Nine of the last 11 winners of the Canadian Open will be back competing in the 2007 Canadian Open golf betting tournament. Defending champion Jim Furyk, 2005 winner Mark Calcavecchia and 2004 champion Vijay Singh are all expected to be at the Angus Glen golf course in Markham, Ontario, for the July 26-29 tournament. It is expected that Furyk and Singh will be the golf betting favorites at the Canadian Open golf course. Other past winners who intend to play the golf course and be part of the golf betting lines are 2003 winner Bob Tway, 2002 winner John Rollins, 2001 winner Scott Verplank, 1998 winner Billy Andrade, 1997 winner Steve Jones and 1996 winner Dudley Hart. Canadians Mike Weir and Stephen Ames are also expected to play the golf course.
Golf betting fans should know before looking at golf betting odds that the Canadian Open is being played one week after the British Open. The Canadian Open is a tournament in golf betting that was founded in 1904. The Canadian Open has lost a lot of its luster in recent years. It used to be the third most prestigious tournament but that was back before 2000 and before the current PGA Tour golf betting schedule.
A limited number of entries are allocated to players of the Canadian Tour but prize money won at the Canadian Open does not count towards the Canadian Tour money list. The Canadian Open is regarded as the most prestigious tournament never won by one of the golf betting favorites, Jack Nicklaus who finished second seven times.
This year’s Canadian Open golf betting tournament is held in late July after the British Open and before the World Golf Championship and PGA Championship.
Many top players will skip the Canadian Open, not wanting to play four straight weeks, affecting many fans and golf betting players. The last Canadian to win the Canadian Open was Pat Fletcher in 1954.
Furyk closed with a 5-under 65 in the final round of the 2006 golf betting tournament to edge Bart Bryant by a stroke. Furyk finished with a 14-under 266 total on a rain-softened course as the golf betting winner. He earned $900,000 for the victory. Furyk, who followed an opening 63 with rounds of 71 and 67, was excellent on the final day, getting more action for golf betting fans. Furyk holed a 12-footer on the long par-3 13th to take a two-stroke lead. "That was probably the hole of the day for me," Furyk said. "I missed the green the first three days going in there with my hybrid, but I made a pile of putts. It was 235 yards today. I hit a soft 3-wood in there past the hole and had a really fast tricky putt. I missed relatively benign putts on 11 and 12 and I was able to knock that one in. That's like stealing, making 2. Furyk two-putted for birdie on the par-5 17th to push his lead to two strokes and finished with a 5-foot par putt on 18. "That putt on 18 was a little tricky," Furyk said. "I hit a pretty darn good putt." The 43-year-old Bryant finished with a 67 and took 2nd place.