The Hamilton Golf & Country Club is set to host the 2019 RBC Canadian Open, which serves this year as the lead-in to the U.S. Open. It has been seven years since Hamilton hosted the Canadian Open, and there are only two players in the field, Scott Piercy and Jim Furyk, who have won tournaments here. The course is a par 70, running just over 6,900 yards, well within the driving capabilities of the field. The longer hitters will basically need to go 3-wood and wedge on the par 4s, but with rain in the forecast, the ball should run less, making for some potentially low winning scores. The par 3 holes here run long, which is really the only danger on the course. The field here is populated with elite players as they are using this to warm up for the U.S. Open. We have your golf odds for the contenders as well as our wagering suggestions for you to consider.
2019 RBC Canadian Open & Preview
- When: June 6th to 9th
- Where: Hamilton Golf & Country Club, Hamilton, Ontario
- TV: Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel). Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:45 p.m. (GC), 3-6 p.m. (CBS).
- Radio: Thursday-Friday, noon-6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1-6 p.m. (PGA TOUR Radio on SiriusXM and PGATOUR.com).
- Live Stream: Golf.tv
Contender Odds to Win the 2019 RBC Canadian Open
- Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson +600
- Rory McIlroy +1000
- Justin Thomas +1600
- Matt Kuchar +2000
- Webb Simpson +2200
- Sergio Garcia +2500
- Henrik Stenson, Scott Piercy +3300
- Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Shane Lowry +4000
- Jason Dufner, Jim Furyk +5000
- Bud Cauley, Ryan Palmer +5500
- Adam Hadwin, Alex Noren, Daniel Berger, Jimmy Walker,
Joaquin Niemann, Keegan Bradley, Lucas Bjerregaard +6600
- Aaron Wise +7000
- Corey Conners, Austin Cook, Erik Van Rooyen, Graeme McDowell, Sung-Jae Im +8000
- Brian Harman +9000
- Danny Willett, Jonas Blixt, Kevin Tway, Mackenzie Hughes,
Nick Watney, Zach Johnson +10000
Johnson is one of the favorites — but rightly so, as he has either come in first or second in three of his last seven tournaments. He hasn’t played since the PGA Championship, and he won the Canadian Open in 2018 (although on a different course). He has averaged a finish of 3.25 over the course of his last four Canadian Opens. Given the short course, it’s hard to keep Johnson off the card.
Looking for a dark horse? He finished in the top 20 in his last two tournaments, including the Charles Schwab Challenge. He has made the cut seven times in his eight starts at the Canadian Open, with six top-25 finishes. At the Hamilton Golf & Country Club, he has an average finish of 9.75 in four tournaments, including a win on this course six years ago. He represents a ton of value on the basis of that track record.
Kuchar missed the cut last week — in part because of a ruling on a pitch mark. Before that, though, he had developed a great deal of consistency, with eight made cuts in his last 12 appearances here at the RBC Canadian Open — with five finishes in the top five. He did miss the cut last year at this event, but he is ready for redemption.
Furyk has two Canadian Open titles, in 2006 and 2007, and has finished in the top 10 five times and made the cut 13 times in 16 starts. He came in 13th at the Charles Schwab Challenge after making the cut at the Memorial, perhaps coming out of a bad spell. With the history that he has, and with the value that he offers, you should put him on your card.
Cauley finished in the top 10 at the Memorial, his best result since the Honda Classic back in March, where he came in 12th. Since then, it’s been a bit of a drought, but he has made three cuts in four Canadian Opens, coming in 13th in 2011 and fourth in 2012.