2019 RBC Canadian Open Sleeper Picks

RBC Canadian Open Sleeper PicksThe 2019 RBC Canadian Open moves to a new golf course for this year – the Hamilton Golf and Country Club which is about an hour outside of Toronto. The Canadian Open has been played at the Glen Abbey Course the last 4 years and hasn’t been at the Hamilton course since 2012 so when looking for sleeper picks, you will be a bit at a disadvantage looking at stats for the course as the stats will be out of date from 7 years ago.

The RBC Canadian Open also finds a new home on the PGA Tour schedule the week before the US Open which some think will improve the field given that in the past the tournament was held right after the Open Championship and had a hard time drawing players who didn’t want to deal with the long flight and time zone issues.

Already the 2019 RBC Canadian Open field has an uptick in quality of players with big names like Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka and Bubba Watson joining top players that are sponsored by RBC such as Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Webb Simpson and Brandt Snedeker.

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RBC Canadian Open Golf Course

Hamilton Golf & Country Club par 70 - 6966 yards

Because it’s been 7 years since the RBC Canadian Open was played at the Hamilton Golf Course we are a bit limited as to what are key stats to look at for picking sleeper picks this week.

Scoring is pretty easy at the course since the winning score in 2012 was -17 and that was a pretty weak field. With short course and par 70 tournaments you want to look at key stats like Par 4 scoring and Scrambling as well as Fairway accuracy as opposed to driving accuracy since guys may not be using the driver as much since Hamilton Golf CC isn’t a course that guys will try to overpower but concentrate more on staying in the fairway or avoiding getting into trouble in the rough.

The best DFS picks this week will be guys that are ball strikers that will leave their second shot on the green in a great position for a birdie opportunity.

Although it’s been over 60 years since a Canadian has won the Canadian Open there are lots of PGA Tour players from Canada that have played the Hamilton Golf and Country Club course and those players make nice sleeper picks since many guys gear themselves up to play well in their home tournament.

Also when looking for RBC Canadian Open Sleepers this week, focus on guys that are playing well and have the hot hand going into the tournament. Although there will be a good number of big names playing this week, you will still get some good value in a sleeper that is on a roll making cuts and has been contending in recent weeks.

Below are more stats to consider when looking for RBC Canadian Open Sleeper Picks for the week:

Key Stats Summary for the 2019 RBC Canadian Open

Par 4 Scoring

Ball Striking

Fairway Accuracy

Strokes Gained Approach

Strokes Gained Putting


Greens in Regulation

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2019 RBC Canadian Open Sleeper Picks

Mackenzie Hughes - Hughes grew up 10 minutes away from the Hamilton Golf course and is a member there so his knowledge of the course can't be ignored. Hughes finished in 8th two weeks ago at the Charles Schwab and finished in 8th at last year’s Canadian Open. You could do much worse for a sleeper pick this week than Hughes.

Jim Furyk - The definition of hit and miss this year, Furyk seems to either finish in the top 20 in a tournament or miss the cut entirely. Furyk won’t be challenging the favorites to win the RBC Canadian Open but he has played in Hamilton two other times and was a winner there in 2006.

Corey Conners - Another long shot pick for the RBC Canadian Open Conners has a win, a 2nd and a 3rd place finish in 2019 on the PGA Tour but has a pretty disappointing record at the Canadian Open in general. He was at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club checking out the course at the beginning of May (posted on FaceBook) so he is trying to get a leg up on the competition and learn about the course to try to have a good showing in his home country.

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