Sam Burns Odds to Win RBC Canadian Open 2022, PGA Picks & Predictions
This weekend, the PGA Tour will be visiting Canada for the 2022 edition of the RBC Canadian Open. It will be a homecoming for 10 of the golfers who are from Canada which is only behind England’s 14 players and Australia’s 12 players. Many are looking to this tournament as the last warm up for the U.S. Open that will take place next week.
One of the top players that we’ll be keeping an eye on is Sam Burns. Coming in at +1200, he’ll be someone that should be in contention when all is said and done. He won the Charles Schwab Challenge last weekend, which was his second win in his last six starts. That said, he has missed the cut in two of the last five events.
For the current PGA season, Burns has competed in 16 events and has earned 2,101 points in that time. Burns has 3 wins for the season with 7 top-ten finishes on his resume. In terms of his scoring, Burns is ranked 9th in the PGA with a scoring average of 69.82 this year. He’s taken 3,460 strokes in 42 rounds. When talking about driving distance, Burns has hit for a total of 31,014 yards thus far. From the tee box, he averages 310.1 yards and has hit 100 drives. He ranks 111th in driving accuracy hitting 416 out of a total 696 possible fairways (59.77%).
Burns is having an excellent season when it comes to greens in regulation. In 900 holes this season, Burns has hit 625 greens giving him a percentage of 69.44 and ranking him 12th in the PGA.
OTHER GOLFERS TO LOOK OUT FOR
Cameron Smith is coming in at +1200 for the upcoming event which puts him right in the mix with everyone else. Smith sits in 3rd place in the FedExCup Standings with 1,663 points for the season. He sits 1,479 points back from Scottie Scheffler and has 2 wins on the season. In his 12 events, Smith has earned 5 top-10 finishes. Smith ranks 1st in scoring average with 69.253. He’s had a total of 2,753 strokes in his 40 rounds and his total adjustment sits at 17.110. Smith struggles with his driving accuracy as he ranks 142nd in the PGA hitting 56.76% of the fairways possible. He fairs much better attacking the green as he ranks 33rd in hitting 490 greens our of 720 holes (68.06).
Matt Fitzpatrick is also expected to do well this weekend at +1800. So far this season, Fitzpatrick has played in 13 events. His scoring average in these events sits at 69.508 which puts him in 4th place. He’s hit 65.61 of the greens possible this season and he has 6 finishes in the top-10. Fitzpatrick has been accurate off the tee box this season with a 64.82% in hitting the fairway (378 out of 583 possible). He has a total of 795 points on the season and will be looking to catch up more this weekend.
Finally, we’ll also be on the lookout for Shane Lowry who also sits at +1800 going into this weekend’s event. Lowry has played in 12 events this year and out of those 12, he has no wins and 3 top-10 finishes. He has a total of 828 points which puts him in 28th place on the FedExCup standings board. He scores an average of 69.554 and he has taken 2,510 total strokes. Lowry ranks 64th in driving accuracy (62.65%) and 68th in hitting greens in regulation with a percentage of 66.67 (432 greens out of 648 holes. Overall, Lowry is 2,314 points back from the leader and would do himself a service to place high in the Canadian Open.