Canadian Open: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 7/23/15
Canadian Open: Prediction, Odds, Pick
Canadian Open: Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Glen Abbey Golf Course)
The Line: -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: GOLF, CBS
After a crazy British Open, the Canadian Open tees off this week. One of the oldest courses in the PGA, it’s produced some solid underdog winners of the years which has to mae golf betters excited.
Here are some of the golfers you should consider putting on this week’s card.
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Will Wilcox - Will Wilcox is coming off a second-place finish at the Barbasol Championship and now has put together back-to-back top-10 finishes. Wilcox has made the cut in nine of his 13 events this season and has seven top-25 finishes overall. It seems like Wilcox is getting better with each tournament he plays in and is starting to get the consistency down. Wilcox is 11th in total strokes gained, sixth in scoring average and first in all-around ranking. You must put something this week on odds of +3400.
Scott Piercy - Speaking of the Barbasol Championship, why not go with the tournament’s winner in Scott Piercy with odds of +4000? In a tournament that doesn’t have many top players due to just playing the British Open, it certainly doesn’t hurt to ride the hot hand. Piercy has now placed in the top-30 in three straight events and has seven top-25 finishes in 22 events played this season. Piercy is 22nd in birdie average and a decent 38th in driving distance. This makes for a solid value pick.
Andres Romero - You can get Andres Romero with odds of +9000, which possibly could be the best available bet on the board this week in terms of value. Romero has finished in the top-15 in three of his last four events, which includes a top-10 finish at the Barbasol Championship. Romero is clearly starting to pick up his consistency after missing the cut in 13 of his 22 events this season. Romero also has a top-25 finish at this event back in 2013. Again, this course has a history of producing some no-name winners with everybody dropping out with the British Open right behind it. Romero has an OK shot to win his first PGA tournament since 2008.
Tim Clark - There’s not a lot of love with Tim Clark this week, as you can get him with odds of +7000. Sure, Clark has missed the cut in his last two events, but those are the only times he didn’t advance out of eight appearances. Before those disappointments, he’s strung together two top-25 finishes and a second-place finish at the WGC-HSBC Championship. For the most part, Clark has played well in a limited role if you’re able to erase his last two performances from your mind. Oh, yeah, Clark won this event last year with a -17, which was his second PGA victory. I look for Clark to bounce back here and give us our money’s worth on these odds.
Jason Day - Jason Day is one of a few names to play this course after playing in The Open. Day should also be quite motivated to get a nasty taste out of his mouth with the way the whole thing ended. Bottom line, Day has eight top-25 finishes in 13 events played this season and is probably the best golfer in this field. With a chance to nearly seven times your money, Day is worth a few dollars despite being one of the top overall favorites.