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RBC Canadian Open PGA DFS Stats Preview: Course Fits, GPP Picks, and Values

The PGA TOUR is heading to Toronto, Canada to play the RBC Canadian Open to make one final stop before the third major championship of the season. This will mark the first time the Canadian Open has been held since 2019. The fan experience should be special this week as the course will feature “skyline seats” that are 100 feet above the course overlooking the 1st and 18th holes.

St. George’s Golf and Country Club is a Par 70 measuring 7,014 yards and features Bentgrass greens.

The RBC Canadian Open will play host to 156 golfers this week. Five of the top ten golfers in the world will be teeing it up this week. Notable players include Scottie Scheffler, Justin Thomas, Cameron Smith, Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry, Matt Fitzpatrick, and Sam Burns.

For GPP contests on DraftKings, I will be breaking down the key stats (past 24 rounds) and selecting golfers from different price tiers to provide flexibility for a DFS lineup.

And if you missed it, we added two new metrics in our models — Perfect% and SimLeverage. You can find an explainer on those metrics here.

The cliff notes version is that you can use SimLeverage to quickly find leverage plays in tournaments, while Perfect% is great for finding the best price-considered plays for cash games.

For large-field tournaments, you can utilize our Lineup Optimizer to effortlessly create up to 150 lineups, or use our Lineup Builder if you like to hand-build your lineups.

This analysis may reference Strokes Gained, a set of proprietary metrics generated by the PGA TOUR using millions of data points to calculate how many shots on average it takes a player to get the ball in the hole from every distance and situation.

Strokes Gained is now available in the FantasyLabs PGA Models.

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Strokes Gained: Approach

The best metric to start with is Strokes Gained: Approach. Proficient iron play is a requirement anywhere, and this statistic will help target the hottest golfers. Additionally, St. George’s features a good deal of false fronts, which makes sharp iron play even more important.

  • High-end target: Rory McIlroy — $10,500 (4th in Strokes Gained: Approach)
  • Mid-range target: C.T. Pan— $8,100 (6th in Strokes Gained: Approach)
  • Value target: David Lipsky— $7,300 (12th in Strokes Gained: Approach)

Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee

The fairways at St. George’s are tight and tree-lined. Golfers who possess the ability to hit the ball both long and straight will have an advantage this week.

  • High-end target: Rory McIlroy $10,500 (1st Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee)
  • Mid-range target: Cameron Champ— $7,800 (4th Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee
  • Value target: Hayden Buckley — $6,900 (7th Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee)

Strokes Gained: Total (Par 70s Under 7,200 Yards)

Golfers who play shorter Par 70s well should have an advantage at St. George’s.

  • High-end target: Rory McIlroy 10,500 (2nd Strokes Gained: Total (Par 70s Under 7,200 Yards)
  • Mid-range target: Justin Rose— $8,800 (1st Strokes Gained: Total (Par 70s Under 7,200 Yards)
  • Value target: Adam Svensson— $7,100 (14th Strokes Gained: Total (Par 70s Under 7,200 Yards)

Par 3: 200-225

Three of the four Par 3s at St. George’s are between 200 and 225 yards and should play as some of the most difficult holes on the course.

  • High-end target: Matt Fitzpatrick— $9,900 (3rd Par 3: 200-225)
  • Mid-range target: C.T. Pan— $8,100 (4th Par 3: 200-225)
  • Value target: Brian Stuard— $7,100 (2nd Par 3: 200-225)

Strokes Gained: Putting (Bentgrass)

The PGA TOUR has been playing at courses that feature Bentgrass greens in recent weeks, so this statistic will give us a good idea of who is feeling it with the putter.

  • High-end target: Rory McIlroy — $10,500 (1st in Strokes Gained: Putting Bentgrass)
  • Mid-range target: Mackenize Hughes— $8,400 (4th in Strokes Gained: Putting Bentgrass)
  • Value target: Brandt Snedeker — $7,100 (8th in Strokes Gained: Putting Bentgrass)
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The PGA TOUR is heading to Toronto, Canada to play the RBC Canadian Open to make one final stop before the third major championship of the season. This will mark the first time the Canadian Open has been held since 2019. The fan experience should be special this week as the course will feature “skyline seats” that are 100 feet above the course overlooking the 1st and 18th holes.

