Wyndham Clark closed with an unexpected par on Friday to lead one stroke to defending champion Rory McIlroy

and four other players over the weekend at the RBC Canadian Open. After piercing Numbers 15 and 16 in windy conditions

in St. George's, Wyndham Clark got up from the ground about 50 feet from the bottom of the downslope

under the greenside bunker on par-4 18th. He was 7 years under even-par 70. "I really didn't have a chance," said Wyndham Clark.

"And I'd like to say I was trying to do what I did, but I was trying to drill a little to the right and somehow

when I got to the ball it seemed to go to the top left and fall into a difficult place. And it went down to 4 meters.

McIlroy (68) was arrested with Matt Fitzpatrick (70), Alex Smalley (67), Keith Mitchell (67) and Jim Knous (67).

McIlroy had to wait three years to defend his 2019 title due to the COVID-19 epidemic that canceled his fourth golf championship in the last two years.