A week after South African Louis Oosthuizen finished 16 under par to win the 2010 British Open we are back with another exciting golf tournament – the 2010 RBC Canadian Open, which will begin on Thursday, July 21st. The $5.1 Million Canadian Open is being played at the St George’s Golf and Country Club in Toronto, Ontario.
Since 1995 only two non-US golfers have won the Canadian Open, with one of them being last years Australian Nathan Green as he shot 18 under par and won in a playoff. This year marks the first time the Canadian Open has been held at the St George’s Golf and Country Club since 1968 when New Zealander Bob Charles won with a 10 under par score.
Luke Donald, Paul Casey and Sean O’Hair come into the tournament as pre-tournament favorites all at +1600, while Canadians Mike Weir and Stephen Ames are paying out a generous +4500. Like always, the 2010 Canadian Open will be an exciting tournament to bet on – we have listed the Canadian Open Odds below along with some predictions and picks for the tournament!
Canadian Open Odds and Picks:
Sean O’Hair (+1600) – O’hair is solid pick for this weekends tournament at the odds listed. He had a solid performance last weekend as he was the top American golfer at the British Open finishing T7. O’Hair has finished 12th or higher in five of his past six starts and has finished in 3rd place twice in his four career Canadian tournaments.
Luke Donald (+1600) – Another pre-tournament favorite, Luke Donald should be up there with the leaders come Sunday in Toronto. Donald has had a solid 2010 season and the fact that there are five par-3’s should work in Luke’s favor. I’m not sure I will be betting Donald at 16/1, but he is going to get some serious consideration.
Paul Casey (+1600) – Finishing T3 at St Andrews last weekend, Casey is on a roll finishing top 10 in five of his ten starts this year. He ranks 9th in the PGA in greens in regulation and the St George’s course seems to suit his play. Casey might be able to get it done at the Canadian Open this weekend, take a look.
Mike Weir (+4500) – Shy away from choosing Canadian Mike Weir this weekend. Not only has Weird had a rough year to date, but no Canadian has taken the Canadian Open since 1954. The odds here probably reflect the action he will receive from Canadian bettors – although he may be in the hunt, I would stay clear of Weir this weekend.
Brendon De Jonge (+5500) – Longshot Brendon De Jonge has been having a quiet but big year so far. If you are looking for a longshot pick with a chance to win the Canadian Open take a good look at De Jonge.