St. George’s Golf and Country Club is a Par 70 measuring 7,014 yards and features Bentgrass greens.

The RBC Canadian Open will play host to 156 golfers this week. Five of the top ten golfers in the world will be teeing it up this week. Notable players include Scottie Scheffler, Justin Thomas, Cameron Smith, Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry, Matt Fitzpatrick, and Sam Burns.

For GPP contests on DraftKings, I will be breaking down the key stats (past 24 rounds) and selecting golfers from different price tiers to provide flexibility for a DFS lineup.

And if you missed it, we added two new metrics in our models — Perfect% and SimLeverage. You can find an explainer on those metrics here.

The cliff notes version is that you can use SimLeverage to quickly find leverage plays in tournaments, while Perfect% is great for finding the best price-considered plays for cash games.

For large-field tournaments, you can utilize our Lineup Optimizer to effortlessly create up to 150 lineups, or use our Lineup Builder if you like to hand-build your lineups.

This analysis may reference Strokes Gained, a set of proprietary metrics generated by the PGA TOUR using millions of data points to calculate how many shots on average it takes a player to get the ball in the hole from every distance and situation.

Strokes Gained is now available in the FantasyLabs PGA Models.

Start Your PRO Trial Today

Lineup builder and optimizer

Real-time DFS models

Data-driven analysis & tutorials

Strokes Gained: Approach

The best metric to start with is Strokes Gained: Approach. Proficient iron play is a requirement anywhere, and this statistic will help target the hottest golfers. Additionally, St. George’s features a good deal of false fronts, which makes sharp iron play even more important.

  • High-end target: Rory McIlroy — $10,500 (4th in Strokes Gained: Approach)
  • Mid-range target: C.T. Pan— $8,100 (6th in Strokes Gained: Approach)
  • Value target: David Lipsky— $7,300 (12th in Strokes Gained: Approach)

Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee

The fairways at St. George’s are tight and tree-lined. Golfers who possess the ability to hit the ball both long and straight will have an advantage this week.

  • High-end target: Rory McIlroy $10,500 (1st Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee)
  • Mid-range target: Cameron Champ— $7,800 (4th Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee
  • Value target: Hayden Buckley — $6,900 (7th Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee)

Strokes Gained: Total (Par 70s Under 7,200 Yards)

Golfers who play shorter Par 70s well should have an advantage at St. George’s.

  • High-end target: Rory McIlroy 10,500 (2nd Strokes Gained: Total (Par 70s Under 7,200 Yards)
  • Mid-range target: Justin Rose— $8,800 (1st Strokes Gained: Total (Par 70s Under 7,200 Yards)
  • Value target: Adam Svensson— $7,100 (14th Strokes Gained: Total (Par 70s Under 7,200 Yards)

Par 3: 200-225

Three of the four Par 3s at St. George’s are between 200 and 225 yards and should play as some of the most difficult holes on the course.

  • High-end target: Matt Fitzpatrick— $9,900 (3rd Par 3: 200-225)
  • Mid-range target: C.T. Pan— $8,100 (4th Par 3: 200-225)
  • Value target: Brian Stuard— $7,100 (2nd Par 3: 200-225)

Strokes Gained: Putting (Bentgrass)

The PGA TOUR has been playing at courses that feature Bentgrass greens in recent weeks, so this statistic will give us a good idea of who is feeling it with the putter.

  • High-end target: Rory McIlroy — $10,500 (1st in Strokes Gained: Putting Bentgrass)
  • Mid-range target: Mackenize Hughes— $8,400 (4th in Strokes Gained: Putting Bentgrass)
  • Value target: Brandt Snedeker — $7,100 (8th in Strokes Gained: Putting Bentgrass)
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