26th Jul 2017 | Canadian Open
Canadian Open Trends
A handful of players have made the trip from Royal Birkdale to Ontario for the Canadian Open. We look at the trends of past winners
The Canadian Open returns to Glen Abbey Golf Club, a more regular stop on the rotation. Measuring 7,253 yards, it has four par 5s and the average winning score of the last five editions is -14.
Glen Abbey has hosted the Canadian Open six times since 2004 and therefore we have enough data so see trends emerge.
Top-60 in scrambling
Five of the last six winners at Glen Abbey, including surprise 2009 champion Nathan Green, have all ranked inside the top-60 on tour for scrambling.
Top-60 in proximity from sand
As you would expect from good scramblers, previous winners have excelled out of bunkers. Unlike sand save stats, this strips out the putting element.
Top-60 in par 4 scoring
Brandt Snedeker led the field in par-4 scoring on the way to victory in 2013 and it has been a common trait amongst past champions.
Players that fit all three trends: