Who’s the Best Bet for Top Canuck at This Weekend’s RBC Canadian Open?
They are starting to really ramp up preparation for this weekend’s RBC Canadian Open at Oakdale Golf and Country Club, just west of downtown Toronto, with Round 1 going Thursday.
This year there are big names taking part – defending champion Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Rose, Cameron Young, Matt Fitzpatrick. But it’s not as strong a field as years past.
NorthStar Bets currently has McIlroy as the golf betting favourite at 5.5, followed by Tyrrell Hatton at 11.0, Fitzpatrick at 12.0, Sam Burns at 15.0 and Rose at 15.0.
Breaking Down the Canadian Contingent for the RBC Open
Corey Conners 19.0
The Canadian contingent taking part is, of course, led by Corey Conners, which NorthStar Bets has at 19.0 to win the tournament, 4.5 to finish Top 5, 2.88 to finish Top 10, and 2.1 to finish Top 20.
The 31-year-old from Listowel, Ont., is currently ranked No. 29 in World Golf Rankings. He made headlines a few weeks back at the PGA Championship in May, where he opened with a 67, followed by a 68, was up top on the leaderboard, but fell back to a T12.
Adam Hadwin 41.0
Hadwin is the veteran of the Canadian crew, ranked 75 in the world. There’s just one PGA Tour win to his name – Valspar Championship in 2017. But the 35-year-old has had 36 Top 10 finishes out of 236 events played.
Mackenzie Hughes 67.0
Another solid pick if you’re going for a Canadian, with two PGA Tour wins, 105/183 cuts made, and 18 Top 10 finishes since joining the tour in 2017. Hughes is currently ranked No. 67 in the world. He won the Sanderson Farms Championship last October and pocketed $1.4 million.
Adam Svensson 67.0
The 29-year-old from Surrey, B.C., joined the Tour in 2019 and has one career win – RSM Classic last November. He’s currently No. 65 in the world and had the sixth-lowest round on the PGA Tour this year, a 62 in the third round of the RSM Classic.
Nick Taylor 67.0
Another vet, at 35, joined the tour in 2015. The native of Winnipeg has two PGA tour wins, is 151/245 in cuts made and has 17 Top 10 finishes.
Taylor Pendrith 91.0
The native of Richmond, Ont., caught some attention at the PGA Championship in May with an opening round 70, finishing at a T29, pocketing just over $90k for his efforts. He’s currently 40th off the tee on the PGA – averaging 306.5 yards.
Michael Gligic 501.0
Gligic is right there with Jason Dufner (remember him?) at 501.0, ranked No. 444 in the world. The native of Burlington, Ont., has never won on the Tour, but had a Top 5 once (a T4 at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship in March 2021).
There are 12 Canadians who accepted exemptions for the tournament, including Mike Weir of Bright’s Grove, Ont., competing in his 31st RBC Canadian Open.
Conners to finish Top 10 is 2.88 at NorthStar Bets.
Pendritch at 3.5 at NorthStar Bets to finish Top 20, coming off that PGA Championship performance.
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