RBC Canadian Open 2017: The very latest course and form guides for this week's event in Ontario

Dustin Johnson is a two-time runner-up at Glen Abbey
Dustin Johnson is a two-time runner-up at Glen Abbey

The PGA Tour travels across the border to Canada. Andy Swales provides course and current form stats for this week's tournament at Glen Abbey ...

"There are a sprinkling of course specialists teeing-up this Thursday, although trying to judge what state of mind they are in will be difficult."

There was a time when the Canadian Open was considered one of the most prestigious titles on the PGA Tour.

For a number of decades, tournaments such as the Canadian Open and Western Open were viewed as being just below major status.

No lesser figure than Jack Nicklaus was a regular visitor to Canada's national championship during the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

However, this was one title that remained elusive for the Golden Bear who finished runner-up as many as seven times between 1965 and 1985.

But over the years, with the advent of the Players Championship, WGC events and FedEx Cup play-offs, not to mention other big money tournaments, the Canadian and Western Opens slipped steadily down the pecking order.

This week's Canadian Open returns to Glen Abbey which was designed by Nicklaus and opened in 1976.

It was one of Jack's first creations and on Thursday the course will host the tournament for a 29th time.

Glen Abbey is a typical parkland venue in Oakville, Ontario, and has greens that were resurfaced in 2014.

Situated around 25 miles south of Toronto, the course has tree-lined fairways, large bunkers, and water coming into play on around half of its holes.


Course Form

There are a sprinkling of course specialists teeing-up this week, although trying to judge what state of mind they are in will be difficult.

Dustin Johnson has twice been a runner-up at Glen Abbey but his form of late has been disappointing.

Last week at Royal Birkdale he looked all set for a high finish before closing with a 77 which left him in a tie-for-54th.

Johnson's season has fallen away considerably following an excellent start to 2017, and the American will be desperate to find some good form ahead of next month's final major championship of the year.

Matt Kuchar's mental state could be even more frazzled than Johnson's. The 39-year-old admitted feeling 'crushed' at missing out on winning The Open and will tee-up this week having registered a hat-trick of top-10 finishes at Glen Abbey.

Brandt Snedeker, who withdrew from The Open and hasn't teed-up in five weeks, remains in the start list for Canada where he is a former champion.

Jim Furyk did not cross the Atlantic last week, and is another with a decent record at Glen Abbey, while further down the World Ranking you'll find Ricky Barnes who has enjoyed previous visits to Ontario.


Current Form

As for those in good current form: Scott Stallings has posted back-to-back top-fives, Ian Poulter has been pretty consistent of late, while Tony Finau has enjoyed a string of top-30 finishes over the past two and a half months.

As for outsiders, Chad Campbell enjoys both solid results at Glen Abbey and a trio of top-20s this month.

