Canadian Open Betting Preview: Odds and Predictions

Jun 12, 2022; Etobicoke, Ontario, CAN;  Rory McIlroy holds the RBC Canadian Open trophy after
Jun 12, 2022; Etobicoke, Ontario, CAN; Rory McIlroy holds the RBC Canadian Open trophy after / Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

One of the biggest breaking news stories broke on Tuesday morning when it was announced the PGA Tour, LIV Golf, and the DP World Tour have agreed to merge.

But, let's not forget we still have a tournament to watch and bet on. The PGA Tour is North of the Border this week for the Canadian Open.

Let's take a look at the odds to win and then I'll give you my best bets for the event.

Odds to Win the Canadian Open

Best bets for the Canadian Open

Justin Rose to win +1800

The Canadian Open is being hosted at Oakdale Country Club this time around. It's the first time this course has hosted a PGA Tour event, which means we're going to have to lean on recent form as opposed to course history when betting on this event.

Recent form is a huge reason I'm backing Justin Rose this week. He has finished T16, T25, T9, and T12 in his last four starts, but it's not just his finishing positions that are impressive. His approach play has been other worldly during this run.

He gained +1.82 strokes per round with his irons at the PGA Championship and then gained +2.04 strokes per round with his approach at the Charles Schwab Challenge. If he can keep that up this week, he can take over this event that has a relatively weak field.

Shane Lowry to win +2000

Shane Lowry is another golfer who has been fantastic in recent starts, largely due to great approach play. He finished T12 at the PGA Championship and T16 at The Memorial Tournament. He gained +1.65 and +1.36 strokes per round with his approach play in both of those starts.

Just like Rose, if he can keep up this level of play with his irons, he's going to have a huge advantage over the majority of the field. I love his odds at 20/1 at Oakdale.

Ludvig Aberg Top 20 +210

Last week, Rose Zhang won her first start as a professional on the LPGA. The highly touted prodigy was the first woman to achieve that feat since 1951.

This week, Ludvig Aberg will play that role in the men's game. The best men's college golfer won his PGA Tour card through the PGA Tour University rankings and is now set to make his professional debut.

The Texas Tech product has been the No. 1 ranked amateur golfer in the world since last March.

I'm not going be bold enough to bet on him to win the whole event, but I love his odds to finish in the Top 20 at +210.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.