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Well, the Slam is dead, but it was a hell of a ride. Jordan Spieth is off for a few weeks before the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, but this week, the PGA Tour crosses back into North America for the RBC Canadian Open. Tim Clark is defending champion from a year ago at Royal Montreal as the event returns to Glen Abbey as part of a multi-year run at the facility.
Some players will pull out in the next day or so as they decide they're too tired from a long British Open, and we'll update these rankings if players on our initial list withdraw.
We're looking to nail it three weeks in a row in Canada, so let's do it.
On to the picks!
1. Jason Day -- Day's the class player in the field and has been in the thick of it in the last two majors. He obviously doesn't close the deal as often as we hope, but he puts himself there as often as anyone.
2. Bubba Watson -- We considered him such a no-brainer in our first draft that we didn't feel the need to describe him. This course is more Watson's speed, and so is this event.
3. Luke Donald -- In case you haven't noticed, Luke Donald is back. Going back to Pat Goss from Chuck Cook was the right move, and it's starting to pay dividends. He's been in the top 12 in his last three starts.
4. Jim Furyk -- Furyk had a nice finish at the Open, but it wasn't anything special. Won at Heritage and had a T-5 at Memorial, another Nicklaus design like Glen Abbey. Has two wins in this event, but none here.
5. Will Wilcox -- We keep telling you about Will Wilcox, and we're telling you about him again this week. Finished second at the opposite-field Barbasol and now has full status locked up for next year. Free wheelin' from here. Will withdrew on Tuesday, so it's a good thing we went with 11 players!
6. Tony Finau -- A string of seven consecutive top-25 finishes ended at the Deere. That's an awesome run. Expect Finau to find the range again at Glen Abbey.
7. Matt Kuchar -- Kuchar hasn't been the same guy we expect this year, but he has two things working for him this week: a runner-up finish at the Scottish Open two weeks ago and a T-2 here in 2013.
8. Brooks Koepka -- Koepka had a T-10 finish at the Open and is playing top-25 caliber golf in his last four starts, including the Scottish. He's never been in the Canadian Open, but he's a top-notch player in the field.
9. Pat Perez -- This is a recommendation more on current form than his Canadian Open form. He's made 17 of his last 18 cuts. Only thing pulling us down is a T-57 at Memorial.
10. Scott Piercy -- The winner at the Barbasol, Piercy doesn't rank as highly for us this week as he otherwise might because of his modest Glen Abbey record. Two made cuts in two tries here, but no better than T-40.
My DraftKings team for this week:
1. Luke Donald -- $9,600
2. Tony Finau -- $9,200
3. Scott Piercy -- $8,500
4. Jerry Kelly -- $7,900
5. Brian Harman -- $7,800
6. Greg Owen -- $7,000