RBC Canadian Open Golf Tips And Betting Preview

RBC Canadian Open Golf Tips And Betting Preview

by 18th July 2016

Golf tips for the RBC Canadian Open which takes place from July 21st – 24th. Betting preview on this tournament as well as our golfing tips & their best odds.

Venue
Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, Ontario, Canada • Purse: $5,900,000

The Canadian Open is one of the oldest tournaments on the golfing calendar having been in vogue since 1904. It is organised by the Royal Canadian Golf Association and is the third oldest continuously running tournament on the PGA Tour – earning its place behind The Open Championship and the U.S. Open.

The 2016 edition will be played at the Glen Abbey Golf Course in Ontario from July 21 – 24. Due to the presence of golf in Rio Olympics, this tournament has been altered and slotted between the Open Championship and the PGA Championship to accommodate the golfing calendar.

The total winning purse for this year’s edition is US$ 5.9million and the winner will take home $ 1.06 million and 500 FedExCup points.

The tournament Course Glen Abbey GC measures 7,253 yards and has a par-score of 72. Highly regarded in the golfing circuit as a challenging venue, it also serves as the site of Golf Canada headquarters. It is serving as a host for the 28th time and third time in a four-year run.

Designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus and opened in 1977, the Glen Abbey GC is a spectacle for the players and spectators alike. The back nine holes at the course features the “Valley Holes” which starts with a tee shot at the 11th Hole to a fairway more than 60 feet below.

The 18th Hole is a part of the folklore where Tiger Woods struck one of his greatest shots – an escape from a fairway bunker over a lake to 12 feet for a clinching birdie – in 2000.

Considering it is sandwiched between two major championships, the quality of field at this year’s tournament is exemplary. Heading the roster is the world number one Jason Day who will have the number two ranked Dustin Johnson for company. RBC-sponsored players Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, Graeme McDowell and Ryan Palmer among others will add up spice to the event. A group of past winners are also in the fray including the ever-young Vijay Singh, Sean O’Hair, Chez Reavie, Carl Pettersson and Justin Leonard.

The number of Canadian entrants is disappointing, though, with just 12 making the list this year. This is the second-lowest number of home players in the past decade at this tournament. David Hearn, who was heartbreakingly close to winning the title last year, will lead the pack along with Graham DeLaet, Adam Hadwin and Mike Weir. This group will hope to become the first homegrown winner since 1954 – which saw Pat Fletcher win the tournament.

Day has not won since The Players but if he does emerge victorious this weekend, it will mark just the second time since 1951 that Canadian Open has witnessed back-to-back winners. The Olympics may be the flavour of the season at the moment, but all eyes will be on the Canadian contingent to break the losing streak – a 62-year wait. Hearn came agonisingly close last year only to fall two shots behind. Can this year be different for the local hopefuls?

Also adding to the interest is the fact that only six men have won here without spending the prior week at Augusta National, since 1983. Will this trend break this year?

Golf Tips For The RBC Canadian Open

Dustin Johnson had an up and down week last week at The Open but still managed to finish T9 behind runaway winner Henrik Stenson who overcame a gallant Phil Mickelson who shot a course record 63 in the first round and dropping only four shots all weekend. Stenson had to be at his very best to beat Phil and equalled Mickelson’s course record to win by three. That said Dustin will find this much more to his liking and he is the very much in form player. The odds reflect that this week but we cannot leave him out. Best odds on Dustin Johnson to win the Canadian Open are 11/2

What can we say about Matt Kuchar that you already don’t know. A model of consistency he has eight top tens this season, which includes three top three positions with the latest being at the WGC – Bridgestone Invitational. He represents decent value this week with a cracking field assembled. We cannot see him not getting a place at least and hope that he finally cracks the winners circle again. Matt Kuchar’s best odds to win the RBC Canadian Open are 18/1

What of our tips last week at the Barbasol Championship, well we just missed out with a T8 and two T11 from our three selections. Brian Harmon was the best of the trio and we will take a chance on him again this week. Now that the big boys return to PGA action he is at gigantic odds at 100/1

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So a quick recap with our 3 tips to follow this week at the RBC Canadian Open.
Matt Kuchar 18/1 – 2pts each way
Brian Harmon 100/1 – 1pt each way
Dustin Johnson 11/2 – 4pt Win

Betting odds for the RBC Canadian Open

Jason Day 11/2
Dustin Johnson 11/2
Matt Kuchar 18/1
Brandt Snedeker 25/1
Jim Furyk 30/1
Emilliano Grillo 40/1
Danny Lee 40/1
Charley Hoffman 50/1
Ryan Plamer 50/1
Tony Finau 50/1
Bryson Dechambeau 60/1
Chris Kirk 50/1
David Hearn 55/1
Graeme McDowell 66/1
Graham DeLaet 55/1
Kevin Streelman 60/1
William McGirt 50/1