RBC Canadian OpenTees Off: Thursday, July 25
Glen Abbey Gof Club – Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Odds to Win Tournament(For the latest Odds, connect to Sportsbook.ag)
|FIELD (Any other golfer)||2-to-1|
The Tour keeps its international flavor going, as one week after the British Open, the PGA golfers head north for the biggest tournament in Canada. Scores have gone awfully low the last two times Glen Abbey has hosted the tournament, with relative unknowns taking the title (Australian Nathan Green in 2009 and Chez Reavie in ’08). Here are this week’s Best Bets…
Hunter Mahan (20/1): He’s now gone top-9 in two of his past four starts, both of them majors (T4 at U.S. Open and T9 at British). Mahan hasn’t played Glen Abbey since 2004, but went T4 here that year.
Charl Schwartzel (15/1): He’s one of the top players in a relatively weak field, and Schwartzel has gone top-15 in each of his past three starts and four of his past five. He was solid at Muirfield last week and should be able to tear apart Glen Abbey.
Brandt Snedeker (12/1): The RBC Canadian Open favorite had a good week at Muirfield that was undermined by a second-round 79. Snedeker broke 70 twice on a tough course, and seems to be getting back on track with three straight top-20's. With his elite putter, Snedeker is always a threat.
Chris Stroud (50/1): Stroud stayed stateside last week and finished T9 at the Sanderson Farms Championship, his third top-10 in his past five starts. He could be the next golfer on the verge of a breakthrough in a year full of first-time winners.
Dustin Johnson (18/1): It looked like Johnson was going to be in the thick of things at Muirfield after opening with two strong rounds. One of the top talents in this field, he could overpower this course.