Four Canadians in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time

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For the first time ever, there are four Canadians ranked in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings according to Bob Weeks of TSN. Currently, Adam Hadwin of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan is ranked 53rd, Corey Conners of Listowel, Ontario is ranked 66th, Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ontario is ranked 97th and Nick Taylor of Winnipeg, Manitoba, is ranked 100th.

The finest Canadian golf moment in 2020 came at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am near San Francisco, California in February. That is where Taylor defeated Kevin Streelman by four strokes to win his second career PGA event. By winning at Pebble, Taylor moved from 229th in the world to 101st.

Even though there are four Canadians in the top 100, the best Canadian golfer on the PGA Tour this past weekend at the Workday Charity Open in Columbus, Ohio was Roger Sloan of Calgary, Alberta. Sloan finished 27th with a four-round score of -7. Sloan is currently ranked 286th, and behind Taylor Pendrith of Richmond Hill, Ontario, who is ranked 241st.

Pendrith meanwhile has been red hot on the Korn Ferry Tour the last two weeks. He placed second at the San Antonio Challenge this past weekend, and tied for third at the TPC Colorado Championship the weekend before that. The Korn Ferry Tour is the top development tour in golf.

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