Daily Fantasy Golf Helper for the RBC Canadian Open
By now, you've probably dabbled in daily fantasy sports, but if not, don't worry. Now is a great time to start, especially with FanDuel now offering a revamped version of PGA golf.
Golf can be one of the most exciting DFS sports to follow, as tournaments span four days and allow ample time to prepare each week, so be sure to familiarize yourself with the basics of building a lineup on FanDuel, the scoring setup, and advanced stats to know about the PGA.
But whether you're brand new to the PGA or daily fantasy sports in general, we have you covered.
Let's take a look at some golfers to target for the RBC Canadian Open.
Stats to Target
|Key Stats for The RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey GC|
|Strokes Gained: Tee to Green|
|Par 5 Scoring|
|Strokes Gained: Approach the Green|
For more information on why we're targeting these, scope our course primer for the week.
Best of the Best
Dustin Johnson (FanDuel Price: $10,600 | bet365 Odds: 65/1) - DJ is worth the price this week. He's played Glen Abbey just twice but was second both times (2013 and 2016). His odds are stellar at 6.5/1 compared to anyone else, and he's priced, well, not high enough. According to FantasyNational.com, Johnson is first in the field in strokes gained: tee to green in his past 24 rounds.
Matt Kuchar ($10,100 | 10/1) - It's not the easiest thing to fit both DJ and Kuchar into your lineups, but you should try it. Kuchar has finished second, seventh, and ninth at Glen Abbey the past three seasons the Canadian Open was held here. He's obviously coming off that solo second at The Open last week. Kuchar was T46 at last year's Open before finishing 9th here and was T58 in 2015 before finishing 7th, so that helps quell some Open hangover issues.
Tony Finau ($9,200 | 28/1) - Finau is one of four golfers priced above $9,000 in the field, and he is worth the salary. He's made seven straight cuts and was 27th at The Open last week. He's played Glen Abbey twice and finished 22nd in 2015 and 70th last year. Finau is 3rd in the field in strokes gained: tee to green in his past 24 rounds on par 72s, 8th in approach, and 54th around the green. In terms of sheer salary, he's not quite as sensible relative to Johnson and Kuchar, but he certainly is viable if you can't roster both.
Charley Hoffman ($9,000 | 22/1) - Okay, so these are the top four golfers on FanDuel in terms of salary. Sue me (please don't sue me). But like Finau, Hoffman makes sense. Hoffman has made nine straight cuts, four of which were top 25s. He's also played well at Glen Abbey: 28th in 2008, 16th in 2013, and 7th in 2015. Hoffman is 12th in the field in strokes gained: tee to green on par 72s in his past 24 rounds and does struggle on the green and with his irons, relative to his price. He still makes for a stellar tournament pivot from the other high-priced options, making the top four golfers all interesting in their own way.
Bubba Watson ($8,300 | 28/1) - This comes with a tournament-only caveat, but Bubba looked pretty solid at The Open last week. He's made three straight cuts but hasn't turned any of them into top 25s. In his past 24, Watson is 15th in the field in strokes gained: off the tee and 61st in approach. He missed the cut at Glen Abbey in 2008 and 2009 but was 21st in 2013 and 2nd in 2015. With concentrated ownership on the top four guys, maybe -- just maybe -- he's sneaky at 28/1.
Gary Woodland ($7,900 | 66/1) - Woodland has played Glen Abbey just once (61st in 2013) but is on point in his past 24 rounds, ranking 10th in strokes gained: tee to green, 28th off the tee, 22nd in approach, and 26th around the green. You can't trust his putter, but he's missed just two cuts on the year, one of which was the Masters.
Patrick Cantlay ($7,200 | 33/1) - Cantlay has made all six of his cuts on the PGA Tour this season, and he's eighth in the field in strokes gained: tee to green in his past 24 rounds. He's played just once since May 14th (T35 at the Memorial), but he makes for a strong mid-range play in this field.
Chad Campbell ($6,800 | 50/1) - Campbell was 18th at the Barbasol last week, 12th at the John Deere, 9th at the Greenbrier, cut at the Travelers, and 10th at the St. Jude. He's also played well at Glen Abbey: 16th in 2013, 11th in 2015, and 26th in 2016. Campbell has a hot putter on bentgrass and is 15th in strokes gained: tee to green in his past 24 rounds.
Ben Martin ($6,600 | 50/1) - Martin finished 6th at the Barbasol last week and was 39th at the John Deere, 37th at the Greenbrier, and 5th at the Quicken Loans. On the season, Martin has converted just 15 of 23 cuts but has made nine in a row. Among players in the field, he's 54th in strokes gained: tee to green, 106th off the tee, and 127th around the green in his past 24 rounds, but he's 10th in approach. And on bentgrass greens, he's 3rd in strokes gained: putting.
Luke List ($6,000 | 140/1) - List is 8th in the field in strokes gained: off the tee and top 60 in both approach and around the green in his past 24 rounds. The putter rarely helps him, but he should be able to make up enough strokes before the green to push through the cut. He's the third-best par-5 scorer on the tour this season, and that's just one more reason to like him at such a low price.
Nick Taylor ($5,900 | 125/1) - Taylor has the Canadian narrative in his favor this week, as no Canadian has won this event for 62 years. He's top 20 in strokes gained: approach and tee to green in his past 24 rounds and does everything well but putt. Taylor is also 14th on the tour in par-5 scoring, and he has 6 top 30s in his past 10 events.