The PGA Tour is north of the border this week for the RBC Canadian Open.
Even though it’s not a designated event and the week before the U.S. Open, the event still has a solid field led by two-time defending champion Rory McIlroy.
For the first time, the tournament will be held at Oakdale Golf & Country Club in Toronto.
It is a par-72 that plays to 7,264 yards and, by all accounts, should be a relatively easy course by PGA Tour standards. The three par-5s will be reachable in two shots, and there are a number of short par-4s.
As of Wednesday, he’s pulling in the most handle (9.3%) on the most tickets (6.7%).
The 25-year-old is ninth on the PGA Tour this year in birdie average (4.29), which should help him thrive this week, as it appears a lot of birdies will be made.
He has played extremely well this season, making 17 straight cuts and 12 top-10 finishes. In addition, he’s one of the better players on Tour, seeking his first career win.
Theegala has seen his odds drop from +3300 to +2800.
Another popular player is Cameron Young (+1500).
The 26-year-old hasn’t been as good as he was last year, but still has six top-25 finishes this season, including a T-7 at the Masters.
Young is drawing the fourth-most tickets (5.1%) and tied for the second-most handle (9.1%).
Two-time defending champion Rory McIlroy (+450) has the best odds in the field and has 6% (second-most) of the tickets and 5.4% (fifth-most) of the handle.
Current Handle & Tickets
- Sahith Theegala – 9.3%
- Cameron Young – 9.1%
- Ludvig Aberg – 9.1%
- Sam Burns – 5.6%
- Rory McIlroy – 5.4%
- Sahith Theegala – 6.7%
- Rory McIlroy – 6%
- Corey Conners – 5.2%
- Cameron Young – 5.1%
- Sam Burns – 4.9%
Sam Burns (+1400) is also generating a lot of action ahead of the event. He has two straight top-16 finishes, so he enters in good form.
Local PGA pro Michael Block (+50000) is in the field on a sponsor’s exemption and is pulling in 0.6% of the tickets and 0.1% of the handle.