Two Opens in two weeks. Although this week's RBC Canadian Open doesn't quite command the field of last week's British Open, it's a longstanding tournament with a venerable heritage...and an opportunity to make some loonies. So get dialed in.
The Canadian Open has bounced between courses in recent editions, but Jack Nicklaus-designed Glen Abbey Golf Club plays host just as it did last year. Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Bubba Watson, Brandt Snedeker, and Keegan Bradley headline the field.
Trees line the fairways of this 7,253-yard par-72 track. Poa annua/bentgrass-blend greens are pristine outside of the eight that were damaged in 2013 (those are bentgrass). As you might guess based on the green peculiarity, work on and around the greens is key this week, as are precise approach shots.
Quality ballstrikers tend to be rewarded at Glen Abbey, so look for players who find greens and can scramble when then miss. The winner will need to post something in the neighborhood of 15 under par.
Creme de la Creme
Charley Hoffman: $10,300
You should have no problem fading Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar in GPP and dropping down to Charley Hoffman. He's finished top 20 in three of his last four starts and hasn't finished worse than 16th in his two turns at Glen Abbey. 28th in birdie average, 82nd in strokes gained: approach, 23rd in strokes gained: tee-to-green.