After the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the RBC Canadian Open the last two seasons, the tournament finally returns in 2022. This year, the event will be played at St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Ontario, Canada. The tournament will be the final tune-up for those players participating in the US Open next week at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts. It’s time to take a closer look at our Golf Betting analysis so you can get all set to bet against the PGA Tour Betting Lines.
RBC Canadian Open
The Candian Open was first played 118 years ago and has been held on an annual basis since excluding major world events like the two World Wars and COVID pandemic. The tournament is the third-oldest on Tour behind the Open Championship and US Open.
Rory McIlroy is the tournament’s defending champion. Holding the title since firing a tournament-record 22-under at Hamilton Golf and Country Club in 2019. McIlroy blitzed the field, winning by a seven-stroke margin over Shane Lowery and Webb Simpson.
The winner of the tournament receives 500 FedEx Cup points and $1.566 million of an $8.7 million purse.
St. George’s Golf and Country Club
Considered one of the best courses in Canada, St. George’s Golf and Country Club has hosted the Canadian Open five times in the past, most prior to 1970. The last time the Canadian Open was held here was in 2010 and won by Carl Pettersson with a 14-under four-day total.
The course opened in 1929 and features a layout typical of older courses with tree-lined fairways and small greens. Playing as a par-70, the course can stretch to 7,100 yards from the back tees.
St. George’s will play much differently than it did in 2010, with new greens and new bunkers following an ice storm in 2013. The original layout was designed by Stanley Thompson who put an emphasis on approach shots.
Expect the course setup to reflect next week’s US Open layout. The greens will run quicker than they did in 2010, and the rough will be considerably thicker.
Canadian Open Field
As the last tune-up before the US Open, the field is packed with some of the top golfers in the world. World no. 1 Scottie Scheffler headlines a list of talented golfers that includes McIlroy aiming to defend his title.
Sam Burns, playing for the first time since securing his third victory of the season at the Charles Schwab Challange is in the field. Justin Thomas and Cameron Smith join Burns and Scheffler as players in the field currently sitting inside the FedEx Cup top-five.
Matthew Fitzpatrick, Tyrrell Hatton, and Lowry are a trio of international players looking for their first victory on Tour this season. Canadian’s Corey Conners is the top Canadian amongst 21 Canadian golfers in the field.
Canadian Open Betting Odds
Scheffler (+780) is the betting favorite over at mybookie.ag. Right behind the world no. 1 is Thomas and defending champion McIlroy at +870.
Rounding out the top five favorites are Smith (+1075) and Burns (+1325). Other notable odds of value are Conners (+1900), Tony Finau (+2300), Hatton (+2400), and two-time winner Jhonattan Vegas (+4800).
Prepare for the cream to rise to the top and the winner be one of the top players on the odds board.
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