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W29 W28 W27 W26 W25 W24 W23 W22 W21 W20
Dustin Johnson 54 MC MC 13
Matt Kuchar 2 4 16 4 12 9
Kevin Chappell MC MC 23 4 52
Brandt Snedeker 14 9 48 MC
Charley Hoffman 20 39 3 8 45 24 40
Gary Woodland 70 57 50 49 40
Bubba Watson 27 44 70 MC MC 6
JB Holmes 54 9 68 12 52 MC MC
Adam Hadwin MC MC 57 60 MC 53
William McGirt MC 71 43 55 MC 67 61
Tony Finau 27 7 29 17 40 29 13
Anirban Lahiri MC 32 17 2 MC MC
James Hahn 74 20 46 6 MC 3
Scott Piercy 85 MC MC MC 7 20
Shane Lowry MC 20 MC 46 15 6
Jhonattan Vegas MC MC MC MC MC 35
Sean O`Hair 62 77 MC MC 52 2 5
Danny Lee Wd 9 22 3 47 49 6 5
Ian Poulter 14 9 42 45 31 40 35
Jim Furyk 35 26 23 MC MC
Sung Kang 44 MC 5 75 80 75 57 20
Jim Herman MC MC MC 19
Hudson Swafford 58 51 66 MC MC MC
Daniel Summerhays 63 12 17 43 65 MC 10 MC 40
David Lingmerth MC 64 5 26 21 15 12
Keegan Bradley 50 5 8 60 MC 27
Graeme McDowell 19 MC MC MC 27 29
Jason Kokrak MC 26 26 53 35 MC 4
Mackenzie Hughes 20 51 17 45 MC
Graham DeLaet 20 MC 26 10 57 MC
Harris English 29 22 MC 46 10 29 MC
Ryan Palmer MC 53 MC 80 70 27
Patrick Rodgers 2 70 22 35 MC 67 MC 27
Patrick Cantlay 35
Roberto Castro MC MC 20 MC MC 65 MC
Chris Kirk 60 MC MC 72 MC 67
Chez Reavie 39 43 16 4 48 MC
Billy Hurley 68 MC 63 MC MC 41 50
Ollie Schniederjans 39 Dq 63 71 29 55
JJ Spaun MC 29 MC Wd Wd 74
Scott Brown 25 MC 52 MC 12 35
Luke List 68 MC MC 18 MC MC
Harold Varner MC 29 65 MC MC 19 MC
Smylie Kaufman 12 MC 37 MC 35 MC MC 35
Grayson Murray 1 MC Wd 74 26 18 35 27
Morgan Hoffmann 12 MC MC 26 MC 12 27
Cameron Smith MC 65 MC
Chad Campbell 18 12 9 MC 10 34 13
CT Pan 68 MC 8 MC 40 MC MC
Dominic Bozzelli MC 25 MC MC MC 10 69 50
Kelly Kraft 64 5 43 MC MC 18 MC
Stewart Cink MC MC 58 46 10 25 10
Ryo Ishikawa MC MC MC MC
Brian Stuard MC MC MC MC 82 52 24 MC
Vaughn Taylor 19 MC 61 57 73 18
Andres Romero 67 25 42 MC 1 MC MC
Kevin Tway 12 55 43 31 MC 18 20
Whee Kim MC Wd MC 50 2 34 MC
Nick Taylor MC 9 29 MC 49 61 9
David Hearn 27 MC 14 73 8 10 MC 70
Ben Martin 6 39 37 5 60 35 57
JT Poston 42 64 MC MC MC MC 41 MC
Seung-Yul Noh 18 MC MC MC 37 Wd MC
Michael Kim 71 29 35 69 MC 41 40
Alex Cejka 15 MC 9 MC 84 52 57 MC
DA Points MC MC 65 MC 57 73
Geoff Ogilvy MC 58 13 69 53 61
John Huh MC 45 MC MC 67 MC 40
Kyle Reifers 18 74 MC 51 MC 31 MC MC 20
Trey Mullinax 55 19 50 46 MC 9 18 MC
Blayne Barber 42 MC MC MC MC
Johnson Wagner MC MC 5 43 MC MC MC
Matt Jones MC MC 64 38 18 63 MC
Brian Gay 3 MC 72 43 MC MC 34 50
Derek Fathauer 61 50 MC 68 MC 24 48
Cody Gribble MC MC MC MC 41 MC
Scott Stallings 3 5 58 38 MC 37 63 20
Cameron Tringale 6 50 MC MC 37 72 9
Robert Garrigus 10 Dq 45 29 MC MC MC
Retief Goosen 12 62 47 MC
Sebastian Munoz MC MC 3 MC 75 60 MC 50
Ricky Barnes 15 55 MC 17 35 MC 22 18 59
