Golf Rankings for RBC Canadian Open
Jim Furyk [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #21
Furyk hasn’t missed a cut all year with only one result coming outside of the top 20 in his last 10 starts. His last two appearances have been a T12 at the U.S. Open and a solo fourth last week at the British. Furyk won this tournament on two different courses in 2006 and 2007.
Dustin Johnson [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #13
Johnson earned a share of second in last year’s Canadian Open, although it was held at Glen Abbey. This week marks the first time the event has been played at Royal Montreal since 2001. DJ has made eight consecutive cuts with four inside the top 15, including last week’s T12 at the Open Championship.
Matt Kuchar [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #6
Kuchar also got a piece of second in last year’s Canadian Open. Over his last 13 starts he’s only missed one cut but hasn’t managed a top-10 since mid-May. Kuchar’s first Canadian Open start was a missed cut at Royal Montreal in 2001.
Graeme McDowell [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #14
McDowell is hoping his European hot streak follows him back to North America. In his last three starts, McD has finished T6 at the Irish Open, won the French and placed T9 at the British.
Charl Schwartzel [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #17
Schwartzel has been unable to find consistency. Over his last five worldwide starts he’s recorded three finishes of 11th or better with a pair of missed cuts sandwiched between. Despite the hiccups, the lack of strength in this field puts Schwartzel on the short list of contenders.
Brandt Snedeker [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #20
Snedeker is the defending Canadian Open champ but hasn’t played Royal Montreal. He’s coming off a T58 at the Open Championship, but had placed T9, T11 and T21 in his three June starts.
Luke Donald [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #29
Donald played Royal Montreal back in 2001 and finished T18. He showed some signs of life a few months ago with a pair of top-three finishes during a span of three starts but has since finished outside of the top 40 in three of his last four with a missed cut.
Graham Delaet [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #30
DeLaet is the highest ranked Canadian golfer in the world by more than 100 spots. He got off to a hot start earlier this season but has missed two of his last three cuts, although they were both majors. DeLaet is playing this event for the sixth time since 2007 but has zero top-45 finishes with three missed cuts.
Charley Hoffman [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #83
Hoffman has only missed one cut all season. In the 12 starts he’s made since, Hoffman has collected seven finishes of 26th or better. He had a chance for a top-five at last year’s Canadian Open until struggling in the final round.
Hunter Mahan [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #34
After missing two consecutive cuts, Mahan has finished T24 and T32. However, he’s still in search of his first finish better than 24th since early March. Last year, Mahan held the outright lead after two rounds at the Canadian Open but withdrew following the birth of his child.
Bo Van Pelt [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #106
Van Pelt finished T6 in 2011 and T7 in 2012 at the Canadian Open but did not compete in the event last year. BVP was a train wreck earlier in the season but has made seven cuts in a row with three top-20s and three more outside of the top 60.
David Hearn [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #109
Hearn is perhaps the only other Canadian player to consider using in his native land this week. He’s made 11 starts in this tournament since 2002 but has just one top-20 to show for it. Hearn has made eight of his last nine starts this season and is coming off a T32 at the Open Championship.