McIlroy looks for third title as PGA Tour returns to Canada

All eyes turn to Canada this week on the PGA Tour as they head north of the border to Hamilton Golf Club in Ontario.

Rory McIlroy returns to action as hot favourite heading into this week’s event and will be looking to win a third RBC Canadian Open.

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McIlroy is joined by a big field with names such as Tommy Fleetwood, Sahith Theegala and Shane Lowry are all teeing it up this week but the world number one will not be in attendance.

Scottie Scheffler, who finished tied second last week in the Charles Schwab Challenge to Davis Riley, will take a week off to regroup himself before he heads to Ohio for the Memorial Tournament.

McIlroy took last week off in preparation for this week’s Canadian Open which is a course that the Northern Irish man seems to play his best golf on winning twice and finishing tied ninth in his three appearances but can he be toppled this week, we look at his contenders.

Shane Lowry

Lowry who for many hasn’t played great golf all year but his top six at the PGA championship could suggest that the Irish man might have a say in this week’s tournament especially if his putting improves.

Corey Conners

Probably Canada’s best chance of a home winner this week, Conners who has shown glimpses of form throughout the season would love to give the home crowd something to cheer for coming up the last on Sunday evening.

Sahith Theegala

A man who really has found his game this season, Sahith Theegala, could throw a curveball at this week’s event, coming into the tournament off his tied 12th finish two weeks ago. If the Pepperdine University Alumni golfer can get his course management in order, he could be McIlroy’s main competitor this week.