Rick Lamb 73 3 MC 17 MC 71 24 MC
Vijay Singh MC MC 72 MC
Brandon Hagy 42 50 18 68 MC 31 MC MC
KJ Choi 35 25 MC MC 81 47 67 18
Curtis Luck MC 20 5 MC 73 34
Nick Watney MC 37 13 73 68 53 40
Ryan Brehm MC MC 37 MC 35 53 37 61
Boo Weekley 52 60 MC Wd 5 MC MC 40
Richy Werenski 18 25 MC MC MC MC
Martin Flores 18 64 50 55 MC 72 MC MC
Bryce Molder MC MC MC 26 MC MC MC
Jonathan Randolph 77 68 20 29 MC 42 86 MC
Spencer Levin 27 MC MC 5 81 60 37 66
Troy Merritt 35 60 MC MC 8 MC MC
Tyrone Van Aswegen 64 39 73 26 MC 31 MC MC
Zac Blair 27 MC 73 29 MC 52 63 MC 40
Ryan Blaum 6 77 7 55 MC MC 24 MC
Sam Saunders 55 25 MC 61 MC 57 24 MC
Seamus Power 18 25 50 38 MC 27 57
Andres Gonzales 73 MC MC MC 48 37 13 MC
Greg Chalmers 25 MC MC 66 52 MC 72
Cameron Percy 12 12 MC 46 75 MC 7 MC MC
Camilo Villegas 19 50 MC MC 63 Wd
Andrew Loupe 82 80 MC 35 MC MC MC
Chad Collins 2 MC MC MC MC MC
Tim Wilkinson MC MC 72 43 MC MC
Chris Stroud 35 19 20 MC 65 41 MC
Brian Campbell MC 12 45 MC 37 MC
Ben Crane 25 MC 38 MC 10 MC
Ernie Els 61 59 55 60 51 35
JJ Henry 10 45 68 69 MC MC 27
Mark Anderson MC 50 50 MC MC MC MC
Joel Dahmen MC MC MC Wd 62 18 9
Brett Stegmaier 81 50 65 26 MC 57
Ryan Ruffels MC MC MC 2 MC
Julian Etulain 27 MC 68 MC 75 24 MC
Will MacKenzie 17 52 MC
Willy Wilcox 52 MC MC Dq 52 27
Greg Owen MC MC MC 52 61
Ken Duke 55 MC MC MC MC 66
Nicholas Lindheim 55 55 Wd MC Wd MC 66
Steve Wheatcroft 15 MC MC 83 10 24 MC
Shawn Stefani 11 44 37 55 MC MC Dq
Rory Sabbatini 55 19 14 MC MC MC MC
Hiroshi Iwata MC MC 38 MC 55 21 Wd
Jason Bohn MC MC MC MC MC MC MC 40
Brad Fritsch MC MC MC 43 MC MC MC
Ryan Armour 27 MC MC MC 47 MC 27
Tom Hoge 42 MC MC 35 MC MC 55
Peter Malnati 18 44 29 38 75 72 61
Miguel Angel Carballo MC 50 MC MC 79 MC 48 MC
Mark Hubbard 42 MC 58 43 47 60 MC
Tag Ridings 3 74 MC MC 68 MC
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano MC MC MC MC 78 MC
Brett Drewitt 27 MC MC MC 27 60 52 MC
Max Homa 71 MC MC MC 82 85 MC
Bobby Wyatt 77 MC MC MC 32 MC 81 MC
Steven Alker 42 MC Wd MC 68 MC
Hunter Mahan 64 MC 37 17 82 MC MC MC
Tyler Aldridge 70 MC MC Wd MC MC MC
Charlie Beljan MC Wd MC MC
Matt Every 61 MC MC MC 35 27 MC MC MC
Carl Pettersson 77 Wd MC MC MC MC MC
Bob Estes MC Wd MC 70
Shane Bertsch 67 MC MC 84 32 MC MC MC
Wyndham Clark 23 MC 51 MC
Jared du Toit 7 23 45 9 29
Bryn Parry
Garrett Rank
Matt Hill 28 MC MC MC 20
Hugo Bernard 7
Mike Weir MC 72
Sam Horsfield 55 MC MC
Austin James
Player 2016 2015 2013 2009 2008 2004
Dustin Johnson 2 2 Wd
Matt Kuchar 9 7 2 MC
Kevin Chappell MC 68
Brandt Snedeker 5 1 5
Charley Hoffman 7 16 28
Gary Woodland 61
Bubba Watson 2 21 MC MC
JB Holmes MC* 16
Adam Hadwin 49 7 MC
William McGirt 59 34 2
Tony Finau 70 22
Anirban Lahiri
James Hahn 11 40
Scott Piercy MC* 52 40
Shane Lowry
