Last week, we got a come-from-behind win in the final round of play last week from one of our picks, albeit to finish in the top ten for (+175). Patrick Cantlay overtook fellow American Adam Scott with a furious final 18 holes of golf shooting a 64 for Sunday’s round.
This was Patrick’s first win of the season even though he is top ten in FedEx Cup points and the official world rankings.
I was also on the Matt Kuchar bandwagon last week, regrettably so I must say.
He didn’t even make the cut!
The other oldie, Jim Furyk was 3 strokes outside of the top twenty.
So, that sucks.
But hey, if you took our best pick of the week: “Andrew Putnam to finish inside the top twenty”, then you got a 425% return on your investment.
Hopefully, Putnam and Cantlay made up for the Kuch flop.
I expect Matthew to be back strong this week, though, as he doesn’t have too many bad tournaments in a row.
One golfer who came through with a big win for me this season, Scott Piercy, is the last man in the field to have a victory at this course back in 2012.
The Hamilton Golf and Country Club hosts this year’s RBC Canadian Open in Ancaster, Ontario. This is a rather short course. It doesn’t even crack the 7,000 total yard marker.
Why then are “bombers” Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson the favorites?
Well, they are the best in the world so I guess you could say they can play well anywhere.
Will Brooks be all-in this week, though, with Pebble Beach on the proverbial horizon?
The field is pretty strong, so it’s going to be hard to bet him, DJ and Rory to win as their odds come in at (+500), (+700), and (+1000), respectively.
BetOnline, though, has several betting options available for you.
Let’s find the ones with the most value and maybe a couple we just can’t leave alone.
Bubba Watson To Finish Inside The Top Twenty: +175
The 40-year-old from Floridian has only two top ten finishes on the season yet still ranks top twenty in the world.
Even though he missed the cut in his last Tour appearance at the PGA Championship, he had a good second round shooting a 69.
He finished 12th at the Masters which is a tree-lined course like this week’s set of links at Hamilton Country Club.
We know if anyone can find their way out of the woods without a compass or the aid of the north star, it’s our best good friend Bubba.
Who can forget his miracle shot out of the trees at the 2012 Masters during a playoff at that?
Check out this cool piece by Sports Science on this shot.
The man has always had the “IT” factor.
He ranks 2nd on the season in shots gained off the tee and I believe he’s got the goods to crack the top twenty this week.
Scott Piercy To Finish Inside The Top Ten: +325
Yea, he’s my boy. I still love him for the (+500) top ten bet I won with Scott about a month ago at the Byron Nelson when he finished tied for second place.
Piercy owns the course record here for four rounds when he won the RBC Canadian Open in 2012 when he shot 17 under par for a 263 overall.
He was top twenty at Colonial and took last week off.
The field has some solid talent at the top with the previously mentioned star power as well as Justin Thomas, Matt Kuchar, and Webb Simpson but I think Scott is at the top of the mid-tier value guys.
He’s still plus money for a top twenty pick but I think the course record holder is worth the extra risk to crack the ten.
Jim Furyk To Finish Inside The Top Twenty: +175
The 49-year-old couldn’t quite crack the top twenty last week when I picked him, but I love his driving accuracy on this tightly tree-lined course.
He ranks first on Tour with that statistic.
He’s 13th in scoring average and 14th in approach. The latter will likely prove to be an important statistic this weekend.
The Par 3’s are long and he may suffer a bit on birdie chances there but the driver will be taken out of golfers hands with short winding par 4’s.
Jim is 203rd in driving distance so hopefully, we won’t have to see him lose many strokes there.
We have to note that he won this tournament in back-to-back years in ‘06 and ‘07 including a performance at this particular course when he shot 14 under par for the victory.
Hey, I like guys with course history.
What can I say?
I think it means more than how well they are golfing in the past few weeks because the courses could be completely different.
I’m taking the past two winners here but it’s not like I’m picking them to win again.
I really like the plus money on the top twenty’s and top ten bets you get with this kind of talent.
You can keep your investments small and save more money for next week’s major tournament, The US Open at Pebble Beach.
That’s where most of the talk is already being heard.
Why is Canada being ignored?
I have a South Park reference coming to mind, but I’ll let you watch the movie.
When asked if he was just using this tournament for a warm up to next week’s major, Brooks Koepka exclaimed: “This is Canada’s major!”.
Let’s remember that and see if we can’t nail another couple of plus money bets this week and ride the wave of success all the way to Pebble Beach.