PGA Tour: RBC Canadian Open
The Jack Nicklaus designed 7,250 yards long, par 71 Glen Abbey course hosts this event for the third time in the last four years so course form is well established. Previous history suggests that accuracy may be more beneficial than power on this track. Ball faders may have a slight edge as with many Nicklaus designed courses.
OUTRIGHT: Matt Kuchar, 1 pt win and place 16/1 (1/4 odds 5 places)
Kuchar is well suited to Nicklaus layouts as he underlined in contending strongly in The Memorial Tournament in June. He already has top ten finishes here at Glen Abbey in 2013 and 2015 and looks worth backing after a solid performance in the Troon Open.
OUTRIGHT: David Hearn, 0.5 pts win and place 60/1 (1/4 odds 6 places)
Canadian born Hearn will never be a headliner on the PGA Tour but is a player to note in his own back yard as he underlined last year by contending very strongly here before slipping down to third place with a final round 72. He has had a consistent year on tour recording 5 top twenty finishes since March. Hopefully he has learned from being in the heat of the battle last year and can get the job done this time if he gets into contention down the stretch.
OUTRIGHT: Adam Hadwin, 0.5 pts win and place 90/1 (1/5 odds 7 places)
Hadwin looks very much like a young player ready to breakthrough on Tour. Like Hearn he will have plenty of local support as he is Canadian and he also has 5 top twenty finishes this year including a top ten in the CB Challenge in January. More recently he played well in June at the Dean and Deluca and Memorial events. He is certainly worthy of note in an event where he finished tied seventh last year, that despite a poor opening round of 74.