Best Matchups Bets for the 2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic

| December 1, 2020 10:41 am PDT

Uncovering sincere value in golf matchups is typically a grueling process. However, that’s not the case this week in the Caribbean.

A few Mayakoba Golf Classis head-to-head picks are jumping off the page and screaming with upside.

Check it out.

Chris Kirk vs. Doug Ghim

Chris Kirk-123
Doug Ghim+103

I highlighted Doug Ghim as one of my Mayakoba Golf Classic sleeper picks due to his surging form as of late. Ghim’s tallied four top-25s in five appearances in 2020-21 – which includes finishing T14 and T18 in his last two starts.

Flip the coin, and Chris Kirk has cracked the top-40 just once in his last nine events.

Why lay money wondering how Kirk will perform when we can back Ghim in plus-money territory knowing he’s playing good golf?

The simple answer is we don’t. We ride Ghim straight into the sunset.

  • Doug Ghim

Carlos Ortiz vs. Brendon Todd

Carlos Ortiz+119
Brendon Todd-143

Forget about Brendon Todd winning the 2019 Mayakoba Golf Classic. Todd is a completely different player right now, having fallen out of the groove he was in last fall. The guy that was striping his driver and holing tons of mid-range putts is now searching to find that rhythm.

Hence, Brendon has accumulated two missed cuts and nothing better than a T37 in five starts since the US Open.

Carlos Ortiz is coming off a victory in his last appearance (Houston Open), not to mention, he finished runner-up to Todd last year right here at El Camaleon Golf Club.

Frankly, I’d hop on the Ortiz train at even money versus Todd and be happy about it. Latching on at +119 is music to my ears.

  • Carlos Ortiz

Scott Piercy vs. Keegan Bradley

Scott Piercy+102
Keegan Bradley-122

Staying on the theme of laying no juice whatsoever, here’s another one of my best Mayakoba Golf Classic head-to-head picks. I’ll concede that Keegan Bradley is the more consistent ball-striker of this pair, but let’s dig deeper than that.

Keegan missed the cut in Playa del Carmen last year, Scott finished 26th. The year before, Bradley skipped this tournament while Piercy was busy logging a T6 (62 in the final round).

But wait, there’s more.

  • In Keegan’s last seven starts, the die-hard Patriots fan has missed four cuts and registered two top-40s.
  • In Scott’s last seven starts, the Las Vegas native has missed one cut and has registered five top-40s

If you look at Piercy’s game log closer, you’ll see a trio of top-20s and a T32 during his last four outings.

  • Scott Piercy

More Mayakoba Golf Classic Picks

These Mayakoba Golf Classic matchup picks are just one way to bet on this week’s PGA Tour event. You can play DFS golf, bet on who wins the tournament, or even attack the top-10 and top-20 markets.

Michael Wynn

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