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RBC Canadian Open: Betting Picks and Key Stats

Zack Bussiere
Zack Bussiere@ZackBussiere
RBC Canadian Open: Betting Picks and Key Stats

Davis Riley captured the first individual PGA title of his career with a dominant, five-stroke victory at the Charles Schwab Challenge on Sunday.

Now, the PGA Tour heads north to Ancaster, Ontario for the RBC Canadian Open at Hamilton Golf and Country Club.

How should you bet this week's event?

Here's all you need to know.

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Hamilton Golf and Country Club Course Info

All course data from GCSAA unless otherwise noted.

  • Par: 70
  • Distance: 7,084 yards
  • Average Fairway Width: 31.2 yards (30th of 86 courses)
  • Average Green Size: 6,000 square feet (average)
  • Green Type: Bentgrass
  • Stimpmeter: 11-12
  • Recent Winning Scores: -22 (2019), -17 (2012), -14 (2006)
  • Recent Cut Lines: E, -1, E

Hamilton Golf and Country Club Key Stats

RBC Canadian Betting Picks

These picks stand out relative to their FanDuel Sportsbook golf betting odds at FanDuel Sportsbook. All stats cited below originate at datagolf and reference ranks relative to the field over the past 50 rounds unless otherwise noted.

Sahith Theegala

Sahith Theegala is coming off a T12 finish at the PGA Championship where a final round 73 took him out of contention after an excellent week. He now has four finishes of T12 or better in his last seven individual events. He is the only golfer in the field that ranks inside the top 10 in strokes gained: putting (2nd) and strokes gained approach (10th). He is also ninth in strokes gained: off the tee and second in total strokes gained.

Alex Noren

Alex Noren is quietly putting together an incredibly consistent season. He has finished T26 or better in 9 of his 12 events this season with six top-20 finishes in his last eight events -- highlighted by a solo third at THE CJ CUP Byron Nelson and a T12 finish at the PGA Championship. Noren is 4th in the field in total strokes gained, 8th in strokes gained: around the green, 17th in strokes gained: approach, and 18th in driving accuracy. He has gained strokes on approach in all but one of his individual events this season.

Akshay Bhatia

Akshay Bhatia's form this season has been difficult to predict from week to week. In 15 starts he has seven top 20s -- including a win at the Valero Texas Open -- and six missed cuts. His approach play has seen the largest swings; in his seven most recent events, he has gained at least +1.77 strokes on approach per round four time, and lost -0.94, -0.29, and -1.27 strokes per round in the other three. He is coming off back-to-back missed cuts but he should be a good fit for this week's course. In terms of proximity on approach, he is in the 91st percentile from 100-150 yards and 96th from 150-200 yards this season. Overall, he is 10th in the field in total strokes gained.

Chandler Phillips

Chandler Phillips finished T12 in last week's Charles Schwab Challenge -- his second event in a row gaining strokes on approach. He began his rookie season with excellent approach play, gaining strokes in six of his first seven events, before a three-event decline from early April to early May. Phillips in 19th in the field in strokes gained: approach and 38th in total strokes gained. In approach shots from 100-150 yards, he ranks first on tour this season in proximity, tied with Tom Hoge and slightly ahead of Scottie Scheffler. Phillips also ranks in the 83rd percentile in proximity from 200 plus yards, and 86th percentile from 50-100 yards. His +0.85 strokes gained: putting last week was his best performance with the flat stick since his T3 at the Valspar in March.

Adam Scott

In this market, Adam Scott is part of a group of four that includes Ryan Fox, Aaron Baddeley, and Harrison Endycott. Scott is 8th in the field in total strokes gained, 12th in strokes gained: putting, 14th in strokes gained: off the tee, and 23rd in strokes gained: approach. From 50-100 yards, he is in the 94th percentile in both proximity and greens in regulation.

Baddeley is 4th in the field in strokes gained: putting and 3rd in strokes gained: around the green but 49th in total strokes gained due to his approach play (111th) and play off the tee (135th). He hasn't finished better than T39 in his last four events.

Endycott is 88th in total strokes gained and doesn't rank better than 71st in the field in any strokes gained category. He has missed five cuts in his last nine events with no finishes above T33.

Fox projects as Scott's most significant competition. He is 56th in total strokes gained but 90th in strokes gained approach and 143rd in driving accuracy, third-worst in the field. Fox did gain strokes in every category on his way to a T32 finish at last week's Charles Schwab Challenge, but he finished 75th at the PGA Championship the week before that and has just two top 20 finishes in 15 individual events this season.

Scott has eight top 20s in 14 starts in 2024 and is having his best total strokes gained season (+1.15 strokes per round) since 2020.


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