Nostalgia is in the air for our fantasy golf picks this weekend.
Unofficially referred to as the “5th Major” for many years, the Canadian Open has a long and storied history. It’s the third oldest continually running event on tour, and many years ago was considered one of the premiere events on the PGA Tour. This year’s event will take place at the Royal Montreal Golf Club, which is the oldest golf club in North America and the venue where the organized version of the sport was initially introduced to our continent in 1873. It’s also the site of the very first Canadian Open event held in 1904.
Royal Montreal will offer up only nine of the world’s top-50 golfers, and with the course heavily relying on par-4s it’s imperative to keep your lineups as safe as possible.
Join me in the $109 Angry Birdies, the $15 Mulligan, or the $2.20 Big Easy depending on your price point of choice. PickEm games like the $5.50 Back to the Kuchar are a great way to enjoy fantasy golf too!
Fantasy Golf Picks - RBC Canadian Open
Jim Furyk $20,050 - He’s the sixth most expensive golfer on the salary cap this week, but Vegas has him at the same odds as Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar to win the tournament. Anytime something like stands out I tend to trust Vegas. Furyk has also been on a tear in nine of his last 10 events, finishing top-20.
William McGirt $15,350 - This is a pick for all you small sample size lovers. While he has not put up great finishes this year he loves this course. I would only play him in a tournament because I think he is still overpriced. This will make him extremely underowned, but McGirt has finished runner up twice in this event.
Charley Hoffman $18,900 - Hoffman has made 12 consecutive cuts coming into this event with a T3 at the Congressional. He ranks in the top-10 in par-4 scoring, which as I mentioned above should play a big role on this course.
Scott Brown $10,950 - Brown is a very risky play with huge upside, making him only in play for large tournaments. He’s missed 12 cuts this year but has two top-five finishes on the season including his last event. At near minimum salary he may be worth taking a flyer on.
Matt Kuchar $21,150 - This is where I will be using the salary relief that Brown provides. If there is one golfer I am paying up for this week it’s Kuchar, as he is my pick to win the tournament. I believe he is the safest of the high salary players, and that is a quality I tend to look for a lot. It is tough to pick the winner of the event as even Vegas have three men tied with the best odds. Play it safe this week with Kuchar and I doubt you will regret it.