111th RBC Canadian Open Preview

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First time to Canada since 2019 and first time to Royal St George’s G & CC since 2010.

Let’s dig in and prepare for the US Open subsequent week at The Nation Membership.

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111th RCB Canadian Open

St George’s Golf & CC

Toronto

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Yards (per official scorecard): 7,014
Par: 70 (34-36)
Greens: Creeping Bentgrass; 4,000 sq. ft.
Stimpmeter: 12 ft.
Tough: Bluegrass approaching 4 inches.
Bunkers/Water Hazards 104/1 (Water in play on 3 holes).
Architects: Stanley Thompson (1929); Tom Doak/Ian Andrew (2014).
Course Report (final): 60; Carl Pettersson, 2010.
Match Scoring Report: 266 (-14); Carl Pettersson, 2010.
Reality of the Week: Earlier Canadian Open earlier than 2010 held at Royal St George’s was in 1968.

Notes:

  • Full subject of 165
  • High 65 and ties play the ultimate 36 holes.
  • $8.7 million purse
  • $1.566 winner plus 500 FedExCup factors.
  • WINNER GETS INTO THE US OPEN ONLY IF HE WINS FOR THE SECOND TIME within the final 12 months.

OAD

Spotter’s Recreation 2022

2022 Occasions Golfer Place Whole $$
       
Sentry Match of Champions Marc Leishman T10 188,000
Sony Open in Hawaii Keith Mitchell T7 227,812
The American Categorical Seamus Energy T14 119,700
Farmers Insurance coverage Open Jon Rahm T3 445,200
AT&T Pebble Seashore Professional-Am Maverick McNealy T33 43,548
WM Phoenix Open Hideki Matsuyama T8 248,050
The Genesis Invitational Patrick Cantlay T33 64,000
The Honda Traditional Sungjae Im MC 0
Arnold Palmer Invitational Rory McIlroy T13 228,000
THE PLAYERS Championship Daniel Berger T13 327,222
Valspar Championship Keegan Bradley MC 0
WGC – Dell Match Play Paul Casey T60 41,000
Corales Puntacana Emiliano Grillo MC 0
Valero Texas Open Corey Conners T35 41,925
Masters Match Jordan Spieth MC 0
RBC Heritage Matt Fitzpatrick MC 0
Zurich Traditional of New Orleans Ian Poulter thirteenth 69,803
Mexico Open at Vidanta Davis Riley fifth 299,300
Wells Fargo Championship Tony Finau T41 33,750
AT&T Byron Nelson Will Zalatoris MC 0
PGA Championship Scottie Scheffler MC 0
Charles Schwab Problem Max Homa T23 77,700
Memorial Match Collin Morikawa MC 0
       
Whole Occasions: 23 High 10: 5 MC: 8       $2,455,010
       

This Week – 111th Canadian Open

It’s US Open prep week and John Huston, 61, is within the subject!

Whoa, Canada…

I like basic tracks and this week the tough and restoration pictures would be the largest take a look at. Tree lined fairways and tiny greens (solely Pebble Seashore is smaller on TOUR) will spotlight ball strikers and scramblers.

Benefiting from the three Par-5 holes is a should and the ball strikers will even shine on the Par-3 holes. Of the 5 on the cardboard, 4 tip out at 200 yards plus so discover anyone who can hit it this week or scramble from in every single place. With 101 bunkers in play this time round, that is likely to be simpler stated than finished.

THE CHOICE: Jhonattan Vegas

This sport has damaged my spirit however we proceed on the street to disappointment weekly.

My solely redeeming high quality for this season is I’ve dudes loaded for the again finish. Asking all of them to peak on the week I play them is a little bit of a protracted shot however right here we’re.

For those who take the highest 20 OWGR gamers that I’ve burned this season, I feel they’ve cashed within the high 10 as soon as, Jon Rahm.

That’s wonderful.

Fade ’em or use ’em, the worth is all the time the identical!

Heat Blankets: The fellows who ought to. Protected choices that may assist preserve leads. Opinions on why or why not for this occasion or save for later.

Scottie Scheffler (+850): Ought to benefit from the ball-striking problem just like Colonial the place he misplaced in a playoff. Earlier than the final main he made 26 birdies for T15 at TPC Craig Ranch.

