Bob Donnan, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Brandt Snedeker
- Dustin Johnson is a short +500 favorite to win the Canadian Open at Glen Abbey.
- The course is made for players who can bomb the ball off the tee, so it's no wonder that Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau are among the favorites.
- Brandt Snedeker (+4000) and Keegan Bradley (+6000) represent good value in the mid-tier and there are some guys way down the board worth a dart.
For the second time in about a month, Francesco Molinari found his way to the winner’s circle to cash a nice outright ticket for us at the Open Championship, bringing our total winners to 10 for the season.
But golf never stops, so we take a look north of the board to the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey. The course has been a bombers paradise in recent years, playing relatively short for a par 72 at 7,253 yards. This gives the longer hitters a chance at reaching all four par-5s with a driver and a short to mid iron. Because of the scoring opportunities, it’s going to take a low score to win here. In five of the last six events at Glen Abbey, the winning score was 16-under or better.
We have a stronger field than the norm for this week. Usually, it’s tough to get the stars to travel back from the U.K. to Canada for this event, but a bunch of big names is set to tee it up this year.
Dustin Johnson opens as the favorite on Sportsbook at +500. He’s had a good track record here with a couple of runner-up finishes. His ability to feast on the par-5s always makes him a popular play this week.
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Brooks Koepka (+950), Tony Finau (+1350), Tommy Fleetwood (+1400) and Bubba Watson (+1800) are the only other players below +2000. Koepka should fit here, but he has a tendency to let down a bit when the field isn’t at full strength. Both Finau and Watson have the length to take advantage of the par-5s and have had success here before. Finau finished fifth last year and Bubba was a runner-up in 2015 to Jason Day.