PGA Betting: Mayakoba Golf Classic Best Odds, Tips & Picks
After a rare week of inaction, PGA Tour betting returns with its now annual trip to the El Camaleon resort in Mexico for the Mayakoba Golf Classic. The track twists between mangroves and the ocean, creating a test that can be tricky when the wind gets up beyond a breeze.
Mayakoba Golf Classic Best Bets
|Harris English Each Way||+5000|
|Charles Howell III Top 20 Finish||+138|
|Fabian Gomez Win||+10000|
|Fabian Gomez Top 10 Finish||+1000|
All odds are current as of publication and subject to change.
PICK 1: Harris English Each Way
There have been 12 editions of this tournament, albeit often with a different name, and we’ve learned that the location heavily impacts the winner. Time and again the champions are golfers who thrive (or go on to thrive) at similar tests. So Waialae (home of the Sony Open), Harbour Town (The Heritage) and Southwind (the St. Jude Classic) have proved strong pointers, as have other venues on minor tours that call for proficiency on Bermuda (or Bermuda-like, as this week) greens, the ability to hit tight fairways, all undertaken in humid conditions.
Harris English fits the bills in that respect. We already know how fine a fit he is for this week because he proved it not only elsewhere (winning at Southwind and third at Waialae), but right here too when winning in 2013.
Given that background, his excellent form makes for a persuasive case. He closed the regular-season with fourth at The Old White and has opened 2019-20 with sixth at Jackson Country Club in Mississippi, 33rd at Silverado and fourth last time out in Houston. A proven course horse with great play makes an intriguing each-way option at +5000 with William Hill.
PICK 2: Charles Howell III Top 20 Finish
The 40-year-old’s fondness for this course and this type of test would make him a fine option in a matchbet, but the price for him to make the top 20 has more value so let’s take his leaderboard position instead.
He’s landed a top 20 seven times in his ten visits, a formidable record that includes three top tens and two of them in his last three trips south of the border. Four winners at El Camaleon have claimed victory at Waialae (including the last two) and Howell III also boasts an amazing ratio on that track, collecting 12 top 20s in 18 starts.
We can also throw in his victory at Sea Island, close to one year ago, when he negotiated a tight challenge with strong wind and Bermuda greens with some skill. He’s also in decent play at the moment. He opened the season with fourth in the Safeway Open and before venturing out onto the Asian Swing, ticking off 20th in the CJ Cup, eighth in the Zozo Championship and 36th at the HSBC Champions. He’s available at +138 to land another Mexican-located top 20 with 888sport.
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PICK 3: Fabian Gomez Win And Top 10 Finish
The standard guides to golf betting are current and course form. Whilst they offer plenty of assistance, they have one built-in hazard which is that the same information is available to everyone else and also, crucially, the oddsmakers. To claim success at a big price, therefore, we need to break out from the norm and take a chance.
So it might be with the canny 41-year-old Argentine golfer Fabian Gomez whose two wins on the PGA Tour have come at Waialae and Southwind, layouts we’ve already established are tremendous pointers for this week.
As, too, is Le Triomphe, host of the Korn Ferry Tour’s Louisiana Open, where Gomez won in 2010 and was third this year. His course form is not the greatest, with a best of 23rd. However, past winners here struggle prior to their week of triumph. What matters, in this case, is the notion that if Gomez hits his straps, his wins elsewhere suggest he might fly.
He will also arrive in positive energy, having retained his card with second place in the Korn Ferry Tour Championship and backed it up with seventh in the Bermuda Championship last time out. He’s +10000 to win and +1000 to finish top 10 with 888sport.