RBC Canadian Open Preview

The PGA Tour heads north of the border this weekend to tee off in Ancaster, Ontario at Hamilton Golf and Country Club

The PGA Tour heads north of the border this weekend to tee off in Ancaster, Ontario at Hamilton Golf and Country Club which is just south of Toronto. This is the first time since 2012 the RBC Open will be back at Hamilton where Scott Piercy won.

Purse: $7,600,000

Champion: $1,368,000

TV Schedule

  • Thursday June 6th: 2-5 PM CST on Golf Channel
  • Friday June 7th: 2-5 PM CST on Golf Channel
  • Saturday June 8th: 12-1:45 PM CST on Golf Channel
  • Saturday June 8th: 2-5 PM CST on CBS
  • Sunday June 9th: 12-1:45 PM CST on Golf Channel
  • Sunday June 9th: 2-5 PM CST on CBS


Whose Teeing Off

The RBC tends to get a handful of bigger names here, and putting this tournament the week before the U.S. Open does help has guys will head here to sharpen their game before Pebble Beach. Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka will be teeing it up after taking last week at the memorial off. Rory and Justin Thomas will be here, both trying to get their form back for different reasons. Other bigger names you’ll see here are Webb Simpson, Henrik Stenson, Matt Kuchar, Sergio Garcia and Bubba Watson. Overall this is a field of 156 guys.

Recent History

Not much history to go off of here because the RBC hasn’t been played at Hamilton Golf since 2012 and I’m not sure looking at those scores back then does us any good. So we’ll just list the past 5 winner of this event, their scores, and runner-ups. In short though, DJ and Bubba Watson are two guys have usually do well at this event no matter where its played.

  • 2018: Dustin Johnson (-23)
    • Runner Up: Whee Kim, Byeong-Hun An (-20)
  • 2017: Jhonattan Vegas (-21)
    • Runner Up: Charley Hoffman (Playoff)
  • 2016: Jhonattan Vegas (-12)
    • Runner Up: Dustin Johnson, Martin Laird, Jon Rahm (-11)
  • 2015: Jason Day (-17)
    • Runner Up: Bubba Watson (-16)
  • 2014: Tim Clark (-17)
    • Runner Up: Jim Furyk (-16)

The Course

Hamilton Golf and Country Club is a 7,000 yard Par 70. It is a somewhat tight course off the tee with tree-lined fairways throughout. The average fairway is only 30 yards wide and there are a lot of doglegs throughout. The rough here can be… ROUGH. (dad puns). And the greens here can be small with lots of bunkers around them. However, there is not a lot of water on this course. At Par 70 there are only two Par 5’s, but the hardest holes on this course are the Par 3’s. The guy you want here is someone who can hit fairways, hit greens in regulation, good Par 3 lay, or someone to get hot putting. Below are some videos of the course.


One & Done: Kinda gonna take a shot in the dark here and just go with a solid golfer. We’ll stake Henrik Stenson this week to keep things rolling.

Betting Winner: Henrik Stenson (+3000), Bud Cauley (+5000), Scott Piercy (+2800), Dustin Johnson (+550)

Top 10: Joaquin Niemann (+800), Shane Lowry (+350), Russell Henley (+900), Adam Hadwin (+600)

Daily Fantasy Lineup:

  • Bud Cauley
  • Adam Hadwin
  • Dustin Johnson
  • Ryan Palmer
  • Hudson Swafford
  • D.J. Trahan


  1. Waste Management Open: Matt Kuchar – $293,467 (T4)
  2. Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Shane Lowry – $0 (Missed Cut)
  3. Genesis Open: Hideki Matsuyama – $177,600 (T9)
  4. WGC-Mexico: Jon Rahm –$65,000 (T45)
  5. The Honda Classic: Sergio Garcia – $183,700 (T9)
  6. Arnold Palmer Invitational: Rickie Fowler – $35,000 (T40)
  7. The Players: Jason Day –$350,000 (T8)
  8. The Valspar Championship: Webb Simpson – $0 (Missed Cut)
  9. WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: Brooks Koepka – $53,000 (T53)
  10. Valero Texas Open: Bud Cauley – $0 (Missed Cut)
  11. The Masters: Paul Casey – $0 (Missed Cut)
  12. RBC Heritage: Xander Schauffele – $15,559
  13. Zurich Classic: Patrick Reed –$0 (Missed Cut)
  14. Wells Fargo Championship: Tony Finau – $17,064 (T60)
  15. AT&T Byron Nelson: Keith Mitchell – $17,301
  16. The PGA Championship: Rory McIlroy – $264,395 (T8)
  17. Charles Schwab Challenge: Kevin Kisner – $0 (Missed Cut)
  18. The Memorial Tournament: Patrick Cantlay – $1,638,000 (WINNER)

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