RBC Canadian Open 2022 Expert Picks: 3 Bets for Tyrrell Hatton, Chris Kirk, More
Andrew Redington/Getty Images. Pictured: Tyrrell Hatton.
- The PGA is north of the border this week for the 2022 RBC Canadian Open.
- Scottie Scheffler is favored, but Joshua Perry is looking further down the odds board for his picks this week.
- Check out Perry's outright betting card for the Canadian Open below.
Click arrow to expand 2022 RBC Canadian Open odds via BetMGM
2022 RBC Canadian Open Odds
|Harold Varner III||+3300|
|Bo Van Pelt||+50000|
|Dawie van der Walt||+50000|
|Jared du Toit||+75000|
|Richard S. Johnson||+100000|
Another mediocre week betting-wise at the Memorial.
Billy Horschel won fairly comfortably on Sunday. Given his average form leading into the week, I wasn’t going to land on him. Max Homa’s name showed up on the leaderboard for a time, and he did enough to stay in the top 5 at least.
Now we shift our focus to the Canadian Open, which will be held for the first time since 2019.
St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Toronto will play host this week. It’s set to play as a par 70 at just over 7,000 yards.
This will be the seventh time it’s held the tournament, but only one of those has come in the last 50 years. The 2010 version of the event was the last time we’ve seen this course, when Carl Pettersson tracked down Dean Wilson that week to claim the title. It was a relatively weak field missing most of the big names who had just played the Open Championship the week prior.
With a course on the shorter side, it should open up the list of contenders. We’re expecting to see some challenging rough and difficult greens, as well.
We have three names at the top this week with Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas all hovering at or just below the +1000 number depending on where you look.
The form is still pretty solid for all three, it just comes down to focus with the U.S. Open next week. Scheffler lost a playoff at Colonial in his last start. Thomas followed up his PGA Championship win with a missed cut, but that was an understandable spot for a letdown. McIlroy continues to hover on the fringes of contention, but he hasn’t really been able to put four rounds together yet.
Sam Burns and Cameron Smith are next up at +1400. Burns has been rolling right along this year with two wins and a runner up finish in his last six starts. Smith had the lead last week after 36 holes at a course he’s really struggled at in the past in Muirfield Village.
Matthew Fitzpatrick, Tony Finau, Shane Lowry and Corey Conners make up the +2000s range. Of the group, Fitzpatrick has been playing the best. The missed cut was all related to the putter last week and it’s a course where he’s had struggles in the past.
Finau was on my radar for a bet this week if we got close to the +4000s that were offered at Colonial, but that didn’t happen and I’m not backing him in this range. Lowry and Conners have both been playing well for an extended period of time now as well.
We’ll start here with Tyrrell Hatton at +3300 on BetRivers. Outside of a bad week at Augusta, Hatton has been gaining strokes in every event this year. The driver has given him the most trouble during the season, but he’s gained strokes there in back to back events for the first time since June of last year. He’s not really a bomber, but the tee ball has always been a strength, so if he’s got it back on track, he could be poised for a high finish.
I’m also going to Chris Kirk at +5000 on PointsBet. Kirk had an off week with the irons at Memorial, but I’ll circle back to him on this course. He’s not the longest guy, so this will be a spot where his ability to gain ground with accuracy could be an advantage.
I’ll also take Tyler Duncan at 180-1 on DraftKings. Duncan fits the same mold as Perez. We’ve got a shorter course and he’s a guy who doesn’t have the length, but finds fairways and is good enough with the irons to give himself the birdie looks necessary to compete.
The Canadian Open Card
- Tyrell Hatton +3300 (1 unit)
- Chris Kirk +5000 (.66 units)
- Tyler Duncan +18000 (.17 units)
Total Stake: 2.16 units