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We’re in the second leg of back-to-back Open weeks, going from The Open to the RBC Canadian Open, back at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Ontario for another year. Jhonny Vegas is the two-time defending champion, as he tries to overcome bad form and contenders like Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau in the only PGA Tour event in Canada.
The field is surprisingly good considering the recent run for the Canadian Open, which draws the old Memphis pre-US Open slot in the schedule next year.
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2018 RBC Canadian Open rankings: Top 10 picks
1. Dustin Johnson — Johnson’s bomb-and-gouge strategy did not work at all at Carnoustie, and it resulted in a bad missed cut. However, it should work at Glen Abbey.
2. Brooks Koepka — Koepka faded on the weekend after griding his way to the edge of contention at Carnoustie, finishing T-39. Against a weaker field on an easier course, Koepka should shine.
3. Tony Finau — Finau is the only man in the top 10 in all three majors this year. How does he only have a single PGA Tour win? He’s become a well-rounded player and will win more, including a major.
4. Tommy Fleetwood — Fleetwood was a surprising commit, and he’s probably disappointed his weekend didn’t turn out with him as the Champion Golfer of the Year. That said, he clearly seems over whatever bug had him at the end of the French Open.
5. Joaquin Niemann — In on a sponsor invite, Niemann has already locked up his PGA Tour card fresh off turning pro. His game has traveled well everywhere so far.
6. Bubba Watson — Always easy to get jarred on Bubba because of how much he seems to despise links golf. But he almost won here in 2015, and he loves familiar, friendly places.
7. Charley Hoffman — The Hoff has four top-20 finishes in a row, including a nice T-17 at The Open.
8. Harold Varner III — HV3 has been working hard of late, notching a pair of top-six finishes, getting in the Open and still making time to help our his parents with mowing the lawn. Love his form.
9. Sam Ryder — Ryder has been hot in his last two starts, albeit against weaker competition than he’ll see this week. Has the game to win and be elite.
10. Ian Poulter — I like Poulter’s game a lot, though it’s been mostly entrenched in Europe since The Players. He’ll look to round out the PGA Tour season well starting this week.
My primary DraftKings lineup
- Joaquin Niemann – $9,400
- Gary Woodland – $9,200
- Charley Hoffman – $8,700
- Ben An – $7,800
- Joel Dahmen – $7,400
- Harold Varner III – $7,100
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