PGA Tour best bets: RBC Canadian Open

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Billy Horschel held a five-stroke lead heading into the final round at The Memorial Tournament. His lead on Sunday fluctuated between two and four strokes throughout the round, but Horschel finally put it away with a 53-foot eagle putt on the 15th hole to earn his seventh victory on the PGA Tour (and eighth worldwide) at a price of 65-1, winning by four strokes over Aaron Wise. Horschel rose to a career-high OWGR of No. 11. 

Horschel will sit out this week to prepare for next week's U.S. Open. However, five of the OWGR’s Top 10 will make the trip north of the border to play in the RBC Canadian Open, which is being held for the first time since 2019 after being canceled the last two years due to COVID-19. 

World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler's demise was greatly exaggerated after a missed cut at the PGA Championship, won by Justin Thomas (10-1). Scheffler (9-1) lost in a playoff at the Charles Schwab Challenge two weeks ago and would have won if not for an impressive Sunday putting display from Sam Burns (18-1). Rory McIlroy (11-1) is the reigning and defending Canadian Open champion courtesy of his 2019 victory at Hamilton Golf and Country Club. Cameron Smith (14-1) held the 36-hole lead last week at The Memorial but shot 42 on the front nine Sunday to drop to 13th place. 

Matt Fitzpatrick (20-1) had impressive tee-to-green numbers last week but missed the cut due to losing more than 7.5 strokes putting. Shane Lowry (20-1) and his form has slipped a bit from its peak in March and April, but he has played consistent golf all season. Corey Conners (22-1) leads the Canadian contingent along with Adam Hadwin (50-1). Tony Finau (30-1) was fourth two weeks ago at Colonial and has two Top 5s in his last four starts. 

​The Event​

The RBC Canadian Open, organized by Golf Canada, was first played in 1904. The tournament has been held annually (besides multiple years off for World Wars I and II and COVID-19). This year's Canadian Open will mark the 110th edition and it is the third-longest event on the PGA Tour schedule behind The Open Championship and the U.S. Open. It is the only national championship that is a PGA Tour-managed event.

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