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2012 RBC Canadian Open Odds To Win: Matt Kuchar Favored

2012 RBC Canadian Open Odds To Win: Matt Kuchar Favored

2012 RBC Canadian Open Odds To Win: Matt Kuchar Favored    
By Drew Sharper

ANCASTER, Ontario (TheSpread) – The 2012 RBC Canadian Open is one of the rarer PGA Tour stops in Canada. Here is a look at the odds to win this event.

According to oddsmakers, Matt Kuchar is the favorite to win this event, as he has 10/1 odds. Other short odds to win are Hunter Mahan (12/1) and Jim Furyk (15/1).

Kuchar is currently ninth in the world rankings. He has placed in the top 10 in his last two events and has finished at least 27th or better in his last seven tournaments, which includes a win in The Players Championship.

Mahan is 13th in the world rankings. Mahan has placed in the top 10 in his last three tournaments and in four of his last five. Mahan has two victories this year.

Furyk is a two-time winner of this event. He claimed the victory in 2006 and 2007. He currently sits 34th in the world rankings and has been struggling as of late. He has placed outside the top 30 in his last three events. He has four top 10’s on the year but is without a victory.

The RBC Canadian Open begins on Thursday, July 26 and will run through Sunday, July 29 from the Hamilton Golf & Country Club in Ancaster, Ontario. For complete odds for each golfer to win the RBC Canadian Open, see below.

2012 RBC Canadian Open Odds to Win

Matt Kuchar 10/1
Hunter Mahan 12/1
Jim Furyk 15/1
Charl Schwartzel 25/1
Ernie Els 25/1
Brandt Snedeker 25/1
Bo Van Pelt 25/1
Sean OHair 30/1
Jeff Overton 30/1
Ryan Palmer 30/1
Bud Cauley 40/1
Scott Piercy 40/1
Robert Garrigus 40/1
Seung-Yul Noh 40/1
Kyle Stanley 40/1
Rory Sabbatini 40/1
Ben Curtis 50/1
Spencer Levin 50/1
Tim Clark 50/1
Charlie Wi 50/1
Retief Goosen 50/1
Vijay Singh 50/1
Graham DeLaet 50/1
Roberto Castro 60/1
Jerry Kelly 60/1
Harris English 60/1
John Huh 60/1
Patrick Cantlay 60/1
Billy Horschel 60/1
Charley Hoffman 60/1
JB Holmes 60/1
David Hearn 60/1
Kevin Streelman 60/1
Scott Stallings 80/1
Matt Every 80/1
Brian Davis 80/1
Chris Kirk 80/1
Thomas Aiken 80/1
Cameron Tringale 80/1
Blake Adams 80/1
Ken Duke 80/1
Kevin Chappell 80/1
Ryo Ishikawa 100/1
Robert Allenby 100/1
John Daly 150/1
Paul Casey 150/1
Mike Weir 250/1
Field (Any Other Golfers) 2/1

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Re: 2012 RBC Canadian Open Odds To Win: Matt Kuchar Favored

RBC Canadian Open Preview and Picks
By Matt Fargo

We follow up an exciting Open Championship, with Ernie Els taking home the Claret Jug after the Adam Scott collapse, with the RBC Canadian Open this week from Ancaster. This is always one of the more difficult tournaments on tour to breakdown because of the constant venue changes. The Canadian Open has been around for over a century and in that span, 37 different courses have played host. This year it returns to Hamilton Golf and Country Club for only the fifth time.

The last time Hamilton Golf and Country Club hosted was 2006 when Jim Furyk won by a stroke over Bart Bryant and two shots over Sean O'Hair who coincidentally is the defending champion of this event after winning in a playoff last year at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club. Hamilton is a par 70 course that reaches a rather tame 6,985 but it is not overly easy as the greens are very small and similar to the Open Championship last week, there are numerous bunkers in place, 89 to be exact.

This is the sixth consecutive year that the RBC Canadian Open has followed the Open Championship and that is certainly a tough draw. As with any event following a major, the field is lacking in star power as only three players from the Official World Golf Ranking are in play, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan and Ernie Els. That makes for a pretty wide open tournament and it heightened by the fact that not many players in the field have stepped foot on this track before.

Ernie Els (+2,500) looks to be getting exceptional odds but that is for a reason. He is coming off the big win at Royal Lytham & St. Annes last week and that took a lot of energy out of him. If ever there is a letdown, this is it and even though he says he is looking forward to playing here, he came over a day later than originally planned so his preparation for Hamilton took a hit.

Matt Kuchar (+1,000) is the favorite this week and for good reason. He is the highest ranked player in the field (8th) and comes in with some great momentum. He finished T9 last week in Lancashire which was his seventh top ten of the season. He has yet to miss a cut and has finished worse than T27 only twice. He already has a win at THE PLAYERS and his solid ball striking will keep him in the hunt this weekend.

Because Hamilton is considered a ball-strikers course, the top ranked ball striker cannot be left out. Hunter Mahan (+1,200) leads the tour in that category and he too is coming off a solid finish at the Open Championship where he finished T19, his best ever finish in that major. He has two wins this year and while he finished T60 here back in 2006, it included a Friday 66 and he is much stronger now than he was then.

Bo Van Pelt (+2,500) missed the cut at the Open Championship last week so the extra two days could be beneficial here. It was just his third missed cut of the season and he brings in six tops tens including a solo second at the AT&T National two starts back. He played here back in 2006 when it was the Bell Canadian Open and he finished T20 so he is familiar with the surroundings and has succeeded in doing so.

Vijay Singh (+5,000) is still going strong at his age and he showed signs of it last week with a T9 at the Open Championship. It was only his second top ten of the season but he has missed just one cut in his last eight starts and a trip to Ancaster could get him back into the winners circle. He finished T35 in 2006 and T6 in 2003 when the Canadian Open was played here so he knows his way around.

For a longshot, we will take a look at Charlie Wi (+6,000). While he has not won this year, he has a solo second at the AT&T Pebble Beach National as well as a T3 at the Greenbrier Classic three weeks ago. That was his last event played so he comes in fresh and with the similarities of The Old White TPC and Hamilton, he could be in store for another strong finish and his first ever win on tour.

Recommended Tournament Win Five Pack at the RBC Canadian Open - All for 1 Unit

Matt Kuchar (+1,000)
Hunter Mahan (+1,200)
Bo Van Pelt (+2,500)
Vijay Singh (+5,000)
Charlie Wi (+6,000)

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