The RBC Canadian Open is going to be used by many of the world’s top players as a prep for next week’s U.S. Open. Five of the world’s top ranked players are in the field for this event in Canada. This event has not been played the past two years, so you have to go back to 2019 for the last Canadian Open. This year’s RBC Canadian Open will be held at St. George’s Golf and Country Club. World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler and Justin Thomas are the top two betting choices this week. It has been a struggle for us with the matchups the last two weeks and we should have known it was going to be a tough week when Hideki Matsuyama was disqualified.
Defending Champion: Rory McIlroy (2019)
RBC Canadian Open Matchups
Justin Thomas -112 vs. Scottie Scheffler
Rory McIlroy -118 vs. Cameron Smith
Matthew Fitzpatrick -118 vs. Sam Burns
Shane Lowry -134 vs. Corey Conners
Tony Finau -118 vs. Tyrrell Hatton
J.J. Spaun -126 vs. Rory Sabbatini
Tyrrell Hatton -152 vs. Patrick Reed
David Lipsky -118 vs. Cameron Champ
Matthew Fitzpatrick -118 vs. Shane Lowry
Adam Long -126 vs. Doug Ghim
Aaron Rai -164 vs. Hank Lebioda
J.T. Poston -134 vs. Danny Willett
Nick Hardy -142 vs. Matt Wallace
Dylan Frittelli -130 vs. Emiliano Grillo
Patrick Rodgers -112 vs. Matthias Schwab
Harold Varner III -152 vs. Patrick Reed
Keith Mitchell -142 vs. Sahith Theegala
Chris Kirk -126 vs. Sebastian Munoz
MacKenzie Hughes -112 vs. Justin Rose
Adam Hadwin -124 vs. Jhonattan Vegas
Brendon Todd -126 vs. Pat Perez
Rasmus Hojgaard -164 vs. Matt Wallace
C.T. Pan -118 vs. Dylan Frittelli
Emiliano Grillo -112 vs. David Lipsky
Cameron Champ -142 vs. Patrick Rodgers
Harold Varner III -143 vs. Adam Hadwin
Chris Kirk -143 vs. Patrick Reed
Jhonattan Vegas -129 vs. C.T. Pan
Sahith Theegala -125 vs. Brendon Todd
David Lipsky -114 vs. Mark Hubbard
Cameron Smith -112 vs. Rory McIlroy
Smith leads the PGA Tour in adjusted scoring and even with one bad round last week he still finished in a tie for 13th. I know Rory is the “defending champion” but keep in mind he won this event in 2019 and on a different course. I think Smith is the more consistent player and the choice in this matchup.
Shane Lowry -134 vs. Corey Conners
Lowry continues to be consistent, as he ranks first on the PGA Tour in scrambling, second in proximity and he is tied for 7th in par-3 scoring.
This course has a lot of par 3’s and Lowry should excel. I know Conners is getting a lot of hype in advance of this week’s tourney and I noted him in the odds preview, but perhaps the pressure is too much for him. I’ll take Lowry in this matchup.
Brendon Todd -105 vs. Sahith Theegala
You have to like how Todd is playing, as he finished third last time out in the Colonial. He is 12th on the PGA Tour in scrambling and he looks like a good choice in this matchup. Theegala had his one great week, but he hasn’t been consistent and it is hard to see him doing well on this course.
I’ll take Todd in this matchup.
Adam Hadwin +113 vs. Harold Varner III
Hadwin is another of the Canadian players who is trying to win this event. He has six top 25 finishes this year and he could be the Canadian player who does the best this week. I am surprised at the price in this matchup, so I will take Hadwin at plus money in this matchup against Varner.
C.T. Pan -101 vs. Jhonattan Vegas
One of my longshots this week is Pan who excels on short courses and he is excellent on par 3’s. He figures to have a good week and we get him at a very reasonable price in this matchup against Vegas.
Check out the latest RBC Canadian Open matchup odds at SugarHouse.