2023 RBC Canadian Open Updated Odds & PGA Tour Field: Rory McIlroy Favored Over Sam Burns & Tyrrell Hatton in Toronto
Via Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images. Pictured: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy after winning the RBC Canadian Open at St. George’s Golf and Country Club on June 12, 2022 in Etobicoke, Ontario.
2023 RBC Canadian Open Odds
Odds via bet365.
|Erik van Rooyen||+30000|
|Seung Yul Noh||+35000|
|Paul Haley II||+35000|
The PGA Tour heads to Toronto, Canada for the 2023 RBC Canadian Open. For the first time in the storied 117-year history of the Canadian Open, Oakdale Golf and Country Club will host the tournament this week as the 37th Canadian Open venue.
With this being the week before a major championship (the US Open at Los Angeles Country Club), the field isn't as deep as designated events on Tour, but there is still star power at the top.
Last year's champion, Rory McIlroy, who won the 2022 RBC Canadian Open at St. George’s Golf and Country Club by two shots over Tony Finau at -19, returns to Canada as the tournament favorite with +450 odds as of open at bet365. McIlroy is looking for his third consecutive Canadian Open victory after wining the last two tournaments in 2019 and 2022 (the 2020 and 2020 Canadian Opens were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic). McIlroy enters off consecutive top-10 finishes at the PGA Championship and the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday.
Sam Burns, who tied for fourth in his Canadian Open debut in 2022, opens with the second-shortest odds on Monday morning at bet365 to win outright at Oakdale Golf and Country Club at +1300. The 2023 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play champion bounced back from a missed cut at the PGA Championship with a T6 at the Charles Schwab Challenge and a T16 at the Memorial in the last two weeks.
Reigning US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick is one of three players who opened at bet365 with the third-shortest odds to win outright this week at +1500. He also bounced back from a missed cut at the PGA Championship with a T9 last week in Ohio at Jack's place. Fitzpatrick made just his second Canadian Open start in 2022, when he tied for 10th at St. George's.
Tyrrell Hatton also opened at +1500 to win this week as he is expected to continue his run of consistent golf. The Englishman has finished in the top 20 in five consecutive starts but is still looking for his first win of 2023. Hatton's game has been solid all around as he has gained strokes putting, around the green, on approach and off the tee in each of his last four tournaments.
Cameron Young is the third player with +1500 odds this week as he searches for his first PGA Tour victory. Young is making his Canadian Open debut this week but missed the cut at the Memorial this past weekend because of his worst putting performance (-2.13 Strokes Gained: Putting per round) of his PGA Tour career. The bomber from Wake Forest has nonetheless gained strokes off the tee in 17 consecutive tournaments with data, including every event he has played on Tour this season.
Corey Conners has the shortest odds among the 19-plus Canadians in the field this week in Toronto at +1700. Conners missed the cut this past weekend at the Memorial, but he has consecutive top-12 finishes before that at the Wells Fargo Championship and PGA Championship. The Kent State Golden Flash won his second Valero Texas Open earlier this season and remains the most recent Monday qualifier to win a Tour event (at the 2019 Valero Texas Open).
Oakdale Golf and Country Club is a 7,264-yard par-72 designed by Stanley Thompson in 1926 and Robbie Robinson in the late 1957. The course features Bentgrass fairways and Bentgrass/Poa Annua greens. Thompson designed the original 18 holes at Oakdale, and Robinson added nine more holes. Ian Andrew also has led a restoration at Oakdale since 2018 in effort to bring the property more in line with Thompson's vision for the course.
The tournament this week will use composite routing from each of the three nine-hole layouts at Oakdale. The front nine will consist of four holes from the Thompson nine and five holes from the Homenuik nine, while the full Knudson nine holes will play as the tournament's back nine.
Oakdale served as the host for the 2022 Canadian Open Monday qualifier, and the front nine featured six of the seven toughest holes. The toughest hole from the qualifier, the par-4 18th hole, has since been converted to a par-5 for this year's Canadian Open. This could open up some live betting opportunities throughout the week, especially for first-round leader markets.
The small greens at Oakdale will put a premium on accuracy on approach shots, but golfers should have plenty of wedges into the greens this week as there is just one par-4 that plays over 475 yards (the 489-yard third hole). All five of the par-4s on the back nine are listed under 435 yards on the official scorecard, so there could be tons of movement on the leaderboard down the stretch on Sunday afternoon in Toronto.
Rory McIlroy, Brandt Snedeker, Scott Piercy, Sean O'Hair and Chez Reavie are all past champions in the field for this week's RBC Canadian Open.