PGA TOUR Golf Sleepers: 4 Potential RBC Canadian Open Longshot Picks
A colossal bombshell has fallen over the world of golf today with the announcement of the PGA TOUR, DP World Tour, and LIV Golf merging. If you’re looking for a distraction from all that noise for just a few minutes, you’re come to the right place! We are two days away from tee off at the 2023 RBC Canadian Open at Oakdale Golf & Country Club, which means now is the time to delve in for some PGA TOUR golf sleepers at a course that is suited for longshots to contend.
We’ll look to dig for some diamonds in the rough in this article ahead of the 2023 RBC Canadian Open.
There is much speculation as to how difficult or easy Oakdale Golf & Country Club will hold up to a field of world class professionals for the first time. As a 7,260 par-72 with three reachable par-5s, four par-4s under 400 yards, and generous landing areas in the fairways, this is the type of course that PGA TOUR pros should pick apart.
Expecting a birdie fest to push a winning score beyond -20, it’s a good week to hone in on the best approach players and putters who have capitalized in comparable easy scoring conditions. That’s a profile that can be easily found amongst the longshots in golf odds this week.
For a deeper dive into the course, read my RBC Canadian Open preview. Let’s get to our 2023 RBC Canadian Open picks, with a focus on longshots and PGA TOUR golf sleepers for your DFS lineups.
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PGA TOUR GOLF SLEEPERS: RBC CANADIAN OPEN
From a betting perspective, the RBC Canadian Open may not seem like a home for longshots, considering four of the last six winners of this event have opened shorter than 10-1 odds. However, this is its first time being played at Oakdale Golf & Country Club, which projects to be an attackable layout for the entire field. When scoring gets easier, longshots become more viable, so each of the four value players below will be featured on my outright betting card.
In terms of DFS, a large field with many unproven names toward the bottom creates a challenge to find value in the $6K range. I personally struggle to find many viable options in the $6K range this week, but see plenty of upside a notch higher amongst the low-$7K players.
Below, find my favorite value PGA TOUR golf sleepers and longshots for the 2023 RBC Canadian Open. Stats pulled across Last 36 Rounds unless otherwise noted. Each player is listed with best price in RBC Canadian Open odds.
Eric Cole (, $7,900)
The one player I feel most confident in to win this tournament from beyond 75-1 odds in Eric Cole, and he is one name I would endorse to anyone looking to get a piece of a little longshot action this week.
Over his last 10 starts, Cole is positive across the board in terms of SG: OTT, SG: APP, SG: ARG, and SG: P. That well-roundedness is hard to come by this far down the board, but it’s his propensity to pop with both his irons and putting that has me excited about his prospects at Oakdale. Cole ranks No. 7 in the field in SG: APP and top-50 in both SG: P (L36) and SG: P (Bent/Poa). With four top-24 finishes over his last six starts, Cole ranks No. 4 in SG: TOT over his last 36 rounds and stands out as one of the best values on the odds board this week.
Mark Hubbard (, $7,300)
Mark Hubbard really had no business contending at the Memorial, a long and demanding tee-to-green test. Those characteristics are the antithesis of what Hubbard does best, and yet he still impressed with a T30 finish, entering Sunday just one stroke off the lead. With a streak of six consecutive cuts made, Hubbard should welcome a return to short and easy scoring conditions.
Hubbard ranks No. 6 in SG: TOT (Easy Scoring Conditions) and No. 19 in Comp Course History, indicating that a trip to Oakdale should feed into his strengths. Top-20 finishes at the Charles Schwab Challenge, Mexico Open, and RBC Heritage over his last six starts demonstrate that Hubbard is at his best when conditions grow easier.
Ranking top-30 in SG: T2G, SG: APP, SG: P (Bent/Poa), and Fairways Gained, Oakdale projects to be an ideal fit for the strengths of Hubbard’s game currently.
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Chez Reavie (, $7,100)
Chez Reavie continues to defy his reputation on the greens, as he’s now built up a streak of eight consecutive events in which he’s gained strokes putting. That streak is bound to end eventually, but I can’t justify fading him at a birdie fest in the midst of this stretch, especially considering his recent finishes of T6 at the Valero Texas Open and T11 at the RBC Heritage.
One of Reavie’s three career PGA TOUR victories came at the Canadian Open 15 years ago, and with seven top-40 finishes at this event over nine career appearances, this seems to be a comfortable spot on the schedule for him.
More recently, Reavie is one of just four players in the field to rank top-30 in both SG: APP and SG: P (L36). Also ranking top-20 in Opportunities Gained and Fairways Gained, Reavie’s game should translate well on a layout that mitigates distance advantage and instead rewards accurate ball striking.
Carson Young (, $7,100)
The fourth player in this article is typically reserved for my favorite $6K Draft Kings play. That omission in this week’s article is both a testament to the depth of options in the low $7Ks, as well as the lack of appealing names at the bottom of this field of 156 which is fairly scarce on depth. This week, I’m comfortable cutting myself off right here at $7,100 and going no cheaper than Carson Young.
Known best for trolling Cameron Young as “the other C. Young” climbing up leaderboards, that trend has grown too sustainable to ignore over recent events in easier scoring conditions. He enters this week with four top-20 finishes over his last five starts, not including his annihilation of the Dallas U.S. Open Qualifier two weeks ago where he posted a -17 score over 36 holes.
There’s no question Young has the game to go low in a birdie fest, as Approach and Putting are the two pillars of his game. He’s gained 1+ stroke in both categories in each of his last five starts. If this setup is as scoreable as its expected to be, I love Young’s potential to go low at this price.
Best of luck if you choose to bet these PGA TOUR golf sleepers!
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