World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba Prediction and Betting Preview

Rickie Fowler is still seeking his first win since the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Rickie Fowler is still seeking his first win since the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open. / Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The international swing of the PGA Tour schedule continues with this week’s Mayakoba Golf Classic, or as it’s officially known this year, the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba.

The event is set to take place in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The tournament will feature a much stronger field then what we've seen in recent weeks.

Here are the top 15 golfers on the odds list to win the event via WynnBET Sportsbook.

Mayakoba Golf Classic Odds

  • Justin Thomas +1200
  • Viktor Hovland +1600
  • Abraham Ancer +2000
  • Tony Finau +2200
  • Scottie Scheffler +2500
  • Patrick Reed +2500
  • Brooks Koepka +2800
  • Tyrrell Hatton +2800
  • Billy Horschel +3000
  • Aaron Wise +3300
  • Cameron Tringale +3300
  • Will Zalatoris +3500
  • Matt Fitzpatrick +3500
  • Shane Lowry +3500
  • Matthew Wolff +4000

How to Handicap El Camaleon Golf Club

The worst aspect of the international swing of the PGA Tour is its lack of ShotLink Data. This will be the third week in a row that we don’t have the advanced analytics for an event like we do for the majority of professional golf events.

For that reason, past success at the tournament and finding players who strengths fit the style of golf course will be paramount when deciding who to bet on this week.

Accuracy and strong short games have led to success at El Camaleon Golf Club in years past, so that’s what we should focus on heading into this tournament. Paspalum grass is used for the greens, which can be a tricky surface for golfers who don’t have experience with it.

Key Stats for the Mayakoba Golf Classic

  • Driving accuracy
  • Ball striking
  • Strokes gained: around-the-green
  • Scrambling %
  • Strokes gained: putting

Picks to Win the Mayakoba Golf Classic

Patrick Reed +2500

Patrick Reed has struggled with his play the last couple of months, but a T2 finish at last week’s Bermuda Championship could be a sign that he’s rounding back into form. With the short game being paramount at this event, Reed should receive strong consideration from bettors.

He finished seventh on the PGA Tour in strokes gained: around-the-green last season, and his style of play fits this track to perfection. Given his performance last week, he’s a great bet to get back in the winner’s circle here.

Rickie Fowler +4500

Rickie Fowler has been desperately trying to find his game again, as the fan-favorite is on track to not qualify for several of the major events unless he’s able to secure a win soon. A strong T3 finish at the CJ Cup is a good sign that he may be finally turning things around.

When it comes to the short game, Fowler thrives. He ranked 12th in strokes gained: around-the-green last season, and he ranks 38th in that statistic in the early goings of the new campaign. El Camaleon fits his style of play well, and a solo second place finish here in 2018 and a 16th place finish in 2019 proves that fact.

Rory Sabbatini +8000

Ever since Rory Sabbatini won the silver medal at the Olympics for Slovakia (I’m rolling my eyes as I write this), his game has been strong. He finished the season with a T10 placing at the Wyndham Championship, and he recorded a T3 at the Shriners Children’s Open last month.

He enters the Mayakoba Golf Classic ranking second on the Tour in strokes gained: around-the-green, ninth in strokes gained: tee-to-green, and 13th in strokes gained: total. He has plenty of experience at this track, competing in this event every year that it’s been held since 2011. His best finish is a solo third place back in 2014, and he’s only missed the cut twice.