Justin Thomas (+900): What observe isn’t he snug taking part in? First begin after the unimaginable comeback on the PGA Championship. The week prior he was T5 in preparation.

Rory McIlroy (+900): One other week of head scratching adopted his weekend 73-74 when in rivalry at Muirfield. The outcomes are there however sadly the worth shouldn’t be. “Defending” champion this week on a special course.

Cameron Smith (+1200): With two wins from 12 begins and nothing exterior of T35 in 2022, yeah. Additionally blew a tire Sunday at Memorial to float to T13. Think about T13 being irritating.

Sam Burns (+1600): Free as a chook as he retains stacking wins. Attention-grabbing angle this week is how he handles northern grasses as he’s been killing it on Bermuda. Exhausting to consider he MC in a private stretch of three occasions in late January/early February. I’m ready for extra Bermuda…

Matt Fitzpatrick (+1600): Yep. Tight, small greens, lower than 7,500. All methods go.

Shane Lowry (+1800): I’m saving him for The Open. The top.

Corey Conners (+2000): Cautious, no Canadian has gained this occasion since 1954.

Tony Finau (+2500): High 25 in each Off the Tee and Method so he gained’t should gap a ton of putts this week. Navigated one other high 10 at Colonial final trip. Attention-grabbing.

Spicy: This is likely to be every week for sending out an “unknown” and saving a begin. You simply would possibly get fortunate. Or MC.

Harold Varner III (+2800): The angle is each of his wins are worldwide victories so his sport travels. Cashed in seven straight with six going for T21 or higher together with three T6 or higher.

Chris Kirk (+4500): Stable Colonial and PGA Championship on demanding tracks shouldn’t be omitted after a troublesome (for everybody not named Horschel) weekend at Muirfield Village. Tee to Inexperienced numbers, together with Round are incredible.

CT Pan (+6600): Regular plotter ought to be totally at lower than 7,100 yards. Seven straight paydays.

Dylan Frittelli (+10000): 9 straight.

3 AM on the Blackjack Desk: Warning is thrown to the wind. Perhaps not the most effective for this format however what the hell, proper? May throw these in if you happen to’re in want of a miracle.

Aaron Rai (+10000)

David Lipsky (+11000)

Tyler Duncan (+12500)

Matthias Schwab (+15000)

Humorous Cash Lengthy Pictures:

Charley Hoffman (+20000)

Brian Stuard (+25000)

Luke Donald (+27500)

Final Time – Memorial

Collin Morikawa – MC

Properly, that was attention-grabbing.

A lot for course kind, design kind as his present kind trumped all of it.

Made golf look really easy there for a minute didn’t he?

No high 25 in his final 5 begins on TOUR.

Washed up at age 25! Unhappy!

Heat Blankets: The fellows who ought to. Protected choices that may assist preserve leads. Opinions on why or why not for this occasion or save for later.

Jon Rahm (+1000): I’m unsure anybody may speak me out of this. His final seven rounds right here have crushed everybody by like 409580480309830 pictures. He’s 238-0 heads up in that point. Tremendous contrarian play is to fade him this week as a result of these numbers are unimaginable. I’m unsure I can pull that set off. Glad I don’t have to fret in OAD as a result of A.) I suck and B.) I’ve used him. Computerized high 10 at this occasion even with is D sport. Wonderful. T10.

Rory McIlroy (+1200): If that is the Augusta of the North, nicely, it’s not shocking he hasn’t gained right here both. Two of his worst three begins listed here are his final two. Type is incredible with three straight within the high 10 together with Masters and PGA Championship. Augusta of the North, aye. Fell aside on the weekend whereas lurking after 36 holes. Can’t make it up. No wins right here or there. T18

Patrick Cantlay (+1600): In his final 12 occasions on TOUR he’s racked out seven high 10 finishes. In his final six occasions on TOUR he has precisely one, at one other course he loves, Harbour City. With two wins in his final three right here I can’t inform you this can be a unhealthy thought. With three high fours in his final 4 I nonetheless can’t get off of him. When the observe obtained tougher on the weekend, he obtained sharper (-4). T3 provides to 2 victories and a T4. Computerized sooner or later as nicely.

Jordan Spieth (+2000): This might be his tenth consecutive begin right here. No want to fret concerning the scheduling. Golfers golf, people. Simply two high 10s from his earlier 9 however six high 25s together with the final three. I’ll be stunned if many/any have a begin on him left. Make it 4 consecutive T25 or higher with T18 this week. Stable if unspectacular.

