This Canadian Tour veteran is our long-shot pick: 2023 RBC Canadian Open odds

There's good reason to think Nick Taylor could have a big week at the RBC Canadian Open.

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The 2023 RBC Canadian Open begins this week at Oakdale Golf & Country Club, and we’re eyeing a Canadian Tour veteran as our long-shot pick to win. Here’s our pick, the RBC Canadian Open odds and betting favorites and everything else you need to know for the week.

RBC Canadian Open odds: Long-shot bet

Our long-shot pick for this week’s Canadian national championship is a homegrown Canuck, Nick Taylor, who comes in with +6600 odds-to-win.

Taylor is a PGA Tour veteran and two-time winner who is having a solid season in 2023. He’s collected four top-10s (not counting a runner-up at the Zurich Classic team event) so far, with his best result coming at the WM Phoenix Open, where he finished second.

Taylor has missed the cut in his last two starts at the PGA Championship and Charles Schwab Challenge, so there is plenty of risk in taking him this week, but his record this year shows a recent MC isn’t always a bad thing for Taylor.

In the next start following a missed cut this season, Taylor has finished T23, T7, T20, MC and T10, which shows he often is able to translate a poor performance into positive motivation for his next event.

Should you bet $10 on Taylor to win and he takes home the title in front of the Canadian faithful, you’ll earn $660. For additional bets and some insurance, considering placing small bets on him to finish top 10 and top 20.

Looking for more long shots to wager on? This week’s long-shot honorable mentions are Adam Svensson (+6600) and Brendon Todd (+6600).

RBC Canadian Open odds: The favorites

With many stars sitting this week out to rest up for next week’s U.S. Open, there is one prohibitive favorite in the field: Rory McIlroy.

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The World No. 3 is coming off a disappointing Sunday slide at the Memorial, but he’s the defending champion at the Canadian Open (albeit at a different course) and the best player teeing it up, so the oddsmakers have his chances to win at +400.

In second place behind Rory is Tyrrell Hatton at +1100, followed by Matt Fitzpatrick and Sam Burns, who are tied with +1400 odds-to-win.

You can see the top 10 and ties in RBC Canadian Open betting odds as of Monday morning below, or head over to BetMGM to see the full list of odds and bets for this week.

2023 RBC Canadian Open betting odds (Top 10 and ties)

Rory McIlroy (+400)
Tyrrell Hatton (+1100)
Matt Fitzpatrick (+1400)
Sam Burns (+1400)
Cameron Young (+1600)
Corey Conners (+1600)
Justin Rose (+1600)
Shane Lowry (+2000)
Tommy Fleetwood (+2000)
Sahith Theegala (+3300)

How last week’s long shot fared

At last week’s Memorial, our long-shot pick Keegan Bradley provided us with the tease of the season so far. Bradley started the week with odds-to-win of +6600 and struggled through the first two rounds.

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His scores of 74-73 were good enough to make the cut on the number at three over. Then in Saturday’s third round, Bradley shot an incredible seven-under 65 out of nowhere, rocketing up the leaderboard to get inside the top 10 at four under, putting him just two shots off the lead heading into Sunday.

Starting the final round with a great shot to make a run at his sixth Tour title, Bradley couldn’t handle the moment, shooting a devastating 78 that dropped him all the way down to a T30 finish.


2023 Memorial Tournament: Keegan Bradley (Odds: +6600; Finish: T30)
2023 Charles Schwab Challenge: Kurt Kitayama (Odds: +6600; Finish: T29)
2023 PGA Championship: Tyrrell Hatton (Odds: +4000; Finish: T15)
2023 AT&T Byron Nelson: J.J. Spaun (Odds: +6600; Finish: WD)
2023 Wells Fargo Championship: Sahith Theegala (Odds: +4000; Finish: T56)
2023 Mexico Open at Vidanta: Gary Woodland (Odds: +3300; Finish: T39)
2023 Zurich Classic of New Orleans: Dahmen/McCarthy (Odds: +4000; Finish: T11)
2023 RBC Heritage: Tom Kim (Odds: +3500; Finish: MC)
2023 Masters: Tommy Fleetwood (Odds: +6600; Finish: 33)
2023 Valspar Championship: David Lingmerth (Odds: +12500; Finish: T27)
2023 Players Championship: Corey Conners (Odds: +6600; Finish: MC)
2023 Arnold Palmer Invitational: Billy Horschel (Odds: +10000; Finish: MC)
2023 Honda Classic: Sepp Straka (Odds: +5000; Finish: T5)
2023 Genesis Invitational: Adam Scott (Odds: +5500; Finish: 65)
2023 WM Phoenix Open: Rickie Fowler (Odds: +8000; Finish: T10)
2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Beau Hossler (Odds +8000; Finish: T11)
2023 Farmers Insurance Open: Rickie Fowler (Odds: +10000; Finish: T11)
2023 Sony Open in Hawaii: Kurt Kitayama (Odds: +5000; Finish: T73)
2023 Sentry Tournament of Champions: Ryan Brehm (Odds: +75000; Finish: T35)

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