2013 RBC Canadian Open Betting Odds + Info, Tee Times, TV Coverage
Three Majors are in the books by the time the RBC Canadian Open rolls around at the end of July. The British Open was the week prior, so those who played in it will have to travel across the Atlantic to Oakville, Ontario. The RBC Canadian Open will tee off on Thursday, July 25th and conclude on Sunday, July 28th. Glen Abbey Golf Club will host the event.
Golf Channel will have the coverage on the Thursday and Friday of the event, which will begin at 2pm ET on both days. CBS will then step in by picking up the coverage over the course of the final 36 holes going into Sunday so that you don't miss any of the golf action.
The RBC Canadian Open
Just about every year since 1904, the PGA Tour has played the Canadian Open. It sure can't be played in February though that's for sure. The Canadian Open comes the week after the British Open, which sometimes hinders the field. Because of the travel constraints placed on players in the Open, it can place a burden to play in the Canadian Open. As such, many players choose to skip it.
It's a shame that happens sometimes though, because the golf course at Glen Abbey is quite a site. Glen Abbey is a Par-72 course measuring out at over 7,200 yards. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, Glen Abbey is simply breathtaking, with some daunting holes along the way that players must contend with.
A winner's share of $936,000 is handed out to the winner out of the total $5.6 million purse, as well as 500 very valuable FedEx Cup Points.
What Happened In 2012?
The scores were low at the 2012 RBC Canadian Open, and at the end of the day, Scott Piercy was the player on the top of the leaderboard. Piercy finished 17-under par for the four days up in Ontario, claiming his only victory on the PGA Tour in 2012. Piercy outlasted Robert Garrigus and William McGirt for a one-shot win.
The 2013 RBC Canadian Open
Three Major Championships are now in the books, as the PGA Tour moves on from the British Open this past week. It was Phil Mickelson who shot a brilliant final round 66 on Sunday to come from five shots back to win his first Open Championship. The win gives Lefty five total Majors and wins in three of the four, with only the U.S. Open eluding him.
Mickelson won't be in the field for the RBC Canadian Open this week, but despite the trip back across the Atlantic the tournament will feature quite a strong field in it's annual position following the British Open.
Names like Brandt Snedeker, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, Luke Donald, Bubba Watson, Graeme McDowell, Ernie Els, and more will be on hand.
RBC Canadian Open betting odds have been formed by Bovada Sportsbook. Let's see who the top-five favorites are heading into the first round on Thursday.
Brandt Snedeker 12/1 (+1200) - Snedeker finished in the top-15 at the British Open, but just had a couple mistakes that kept him from really contending. He has a top-five finish at the Canadian Open, which he earned in 2009. He appears to be playing well, and oddsmakers believe that the golf course sets up for Snedeker's game.
Hunter Mahan 18/1 (+1800) - Mahan was in the final group of a Major Championship for the second-straight time. But once again it wasn't a great performance in that position. Still, the more that he puts himself in those type of situations, the better he will be in the future. Mahan is striking the ball very well, and if he can get some putts to fall he will certainly be able to win here.
Matt Kuchar 18/1 (+1800) - Kuchar has made 20 consecutive cuts on the PGA Tour as one of the most consistent players right now. He finished T15 at the British Open which was a solid finish, but was never really in the mix. With the level of consistency, it wouldn't be smart to think that Kuchar would not contend here this week. Oddsmakers agree.
Charl Schwartzel 20/1 (+2000) - Schwartzel was a guy picked to finish high at the British Open, but finished T15 with many other players. He was up and down during the week, and comes into the Canadian Open looking for some consistency. If he is able to find it, expect him to be in the running. He is a top-five favorite at 20/1.
Luke Donald 20/1 (+2000) - Donald did not have a good British Open, shooting 80-72 to miss the cut. But if we know anything about Donald, it's that he doesn't get into a funk for very long. IT could have just been one of those weeks where things didn't pan out. Donald is too good of a ball striker to let two bad weeks in a row get to him.
The Winner - We are going to travel just outside the top-five this week to get our winner for the RBC Canadian Open. Dustin Johnson was just one shot off the pace through two round at the British Open and didn't have that great of a weekend. But he definitely showed some signs of great play, and at 22/1 to win this week, PGABettingOdds.com is going to go with Johnson breaking through and finding a nice rhythm en route to a win.
Darkhorse Value Bet - Hideki Matsuyama has nine top-10 finishes in 10 total start in his professional career, including one this past weekend at the Open Championship. He had a T10 finish at the U.S. Open as well. He has two wins in Japan this year, and now the next step would be to break through on the PGA Tour. Matsuyama is set at 33/1 to win win this week, and we think that he just might do it.
The tee times and pairings sheets for the RBC Canadian Open won't be out until the week of the tournament. Typically 24-48 hours before the tournament will start you can check for the tee times and some of the notable groupings. Be sure to check in with us during the days leading up to the opening round for all of the information on tee times and pairings.