The Canadian Open Golf Betting Preview
July 21, 2015|Posted in: General
Weekly Betting preview for the PGA Tour
Well the Open is over for another year and after an elongated week, we had a brilliant finish to the event, when Zach Johnson held sway in the three way playoff. All the talk of a Grand Slam can be put to bed for another year, but it has to be said that Jordan Spieth gave it his all, and come up just one shot (and a couple of inches) short. Having won both the Masters and the Open now, Zach Johnson has to be considered one of the best of the era now and this will give him much confidence that he will now go on to win more Majors.
The golf season is now full steam ahead, with a WGC event just a couple of weeks away and the US P.G.A the following week, quickly followed by the Fedex Cup playoffs. This all means that plenty of world ranking points will be up for grabs, and if Rory McIlroy isn’t fit for this stretch (which he surely won’t be?) we could see a new world number one quick soon.
This week sees the tour move back across the Atlantic for the Canadian Open, this year taking place at the Glen Abbey golf course in Oakville, Ontario. This is one of the most historic events on the tour, having first taken place in 1904. The list of previous winners include Tiger Woods, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Walter Hagen and Greg Norman, so any golfer would like to have this win on his CV.
The favourite for the event this year is Jason Day, who came so agonisingly close to a playoff at the Open last week and is joined by Bubba Watson, Matt Kuchar and Jim Furyk, making for a high quality field this week.
The Canadian Open 2015 Picks
Brooks Koepka 2 pts E.W 25/1 Ladbrokes
In November of last year Koepka was the world number 60, but a win in the Turkish Airlines Open at the end of the year followed by another at the Phoenix Open in February saw him rise to 19th. After this however, he became a little inconsistent and wouldn’t visit the top ten again until last month. His last 4 events have seen finish 3rd, 18th (US Open), 22nd and 10th (The Open), so he is clearly in great nick right now. 25/1 looks generous to me.
Ollie Schniederjans 1.5 PTS E.W 150/1 Ladbrokes
There is no doubt whatsoever that Ollie Schniederjans will be a star, it’s just a matter of how long he takes. To me, he is ready now, as evidenced by his 12th place finish and near silver medal performance at the Open last week – this following up his 42nd place finish at the U.S.Open. Still an amateur, he certainly doesn’t play like one and the days when you can get 150/1 on Schniederjans will soon be a distant memory.
Will Wilcox 1.5 pts E.W 55/1 Betfred
This is a strange time of year for those players not quite at the top end of the game. The last two weeks have seen the John Deere Classic, which many top pros missed due to the Open build-up and the Barbasol championship, a PGA tour event played alongside the Open. Will Wilcox has taken full advantage of these two weeks with 8th and 2nd place finishes and will head to Ontario full of confidence.
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by Chasing Jack