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2022 RBC Canadian Open Betting Picks; Favorites look at the Value
Updated June 22, 2022
The next stop-off point on the 2022 PGA Tour is in Toronto, and here we take a look at the RBC Canadian Open and bring you some free golf betting picks.
It’s been a difficult few weeks in the world of golf, and sadly it’s going to get worse. The build-up to this event has been disrupted by events elsewhere, with Greg Norman’s first Saudi-backed LIV event near starting in the UK this week.
This has created a row and divide in golf that threatens to overshadow the Canadian Open. And probably the upcoming US Open next weekend.
Dustin Johnson is probably the biggest name to enter Norman’s event, and what will happen with regards to his participation in the US Open remains to be seen (as things stand, Johnson thinks he has an exemption and still plays).
It’s unfortunate for the Canadian Open that the two events are clashing. Nevertheless, we still have big names headlining the RBC.
There is the 2022 US Masters Champion and world number one, Scottie Scheffler. Also competing is Justin Thomas, the freshly crowned 2022 US PGA Championship winner, and we also have world number 3, Cameron Smith, and the seemingly evergreen Rory McIlroy.
And it’s McIlroy, Scheffler, and Thomas who are the current betting favorites to win the Canadian Open. All three can’t be separated by BetOnline, who has them all tied on +900.
Home favorite Corey Connors is also amongst the leading contenders. The 30-year-old is up to 31 in the world, and at +4000 this week, may well feature with a lot of Canadian punters, and also in our golf betting picks to come later.
Rory McIlroy is effectively the defending champion. Due to the covid pandemic, the 2020 tournament didn’t take place. The last time this event took place was back in 2019 when McIlroy won by 7 shots after firing a scintillating 61 in the 4th round.
What; RBC Canadian Open
Where; St George’s Golf and Country Club, Toronto, Canada
Course; St George’s Golf Course
Date; June 9th – June 12th, 2022
The St George’s Country Club was built in 1929 and has continued to grow and establish itself as one of the top golfing venues in Canada.
The last time the Open was held here was back in 2010. The winner back then was Carl Pettersson. The Swede shot a course record of 60 en route to his title. A record that still stands today.
The course is Par 71 and is just over 7000 yards in length. The fairways are tree-lined, with plenty of bunkers to keep them company.
Players who don’t like getting their feet wet will be pleased to know there are no major water hazards to contend with this week.
The Northern Irishman is enjoying a decent season. He finished 8th at the recent US PGA Championship, and also 2nd at the US Masters. In between those finishes, he was 5th at the Wells Fargo Championship at the start of May.
McIlroy is just -700 to make the cut and is +900 to win the competition. He is playing in a manner that suggests a win is just around the corner.
So with the favorites priced up a minimum of +900 with BetOnline, I’m happy to hedge my bets and make Rory McIlroy one of my betting picks to win the 2022 RBC Canadian Open.
Another of the favorites with the best online golf betting sites is Justin Thomas. Thomas has just won the 2022 US PGA Championship, his second Major title.
Although it could be argued that Thomas should have more than two Majors to his name by now, he may be entering the form of his career. In the stats since 1st February 2022, he is the leading golfer, as per average strokes for a round.
Thomas is carding an average score of 68.91 in this period, just ahead of world number 1 Scottie Scheffler, who is averaging 69.23.
I’m looking at two bets on Thomas this week. I’m backing him to win the event as a cover bet, but I’m also backing him to beat Scottie Scheffler in the Tournament matchup market at -110 with BetOnline.
My final pick this weekend might not have Vegas golf odds setters running for cover, but at +2000, I do think Corey Conners is worth a wager.
This is Conners’ home open. And although he might not have been challenging in the home straights as much as he would like, his name has been very consistent on leaderboards this year.
Conners has just one title to his name, but he’s having a decent season by his standards, and I think he is worth a small wager at odds of +2000 and I make him my final pick to win the RBC Canadian Open.