RBC Canadian Open: A Closer Look At Top Canadian Odds

Written By Evan Scrimshaw | Last Updated

The PGA Tour returns north of the border this week, and Canada is looking good to return another home win. Home of Rory McIlroy’s triumph in 2019, Hamilton Country Club’s only showcase was a roaring success. And with Nick Taylor breaking the winless drought for Canadians at their national Open, there’s a lot to look at regarding Top Canadian golf odds this week.

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Top Canadian Odds – RBC Canadian Open

Top Canadian Odds Breakdown

Nick Taylor

Last year’s winner, Taylor, has struggled since his incredible run to win the Waste Management. He’s lost strokes on approach in three of four individual events, missed the cut at both the Masters and the PGA Championship, and his best solo result since the Florida swing is T43.

Taylor did come T-27 here in 2019, despite being a missed-cut machine in those days. If this is a course he can outperform his baseline at, then this could be a good week. His baseline since 2019 has risen considerably. But that doesn’t change the fact that he’s playing bad golf.

Of course, he was coming off two missed cuts and a result in the 40s at Heritage last year, too, and he won. Who knows? Maybe Tommy Fleetwood will have another obvious win to gag away for this year, too.

Taylor Pendrith

Winner of the CJ Cup Byron Nelson, Pendrith suffered a bad week at the PGA Championship after a win and a T10. Having gained an average of four strokes off the tee the two weeks before the PGA, Pendrith is leaving himself short clubs in. Gaining nearly 1.5 strokes/round purely on driving distance, he needs to find the fairway.

Of the Top 10 in 2019, only two players gained in Driving Distance. Pendrith was slightly positive in accuracy in Dallas on route to victory, and he’ll need to be again this week. He has the putting skills to win this, having gained with the putter in 10 of 12 measured events this season. If he leaves himself fairways in, he’s dangerous. Whether he can? Less clear.

Corey Conners

Conners comes in with impressive form with his irons, even if the results are misleadingly mediocre. A T13 at Quail Hollow is his only solo Top 20 since the Players, but his irons are back on form. Gaining over seven strokes in his last two events, Conners has failed to get results because of a mediocre putter. His Achilles heel, Conners has lost strokes putting in four of his last five individual events.

He can easily win if that flips, as it can for Conners. That kind of iron play is remarkable, but it will come down to the putter. The bad news for Conners backers? He lost four strokes on the greens here in 2019 en route to a Missed Cut. If the putter is neutral or positive, Conners can go on a run.

Adam Hadwin

Victim of the legendary 18th hole tackle last year, Hadwin would like to return to the winner’s circle for the first time since 2017. Hadwin had his coming out party as a golfer at the 2011 Canadian Open when he came T4 as a mini-tour player. His recent form isn’t great, but he did come Top 5 at the Valspar earlier this year.

Hadwin’s gained with his irons the last three events, albeit narrowly, and has even gained on the tee in two of three. He was above average in accuracy at the PGA Championship. His putter’s been cold, losing strokes in five of seven events. But if it flips, he’s in with a good chance. While he’s not the longest, he is a plodder. At a course where Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, and Danny Willett all posted Top 10s, it’s not hard to see his course fit. Oh, and he was 6th here in 2019 himself.

Mackenzie Hughes

Hughes gained 7.2 strokes putting at the Wells Fargo and came T6. If he gains 7.2 strokes putting again this week, he can contend. If he only gains four, or he has a negative iron week like he has in three of his last four, or he’s negative to the field on driving accuracy as he has been in five of his last six weeks, he won’t contend. That’s a lot of ways to fail and a very narrow path to success.

That said, he did come T14 here in 2019 despite a neutral putting week.

Adam Svensson

After seven straight weeks gaining with his irons, including a six-strokes gained week in Louisville, Svensson has to be on the radar at least. Three straight positive driving weeks, with all the positives coming from accuracy, also boost Svensson. He needs to find a putter – negative in 11 of his last 14 events – but he was slightly better than neutral on the greens in Fort Worth and came T24. I’ve bet he will come in the Top 40 and Top 20.

Best of luck with the Canadian Open Top Canadian odds!

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