Last updated July 31st, 2017
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Canadian Open Odds – Outright Winner Betting
Canadian Open Golf Betting 2017; best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/4 odds 1,2,3.
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Canadian Open Odds Guide, Preview & Betting Tips
Following the excitement of the Open Championship, we’re back on the PGA Tour this week and we’re down to earth a little as we preview the Canadian Open, writes Matt. This is, however, one of the oldest tournaments in North America and it has drawn a strong field ahead of Thursday’s first tee time.
Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar are the stand-out names and predictably they head the Canadian Open odds markets as we lead up to the event.
He’s now slipped to number two in the FedEx rankings and hasn’t quite been the same since that injury on the eve of the Masters but Dustin Johnson starts things off at an industry best price of 15/2 with Stan James. The American has a good record here with runners up slots in his two previous visits to this very course and is an obvious favourite for 2017.
While it could have been so much better, Matt Kuchar still gave us a nice profit as a 60/1 each-way shot at Royal Birkdale last time out. Having shown good touch at the Scottish Open a week earlier, ‘Kuch’ is at 12/1 with Betfred and Coral in the outrights and was a joint runner up here with Johnson in 2013.
At the time of writing, there is no confirmed news on Brandt Snedeker and whether the rib injury that forced him to withdraw from the Open will allow him to compete this week. Sneds is still available at a best of 22/1 with Ladbrokes and, as Champion here in 2013, would have been one to watch.
Instead, we’ll drop down a little further to Charley Hoffman who is quoted at a top price of 25/1 with Paddy Power and Coral. Hoffman started the Open in spectacular fashion with an Eagle at the first before recording his best ever finish and has a reasonable record on this Glen Abbey course, finishing in a tie for seventh on his last visit in 2015.
Further back, Bubba Watson and Tony Finau both shone briefly at Birkdale and you can pick up either man at 33/1 this week. Watson is at that figure with Paddy Power while Finau can be backed at that same 33/1 price with Ladbrokes. Neither has a notable record in this event but Finau is third in the Power Rankings and is therefore one to watch.
It’s a little surprising to see Ian Poulter out at a relatively distant top price of 45/1 in the Canadian Open outright winner betting with Stan James and Betfred. Having just saved his tour card, Poulter showed good form in Scotland and at Royal Birkdale and while it’s his debut here, that form could make him a decent each-way shout at the very least.
Another man at best odds of 45/1 with Betfred is JB Holmes. It’s been more than two years since his last tour victory but in a modest field such as this one, he’s more than capable of justifying a punt in the Top Ten market at 9/2 with Stan James.
Don’t discount Jim Furyk who is a two-time winner in this event or William McGirt who has been runner up twice. Furyk is at 50/1 in the outrights with Paddy Power while McGirt is way down the list at a best of 110/1 with Bet365 and Ladbrokes.
Canadian Open Course Bias & Betting Tips
The Canadian Open is back to Glen Abbey in Ontario for the fourth time in five years so those with experience of this event could have the edge over debutants such as Poulter. This is a par 72 venue that just comes short of 7,300 yards and in previous years we’ve seen the course favour the big booming drives.
There are relatively few hazards here with some less than punishing rough and fast putting surfaces so it could all come down to distance with the driver. Form has to be a factor however and that’s why Matt Kuchar’s claims are so hard to ignore.
While Kuchar as an each-way option is one to consider, a fully fit Snedeker would have been our main tip and in his probable absence, there are no real stand out winners for us.
- Instead this preview is switching to Poulter, a good each-way bet at 45/1 in the Canadian Open odds with Betfred or Stan James.
- For the Top Ten betting tips we pick JB Holmes at 9/2, Furyk at 7/2, Bubba Watson at 10/3 and Kevin Chappell at 9/2 – all those prices are with Stan James.