Canadian Open Dark Horse Picks (Nick Taylor is a Canadian to Target this Week)

Nick Taylor has a chance to become the first Canadian to win the Canadian Open since 1954.
Nick Taylor has a chance to become the first Canadian to win the Canadian Open since 1954. / Tom Pennington/GettyImages

The Canadian Open is this week, and you'll struggle to find a bettor on the internet that's more excited for it than yours truly.

If you want my full breakdown and my outright picks, check out my betting preview here.

Also, be sure to check out this week's episode of Green on the Greens to here myself and FanSided's Cody Williams breakdown the event and give out our full betting card. I promise, my picks were totally not biased.

But now, let's breakdown a few darkhorse and longshot bets you should target if you like to live dangerously.

The odds below are via WynnBET Sportsbook.

Canadian Open Longshot Bets

Rasmus Hojgaard +10000

I continue to sprinkle on Rasmus Hojgaard whenever he plays in North America, because the young phenom is too talented not to bet on. The 21-year old already has three career wins in Europe, so a win in North America is going to happen at some point.

His last two starts on the PGA Tour have resulted in a sixth place finish at the Corales Puntacana Championship, and a T18 at the Valero Texas Open, so he's shown some flashes of being able to get it done. He could be in contention in Canada this week.

Aaron Rai +11000

Aaron Rai is one of the better ball strikers amongst the longshots this weekend. He ranks 43rd in Tour in greens in regulation percentage, and 71st in scoring average. While those numbers certainly don't pop off the page, there's room for him to make a run at the win with this week's event not having many mid-tier players.

He's coming off a T26 at the Memorial, so his game is trending in the right direction.

Nick Taylor +15000

If you want to target a longshot to become the first Canadian to win the event since 1954, Nick Taylor might be your guy.

He already has three top 20 finishes this season, and he seems to thrive at shorter, ball-striking courses like St. George's. Some are comparing this week's course to Pebble Beach, which is a track that Taylor won at back in 2020. Taylor could make some noise and be in contention on Sunday.

You can track Iain's bets on Betstamp here.