Five to Watch: RBC Canadian Open

Graeme McDowell
Graeme McDowell is gunning for a Ryder Cup spot as he looks for a big week at the RBC Canadian Open.

With the scintillating duel between Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson at the Open Championship still buzzing across the golf landscape, the PGA Tour returns to action with the RBC Canadian Open this week at Glen Abbey, outside Toronto.

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Stenson and Mickelson are taking the week off, as are several other top names in advance of the PGA Championship in this cramped summer schedule. There are however plenty of possibilities north of the border this week. Here are five to watch:

Jason Day: He was never really in the mix at Royal Troon but every time Day tees it up, he’s invested. He has one eye on Baltusrol next week but don’t be surprised if he finds his form this week.

Dustin Johnson: He never seems to play poorly, which may explain why he has 11 top-15 finishes in his past 12 starts.

Jim Furyk: He’s returned nicely from wrist surgery and his game rarely seems to dip. He’s due a big week soon.

Graeme McDowell: This is the fourth of five weeks in a row for McDowell, who really wants to secure a spot on Europe’s Ryder Cup team. He’s in good form and he’s motivated.

Matt Kuchar: He stayed on the edge of contention at the Open Championship and he’s had his chances this summer. One of these weeks all the putts will fall. Maybe this is the week.

 

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