RBC Canadian Open 2019 | Golf Betting Tips and Predictions
The Canadian Open has a long an illustrious history. The tournament was first played back in 1904 and the winner was Jack Oke of England. He registered a score of 16 over par to win the event by two strokes.
Fast forward 115 years and the shape of golf has changed a lot since then. Having been played at Glenn Abbey Golf Course for the last four years, the 2019 Canadian Open will be played at Hamilton Golf and Country Club, Ancaster, Ontario.
The date of the tournament differs this year as it moves to early summer, so that makes both the golf course and timing something new for 2019. What’s not new is the quality of the field and we have some fantastic golf to look forward to this week.
The Canadian Open defending champion is Dustin Johnson and he will be in the field to try and win the tournament back-to-back. If he succeeds, Johnson will be the second player in succession to achieve the feat following in the footsteps of Jhonattan Vegas.
Johnson has been very consistent in 2019 and there is nothing to suggest he will not be competing at the top of the leaderboard again come Sunday. Being a return to a different course, there is not much to go by in terms of past performance by the players at this venue. The last time Hamilton Golf and Country Club was used in 2012, players with longer than average driving distance fared well, which is a good sign for Johnson.
Johnson is the defending champion and favourite to win the 2019 Canadian Open at +600 with William Hill.
The World Number One
Brooks Koepka comes into this event with four major titles to his name and as the current world number one. He won the PGA Championship in May and also come second in The Masters. Next on his agenda will be the defence of his US Open crown and Koepka will want to go into that event following a good display at the Canadian Open.
Not many golfers can dominate a golf tournament like Koepka and the way he has been hitting the ball is phenomenal. The American bases much of his year around the majors and success at the Canadian Open would be the ideal way to maintain good momentum.
Koepka is on offer at +660 with William Hill to win the Canadian Open.
Canadian Challenge and Other Bets
You must go back to 1954 and Pat Fletcher to find the last time a home player won the Canadian Open. There is no standout contender again this year but the experienced Mike Weir is available at +50000 and the Valero Texas Open champion, Corey Conners is +10000 while Adam Hadwin is on offer at +8000, all with William Hill.
Matt Kuchar continues to have a good year and is worth a closer look. The American has two wins and two runners-up finishes to his name in what is becoming the best season of his career. You can back Kuchar at +2200 to win the 2019 Canadian Open.