Daily Fantasy Recommendations for the RBC Canadian Open
After an exciting week across the pond, the PGA Tour returns to North America this week, but not the United States. This week the eyes of the golf-loving world will look north of the border—to Ontario for the RBC Canadian Open.
Many of golf’s best will be flying in from Scotland hoping to record a win. But they will not be the only options worth considering for your daily fantasy roster this week.
Before diving into an examination of some of those options…
How about a little information about the course and weather?
The tournament will be held in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, at the Glenn Abbey Golf Course. It’s a par-72 course that is 7,253 yards long.
Anyone looking to get a break from crazy weather is likely going to be left wanting. The tournament opens with some crazy weather on Thursday— 13 MPH winds, a chance of thunderstorms, 50 percent chance of rain. But at least it will not be hot (73 degrees).
Friday and Saturday are expected to be clear but windy (12 MPH on Friday; 9 MPH on Saturday. Temperatures are expected to be in the high 60’s and there is still a 20 percent chance of rain.
It isn’t supposed to rain Sunday, but it will still be a little windy (8 MPH), partly cloudy, and cool (70 degrees).
There is no way I could in good conscience recommend last year’s winner, Jhonattan Vegas. The last time he finished in the top-ten was early January. He missed the cut his last two times out and hasn’t finished better than tied for 40th in his last eight outings.
However, he was stinking up the course heading into last year’s Canadian Open, too. But I still can’t recommend him even though he’s won the tournament the last two years.
I would, however, say you should give these guys a look:
Kevin Kisner: He looked like he was going to win his first major. But then he had a bad day on Sunday and slipped into second. His last six outings prior to the British Open were not very good, so he is going to do everything in his power to keep the good times rolling.
After coming so close in Scotland, I wouldn’t be shocked to at least see him play well here.
Dustin Johnson: It almost feels like cheating to pick the No. 1 golfer in the world. But he missed the cut last week proving he is indeed fallible. He will not be this week, though. He’s played this course very well in the past and there is no reason to think he will not do so again.
In fact, after missing the cut last week, he may be out for blood this week.
Charley Hoffman: There is no motivation quite like coming in second the previous year because you lost in a playoff. He’s played well in his last three outings as well as his last three trips to Glenn Abbey. He tends to be a streaky player, but the streak seems to be in his favor right now.
Tony Finau: When it comes to golf’s biggest stages, the Majors, he’s played well recording three top-ten finishes. But he seems to be a little all over the place everywhere else. However, he does have seven top-tens this season and tied for fifth last year at the Canadian Open.
Dark Horse Picks: Brooks Koepka, Ian Poulter, Tommy Fleetwood, Sam Ryder, and J.J. Spaun.
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