It seems any tournament following a major generally has a weaker field. This weeks RBC Canadian Open with the likes of World #1 Jason Day and #2 Dustin Johnson stakes up pretty nicely and I'm fortunate enough to be able to take in the action this weekend. So make sure you follow my blog and my social media channels.
So the first thing I look at is who's going to make it to Saturday. While I hope Jason and Dustin make it to the weekend I'm thinking looking ahead to the PGA Championship and some mental fatigue may enter their heads. With hot temperatures all week. Look for a guy like Tony Finau to light it up with his length of the tee. Having played Glen Abbey last year with a T22nd and coming off a T12th at Royal Troon. Look for Tony to compete nicely this week.
Although Bryson DeChambeau has never played the Canandian Open and gets in on a sponsors exemption look for him to air out a few long drives, apparently his new Cobra driving is getting him an added 30 yds. Bryson needs a little over $200,000 to get his PGA Tour card( last years top 125 player made a little over $747,000. Look for DeChambeau to rise to the pressure and avoid Web.com finals.
My two Canadians to follow would be Graham DeLaet and Brad Fritsch. Graham is overdue such a beautiful ball striker his short game this week might just get him over the hump this week. He closed the Barbasol Championship with a 63 and a T8. If Graham wins that would make him the first homegrown winner of the tournament since Pat Fletcher in 1954.
Brad Fritsch plays out of the golf course I work at, Rideau View Golf Club and look for him to surprise this week. With good length and accuracy and a win earlier this season. Look for a confident Fritsch to finish strong this week.