2023 PGA Picks: RBC Canadian Open Odds and Expert Betting Predictions
The PGA Tour, which was announce today to be partnering with LIV, heads to Canada for the RBC Canadian Open with the third major of the year approaching next week. The Canadian Open has been played since 1904 and has been the longest running tournament besides the Open Championship and U.S. Open. Rory Mcllroy headlines the list of top names, along with Tyrrell Hatton, Sam Burns, Shane Lowry, amongst others, who will try to deny Rory a third straight Canadian Open title. This weekend will also feature a never-before-seen venue for the Canadian Open as players will tee off at Oakdale Golf Club. We will look below at who could stand at the winner’s circle on Sunday.
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A Look at the Field
Here is a look at the Top 12 and ties with the lowest golf odds to win it all at online sportsbooks:
Rory Mcllroy +500 – Tyrrell Hatton +1100 – Sam Burns +1400 – Matt Fitzpatrick +1400
Cameron Young +1400 – Justin Rose +1800 – Corey Conners +1800 – Tommy Fleetwood +2000
Shane Lowry +2000 – Sahith Theegala +3000 – Keith Mitchell +3500 – Matt Kuchar +4000
Course Characteristics of Those Who Can Win or Secure Winning Golf Bets
Oakdale Golf Club was founded in 1926 and has gone under some renovations over the years. Depending on weather conditions, we should expect the winner to reach 20-under par or better. Rory was able to get to 19 under par last year and played at a more difficult course in St. George. Oakdale is a par 72, measuring a little over 7,300 yards. It features just three par fives and three par threes. Long iron play will be key on the par fours and favors guys who excel with the putter on bentgrass greens.
Tyrrell Hatton +1100
If anyone can dethrone Rory out of this field, Hatton can do it. He continues to play phenomenal golf despite not winning any events. He leads this field over the last 20 rounds in weighted strokes gained and is more than a half-stroke better than second place. With no finish worse than T15 in his last four starts, that include two designated events and a major, Hatton is a very strong play this weekend at Oakdale Golf Club.
Shane Lowry +2000
Lowry is coming off a 16th-place finish at the Memorial, where he gained two strokes off the tee and 3.3 strokes on approach. He continues to ball-strike at an elite level and has started to get his putter trending in the right direction. Lowry has gained strokes putting in back-to-back starts for the first time since last summer. He ranks second in this field in opportunities gained, 14th in proximity inside 100 yards, and 11th in proximity 175-200 yards. There is no doubt he should be in it come Sunday afternoon.
Tommy Fleetwood +2000
Before missing the cut at the Charles Schwab Challenge, Fleetwood notched three straight top-20 finishes, including a T5 at the Wells Fargo Championship. He has been one of the best ball strikers on tour this year, ranking 10th in strokes gained: tee to green. This makes him a great fit for a course with smaller greens. It would not surprise me one bit if Fleetwood picks up his first PGA Tour victory this weekend.
Matt Kuchar +4000
There were a ton of high scores last week at the Memorial, including a 79 and 84 by Kuchar on Thursday and Sunday. In-between, he shot rounds of 67 and 69, going into the final round at 1-under par. He has already registered seven top-25 finishes this season. If Kuchar can get the putter working in his favor this weekend, look for him to contend all the way to Sunday.
Golf Picks: Who to Consider This Week:
Picks to win: Hatton +1100, Fleetwood +2000, Lowry +2000, Kuchar +4000
Picks for top 5: Fleetwood +450
Picks for top 10: Kuchar +360