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Canadian Open Odds, Predictions & Picks

Adam Spencer

by Adam Spencer in Golf

Updated May 27, 2024 · 10:52 AM PDT

Apr 10, 2024; Augusta, Georgia, USA; Nick Taylor tees off on no. 12 during a practice round for the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Network
  • The RBC Canadian Open begins on Thursday, May 30, at Hamilton Golf Club in Ontario.
  • A field including 2-time RBC Canadian Open champion Rory McIlroy and 2023 winner Nick Taylor will compete for this year’s crown.
  • Read below for the top picks for the RBC Canadian Open this weekend.

The PGA Tour comes to Canada this week, with Round 1 of the RBC Canadian Open taking place on Thursday. Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Shane Lowry and Nick Taylor headline this year’s field of golfers. The course will play at par 70 with 7,084 yards to cover. TV coverage of the event will be handled by Golf Channel and CBS, with ESPN+, Paramount+ and Peacock providing stream coverage.

Canadian Open Picks

  • Nick Taylor top-5 finish (+1100)
  • Nick Taylor first-round top-10 finish (+700)

Let’s keep these picks Canadian in flavor, eh? Last year’s winner, Nick Taylor, was the first Canadian citizen to win the Canadian Open in 69 years and the first player actually born in Canada to win since all the way back in 1914.

The Winnipeg native has been up and down with his game this year, but he did win the WM Phoenix Open back in February in a playoff over Charley Hoffman. Interestingly enough, he won last year’s Canadian Open in a playoff over Tommy Fleetwood. So we know Taylor is good in do-or-die situations.

In his home country, I expect Taylor to be at his best. While he might not play well enough to claim his second-straight Canadian Open crown, he should be in the mix all weekend long. Those odds for a top-5 finish are enticing. If you can get them at +1000 or better, that’s great value.

If Taylor is going to be in the mix, he’ll have to get off to a hot start. Thus, the +700 odds for him to card a top-10 finish in Round 1 are also tasty. In the 2023 event, he struggled in Round 1, carding a 75 before shooting 67, 63 and 66 in the final 3 rounds.

Now that he’s won the event, however, I expect him to be more comfortable out of the gates this time around.

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Canadian Open Odds

Golfer Odds to Win
Rory McIlroy +375
Tommy Fleetwood +1800
Shane Lowry +2000
Sahith Theegala +2000
Corey Conners +2200
Sam Burns +2500
Cameron Young +2500
Alex Noren +2500
Adam Scott +3300
Maverick McNealy +3500

As you can see above, Rory McIlroy is by far the favorite to win his third Canadian Open crown. He’s the only one with better than +1800 odds to win the title.

Nick Taylor, discussed at length in the above section, is +5000 to win at Hamilton Golf Club this weekend, if you think he’ll do even better than a top-5 finish.

Corey Conners is the Canadian with the best odds, checking in at +2200, but he hasn’t been playing his best golf as of late. He finished tied for 38th in this year’s Masters and tied for 26th in the PGA Championship. Those aren’t bad results, of course, but he hasn’t won a PGA Tour event since the Valero Texas Open last year.

Basically, through parsing some of these outright win odds, if you believe anyone other than McIlroy is going to win, there’s excellent value to be had and plenty of money to be made!

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