RBC Canadien Open
Date: July 26th - 29th
Course: Glen Abbey
Purse: $6.2MM ($1.1MM to winner)
FedEx points: 500 to the winner
2017 Winner: Jhonattan Vegas (-21)
Glen Abbey. Glen Abbey has hosted the most Canadian Opens but this might be it’s last as there is talk about demolishing it for a housing development. Created in 1976 by Jack Nicklaus, Glen Abbey requires golfers to follow the maze set forth. If they cheat and try to beat it, they can be punished. Accuracy is key. The best part are the “Valley Holes” (11 through 15) all of which play into a deep valley. The elevation changes can wreak some havoc.
Jhonattan Vegas (1st selection this year). I remember picking him last year thinking, it’s rare that someone wins two years in a row. So...surely it’s rare someone wins three years in a row right?....right?
Back-to-back @RBCCanadianOpen Champion spoke to @ZeeManTSNGTC immediately following last years win. @JhonattanVegas will look to 3peat this week at @GlenAbbeyGC #RBCCanadianOpen pic.twitter.com/oI3IkiRCJl— GOLF TALK CANADA (@GolfTalkCanada) July 24, 2018
Tony Finau (3rd selection this year). He has top 25 finishes in four of his last five starts. 19th in strokes gained approaching the green and 21st in total strokes gained. He finished 5th here last year.
Dustin Johnson ( 5th selection this year) Staring with the fact that prior to the missed cut at the Open he had three consecutive top ten finishes but he finished 8th here last year and 2nd in 2016. Oh and he’s 1st in FedEx points and Official World Golf Ranking
Charley Hoffman (3rd selection this year). He looked great at the Open Championship. Three consecutive top 20 finishes. He finished 2nd here last year.
Charley Hoffman is the most probably the most incorrectly priced player in the pool (more on that later). Three straight top 20s coming in and has posted a 2nd and 7th in the last two years in Canada.— Rick Gehman (@DFSonDemand) July 24, 2018
Jared Du Toit (1st selection this year) I really like to see some Canadiens do well at this tournament. He has top 26 finishes in four of his last six tournaments on the world tour. Don’t even ask about his OWGR though, it’s above 1,000 .
Among the Canadians outside the PGA TOUR guys: Adam Svensson and Roger Sloan from the Web Tour, Jared du Toit from the Mack Tour, Austin Connelly from the Euro Tour, Golf Canada national team members and amateur champs. Potentially more to come after the Monday Qualifier— Adam Stanley (@adam_stanley) July 21, 2018
Adam Hadwin (2nd selection this year) Made the cut in 19 out of 20 tournaments this year. Missed the cut here last year, 49th in 2016 and 7th here in 2015.