Sleeper Picks: RBC Canadian Opentext sizeJuly 23, 2013
By Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy Columnist
Sleeper Picks: RBC Canadian Open Adam Hadwin ... This is just his fourth PGA TOUR appearance since threatening to earn full playing privileges during the 2011 season as a non-member in only five starts. The native of British Columbia has competed in the RBC Canadian Open three times, but this will be his competitive foray at Glen Abbey. He's currently 53rd in earnings on the Web.com Tour with a pair of top 10s in the last month. Also ranks fifth in par breakers on the circuit that demands going low.
Brian Stuard ... Took two weeks off following a share of sixth place at The Greenbrier Classic. It was his fourth top 10 of the year, but first in four months. Placed T6 at Congressional in accuracy off the tee, fourth in strokes gained-putting and fifth in scrambling. Those metrics align with his full-season ranks of 34th, 45th and 38th, respectively. As a Michigan native, he may also possess a comfort zone in the climes of summertime in the North. Seung-yul Noh ... After months of patience and commitment to the instruction of Sean Foley despite no top 45s over a 17-tournament stretch, the second-year PGA TOUR member emerged with his best finish of the season at the Sanderson Farms Championship. En route to his T14 at Annandale, he ranked T9 in par breakers and T3 in par-4 scoring average.
Richard H. Lee ... Survivor of his last five cuts and nine of his last 10. Two top 10s and another four top 25s this season, the most recent of which a T16 at the AT&T National. Ranks 28th in fairways hit, T43 in greens in regulation, 21st in strokes gained-putting, 10th in scrambling and first in par-3 scoring. Brian Hadley ... It wouldn't be proper to ignore the recent success of the assistant professional at Thames Valley Golf Club in London, Ontario. He opened the PGA of Ontario Championship with a 59 at Deere Ridge GC in Kitchener and defended his title by 10 strokes in the 36-hole event on July 15-16. The 32-year-old earned his tee time at Glen Abbey this week via a regional qualifier. "Having my family with me and them watching me play in the Canadian Open is going to be special," he told PGAofOntario.com." I'm really looking forward to it." In his only previous PGA TOUR start, he missed the cut at the 2007 Buick Open.