PGA Tour: Bubba to blub?

The PGA Tour crosses back over the Atlantic after the conclusion of the Open Championship, not to the US but to Oakville, Ontario for the Canadian Open.

Glen Abbey golf course hosts the event, for the fourth time in five years, and measures over 7,200 yards.

Defending champion is Jhonattan Vegas, with world no. 1 Dustin Johnson heading the betting.

We at Lap of the Odds are going to take a punt on a player who showed signs of playing himself back into form at the Open last week. Bubba Watson finished tied for 27th in conditions that would be fairly alien to him. He now returns to a venue where he was runner up in 2016, where there are three par 5s on the back nine, and where driving distance matters. More victory tears are possible from this notorious sobber.

As tempting as it is to pick Adam Hadwin to please the home crowd, a Canadian has not won his home Open for over 60 years, so we’ll give him a miss.

Instead we are going to go with Ricky Barnes. Tied fifth last year, Barnes ranked highly in strokes gained (tee to green) and greens in regulation. If his putter starts to work his 100/1 odds may seem a bargain.

Recommendations:

Watson to win at 33/1, 1 pt, BetFred 

Barnes 0.5 pts each way at 100/1, 1/4 the odds top 6, Stan James 

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