Tue 21/07/2015 - 08:52 EDT

Online Sports Betting’s 2015 RBC Canadian Open Preview

A Look At The Course

The RBC Canadian Open will be teeing off in Oakville, Ontario at the Glen Abbey Golf Course. Designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus and home to victories from luminaries like Tiger Woods, Lee Trevino and Greg Norman, Glen Abbey is a 7,273 yard course that's earned a reputation for its "Valley Holes" along the back nine and the obstacles provided by Sixteen Mile Creek. The ridiculous weather experienced at the British Open doesn't appear likely to be duplicated in Oakville. The current forecast calls for all four days to be in the 20s with rain looking unlikely and wind not matching that experienced at St. Andrews.

Our Pick To Win

As we mentioned earlier, the Canadian Open's had a pretty impressive run of notables that have played in this tournament. This year's field features an impressive combo of contenders including Bubba Watson, Jason Day and two-time winner Jim Furyk. (Also in the mix: Returning champ Tim Clark.) Furyk's had a fair bit of luck at the Canadian Open, but those victories came at non Glen Abbey courses so we're reluctant to toss too much confetti at the idea he'll grab win #3 in Oakville. Can Bubba Watson recover after an ugly exit from the British Open? We think he might. The Open's not a Watson-friendly environment, but Glen Abbey can definitely be an accomodating bounce back for the Florida-born golfer. He's got the driving knack (7th overall in distance on the tour in 2015), he's a reliable birdie machine on North American courses and Glen Abbey's obstacles won't eat him alive. Jason Day would be his strongest rival this weekend, but with extended Britsh Open play in the picture, who knows if he'll be rested or ready to swoop in to play this week.

Our Pick: Bubba Watson (16/1)

By The Way...

Mike Weir has elected to pack it in for the time being. The Canadian linksman has pulled out of the tournament and has announced he'll be taking an indefinite leave from the sport for the time being.

A Look Ahead

We're just a few tournaments away from the summer's final major: The PGA Championship. Will Rory McIlroy be well enough to defend his title? We'll have to wait and see. On the route to Whistling Straits, the PGA makes stops in Virginia (the Quicken Loans National) and (World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational).