GolfMagic Fantasy Picks at Canadian Open | WIN Callaway Paradym Fairway Wood

GolfMagic Fantasy: Fleetwood to shine at the Canadian Open.

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Wed, 7 Jun 2023
GolfMagic Fantasy Picks at Canadian Open | WIN Callaway Paradym Fairway Wood

It may have been a whirlwind couple of days for the PGA Tour already following its merger with Saudi PIF, but the show goes on at this week's RBC Canadian Open where Rory McIlroy starts a warm order on GolfMagic Fantasy

McIlroy might not be in the best form of his life right now but he is looking to get back on his high horse with a third consecutive victory at the Canadian Open albeit at a different venue this week in Oakdale Country Club in Toronto. 


The World No.3 was told to "f*** off" by one PGA Tour pro at a player meeting on Tuesday night as tensions reached boiling point following the PGA Tour's latest shock merger with LIV Golf

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McIlroy spoke to the media on Wednesday and admitted he still "hates LIV and hopes it goes away".

But he did speak in favour of the PGA Tour partnering with the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF). 

The Canadian Open is the third oldest continuously running tournament on the PGA Tour, after The Open Championship and the US Open.

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Need some advice with your team? 

Here's the GolfMagic squad this week: 

Pot 1: Rory McIlroy, Matt Fitzpatrick 

Given the week McIlroy has already had, it would be some feat to win the Canadian Open for a third time. However, the weight looked off his shoulders when he spoke to the media on Wednesday. 

McIlroy looked and sounded more like himself, not afraid to speak his mind and tell everyone how he felt about the current landscape of the men's professional game. 

He is bidding for a threepeat at the Canadian Open, a feat that has never been achieved in the historic tournament's history. 

But this time he is on a completely new golf course in Ontario Country Club, so it's difficult to assess any course form heading into this week. 

The Ulsterman is a warm 5/1 favourite this week following back-to-back ties for seventh in recent weeks. 

We're happy to take McIlroy as one of our Pot 1 picks. 

The other goes to reigning US Open champion Fitzpatrick, who has spoke recently about how his game is slowly coming together again. 

Fitzpatrick finished ninth last time out on the PGA Tour so he's in a bit of form arriving here, albeit on a new golf course as we say. 

Pot 2: Tommy Fleetwood (c) 

We're going for another Englishman in Fleetwood as our third pick, and we're also going to elect him as our skipper. 

Fleetwood has been playing some tidy golf of late and looks value in the Pot 2 category this week. 

He did miss the cut at the Charles Schwab Challenge recently but we are prepared to forget that week and side more with his fifth place finish at the Wells Fargo two events before that. 

To make giant strides in GolfMagic Fantasy you need to pick a captain that few others will have, so why not take a punt on Fleetwood? 

We're fairly certain McIlroy will take the majority of captain armbands this week. 

Pot 3: Corey Conners

We're going to finish with two home Canadians in the field.

First up, Conners, who very much threw away his chances of winning his maiden major title at the recent US PGA Championship in the sand late in the third round. 

He went on to finish 12th that week but he was leading on day three and held every chance before thinning his shot into the face of the bunker. 

Conners also finished eighth in his previous start before the US PGA. 

He will be relishing a shot at winning his home Open for the first time in his career, and we think he's got the best shot of all the Canadians. 

Pot 4: Mackenzie Hughes

Another Canadian who could give things a good shot this week is Hughes, who is ranked just outside the top 64 in the world right now. 

Hughes has missed three of his last four cuts, but he did finish 14th three starts ago at the Byron Nelson. 

The Canadians are always fired up for this week, so Hughes could look a decent Pot 4 pick come Sunday night.

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