PGA DFS Coverage for the RBC Canadian Open
It has been three years since we’ve seen a PGA Tour event take place in the country of Canada. Our neighbors to the north canceled the last two editions because of COVID concerns. The beautiful province of Ontario plays host to this event at St. George’s Golf and Country Club in the municipality of Etobicoke for the first time in 12 years. This will be the 112th edition of Canada’s national championship.
The Field: RBC Canadian Open
This event welcomes a full field of 150 players this weekend. We will see a pretty solid field of PGA Tour pros like Rory McIlory, Scottie Scheffler, Justin Thomas, Cameron Smith, Shane Lowry and many more. The problem this event faces is that it’ll go head to head with the debut of the much anticipated LIV Tour. It will kick off in London with the likes of Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Louis Oosthuizen and more participating. It will be hard to ignore what’s going on overseas but we will focus on the tournament at hand in the great white north.
The Course: St. George’s Golf and Country Club
The club was originally established in 1909 and will play host to the RBC Canadian Open for the first time since 2010. It is ranked as the Ontario’s top course and inside the Top 100 in the world. It is a really short course by PGA Tour standards reaching only 7,014 yards and plays at Par 70. This course punishes inaccuracy with rough reaching as high as six inches. While power is at a premium most every week on the tour, this weekend it should take a backseat to iron precision. Carl Pettersson won the 2010 edition at 14 under par and ranked 137th in driving distance that season. These players will face small elevated greens with newly redesigned bunkers alongside them.
The Weather: Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
The weather cools off for these players with temperatures in the high 60s and low 70s throughout the weekend. There will be a lot of rain leading up to the event starting on Thursday. The advantage may be with the players going out in the late morning before the course dries and speeds up in the afternoon. The rest of the weekend should be smooth sailing for the players.
How To Watch The RBC Canadian Open
Golf Channel will handle all of the TV coverage on Thursday and Friday from 3-6pm eastern. Once the weekend rolls around, CBS gets into the mix. The broadcast on Saturday and Sunday will start on Golf Channel from 1pm-3pm ET and then CBS takes over from 3pm-6pm ET. I am curious to hear if any of this weekend’s broadcast will mention the LIV event.
RBC Canadian Open Coverage from Fantasy Alarm
A full PGA DFS Playbook will be available on DFSAlarm.com Wednesday morning at 10am ET. We will also have a full run of PGA DFS example lineups available beginning at 2:30pm ET. We also help you with DFS lineup construction with our usual tools like our PGA DFS Lineup Generator and a full run of PGA DFS projections. My DFS approach this week will be to focus on cash and small field single entry tournaments. I like to build one cash lineup and one GPP.
I look forward to getting more in-depth in my PGA DFS Playbook. As always, I wish you nothing but the best of luck in your games.
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