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It was a spectacular event, but it’s now time to put The British Open behind us and move on to the Canadian Open.
This is a historic event in the PGA tour that began in 1904. It’s played all over Canada, with a different course most years. This year it is held at the Glen Abbey Golf Course, which is in Oakville, Ontario. It’s a very tricky course and you need to play some top golf here consistently to make the cut.
Course historical data would be based on the years that it was played at the Glen Abbey. The last few years were 2013, 2009, 2008 and then we have to go back to 2004 when Vijay Singh took it down. If you’re looking at specific hole data, remember that the 16th was actually changed to Par 5 back in 2009.
Last years winner was Tim Clark, who you can find for around 110/1 to repeat.
Canadian Open 2015 Betting Odds:
- Jason Day: 8/1
- Bubba Watson: 16/1
- Jim Furyk: 16/1
- Matt Kuchar: 16/1
- Luke Donald: 22/1
- Brooks Koepka: 22/1
- Graham Delaet: 30/1
- Ryan Palmer: 30/1
- J.B. Holmes: 33/1
- Hunter Mahan: 33/1
Not the deepest field in the world but still a lot of talent on display. Should be a good one.
Canadian Open Betting Tip #1: Luke Donald
He hasn’t had much luck at this course – but his form as of late has us backing Luke Donald for half a unit at 22/1.
Donalds history at this course in recent years has been one missed cut and a 24th place. Nothing to write home about – although he did do well at the 2010 Open, coming 3rd.
He’s coming into this on some fine form. Two top 10 finishes this season, and a 12th place at the Open Championship. He’s been in a bit of a decline but when you watch him play these days, you see him as a lot more relaxed. A key to this course is the approach shots, which is where Donald excels and with the weakened field, he must be quietly confident of a solid finish.
Canadian Open Betting Tip #2: Sean O’Hair
We’ll be placing a quarter unit bet on Sean O’Hair, the 2011 winner of the Canadian Open when it was held in Vancouver.
O’Hair has had his struggles for sure. It’s been really sad to see the way he has placed since 2012. But he’s been making a comeback, and even got in a playoff at the Valspar Championship with Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed in March of this year. He’s also played well here before with a 3rd place finish in 2008.
A dark horse no doubt at 80/1 odds. But one we want to back because he has the skill for it – and it’d be bloody well nice to see him pull it out.
Canadian Open Betting Tip #3: Scott Piercy
At 40/1 we’ll go with a quarter unit on Scott Piercy.
He’s had a few solid finishes this year – 2nd in the Sony Open for example and 10th in the Houston Open – but he is coming into this one feeling great because of his victory at the Barbasol Championship. Playing without pressure he dominated it with an excellent finish. He’s had 2 solid results prior to that with the Greenbrier and John Deere Classic.
If we had better odds, we’d bet higher on him. He’s played this course before(40th in 2009, 52nd in 2013) and won the 2012 Canadian Open. We’re hoping the timing is just perfect for Piercy, and that he can continue his fine form. Back to back tournament wins is extremely rare though – another reason for the quarter unit bet.