Canadian Open Golf Preview and Betting Tips

Craig Edwards

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 1:59 PM UTC

Tuesday, Jun. 4, 2019 1:59 PM UTC

Craig Edwards @EdwardsTips_ previews the Canadian Open offering his best betting predictions

<div><h2><strong>Canadian Open</strong></h2><p><strong>June 6th-9th</strong></p><p><strong>Hamilton Golf and Country Club </strong></p><p><strong>Ancaster, Ontario</strong></p><p><strong>Par 70, 7966 yards.</strong></p><p>The Canadian Open was first played in 1904, one hundred and fifteen years ago. It is the third oldest PGA tour tournament behind The Open Championship and the U.S. Open. This will be the fourth time the Hamilton Golf and Country Club have played host to the national championship after 2012, 2006 and 2003. The course itself can be found in an area of heavy woodland seclusion on land once known as Grange Farm. Harry S Colt was the original designer with a recent renovation by Rees Jones in 1982. Rolling fairways and large elevation changes set beneath large Pine and Oak trees still with the original bunkering.</p><h2><strong>Contenders</strong></h2><p>When I studied previous results at the course one fact that struck me was the prevalence of steady fairway and green type players. Previous course winners Scott Piercy, Jim Furyk and Bob Tway illustrate that, and this was in keeping with many of the other players who reached the higher echelons of those particular leaderboard’s. Immediately I looked through recent weeks form at The Heritage and Charles Schwab Challenge which appeared to be played at course's with similar characteristics.</p><p>The 2003 winner Bob Tway gave me a place to start in looking for contenders and two weeks ago we tipped his son Kevin Tway at Colonial. He didn’t win but he did play a solid tournament, however, he did win the Safeway Open at the start of the season. Now I’ve seen the course will suit maybe he will follow in his father's footsteps as a champion at Hamilton Golf and Country Club.</p><p>The most recent winner at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club in 2013 was Scott Piercy. He arrives in Canada in a rich vein of form with a 3rd place at Heritage Classic followed by a 2<sup>nd</sup> place finish in the Byron Nelson Classic. Like Kevin Tway he too had a solid week at Colonial and both players had last week off to prepare.</p><p>Further evidence of the player type needed here is offered by the 2006 winner Jim Furyk who has a plethora of top-class form at similar venues particularly the Heritage and the Colonial. Back in the World's top 50 Jim Furyk is playing well again and a contender here.</p><p>This season’s Valero Texas Open champion Corey Conners is a local lad from Listowel, Ontario and should have local knowledge on his side this week. He showed his mental toughness to pre-qualify on the Monday of his Texas Open win by winning a six man play off. “The rest is history” as they say.</p><p>Journeyman professional Josh Teater is an unusual name to many readers and followers I’m sure however, last time out he had a top 20 finish at his favourite Colonial and in 2012 had a 4<sup>th</sup> place finish in Ontario when in a rich vein of form. Another player from leftfield to consider is Cameron Tringale back close to the form he showed a few years ago on the PGA Tour when he was nineteenth here in 2012.</p><p>Bud Cauley is hardly a household name either but back in 2012 he too was 4<sup>th</sup> and last week’s effort at Memorial was his best of the season.</p><p>Brian Harman another Colonial specialist had eye catching rounds of 63 and 64 in 2012 and looks to have a perfect profile for this week.</p><p>Other tour regulars who shone in 2012 and were considered are Jimmy Walker, Ryan Palmer, Brandt Snedeker, Brian Gay and Scott Stallings.</p><p>Brendan Todd is first alternate this week so I hope he will get a start and have mentioned in previous weeks how he is on the comeback trail from a dreadful slump. He leads with 65 and 66 in pre-qualifying for the US Open a couple of weeks ago and was 19<sup>th</sup> here back in 2012.</p><h2 style="text-align:center"><strong>Recommended Bets </strong></h2><p style="text-align:center"><a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>Kevin Tway - each way @ 100/1 (101.00) Paddy Power </strong></em></a></p><p style="text-align:center"><a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>Scott Piercy - each way @ 33/1 (34.00) Paddy Power </strong></em></a></p><p style="text-align:center"><a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>Ryan Palmer - each way @ 66/1 (67.00) Paddy Power </strong></em></a></p><p style="text-align:center"><a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>Bud Cauley - Top 20 @ 13/5 (3.60) Paddy Power </strong></em></a></p><p style="text-align:center"><a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>Josh Teater - Top 20 @ 9/1 (10.00) William Hill </strong></em></a></p></div>
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