25th Jul 2018 | 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 four editions is -17.
Glen Abbey has hosted the Canadian Open in four of the last five years and some weak trends emerge.
Top-60 in driving distance
Glen Abbey has yielded more eagles than any course other course on the PGA Tour over the last five years and hitting it a long way brings rewards. Past champions Vegas and Day shift the ball a long way and that is a common theme on the leaderboard.
Top-60 in strokes gained tee-to-green
Hitting it a long way helps but you’ve still got to get the ball on the green. The last four winners ranked inside the top-60 on tour for this metric.
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:
Charles Howell III
Odds correct at time of publishing: 11:49 25th Jul, 2018 but subject to change