RBC Canadian Open betting tips: 85/1 Swedish young gun could beat bookies favourite Rory McIlroy

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We head to Toronto, Ontario for this year's RBC Canadian Open and another new course on the tour, the Oakdale Golf and Country Club. This course is Par 72 and is 7,264 yards in length with seven water hazards.

RBC Canadian Open betting preview

The fairways and greens are a Bentgrass and Poa Annua mix and given there has not been much rain in this part of the world lately, the greens will be watered. The rough is a Bluegrass and Rye mix and has been grown for this tournament.

The course is a tree-lined parkland and undulates a lot, but the set-up shouldn't be too testing for the standard of golfer we have this week. We could see plenty of low scores.

Rory McIlroy has won the last two editions of the Canadian Open but has been unable to breach the top five in a tournament since early March. Despite that, he is a 9/2 favourite in a weakened field.

The defending champion does needs to improve his wedge game before next week's US Open, but there are still aspects of his game that are going well.

Next in the betting is McIlroy's Ryder Cup teammate Tyrrell Hatton. Hatton has been in good form in recent months and is threatening to pick up a tour win. He's currently priced around 10/1, which is perhaps a tad skinny.

Suggested bet: Cam Young each-way in the RBC Canadian Open

Matt Fitzpatrick is currently priced around 12/1 and we should note he finished well last week, recording a top-twenty finish. That was on a difficult course and he usually embraces such a challenge. Our fear is an easier course won't stimulate him in the same way.

Sam Burns is also priced at 12/1. He finished tied for sixth in the Charles Schwab Challenge before recording a 16th-place finish at The Memorial. There's a lot to like about him and the price might be justified.

Another golfer at a similar price is Cameron Young and there are reasons to believe that this course could be suited to his game. He needs a good performance ahead of next week's major and so motivation shouldn't be an issue.

Corey Conners and Shane Lowry are priced at 16/1 and 18/1 respectively. Lowry is in the best form, but Conners did win on tour a few weeks back. He's considered to be Canada's best hope so his price could be a little sentimental and not reflective of his chances.

Finally, Justin Rose is priced at 18/1. He is another golfer who thrives on the most challenging of courses, so there's no guarantee he'll produce his best effort.

Suggested bet: Keith Mitchell each-way in the RBC Canadian Open

Other golfers to consider this week

Keith Mitchell hits the ball a long way and is striking his irons well at present, although he does need to warm up his putter a bit. Despite that, 33/1 is a nice price and he can compete in this field.

Another player who is capable of showing up in a weaker field is Joseph Bramlett. He's a long-hitter whose metrics are certainly trending in the right direction, so 50/1 may prove a tempting price for some.

Eric Cole continues to look like a top player in his rookie season. He isn't scared to challenge the best and has already finished a runner-up this year on tour. 50/1 is a fair price that may be worth a small gamble.

Last but not least, we've got a 85/1 selection who we are advising on small gamble on. Vincent Norrman was a star in college and he's beginning to show his talents on tour, particularly in the US Open Qualifiers.

Suggested bet: Vincent Norrman each-way in the RBC Canadian Open

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