The Canadian Open is the biggest golf tournament in Canada every year and it is set to take place this weekend at The Royal Montreal Golf Club in Bizard, Quebec. The tournament began at the Royal Montreal Golf Club way back in 1904, so it is fitting that the 110th anniversary of the event returns to Quebec. The Canadian Open hasn’t been played at the Royal Montreal Golf Club since 2001 when Scott Verplank won the tournament with a score of 266 (-14).
The three biggest favourites for this tournament are Dustin Johnson, Jim Furyk and Matt Kuchar, each of who are committed to playing in the Canadian Open. A couple big names in Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods won’t be participating, but there are plenty of big names to get behind at this tournament.
Let’s take a look at some of the favourites to win the RBC Canadian Open this weekend.
RBC Canadian Open Outright Odds
- Jim Furyk 13.00
- Dustin Johnson 15.00
- Matt Kuchar 15.00
- Graeme McDowell 17.00
- Charl Schwartzel 19.00
- Brandt Snedeker 23.00
- Luke Donald 26.00
- Hunter Mahan 29.00
- Graham Delaet 29.00
- Charley Hoffman 41.00
- David Hearn 46.00
- Bo Van Pelt 51.00
There are the players who have a 50/1 or better shot at winning the tournament.
Jim Furyk had a good week at the Open Championship last week finishing in 4th with a 275. That win earned him almost $500,000 and he will be looking to cash in once again in Canada. Furyk has done everything, but win a tournament over the last few months. He finished in 2nd at the PLAYERS Championships and at Wells Fargo in the first two tournaments of May. He is looking to make that jump and win his first tournament of the year and the RBC Canadian Open may be where he makes that move.
Dustin Johnson, another favourite to win the tournament, hasn’t won yet in 2014. He finished with a 279 at the Open Championship last week and seems to be in good form. He also finished in 4th at the US Open in early June. Johnson will be eager to win at tournament this year and looks good heading into the Canadian Open.
Matt Kuchar has won a tournament this year. He won the RBC Heritage tournament in mid April. It could be a good sign that the Canadian Open is also sponsored by RBC. Perhaps RBC is Kuchar’s good luck charm. Kuchar didn’t play as well at the Open Championship as the other favourites, firing a 290 and he hasn’t finished in the top 10 since mid May. I would stay away from him at 14/1 because he doesn’t seem to be in great form.
After these 3 there are still several golfers with the ability to win this tournament.