The PGA Tour is off to Toronto, Canada this week for what’s widely regarded as a warm-up event next week’s US Open, so here we preview the RBC Canadian Open and bring you our free golf betting picks.
It’s fair to say the build-up to the RBC Canadian Open has been overshadowed by events elsewhere.
The argument and debate raging through golf continue, and whatever anybody claims, it looks like Greg Norman’s LIV Golf project is here to stay.
The key question at the moment is how do the established golfing authorities work out the best way forward without tearing golf apart?
Dustin Johnson resigns from PGA Tour, commits to LIV Golfhttps://t.co/3CjpqMdlUr
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 7, 2022
Names like Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, and Martin Kaymer will all skip the PGA Tour to play in the LIV Golf London event this week. It remains to be seen what will happen to them in the aftermath.
2022 RBC Canadian Open Betting; Who is the Favorite to Win?
Regardless of the missing names, there’s still a pretty impressive field assembling to play at St George’s later this week.
Two of the world’s top 3 golfers, Scottie Scheffler and Cameron Smith are taking part. As is US PGA winner, Justin Thomas, and in-form Rory McIlroy.
|2022 RBC Canadian Open Winner Odds
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Scottie Scheffler leads the way in the latest online golf betting odds. Depending on where you look, the 2022 Masters Champion is vying for the favorite’s tag with both Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy though.
We’re using BetOnline, and they have all three men on +900 to be the winner this weekend. More info about BetOnline is available on our Sportsbook Reviews page.
2022 RBC Canadian Open; All You Need To Know
The course in use this week is St George’s in the Toronto suburbs. The club was built in 1929 by an Englishman by the name of Robert Home Smith, from Stratford-upon-Avon, and has proved its worth by standing the test of time for over 90 years now.
The last time the Canadian Open was held here was back in 2010 when it was won by Carl Pettersson. The Swede shot a course record 60 in the 3rd Round on his way to the win.
It is a tree-lined course with plenty of bunkers, but there are no large water hazards to cause the players any problems. The course length is just over 7000 yards, and it's a Par 71.
- What; RBC Canadian Open
- Where; St George’s Golf and Country Club, Toronto, Canada
- Course; St George’s Golf Course
- Purse; $8,700.000
- Date; June 9th - June 12th, 2022
This year the competition is being held the week before the US Open, allowing the top players to fine-tune their respective games ahead of the big event.
We have a dedicated page for betting on the US Open golf championship to help you along if you're wagering on the big one!
The last time the tournament was played was in 2019. The winner was Rory McIlroy.
A win to remember ????
— RBC Canadian Open (@RBCCanadianOpen) June 6, 2022
Players To Watch This Week
Right, we have a tight lineup in the betting to win the RBC Canadian Open. Not much is separating Scheffler, Thomas, McIlroy, and Smith in the betting. Are any of the main four good value though? I think they are, especially Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas.
Rory McIlroy @ +900
McIlroy is in good form. In his last four competitions, he has finished T18, 8th, 5th, and 2nd. Two of those top 10 finishes were in major championships.
In the tournament match-up market, McIlroy is -129 to beat Cameron Smith, and I think that's an excellent bet. Also, don’t be put off backing Rory to win outright.
Justin Thomas @ +900
Another man in great form, Justin Thomas has just won the US PGA. That came on the back of T5 in the AT&T Byron Nelson. He did miss the cut at the recent Charles Schwab Challenge, but I wouldn’t read much into that!
Why? Well, because he has the lowest average score on the tour since February 1st this year. At the moment, Thomas is averaging 68.91, which beats Scottie Scheffler, who is second at 69.23.
Corey Conners @ +2000
Corey Connors is having a solid, if unspectacular season. He has been a frequent name on leaderboards up and down the country, but as yet hasn’t quite managed to still be in the reckoning come to the closing holes.
This is his home tournament. And what better place to get that win that his form of late suggests is just around the corner. At odds of +2000, I think Corey Connors is worth a small wager.
Chris Kirk @ +4000
Finally, I’m throwing in what I regard as my outside value bet. I except that Kirk is far from an obvious bet. He is, afterall, 66 in the world and what you might regard as a guy who makes up the numbers.
But he did have an excellent week at the US PGA, finishing fifth, just two shots behind winner Justin Thomas. A bit of a stab in the dark, but Chris Kirk at +4000 is worth a small wager.