You might expect things to die down a little on the PGA Tour after the excitement of the British Open last weekend, but there is yet another big tournament on tap starting this Thursday, as 156 golfers head to the famed Glen Abbey course in Toronto to take part in the RBC Canadian Open. This will represent the 28th time that the event has been held at the Par 72, 7253-yard Glen Abbey course, and it’s a challenge that has been accepted by some of the biggest names in the sport. We are going to take a look at some of the potential favorites to win it all this weekend, with the betting odds for each to follow as soon as we have them available. You can check the golf page at MyBookie.ag for all the latest betting odds, but for now, let’s look at some of the contenders.
Here’s a Closer Look At The RBC Canadian Open Gold Expert Picks
It can be argued that this is the tournament that helped propel Jason Day to the number 1 spot in the world, as he went on an epic roll after winning it last year. Day had just missed the playoffs at the British Open the week before, and then registered a come from behind win that saw him beat Bubba Watson by a single stroke on the 18th hole. The defending Canadian Open champion is going to be the man to beat, and is likely also going to be the favorite here.
The Canadian was right in the mix at this event last year, and ended up taking third, finishing just two strokes behind Day. Hearn has been quietly putting together a solid season, and had now made the cut in his last 6 tournaments, which included a pair of top 20 finishes. He is sure to be the crowd favorite here, and it’s worth remembering that he had the lead after 54 holes last year.
It’s fair to say that Day and Johnson are going to be 1a and 1b when it comes to favorites in this tournament, as they are head and shoulders above the rest of the field. If Johnson plays to form, there is no reason why he shouldn’t be among the leaders on Sunday, but it’s also possible that there might be a little bit of a letdown after the highs of the British Open last weekend. That could open the door for a guy like Hearn.
It has been something of an up and down season for Snedeker, which means you never really know what you are going to get from him at any given tournament. Of note here, though, is the fact that he has never finished worse than 5th at Glen Abbey, which makes him a legitimate threat heading into this tournament.
Other players who might come in with decent betting odds are Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar, and Colt Knost, all of whom may be worth a look this weekend. In my opinion, though, this is Jason Day’s tournament to lose.