With that bit of therapy out of the way, let's get some picks on the board. The Canadian Open is sporting a very strong field presumably because it's being played in Ontario this year which isn't far from Ohio where the WGC - Bridgestone Invitational will be played the following week. This tournament is played on a somewhat random rotation of courses so it's hard to compare results from year to year. However, the last two times they played at this year's site (Glen Abbey GC), the winners were Chez Reavie (2008) and Nathan Green (2009). The one thing I can say with complete confidence is that the winner of this year's Canadian Open will not be Chez Reavie** or Nathan Green.***
Last week I got a little adventurous, went with Nicolas Colsaerts and Branden Grace at the Open and it blew-up in my face so we're going with the chalk picks this time though this tournament has a history of producing random winners so be ready for anything. Also note that Graeme McDowell has been black-listed from the Fantasy Golf Report for the rest of the season based purely on past futility and not due to any sound reasoning.
|Inspired by "Graham" DeLaet and of |
course the Swingers reference below.
1. Matt Kuchar
2. Hunter Mahan
3. Brandt Snedeker
4. Graham DeLaet
5. Morgan Hoffman
* There's something inherently wrong with having to give someone who has full use of all of his limbs two strokes on a hole. The phrase "bogey net birdie" simply should not exist.
** One of the guys we lost to yesterday goes by "Chaz." I need to get past this. I'm starting to sound like Jon Favreau in Swingers.
*** Reavie has actually had a better year than I thought with $560,499 in earnings. Green on the other hand has declined steadily since his Canadian Open win and has only banked $86,053 in 2013 which is probably about the point where your caddie starts saying, "um geez Nathan I'd love to this week but you know I promised the wife I'd take her to see Grown Ups 2 on Friday night so um . . . catch you next time."