The U.S. Open is nearly here, and the last tournament before the Open is the Canadian Open, which has a long and storied history. Several top players are teeing it off in Canada this week, including favorites like Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka. Tiger may not be playing this time around, but the week still promises to be one of the most exciting as it is every year on Tour. Which players have we selected as this week’s underdogs? Read on to find out more about them and about this week’s favorites.
Canadian Open Favorites
Dustin Johnson +450
You might not be surprised to hear that Dustin Johnson is the favorite for this year’s Canadian Open. First of all, he is ranked 2nd in the world. Secondly, he’s already won a big tournament this year at the WGC-Mexico Championship. When you also consider that he won the Canadian Open last year, the odds of +450 (Parx) for DJ to win the tournament again sound about right.
Brooks Koepka +700
Brooks Koepka is the top-ranked golfer in the world. This alone is reason enough for him to rank among this week’s favorites. He’s been playing well this season, including recently winning the PGA Championship. However, he was cut in the Canadian Open last year. If he had done better last year, Parx probably would have given him better odds than +700.
Canadian Open Underdogs
Sergio Garcia +3300
Sergio is the first of the featured underdogs that we’ll be following this week. He’s made a strong start to the season, finishing in the top five in three tournaments already. However, he was cut last year in his only recent appearance at the Canadian Open. Parx puts his odds at +3300.
Bubba Watson +3300
Bubba has been a little inconsistent so far this year, with 2 top 5 finishes so far. However, he’s one of the most talented and creative players on Tour, so you can never count him out. In theory, his game suits Hamilton Golf & Country Club perfectly. He didn’t play well last year, resulting in a missed cut. If he’s making puts, he might come up with a much better finish this week. Parx puts his odds at +3300.