Canadian Open Live Odds: Rory McIlroy vs. Tony Finau in the Final Round at St. George's

Rory McIlroy enters the final round of the Canadian Open tied with Tony Finau for the lead.
Rory McIlroy enters the final round of the Canadian Open tied with Tony Finau for the lead. / Vaughn Ridley/GettyImages

In an event featuring a very top-heavy field, the stars are shining.

Heading into the final round of the RBC Canadian Open, the top three names on the leaderboard are Rory McIlroy, Tony Finau, and Justin Thomas.

McIlroy and Finau co-lead at 11-under par, wjo;e Thomas is part of a group tied in third place at 9-under par. Sam Burns, who already has three wins on Tour this year, is also a part of that third place group, alongside Wyndham Clark, and Alex Smalley.

So who's going to come out on top at St. George's today? Let's take a look at the live odds, courtesy of WynnBET.

Live Odds to Win the Canadian Open

  • Rory McIlroy +160
  • Tony Finau +280
  • Justin Thomas +450
  • Sam Burns +700
  • Alex Smalley +1600
  • Wyndham Clark +1800
  • Matt Fitzpatrick +6000
  • Chris Kirk +10000
  • Sebastian Munoz +10000
  • Keith Mitchell +10000

Canadian Open Live Bets

Tony Finau +280

If you're going to live bet on one of the two co-leaders today, I think Finau is the bet to make. Not only are you getting more bang for your buck, but he's been better in every area compared to McIlroy this weekend, instead of putting.

Usually, putting is the area that you see more volatility throughout an event. He's tough to be dialed in with the flat stick all weekend, whereas if the other areas of your game are dialed in, it's a stronger sign of where your game is at as a whole. Finau has gained more strokes off the tee, approach, and around the greens than McIlroy.

My one big concern is that Finau has has trouble closing events in the past, but I'll give him a chance to right those wrongs today.

Sam Burns +700

I wrote an article a couple of weeks ago after his win at the Charles Schwab Challenge, stating that it's time to respect Sam Burns.

The guy can do it all, but yet doesn't get the respect that other top golfers do on Tour. He already has three wins this season, and is the No. 9 ranked golfer in the world, yet his odds are significantly longer than JT's, despite also being just two strokes back? I don't buy it.

His putting and his approach play has been dialed in this week, he just needs to be a little bit less errant with his driver. If he is, he'll be in a good spot to win his fourth tournament of the season.

Alex Smalley +1600

If you think one of the no-name golfers will beat the titans of the sport today, go ahead and sprinkle on Alex Smalley at +1600. He actually leads the field in strokes gained: tee-to-green this week, gained 4.49 on the field. That's 1.28 more than the next best golfer, Justin Thomas.

His issues has been his putting, where he's losing 0.63 strokes on the field. If he can keep it up from tee-to-green, but dial in his flat stick, he could pull off the surprising win today.

You can track Iain's bets on Betstamp here.