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In the wake of an electrifying finish to the Open Championship, the PGA Tour’s next stop comes north of the border when the 2017 edition of the Canadian Open gets underway at Glen Abbey Golf & Country Club in Oakville, Ontario.
When it comes to odds lists, world No. 1 Dustin Johnson is the +600 favorite to claim the hardware. Open Championship runner-up Matt Kuchar (+1100), Tony Finau (+2200), Charley Hoffman (+2500), Bubba Watson (+2800), Patrick Cantlay (+2800), Danny Lee (+4000), Jim Furyk (+4000), Graham DeLaet (+4500) and Ian Poulter (+4500) make up the rest of the top 10 at the shop.
Seven of the top 30 on the FedExCup points list will be in Canada this weekend. Twenty-two of the men who teed it up at the Open in Royal Birkdale will also be in attendance.
A year ago, Jhonattan Vegas enjoyed a resurgence on Sunday to storm back from a five-shot deficit with a closing 8-under-par 64 to earn his second Tour victory and cement his full-time status. Vegas is a long shot to do it again, however, as the 32-year-old has a +12500 chance to repeat this time around.
The course will be in the spotlight for the fourth time in the last five years, and it is also the 29th time the event has been staged in Oakville. The back nine is known for its hills and valleys, as the tee shot at No. 11 leads to a fairway 60 feet below. Golfers will stay down there until No. 16 when a challenging final three holes await.
Here’s an interesting tidbit for bettors: the Canadian Open has been a haven for comebacks. Six of the tournament’s past seven winners have come from off the 54-hole pace to win. The only exception was Brandt Snedeker in 2013, but he wasn’t able to hold on after holding the lead through Sunday last year.