Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open, carding five birdies in the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk. He was pretty solid, so I knew I had to make birdies. At that point, there was nothing to lose. Suddenly, I got hot and I went with it TIm Clark Clark closed with a five-under 65 at rainy Royal Montreal for his second PGA Tour victory. The 38-year-old South African also won the 2010 Players Championship. Furyk, the two-time Canadian Open champion who took a three-stroke lead into the final round, finished with a 69. The 44-year-old American matched Clark with a birdie on the par-3 17th and a par on the par-4 18th. "It looked like Jim wasn't going to make any mistakes," said Clark. "He was pretty solid, so I knew I had to make birdies. At that point, there was nothing to lose. Suddenly, I got hot and I went with it." Furyk is 0 for 7 with the 54-hole lead since winning the 2010 Tour Championship for the last of his 16 PGA Tour titles. "I kind of controlled my own destiny," Furyk said. "I've got to shoot three or four under and it would have been impossible to catch me, or darn near it. I left the door open with even par on the front nine and Tim took advantage and shot 30 on the back. "I've got no one to blame but myself," said Furyk. "I played good enough to win the tournament, but I only made two birdies and I've got to make more putts." On No 18, Clark left a 45-foot birdie putt about six feet short, and Furyk missed to the left on a 12-footer. Clark sealed the win by holing the six-footer for par. "Once he missed his putt, I didn't want to have to go into a play-off, knowing he can take it over the water [off the 18th tee] and I have to play over to the right," Clark said. "It was huge to get it finished right there. I got hot with the putter on the back nine. To stand over that putt and still feel confident was really nice." It was huge to get it finished right there. I got hot with the putter on the back nine. To stand over that putt and still feel confident was really nice TIm Clark Clark's wife, Candice, is from Toronto and has family in Montreal. He won his first pro title at the New Brunswick Open on the Canadian Tour in 1998 and followed a week later with a win at the CPGA Championship. "The irony of it is Canada could be the location of my first win and my last one," Clark said. "To come back here, it's full circle. That was 16 years ago when I was just cutting my teeth as a professional golfer and I was fortunate enough to be given some starts up here, so I have fond memories. "It's certainly one I've wanted to win for a long time. Any national championship to me is special, particularly to the people from that country. It's an honour for me to be the open champion." Justin Hicks was third at 13 under after a 64. Matt Kuchar (65), Michael Putnam (66) and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (66) tied for fourth at 11 under. Graham DeLaet was the top Canadian, closing with a 68 to tie for seventh at 10 under. Pat Fletcher, born in England, was the last Canadian winner, taking the 1954 event at Point Grey in Vancouver. "I fell a little short, but it was fun," DeLaet said. "So many people were cheering for me. ... Coming down 18 was a special moment."