RBC Canadian Open picks, sleepers for daily fantasy golf contests and betting advice

first_imgMORE ROTOQL: Lineup Builder | Canadian Open DFS adviceHamilton Golf and Country Club is a short course by modern PGA Tour standards and measures only 6,950 yards for a Par 70. The course gets most of its distance from its Par 3s, three of which measure over 210 yards. The two Par 5s are both very reachable for even moderate-length hitters and virtually all of the Par 4s — barring the 481-yard 11th — will require just a short iron or wedge approach shot. The fairways are tree lined, so we may also see some players club down off the tee to make sure they are playing out of the fairway.The last three times the Canadian Open was held here in modern times (2003, ’06, ’12) we saw shorter hitters take the title, and this is certainly a week where we can’t rule out taking some of the shorter hitters in the field who are accurate off the tee and solid with short approaches under 150 yards.  The top end of this field has extremely short odds with Dustin Johnson coming in at only +450, so you will need to make a difficult decision between loading up on a heavy bet with one of the top-tier golfers or spreading out your exposure to a few golfers in the mid-range.Before we get into the Canadian Open picks, we always like to remind you that plenty of strategy goes into cashing winning DFS lineups and winning betting tickets. By now you should know the best place to start is RotoQL’s DFS tools  and the BetQL Mobile App. Our easy-to-use RotoQL PGA Lineup Optimizer gives you a big advantage when you’re putting together DFS lineups, and our BetQL Trending Picks and Public Betting tools provide a massive edge when you’re making bets, regardless of bankroll size.I’m always ready to help, too, so check me out on Twitter (@DFSBenj) for even more NFL, NBA, MLB and PGA daily fantasy content and gambling advice.Key StatsBall StrikingPar 4 ScoringApproach 125-150 YardsBirdie or Better PercentageRBC Canadian Open picks (Daily Fantasy Golf)DFS Core Plays to Consider:  Top Tier: Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar (GPP), Brandt Snedeker, Bubba WatsonMid Tier: Jim Furyk, Erik Van Rooyen, Joaquin Niemann, Nick WatneyValue Plays: Ryan Armour, Harold Varner III, Curtis Luck, Julian EtulainRBC Canadian Open betting adviceOutright Bets to Consider*odds via DraftKings SportsbookSergio Garcia 33/1I’m really tempted to load up on Dustin Johnson in this spot, but I just can’t bring myself to bet him at +450 in a field that features a pretty solid top end of golfers. I also don’t want to bet Brooks Koepka at his number and don’t like where some of the other top-tier players’ games are at right now at an event that they may see as a tune up before next week’s U.S. Open. This brings me to Garcia at 33/1. He hasn’t won since the Masters three years ago, and it feels like he is due for a victory after playing well in spurts this season. Hamilton is a nice setup for a ball striker like Garcia, and I see his 33/1 odds as a discount in a field that has a weak middle tier.Bubba Watson 40/1Watson doesn’t really stand out at first glance, but at 40/1 you have to give him a look in a field this weak. Watson killed everyone in DFS and in the betting markets at the PGA Championship, but that was mostly due to one of the worst putting performances he has had in his entire career. If he can maintain his solid tee-to-green game, then he can compete at Hamilton. We are getting a massive value on his 40/1 odds.Brandt Snedeker 45/1 Snedeker is a former Canandian Open Champion, and on paper, Hamilton sets up nicely for what he does well. Snedeker has quietly had a solid season, making 14 of 16 cuts and has strung together back-to-back top-20 showings at the PGA Championship and the Charles Schwab Challenge. I like the value on Snedeker at 45/1 in this field and at a course that will allow him to take advantage of his solid wedge play. Starting my card off with Garcia, Watson, and Snedeker gives me three players with long track records of success, and I prefer that angle of attack at a course that doesn’t favor the bombers.Danny Lee 150/1There are a few interesting long shots this week, and my one long-bomb sprinkle play is going to be Lee at 150/1. Lee is a guy who can show zero form and come from nowhere to contend, and we’ve seen him play well at short courses in the past, including a T2 showing last November at Mayakoba. We’ve had some great moments this year with our picks, but last week certainly was one to forget as none of our four bets even sniffed the top of the leaderboard at the Memorial Tournament. This week, we’ll look to get back on track at the RBC Canadian Open, which will be held at Hamilton Golf and Country Club for the first time since 2012.The field this week is very top heavy, as Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy, Matt Kuchar, and Justin Thomas will headline. After them, the quality of this field drops off significantly, and the bottom end of the field is among the weakest that we will see all season as many players opted to skip this event to prepare or try to qualify for next week’s U.S. Open.last_img

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