2024 RBC Canadian Open PrizePicks Plays: First-Round Picks

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Here's everything you need to know about 2024 RBC Canadian Open PrizePicks plays and first-round picks for Thursday's PGA Tour event in Ontario, Canada.

With the Charles Schwab Challenge in the rear-view mirror, we now look forward to this week's 2024 RBC Canadian Open, which Hamilton Golf and Country Club will host for the first time since 2019.

Hamilton is a par-70, 7,084-yard track designed by Harry Colt that underwent a renovation, which was led by Martin Ebert and Tom Mackenzie, following the 2019 season.

Find my 2024 RBC Canadian Open PrizePicks plays for Thursday below.

2024 RBC Canadian Open PrizePicks


Alex Noren Less Than 68 Strokes

Alex Noren is the first golfer to target. He enters this week in fantastic form and has made the weekend in 17 consecutive tournaments.

Noren boasts 12 top-25 finishes over that stretch, including three top-three finishes. He has continually flirted with winning without actually doing so, but 68 (or lower) is certainly a score a golfer of his caliber can achieve Thursday.

Hamilton is a Colt design that was renovated by the Ebert/Mackenzie tandem. If that sounds familiar, it is because those two also renovated Colt's Royal Liverpool prior to the 2023 Open Championship.

Noren finished 23rd in that tournament, and if he can score at Royal Liverpool, then he should be able to score on Colt's Hamilton Golf and Country Club.

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Adam Scott More Than 3.5 Birdies or Better

I wrote about Adam Scott in my FRL article this week, and if I like him to lead after the first round, then I obviously also like him to record four birdies or better in the process. Scott has made the weekend in nine of his 11 tournaments on Tour this season and has posted five top-20 finishes over that stretch.

He is averaging north of 3.5 birdies per round this season, and I like that success to continue Thursday. Scott has never played competitively at Hamilton, but has fared extremely well on Colt designs.

Scott has played Royal Liverpool three times when competing for the Open Championship and made the weekend all three times, finishing eighth or higher twice. With experience on Colt tracks, strong recent form and a weak field, I like Scott to get off to a strong start Thursday.


Zach Johnson Less Than 70 Strokes

There is a lot you can say about Zach Johnson and his personality, but the one thing you can’t argue is that he enters this week in good form. Johnson has made the weekend in three consecutive tournaments and boasts two top-20 finishes over that stretch.

He is also one of the only handful of guys in this field who has played Hamilton twice professionally, doing so in 2019 and 2006. Johnson made the cut in both of those tournaments.

In fact, he has shot a 70 or lower in each of his past three rounds at Hamilton. When you also add his recent form into the equation, I like that trend to continue on Thursday.

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