In Golf Betting, the ‘O’ in ‘O’ Canada Stands for Open
Posted by: Mike Davis
The Canadian Open is the third oldest continuously running golf betting tournament on the PGA Tour, following The Open Championship and the U.S. Open. The 2017 edition will be played July 24th-30th at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario. Legends like Tommy Armour, Lee Trevino, Arnold Palmer, and Tiger Woods have won this event. Who will join them this year?
The Kuch is coming off his best finish in a major tournament, a solo second place in the British Open Championship, which he lost to Jordan Spieth by three strokes. That’s Kuchar’s third top five finish in his last four outings, including T4’s at the Memorial Tournament and the Scottish Open. He was one of the runner-ups in the 2013 Canadian Open, tied for 4th place in 2010 and 2014, tied for 7th in 2015, and tied for 9th last year.
‘’Sneaky’ Snedeker is to this date the last American golfer to win L’Omnium Canadien which he did in 2013 when he defeated Kuchar, Jason Bohn, Dustin Johnson, and William McGirt by three strokes. Additionally, he placed T7 in 2007 and T5 in 2009 and 2016. In other words, Snedeker has finished fifth or higher in each of his last three turns at Canadian Open – similarly, he has finished 14th or higher in three of his last five starts on the PGA tour and has missed only one cut since March.
One would think that being the number one golfer in the world would make you an instant golf betting favorite, but one would be wrong. People who bet on golf know it isn’t that simple. Take for DJ for instance; he managed to avoid a third straight missed cut bit nevertheless had his worst-ever finish in a major tourney – a T54 at the Open. Johnson tied for second place in the 2013 and 2016 editions of the Canadian Open.
In 2007 Mr. 58 became the fifth and hitherto last golfer to win back-to-back Canadian Opens, joining James Douglas Edgar, Leo Diegel, Sam Snead, and Jim Ferrier. In addition to that he tied for 9th place in 2013, was the 2014 runner-up, and had a solo 4th in 2015. The year 2017 has not been kind to Furyk; he missed six straight cuts and has not finished better than T26 in 14 events. What better place to get back on track than where he’s had the most success of his career, though?
‘Tricky’ Ricky has not had a win on tour since the 2010 CVS Health Charity Classic – and even that was a tag team event. Furthermore he has missed the cut 12 times in 28 events