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PGA Betting: The Best Bets For The 2015 RBC Canadian Open

The Open Championship provided everything that golf fans could imagine and more as the weather wreaked havoc on the Old Course at St. Andrews but couldn’t hurt the overall product as Zach Johnson edged out Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman in a three-man playoff following a wild five days. The golf world will still be digesting what they witnessed this past weekend when some of the best in the world take to the Glenn Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario for the RBC Canadian Open and it will be very interesting to see who can get over the hangover the quickest and deliver a win. Here is a look at the best bets on the board for the RBC Canadian Open.

The Favorite
Jason Day +905

The fact that his one-stroke defeat at The Open Championship is considered a disappointment is testament to Day’s arrival as one of the top golfers in the world and there is no doubt he deserves to be the favorite at this week’s event. Day has played some outstanding golf so far this season including four top-five finishes and he should find himself in contention for the win again if he can put it all together this weekend.

Next In Line
Bubba Watson +1550

Watson’s only two missed cuts were in the last two majors so that shouldn’t be a problem here as he looks to get back on track with the benefit of some additional rest following an early exit at the Open Championship. Watson won the Travelers Championship and posted a T-21 at Glen Abbey in 2013 so he should at the very least be in contention when Sunday rolls around.

Tim Clark +1550

The defending champion birdied five of the last eight holes for a one-shot win at the RBC Canadian Open in Montreal last year to overcome a three-stroke deficit at the start of the final round and the fact that he missed the Open Championship due to back issues could actually work in his favor after he had the time off to rest and focus on this week’s tournament. The extra focus and time off is what separates Clark from the rest of the field and makes him one of the better bets for this week.

Jim Furyk + 1550

Furyk didn’t look very good at either of the last two majors but he has won the RBC Canadian Open twice and he logged a T-9 at this course the last time this event was held at Glenn Abbey. Furyk has the skill set to deliver in a field that is relatively watered down in comparison with last week’s Open Championship field so don’t be surprised if he comes through as a lock to finish in the top-10.

Luke Donald +2050

Donald’s T-12 at the Open Championship one week after a T-7 is proof that he is out of his rut and he is among the best golfers in the field heading in to this week’s RBC Canadian Open. It will definitely be interesting to see whether last week’s workload at the Open Championship affects his performance this week but the lighter expectations could actually work in Donald’s favor with much less pressure on him to deliver.

Sleeper Pick: Will Wilcox +1200

Wilcox leads the TOUR in all-around scoring and ranks sixth in both GIR and adjusted scoring so it won’t be a surprise when he is in contention this weekend. Wilcox has all of the tools to win this event but until he delivers the doubts will linger.

Consensus Best Bet: Jason Day +905

Odds To Win The RBC Canadian Open
Jason Day +905
Bubba Watson +1550
Jim Furyk +1550
Matt Kuchar +1550
Luke Donald +2050
Brooks Koepka +2050
Graham DeLaet +2550
Ryan Palmer +2550
J B Holmes +3050
Tony Finau +3550
Hunter Mahan +3550
Scott Piercy +3550
Graeme McDowell +3550
Steve Stricker +4050
Chris Stroud +4550
Charley Hoffman +4550
Brian Harman +4550
Jerry Kelly +5500
Austin Cook +5500
Kevin Chappell +5500
Johnson Wagner +6550
Martin Laird +6550
Greg Owen +6550
Rory Sabbatini +6550
Matt Jones +6550
Retief Goosen +6550
Emiliano Grillo +7050
Seung Yul Noh +7050
Pat Perez +7050

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