2014 RBC Canadian Open - Vegas Odds, Free Picks, + Tee Times
It goes from Europe to Canada in back-to-back weeks, with the latter being the 2014 RBC Canadian Open. July is a perfect time to play in Canada, as there are only so many months in which it's 'golf-weather appropriate.' The 2014 RBC Canadian Open will be the last full tournament in July, beginning on the 24th and coming to a close on the 27th.
Royal Montreal GC (Blue Course) is definitely impressive looking. The terrain of Canada makes for some of the most beautiful golf in the entire world. It will certainly look a lot different at Royal Montreal than Hoylake the week before. The brown dead fairways will be replaced by plush green ones. And don't expect tee shots to run for 30 yards. Royal Montreal is a hit-and-stick type of golf course so players will need to be precise with their landing spots.
For all of the action in Canada, Golf Channel and CBS will have you covered. Tune in for early round golf Thursday and Friday on Golf Channel. Once it flips over to the weekend, CBS will get things rolling on Saturday and carry over into Sunday.
Royal Montreal GC, Ile Bizard, Ontario, Canada
The Blue Course in Montreal was designed by Dick Wilson in 1873. Royal Montreal is home to an additional 18-hole course and a half-length practice course. Blue underwent renovations in the early 2000s and recently hosted the Presidents Cup in 2007. The RBC Canadian Open is a change of pace for U.S. Tour golfers, especially considering the course's unprecedented and challenging holes and required strategies.
From the championship tees, golfers are faced with 7,153 yards of rolling greens, sand traps, and deep cut roughs. The signature 16th is a 444 yard par-4 that forces golfers to drive directly into the wind, otherwise known as an "anxiety" hole for pro golfers.
The course was one of the primary reasons Canada entered into the golf scene. Today, golfers battle out on the same long fairways and tee shots as golfers did 150 years ago.
Generally speaking, the Vegas odds for any given PGA tournament event are made available once the previous event winds down. That is to say, in order to fill you in on what you should be looking for and whom you can expect to win in this match, we'll need to evaluate the outcome of previous Tour events, including The Open Championship. Once that event comes to a close, check back here for RBC Canadian Open odds.
We are excited to bring you a full lineup of free picks, including not just our pick to win but also dark horse picks, picks for each individual round, and more. PGABettingOdds.com picks will, once again, be based on a thorough evaluation of the PGA Tour's progress, and on each player's track record. Check back shortly after the Vegas odds come out for our free picks.
We'll bring you the tee times and pairings for the RBC Canadian Open as soon as that information is available to us. Usually, this is just a day or two before the first round begins. Check back then for individual round picks and more.
2013 RBC Canadian Open
At the start of the 2013 PGA Tour season there wasn't a player who was performing more consistently than Brandt Snedeker. A couple of runner-up finishes in a row combined with a win right after put the exclamation point on his first quarter of the year. But Snedeker was sidelined for several weeks with a rib injury and when he came back it was evident that it was still bothering him.
After disappointing Major performances, Snedeker found his form once again by claiming the 2013 RBC Canadian Open. It was the second win by Snedeker on the season, and thrust him back in contention for the FedEx Cup. Snedeker won by three shots over four different players. A final round 70 was enough to secure a comfortable margin of victory, as no player who finished in the top-10 made a run on Sunday to come from behind.
2013 RBC Canadian Open - Leaderboard
- Brandt Snedeker -16 (272)
- William McGirt -13 (275)
- Dustin Johnson -13 (275)
- Matt Kuchar -13 (275)
- Jason Bohn -13 (275)