The RBC Canadian Open, taking place just a week before the U.S. Open, is set to be an exciting event on the PGA TOUR. The tournament will be held at Oakdale Golf and Country Club, featuring a challenging 7,271-yard par 72 course with a combination of Bent and Poa grass greens.
Despite its position between a prestigious event and a major, the RBC Canadian Open boasts a strong field of competitors. Leading the pack is none other than Rory McIlroy, accompanied by other elite players such as Matt Fitzpatrick, Tyrrell Hatton, and Cameron Young.
For those participating in DraftKings fantasy golf, here are three top picks for the week:
Shane Lowry ($9,400) Known for his success in Canada, Lowry has participated in the previous two editions of this event, finishing T2 and T10. Although the course has changed this year, reports suggest that Oakdale will offer relatively easier playing conditions. Lowry's recent form has been impressive, with a T16 at the PGA Championship and a T12 at The Memorial. He excelled in his iron play at Muirfield, ranking second in the field over the past 24 rounds. With strong overall statistics, including fourth in SG: Ball-Striking and 12th in SG: Total, Lowry is poised to secure another top-10 finish.
Eric Cole ($7,900) Cole has been on a roll lately, securing three top-25 finishes in his last four starts. He ranks among the top players in the field over the past 24 rounds in various categories, such as SG: Tee-to-Green, SG: Ball-Striking, and SG: Total. His ability to perform well on different course types is evident from his success at both the challenging PGA National and the resort-style Vidanta courses. With a solid record of birdie-making and a relatively low price tag, Cole presents an excellent option for all contest formats.
Mackenzie Hughes ($7,300) As a Canadian native, Hughes always brings his A-game to this event. Although the venue has changed, the emphasis on strong short iron play and putting remains. Hughes has achieved impressive finishes in his previous starts at the Canadian Open, showcasing his proficiency in SG: Tee-to-Green. Despite missing the cut at The Memorial, his strong iron play on Friday indicates a promising performance for this week. Known for shining on shorter courses, Hughes has a history of success and offers great value at just $7,300.
With limited depth below $9,000, these three players present compelling choices for your DraftKings fantasy golf lineups at the RBC Canadian Open. Don't miss out on the opportunity to put your knowledge to the test and join the excitement of the game within the game.
Note: The above analysis and recommendations are based on personal opinions and observations. They do not guarantee success and individual players should exercise their own judgment when building their lineups.