Canadian Open: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 7/21/16
The 2016 Canadian Open
Canadian Open: Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Glen Abbey Golf Course) See the Latest Odds
TV: Golf, CBS
With a week before the PGA Championship, we head to Ontario for the 2016 Canadian Open. A tournament that began more than 100 years ago, it’s one of the oldest events on the PGA Tour. Leo Diegel is the king of this event with four wins, all coming in the 1920s.
Anyway, let’s take a look at some guys to consider for this week's card.
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Matt Kuchar - Matt Kuchar has five top-10 finishes in his last seven events and has finished no worse than sixth during those appearances. Overall, Kuchar has finished in the top-25 in 12 of his 19 appearances and has three third place finishes. At the Canadian Open, Kuchar finished in the top-10 last year and was runner-up back in 2013. Kuchar and odds of +1600 are a strong play.
William McGirt - William McGirt didn’t have a strong finish at the Open Championship but does have top-10 finishes in two of his last four events, including a victory in the Memorial Tournament. McGirt has top-25 finishes in nearly 50 percent of his 21 events overall and is 19th in scoring average. McGirt also finished runner-up at the Canadian Open in 2012 and 2013. Given his current form and his history in this event, McGirt and his odds of +5000 make for a value play.
Jim Furyk - Jim Furyk is still trying to find his form after wrist surgery but was runner-up at the US Open and had a top-10 finish at the Quicken Loans National. Furyk has still made the cut in six of his eight events and has shown clear flashes of getting back on track. However, the real reason to include Furyk on your card is the fact he’s won the Canadian Open twice in his career and was a runner-up in 2014. Furyk and odds of +2500 is a play you can’t pass up.
Emiliano Grillo - Emiliano Grillo has absolutely shined his rookie season, as he’s made the cut in 16 of 19 appearances and has strung together three top-14 finish in his last four events. Grillo has shown he’s more than capable of holding his own, and he’s currently 13th in driving accuracy percentage and 30th in greens in regulation percentage. Also, Grillo had a top-25 finish in last years Canadian Open when playing as a non-member. Grillo has serious value this week with odds of +3300.
Si Woo Kim - If you’re looking for a monster dark horse this week, Si Woo Kim could be your guy with odds of +10000. The last time we saw Kim, he took Aaron Baddeley to a playoff in the Barbasol Championship. Kim is starting to find his form with three top-35 finishes in his last seven events and 10 top-25 finishes in 26 events played overall. Kim is 56th in driving accuracy percentage and 71st in scoring average. Nothing special, but you have to like these monster odds and his current form as a shot in the dark.