The RBC Canadian Open takes place at Hamilton Golf and Country Club from June 6 to 9.
With the change in scheduling for golf dates this year, the Canadian Open now has added significance, coming as it does the week before the US Open at Pebble Beach.
As a result, a strong field has been assembled, including defending champion (who won the tournament at Glen Abbey last July) and World No. 2 Dustin Johnson (+550 at Betway Sports) and World No. 1 Brooks Koepka (+700 at bet365), who will be seeking a third straight US Open title).
Other top players taking part include:
- Rory McIlroy (+1000 at bet365)
- Justin Thomas (+1600 at bet365)
- Sergio Garcia (+2800 at Sports Interaction)
- Danny Willett (+12300 at Sports Interaction)
- and Bubba Watson (+3200 at Sports Interaction)
Further leading names include Matt Kuchar (+2100 at Sports Interaction), Zach Johnson (+10400 at Sports Interaction), Henrik Stenson (+3300 at Betway), Jason Dufner (+5000 at Betway), Padraig Harrington (+22500 at bet365), Keegan Bradley (+6600 at Sports Interaction) and Jimmy Walker (+10400 at Sports Interaction), along with former World No. 1 Luke Donald (+20000 at Betway).
The Canadian Challenge
No Canadian golfer has won the Canadian Open on home soil in 65 years and with a particularly strong field this year, the chances of that run being broken have clearly become even more difficult.
RBC Canadian Open Golf Betting Picks
In terms of our Canadian Open golf betting predictions it’s worth noting that, provided there are no adverse weather conditions, scoring is likely to be low on what is a relatively short parkland course on the Tour, in which only a few holes being subject to a serious water threat.
With length off the tee not likely to be a significant issue this week, it opens up the possibility for a player such as Brandt Snedeker. The American won this tournament in 2013 and has five top-eight finishes at the Canadian Open.
The RBC Candadian Open is the final event before the US Open and a fine field has assembled in search of a morale-boosting week with Brandt Snedeker one of those to have caught @SteveThePunter's eye— Betfair Exchange (@BetfairExchange) June 4, 2019
Snedeker also played this Hamilton golf course in 2012 when, although finishing only 34th, he did manage a couple of low rounds of 67 in round two and 66 in round four.
He’s also in decent form, with his last two starts at the USPGA Championship and the Charles Schwab Challenge both ending with top-20 finishes after poor opening rounds. Importantly, he’s also putted well on both occasions. On that basis, he is the each way Canadian Golf 2019 pick at +4100 at Sports Interaction.
Canadian Open Golf Pick: Brandt Snedeker e/w (1/4 odds for 1,2,3,4,5 places) @ +4100 (Sports Interaction)