RBC Canadian Open Betting Tips & Results

Betting Tips for 9th to 12th June 2022

RBC’s sponsorship of the Canadian Open is one of the main reasons that the tournament is so well supported by big name golfers. That company’s decision to cut ties with players who will be playing in the first LIV Golf tournament in Hertfordshire means some big names – such as Dustin Johnson – will be missing but thankfully for all concerned a collection of the very best golfers in the world will be in attendance at St. George’s Golf & Country Club.

Such is the nature of elite golf that many of the big names to tee it up here are also among the biggest hitters on the PGA Tour. They’ll need much more than raw power to win at St. George’s though. The greens are hard to hit on this layout which puts an emphasis on both approach play and short game, which should broaden the number of players capable of contending this week.

Whenever short game is a serious factor you have to consider Shane Lowry. That is especially true given how well he has played this year and the Irishman has to be considered good value at 18/1. Harold Varner III may not be a PGA Tour player for much longer but could he go out with a win? His game is in good enough shape to suggest he’s capable of placing at 33/1. Then there’s 10/1 shot Rory McIlroy, who frustrated his fans once again in Ohio. However, he just looks such a good fit for this course that it is hard to leave him out of your staking plan.

Past Winners

Year Course Winner
2022 St George’s Golf & Country Club Rory McIlroy

2022: Rory McIlroy

Due to events elsewhere, the PGA Tour desperately needed a big week at the 2022 RBC Canadian Open. Wow, did the tournament deliver! A final grouping of Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Tony Finau was as good as the PGA Tour could have hoped for and they were cheered on the whole way by some of the best fans of the year. It was clear from earlier in the week that the Canadian fans were cheering for Rory McIlroy and he did not let them down by securing the first successful defence of a PGA Tour title in his career.

For once, the often frustrating McIlroy was at his brilliant best during all four days of a tournament. If one area of his game was off he was able to compensate elsewhere. A case in point was his putting on the Sunday. The final round was the only one in which McIlroy lost strokes to the field on the greens but his iron and wedge play was able to pick up the slack as he fired in a stunning 62.

Amazingly, 62 was not the lowest score of the day. Justin Rose somehow missed two putts from three feet to fall one short of breaking the magical 60 mark while both Thomas and Finau took advantage of the perfect conditions to keep the pressure on McIlroy and ensure a thrilling finish. The worst score of the final three-ball was 64 and yet McIlroy was able to separate himself to give the PGA Tour a much welcome shot in the arm.