Tournament: RBC Canadian Open
Date: July 25-28, 2013
Course: Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, Ontario Canada
TV: GC Thurs-Fri, CBS Sat-Sun
by Tim, PGA Golf Handicapper, Predictem.com
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Fresh off the Open Championship where Phil Michelson wrote in his name among the prestigious winners of past PGA, Masters, and British Open Champions, the Tour heads to Ontario, Canada for the RBC Canadian Open. The Canadian Open has proved to be quite a test usually bringing excitement down the stretch. Notable spectators Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby, Neil Lancaster, Dickie Pride, Scott Verplank, Kevin Stadler, Jesper Parnevik, and Justin Leonard will be in the gallery cheering on the winners! Allenby and Verplank will be running a “Scratch Off” seminar immediately following the tournament in association with the AARP-Canada Chapter. Also, Neil Lancaster and Parnevik host a gala afterwards devoted to Seniors and the movies entitled “Getting used to the Talkies-life in the Retirement Fast Lane.” Dinasaur rides will follow immediately after. Let’s see who has a REAL chance of winning the RBC!!
Graeme McDowell is going to be runnin’ hot for this tournament. In his 2nd straight major where he chopped it up, Chef Graeme looks to lose a little baggage at the RBC. The RBC (Royal Bank of Canada—sounds “conspiracy-like”) is the 2nd oldest stop on the Tour and they appear to have the oldest field outside of a pot game at a Tampa Muni Course! Jim Furyk is entered andyes, he does actually have a chance to win here; most of the field will be so worried about making the “Blue Plate Special” they’ll probably not be focused on scoring. Furyk’s a Hack but in this field, he looks like a young up-and-comer! Kuchar’s here and always has a good chance. Trever Immelman will be tring to tie Harry Kachokee’s record for most missed cuts after winning a bigtime tournament. Charley Hoffman will be battling. Ryan Palmer will be grinding. Billy Mayfair will be getting sun burned. Let’s look at my favorites for this weekend.
Short Favorite: Graeme McDowell (25 Odds to 1 to Win)
McDowell won at Harbour Town earlier this year. He’s just too good to stop winning. Something will “click” for him this weekend and I believe he will be running at the Top in the last pairing.
Middle of the Road: Ryan Palmer (60 Odds to 1 to Win)
Here’s a guy with tremendous ability ad knows how to win. Palmer’s track record shows a consistent finishing form and I like Players that can close the deal.
Longshot: Robert Karlsson (150 Odds to 1 to Win)
Karlsson is kinda’ like the remote around our house; he appears briefly for everyone to see, then disappears completely out of sight for long stretches. Karlsson is found this weekend for everyone to see .
Head to Head Matches *Picks to win based on final score after all four rounds. Check out your favorite online betting site for single round matches and a variety of prop bets.
Matt Kuchar vs. Brandt Snedeker (our pick to win: Matt Kuchar)
Not sold on Snedeker at all. He’s been coughing it up quite a bit in the last 8 or so tournaments looking like Mike Reid aa little bit. Kuchar is steady and methodical and looking to get it going for the PGA Championship.
Charley Hoffmanvs. Daniel Summerhays (our pick to win: Charley Hoffman)
Hoffman’s the real deal and Summerhays is not; ‘neff said.