2016 RBC Canadian Open Golf Prediction
Ready to bet this week on the 2016 RBC Canadian Open Odds? After a scintillating week of golf in Scotland the PGA pros head to Canada this week for the 2016 RBC Canadian Open.
Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario will host nine of the top 30 in the current FedExCup standings including the top 2 – Jason Day who will look to defend and Dustin Johnson.
2016 RBC Canadian Open
When: July 21 – 24, 2016 on Golf Channel/CBS
Where: Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont.
Purse: $5,900,000 / Winner Share: $1,044,000
Defending Champion: Jason Day
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Glen Abbey GC is a 7,253 yard, par 72 track that will test every aspect of the pro’s game.
Total Driving stats are ones to look at as well as a player’s ability to hit greens – it is easy to get yourself in trouble here and awfully tough to get yourself out of it.
A hot putter as usual will help but putting stats aren’t essential as at other venues.
I will also be looking at current form and a player’s course history on this track to make my pick.
So with that in mind who should we keep an extra special eye on this week?
Let’s take a look.
2016 RBC Canadian Open Favorites:
Jason Day +500
The defending champion has done nothing the last year to convince us that he won’t contend again this week.
He wasn’t terrific last week but he does lead the TOUR in strokes gained: putting and is fourth in birdies or better.
He shot four rounds in the 60s en route to his win here last year and arrives having finished inside the top 10 in nine of his last 11 starts – a T22 last week was by far his worst outing in some time.
Expect a bounce back this week in a watered down field for the best golfer in the world right now.
Dustin Johnson +550
The hottest player in the world quietly posted a T9 at The Open last week – his fifth straight top 10 finish, his 11th top 10 this year and eight top 5s in 2016 – incredible!
He tied for second in his only trip to the Canadian Open and arrives as unquestionably the hottest player on the planet.
Matt Kuchar +1600
The ultra consistent Matt Kuchar had a down week in Scotland finishing T46 but outside of that effort has been very good the last few months.
He found the top six in five of his previous six starts to last week.
Add in the fact that he tied for second here in 2013 and for seventh last year and Kuch has to be on the radar.
He ranks 12th on the PGA Tour in strokes gained: tee-to-green, eighth on TOUR in adjusted scoring average and 24th in strokes gained: putting.
Kuch looks poised for another solid week indeed.
2016 RBC Canadian Open Contenders:
Brandt Snedeker +2000
2013 winner of this event also finished T5 here in 2009. He enters off a T22 last week at The Open but had five top 25 finishes in his previous 10 starts.
He looked good at times last week including a third round 68 and hopes to build on that this week.
Jim Furyk +2500
He finished inside the top 10 in his last two trips to Glen Abbey including a solo fourth last year.
His current form leaves something to be desired however – a T42 at the WGC Bridgestone and a T59 at The Open.
Still Furyk loves this track and is a prime breakout candidate this week.
Emiliano Grillo +3500
PGA TOUR Rookie has been coming on – top 15s in three last four starts including T12 at Troon and a T14 at the WGC Bridgestone.
He finished T22 at this event last year as a non-member of the TOUR and definitely has the game to contend this week.
Tony Finau +4500
Has three top 20s in his last six starts including a pair of top 15.
He posted a respectable T18 at The Open last week and currently ranks 31st on TOUR in birdies or better. He has played here just once when he finished an OK T22 with a field low 65 along the way.
Finau’s arrow is pointing way up right now – he could easily make a statement this week.
2016 RBC Canadian Open Sleepers (+5000 or higher):
Charley Hoffman +5000
Hoffman has been very good this year – a surprising +5000 in this field this week.
He has made the cut 16 of his last 17 starts overall and has had success on this track in the past – a T16 and T7 in last two starts respectively at Glen Abbey.
He has a win on TOUR already to go along with four other top 20s and is terrific value here.
William McGirt +5000
McGirt was a co-runner-up at Glen Abbey in both 2012 and 2013 and has made the cut all five times he’s teed it up here.
He has finished inside the top 10 in two of his last four starts overall as well including a win at Muirfield Village.
He is 19th on TOUR in adjusted scoring and 29th in strokes gained – perfect for this track. McGirt is another great value pick – expect to see him on leaderboards this week.
David Hearn +6600
Canada’s top-ranked golfer melted down last year after holding the 54-hole lead en route to a solo third.
He has finished inside the top 20 in three of his last five starts overall and if he can withstand the pressure is a good bet to do well this week.
Graham DeLaet +6600
Played well last week to finish T8 at the Barbasol Championship – he shot a terrific 8 under 63 in that tournament.
DeLaet is starting to resemble the form that saw him come awfully close to his first PGA TOUR win last year – he could be a factor.
2016 RBC Canadian Open Picks:
It’s pretty hard to go against the favorite in a pretty weak field – so I’m not! Jason Day at +500, with the PGA Championship on the horizon is the pick.
DJ may give him a run but the best player in the world gets it done on a track that he’s already won on.
I’m going with a Canadian for my sleeper this week – choosing which one was a bit of a struggle.
But I’m going with Graham DeLaet at +6600 – he was very good last week and is LONG overdue for a PGA win.
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