Xander Schauffele (+2000): Not a lot worth for a man who’s by no means pocketed a high 10 in 4 begins. Sure, all three are high 15s however nonetheless. Nonetheless no high 10 however one other high 20 with T18. Bizarre.

Cameron Smith (+2000): Each week it appears we run into conflicting forces. This week the Aussie rolls in ranked No. 3 on the earth with a podium on the Masters and T13 PGA Championship his current bests. Now, prepare for his observe report right here: No rounds within the 60s in six tries and precisely one spherical underneath par. This yr he opened with two rounds within the 60s to guide on the midway level. He didn’t break par on the weekend (72-77) and drifted to T13. Dangerous beat? Not with the data above, no.

Matthew Fitzpatrick (+2200): OK, I give up. 10 begins, eight paydays all T18 or higher. Proper in till the ultimate holes at Southern Hills and T2 beforehand at TPC Potomac, neither straightforward tracks. MC by a shot remains to be MC.

Shane Lowry (+2500): For those who’re not saving him for The Open, then please, fireplace away. Stick him in for a high 20 and neglect about sweating. T35 or higher in his final 11 worldwide. Make it T35 or higher in his final 12 (T32). Didn’t assist taking part in the final 5 holes in three over to overlook the highest 20.

Spicy: This is likely to be every week for sending out an “unknown” and saving a begin. You simply would possibly get fortunate. Or MC.

Hideki Matsuyama (+2800): Nonetheless a bit stung by the no present in Tulsa so my emotions are damage. Just one high 10 in his final six right here doesn’t have me operating to the window this week. DQ for non-conforming gear.

Will Zalatoris (+3300): Attention-grabbing to see if he’s bothered, drained or prepared for the problem this week. Two MC in TOUR occasions in Texas however two high 5s within the final two majors. ANOTHER T5.

Cameron Younger (+3300): I imply…he’s tenth SG: Whole and rolls in T3-T2-T3. What’s to not like? Perhaps 77-77 at ANGC? Prophetic. He closed 73-84 for T60.

Mito Pereira (+4500): I don’t keep in mind his quantity final week however that will have been a pleasant payday on T7. Only a incredible restoration from what may have been a profession defining WRONG WAY after Southern Hills. Bravo. One other very stable week on one other very troublesome observe. T13. Full stud.

Patrick Reed (+5500): Scrambles extra eggs than the dude working the omelette station on Sunday brunch. He’ll be comfortable if it’s on fireplace once more identical to he was for T10 and T5 in his final two right here. Didn’t break 70 earlier than breaking out for LIV golf. T53.

Davis Riley (+6000): He’s performed himself out of the 125-1 days, hasn’t he? ALMOST seemed human along with his 75 on Sunday. His first three rounds had been ok that his Sunday rating solely knocked him to T13. What a run he’s on as nicely!

Aaron Smart (+7000): Hate the quantity, just like the participant. Solo second.

Chris Kirk (+7000): Backed up his T5 at Southern Hills with T15 at Colonial. Sat two again coming into Sunday earlier than limping in. 75-76 weekend for T53.

Jason Day (+7500): Sponsor’s exemption has one high 10 in his profession right here. Cautious. thirty first. Membership at MVGC solely goes thus far. Extra proof that “house video games” aren’t all the time the play. Too many distractions maybe.

3 AM on the Blackjack Desk: Warning is thrown to the wind. Perhaps not the most effective for this format however what the hell, proper? May throw these in if you happen to’re in want of a miracle.

Bryson DeChambeau (+10000): Certainly a greenback simply to fulfill any curiosity. And we’re finished right here for now. MC.

Anirban Lahiri (+14000): MC

Patrick Rodgers (+15000): MC

Kevin Streelman (+16000): MC

I consider that’s the primary time ever I’ve put up a bagel within the 3am column!

Humorous Cash Lengthy Pictures:

Cameron Champ – MC

Harris English – MC

Erik van Rooyen – MC

Pat Perez – T26

Stewart Cink – MC

Bo Hoag for a high 40, high 30, high 20 and high 10. His grandfather helped construct this with Jack. It’s his main. MC

Pat Perez saves the blushes!

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