2019 PGA Tour: Canadian Open Preview & Betting Tips

June 4th 2019, 8:33pm, By: andyrosos

Another tough weekend in PGA Golf Betting at the Memorial Tournament as we struggled to find a winner. The 2019 PGA Tour season heats up this weekend as we head to Hamilton Ontario for the annual Canadian Open.

With the U.S. Open just over a week away, the Canadian Open will be the final chance for players to work on their game before the third major of the year. We have a full preview and betting tips for this weekend’s action below.

PGA Tour Canadian Open Betting Tips

The No.2 ranked player in the world, Dustin Johnson, will be back to defend his Canadian Open title in 2019 after he won the crown last season in a dominant performance that saw him finish 23 under par, the lowest score in a Canadian Open since Johnny Palmer in 1952.

The Course

Hamilton Golf & Country Club has not hosted the Canadian Open since the 2012 season but will notch up it’s sixth time hosting the event this year. The 6,966 yard, Par 70 is one of the oldest and most respected clubs in Canada, designed by Harry S. Colt back in 1915. The club is made up of a total of 27 holes split up into three 9-hole courses named the South, West and East. The West Course will play as the front nine this weekend while the back nine will be played on the South Course.

The course lacks some length compared to other courses on the PGA Tour but offers challenges for golfers with it’s heavily tree-lined fairways and smaller than average greens. Finding the right parts of the fairway to attack from will be crucial this weekend, shots gained from tee to green will be our main focus.

The Field

Fantastic field this weekend for the Canadian Open featuring the top two ranked players in the world in Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson after both missed the Memorial Tournament in Ohio last week. Koepka and Johnson finished 1st and 2nd respectively in the PGA Championship at Bethpage a few weeks ago and both will see this as an extremely important tune up for the U.S Open at Pebble Beach next weekend, where they will start as hot favourites.

Two other players in the top 10 will join Johnson and Koepka this weekend, Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, who will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing finish at the Memorial Tournament, in which he missed the cut for the first time this season and American Justin Thomas. Thomas will be hoping to regain some form before the U.S. Open after recently recovering from a wrist injury. 

Other key chances lining up this weekend include the likes of Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Bubba Watson, Henrik Stenson and Matt Kuchar.

candaian open beteasy


Tough to look past the duo of Koepka and Johnson here. They have been the most dominant golfers on the planet for the better part of two years and although they don’t play in many tournaments, when they do suit up , it usually results in one of them winning the tournament.

Taking away the T22 that Koepka recorded in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans which he played alongside his brother, his last three finishes have been a T2 at The Masters, a 4th at the AT&T Byron Nelson of course the dominant win at the PGA Championship a few weeks ago. Major season is where Brooks has made his living over the past few years and we are smack in the middle of it at the moment. Koepka has never competed at Hamilton Golf & Country Club before but his impressive stats from tee to green suit the course well.

Johnson is without doubt one of the most consistent golfers on the PGA Tour. He has finished 2nd in both the Masters and the PGA Championship this season and had a fantastic win at the WGC-Mexico earlier in the season. Already boasts seven top 10 finishes and amazingly sits 5th on the Fed Ex Cup standings from just 11 tournaments. Johnson is the 3rd ranked player on tour in shots gained off the tee this season and 4th in shots gained from tee to green.

canadian open tips



Horse Racing Tips: Monday, June 17th

Luke Krahe is back with his best bets for racing at Pakenham, Albury and Bathurst this Monday, June 17th. Check out his five selections here! read more

Sha Tin Racing Tips: Sunday, June 16th

Sha Tin hosts a huge 11-race card on Sunday, June 16th, and we've picked out our four best bets on the card here! read more

2019 AFL: Round 13 North Melbourne vs GWS Giants Preview & Betting Tips

AFL Round 13 will come to an end on Sunday when North Melbourne host Greater Western Sydney at Blundstone Arena. We preview the match and provide our best bet here! read more

2019 Copa America Preview & Betting Tips

Some of the world’s best soccer players have headed to Brazil to play their part in this year’s Copa America! We preview the tournament and provide our best betting tips here! read more


Major Harness Races in Australasia

There are approximately 90 Group 1 level harness races in Australia and New Zealand each year; we've highlighted some of most high profile races on the annual racing calendar here. read more

Harness racing form: what are the most important things to consider

Harness racing form can be daunting to punters that are new to the sport and form analysis for the trots is certainly different to that of the gallops or greyhounds. We've listed what we think the most important factors to consider are when studying the form for a trots race. read more

Harness Racing Barrier Draws

Barrier draws are crucial in racing and they are especially important in harness racing. We've explained why barriers are such a key part of harness racing form study and their importance to determining a horse's chances here. read more

Harness Racing Glossary

There are many common terms used in harness racing that may not make sense to those new to the sport. Our harness racing glossary will help you understand what some of the key terminology means. read more


2019 AFL Round 13 Odds

Only the six games in the AFL again this weekend due to the byes but still plenty of value on offer! We have a complete odds list of all six games courtesy of Sportsbet here read more

2019 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Predictions Round 12

The first bye round of the 2019 AFL season is in the books and we are back to review all six games of Round 12 and take you through who we think deserved to poll the all important Brownlow votes here. read more

2019 AFL Round 12 Odds

It's the first of the bye rounds as Round 12 of the 2019 AFL season kicks off with Richmond and Geelong on Friday night in arguably the match of the round. Here's the full Round 12 odds and betting lines thanks to Bet365. read more

2019 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Predictions Round 11

It's getting tight at the top in our rolling 2019 Brownlow Medal Leaderboard with a couple of new faces emerging as contenders. Check out our Round 11 Brownlow votes predictions here! read more