Danny King capped off a remarkable 2015 championship season by capturing the Titleist and FootJoy PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada.
With the win, King becomes the first person in association history to win three PGA of Canada national championships in the same calendar year.
He also won this year’s PGA Championship of Canada and the PGA Team Championship of Canada with partner Billy Walsh.
The head teaching professional at the Performance Academy at Magna in Aurora, Ont., also becomes just the third player to have won three or more PGA Club Professional Championships.
“I’ve been preparing for this moment for the past 12 months,” King said after his final round at Verrado Golf Club in Arizona.
“It was a vision of mine to really improve my ranking points and to win this championship for the third time was really important to me,” he said.
King’s three-day total of 11-under 205 (70-68-67) was two shots better than James Skrypec of The Academy at Deer Ridge.
“I’ve been working with Bob Panasik for the past little while on my breathing, on my routine and getting into a whole new rhythm,” said King.
“It’s really freed me and help me commit to everything from putting to full swings,” he added.
On the final day, King’s commitment translated into seven birdies and two bogeys. His final round 67 tied him for low round of the day.
Currently ranked No. 4, King has aspirations of rising to the top of the PGA of Canada Player Rankings to gain entry into next year’s RBC Canadian Open and has another goal beyond that.
“The five year plan is to give it a whack and try and play out on the Champions Tour,” said King, who will soon turn 48. “I’ve been working really hard towards that goal and it’s starting to pay off, so I’ll continue to work at it and once I turn 50, I’ll be flying.”
The Inter-Zone Team Championship, which is comprised of four players per zone (and three scores per team counting), was handed out Tuesday. Team Ontario—Ian Doig, Ron Kenesky, Matt Peavoy and King—captured the title.
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