Jhonattan Vegas 1 48
Sean O`Hair MC MC MC 3
Danny Lee 32
Ian Poulter
Jim Furyk 13 4 9 14
Sung Kang MC
Jim Herman MC 22 MC
Hudson Swafford 14 72
Daniel Summerhays MC 11 MC
David Lingmerth 12
Keegan Bradley
Graeme McDowell MC MC MC*
Jason Kokrak 31
Mackenzie Hughes MC
Graham DeLaet MC Wd MC 46
Harris English
Ryan Palmer 43 41 31 MC 22
Patrick Rodgers 32 MC
Patrick Cantlay
Roberto Castro 65 48 6
Chris Kirk 14 21
Chez Reavie 14 41 31 MC 1
Billy Hurley 49 MC
Ollie Schniederjans 22
JJ Spaun 41
Scott Brown MC 61
Luke List 14 21
Harold Varner MC
Smylie Kaufman
Grayson Murray
Morgan Hoffmann MC MC 52
Cameron Smith MC
Chad Campbell 26 11 16 26
CT Pan
Dominic Bozzelli
Kelly Kraft 26
Stewart Cink MC 5 4
Ryo Ishikawa MC* MC*
Brian Stuard MC 22 MC*
Vaughn Taylor 43 41 MC
Andres Romero 34 21
Kevin Tway
Whee Kim 38 MC
Nick Taylor MC 56 MC 53
David Hearn MC 3 44 58 MC
Ben Martin MC
JT Poston
Seung-Yul Noh 59 MC* MC*
Michael Kim 49
Alex Cejka 5 41 58
DA Points MC 56 46
Geoff Ogilvy 9 MC
John Huh MC MC MC
Kyle Reifers MC MC MC
Trey Mullinax
Blayne Barber 63 MC*
Johnson Wagner 43 18 MC MC
Matt Jones MC MC MC
Brian Gay 73 Wd MC
Derek Fathauer 43 48 40
Cody Gribble
Scott Stallings MC MC
Cameron Tringale 14 44
Robert Garrigus MC MC MC Wd 44
Retief Goosen 76 2 30
Sebastian Munoz
Ricky Barnes 5 11 MC
Rick Lamb
Vijay Singh 59 MC 31 1
Brandon Hagy
KJ Choi 38 76
Curtis Luck
Nick Watney 34 MC
Ryan Brehm
Boo Weekley
Richy Werenski
Martin Flores 63 MC
Bryce Molder MC 16
Jonathan Randolph MC*
Spencer Levin 14 MC MC
Troy Merritt 32 MC
Tyrone Van Aswegen 74 34
Zac Blair MC 70
Ryan Blaum
Sam Saunders 75 22
Seamus Power
Andres Gonzales MC 22 MC 62
Greg Chalmers 70 40 MC 40
Cameron Percy 26 18 44
Camilo Villegas 49 22 52 24 53 MC
Andrew Loupe MC MC
Chad Collins MC 41 48
Tim Wilkinson MC 22 MC
Chris Stroud 38 MC MC Wd
Brian Campbell
Ben Crane 9 48
Ernie Els 65 MC 21
JJ Henry MC 41 31 MC
Mark Anderson
Joel Dahmen
Brett Stegmaier 49
Ryan Ruffels MC*
Julian Etulain
Will MacKenzie MC Wd
Willy Wilcox MC
Greg Owen MC MC 12 Wd
Ken Duke 49 MC 40 11 MC
Nicholas Lindheim
Steve Wheatcroft 5 58
Shawn Stefani MC
Rory Sabbatini MC 11 12
Hiroshi Iwata 65
Jason Bohn 2 40
Brad Fritsch MC MC Wd MC
Ryan Armour MC 53
Tom Hoge MC 5
Peter Malnati MC
Miguel Angel Carballo 79
Mark Hubbard 49 MC
Tag Ridings MC Wd MC 52
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano
Brett Drewitt
Max Homa MC
Bobby Wyatt
Steven Alker MC*
Hunter Mahan MC 63 Wd 4
Tyler Aldridge 38 MC
Charlie Beljan MC
Matt Every MC 28
Carl Pettersson MC Wd 11
Bob Estes 52 8 14
Shane Bertsch 30
Wyndham Clark
Jared du Toit 9
Bryn Parry MC
Garrett Rank 77 MC
Matt Hill MC
Hugo Bernard MC
Mike Weir MC 49 24 5 2
Sam Horsfield
Austin James

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