PGA Canadian Open Odds, Predictions, Betting Preview: Can Another Canadian Win On Home Soil?

Nick Taylor of Canada tosses his club in celebration after making an eagle putt on the 4th playoff hole to win the RBC Canadian Open at Oakdale Golf & Country Club on June 11, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario.

It’s time for the lone Canadian stop on the PGA Tour, and there are several interesting betting opportunities. This week, Hamilton Golf and Country Club will play host to some of the top players on tour at the RBC Canadian Open.

Rory McIlroy, currently third in the World Golf Rankings, is the outright favourite at most sportsbooks with odds around +350. Tommy Fleetwood, Shane Lowry, and Sam Burns are some of the other big names in the field, which consists of an array of Canadian talent.

Rory McIlroy to win Canadian Open


Nick Taylor claimed victory on home soil at this event last year at Oakdale Golf and Country Club in Toronto, becoming the first Canadian in 69 years to win the country’s national open. He’s back to defend his title but has long odds to become a back-to-back champion.

Top Canadians in the field

Corey Conners (+2500 at Sports Interaction): Conners has consistently played mediocre golf all season and is in dire need of a breakthrough performance. The Listowel, Ontario native, who has particularly struggled with his short game this season, hasn’t cracked a top 10 yet after 13 events. He finished T20 the last time he played the Canadian Open and sixth the time before that.

Mackenzie Hughes (+4000 at bet365): Hughes grew up just 15 minutes away from Hamilton Golf and Country Club, so there’s perhaps no player in the field who knows this course as well as he does. He missed the cut last time out at the PGA Championship, but he does have a pair of top-10 results over his last six events.

Adam Hadwin (+5000 at NorthStar Bets): Hadwin hasn’t fared well of late, but he does boast a par of top-five finishes this season. He finished T12 the last time he played the Canadian Open.

Nick Taylor (+6600 at NorthStar Bets): Taylor’s win last year at the Canadian Open really catapulted his career, and he used that momentum to capture the Waste Management Open title in February. His recent form suggests he’s not playing his best golf right now, though, with his best finish being a T43 at the Wells Fargo Championship over his last five events.

Taylor Pendrith (+6600 at NorthStar Bets): It’s been boom or bust for Pendrith this year. He won the CJ Cup Byron Nelson earlier this month and also has three additional top-10 finishes on his card. However, he’s also missed the cut in seven of his 13 events this season.

Mackenzie Hughes to finish 42nd or better


Best outright odds

GolferSports InteractionNorthStar Betsbet365
Rory McIlroy+375+335+375
Tommy Fleetwood+1600+1400+1800
Shane Lowry+2200+1800+2000
Sahith Theegala+2000+2000+2000
Corey Conners (CAN)+2500+2000+2200
Alex Noren+2500+2000+2500
Cameron Young+2500+2800+2500
Sam Burns+2800+2500+2500
Adam Scott+3300+2500+3300
Aaron Rai+4000+5000+4500
Mackenzie Hughes (CAN)+4000+4000+4000
Maverick McNealy+4000+4000+3500
Keith Mitchell+4000+4000+4000
Tom Kim+4000+4000+4000
Adam Hadwin (CAN)+5000+5000+4000

Three golfers to back

Sahith Theegala (+2000 at Sports Interaction): Is this the week Theegala finally breaks through for his first PGA Tour win of the season? He’s certainly trending in the right direction with five top-10 finishes this season, including a second-place finish at the RBC Heritage in April. The 26-year-old is surging up the Official World Golf Rankings, now sitting 13th after ending the 2023 season at No. 32. Even more impressive, he sits in the top five on tour in both total strokes gained (fifth) and putting strokes gained (fourth) on tour this season.

Alex Noren (+2500 at bet365): The Swede has been playing some incredible golf recently, posting eight consecutive top-25 finishes while making the cut in 17 straight events. He ranks fourth in adjusted scoring and first in scrambling on tour this season, making him an ideal candidate to break through this week in Hamilton. You can also grab him at +260 odds to post a top 10 or at +125 to land in the top 20.

Robert MacIntyre (+8000 at NorthStar Bets): The Scotsman is a good longshot this week in a field that lacks big names. He recently finished eighth at the PGA Championship and turned in a respectable T13 at the Myrtle Beach Classic before that. MacIntyre missed the cut at his latest event, the Charles Schwab Challenge, but he should be able to shake that off and compete in Hamilton. The lefty excels at finding greens from long range, leading the tour in approach shots metrics from more than 200 yards.