The Canadian Open Golf is the highlight of this week on the PGA Tour before all eyes are set on the US Open next week. The 2019 and 2023 renewals of this Tournament were won by Rory Mcllroy with some outstanding Golf and with his improvement last week, it’s therefore no surprise that he is the clear 5/1 favourite with the bookies this week.
Add to the fact that the top Golfers such as Rahm, Scheffler and Hovland aren’t participating this week, it is a perfect chance for Rory to get a win under his belt before the next Major Tournament next week.
The Oakdale Golf and Country Club should see plenty of low scores throughout the four days and good iron play will be key along with a sharp putter to separate you from the rest.
Tyrell Hatton is second favourite at 12/1 followed by Sam Burns at 14/1. Both could well be in contention come the final day, but there may well be a long short who can secure a place to get a nice return here.
One player who comes into this well rested but in excellent form is Justin Rose. Tied 12th in Charles Schwab challenge at the end of May and before that Tie 9th in the PGA Championship, Rose is one to consider this week at 18/1 with Boylesports. Keeping full concentration for the entire four days can enable Rose to land this Canadian Open.
A couple of Canadian Golfers who will be keen to impress this week are Corey Conners 18/1 generally and then Mackenzie Hughes 66/1. Both of these talented golfers missed the cut last week and not in excellent form, but do show, on occasions brilliant golf to be in contention in top PGA Tour events. They both need a good start and then on home soil, could compete and the business end of the tournament.
|Rory Mcllroy||5/1 Bet365|
|Tyrell Hatton||12/1 Bet365|
|Sam Burns||14/1 William Hill|
|Matt Fitzpatrick||16/1 Bet365|
|Cameron Young||16/1 Bet365|
|Justin Rose||18/1 Boylesports|
Our top pick this week for punters.pub is Justin Rose. The ultra consistent Rose come into this fresh having not played last week and with a T12 and T9 in his last two starts, there is confidence he can compete for the title come Sunday evening. Putting well is key to his game, and should he had his A game, this could be a good week for Justin Rose.
One long shot to put up is Canadian Mackenzie Hughes. Not playing the best golf right now, however, should he kick start this tournament with a good score, then being on home soil and an extra incentive to perform, Hughes could showcase his true potential and be in the mix come Sunday evening.