir came out and bookended the front nine with birdies see the official Masters weekend.

Round 3

Weir did it all Saturday. After making sure he made the cut in the morning, he shot a solid 1-under 71 in the afternoon while also appearing to mentor and cheering on the fellow Canadian in his group, Nick Taylor. (Weir could be seen trying to will Taylor’s shots to keep going or slow down with his arms on a number of holes.)

The 50-year-old 2003 Masters champ knocked down six birdies along with five bogeys as he played in the third round for the first time since 2014. He had some pretty good looks — some short putts he should have made, to be fair — to avoid some of the bogeys. His par putt on 11 went just wide and the knee-knockers on 18 and 4 missed by inches.

According to Stanley, Weir's 71 on Saturday marked the first time since 2006 that the Canadian has notched two rounds under par at the major.

Round 4

Weir’s final round at the 2020 Masters was a bit rough for the former champ. He bogeyed six holes — including 13 where his second shot went into the drink (believe it was the tributary of Rae’s Creek that also gave Tiger Woods a fit on 12 on Sunday) — and finished with a 4-over 76.

On 18, he showed why he’s one of the greats with a save for bogey. Yep, for bogey. Weir’s tee shot went into the wood chips that line the fairway. His second shot, as he came down on the ball caught the tree branch behind him and the ball landed just a few feet away in front of him. He had a decent look at par but the long putt came up a tad short. It marked the third straight round he bogeyed the hole.

Weir also saved things on the par-4 fifth hole when his second shot went way off into the bushes; he looked flabbergasted on that one and looked at his club after. When he hit his third shot, you couldn’t even see him because of the shrubbery. The best part though was he sent it skipping over the bunker and almost hit the pin. He had a good look at par but his putt when a little wide.

While he finished Sunday with a second consecutive day of hitting the fairways at 93 percent, he struggled to hit the greens. Weir finished at 56 percent — his worst over the course of the tournament.

Mike Weir's tee times

Round Tee time Hole Pairings
1 11:17 a.m. Hole 1 Rafael Cabrera Bello, Matt Wallace
2 2:52 p.m. Hole 10 Cabrera Bello, Wallace
3 11:26 a.m. Hole 10 Nick Taylor, Sung Kang
4 8:23 a.m. Hole 10 Andy Ogletree (a), Ian Poulter

Mike Weir's score

Round Score (overall) Place
1 1 under (-1) T34
2 Even (-1)* T42
3 1 under (-2) T36
4 4 over (+2) T50

* Weir was through one shot on the par-4 first hole and at 2 over (+1) before play was called on Friday night.

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