Betting Preview for the 2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic With Odds, Predictions, and Best Bets

| November 30, 2020 11:42 am PDT

We’re in paradise this week for the final PGA Tour event on the 2020 schedule. It’ll be the 14th consecutive year that El Camaleon Golf Club has hosted a tournament in the fall – giving players a perfect excuse to head to the Caribbean to close out the year.

Here’s a Mayakoba Golf Classic betting preview to get you ready for the action.

2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic Odds to Win

Slotted third in Official World Golf Ranking, Justin Thomas is the lone top-10 player (according to OWGR) teeing it up in Playa del Carmen. With that being said, Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger clock in #12 and #13, respectively. Four others ranked inside the top 27 are here (Tony Finau #19, Abraham Ancer #22, Viktor Hovland #26, Marc Leishman #27).

The strong field is especially noteworthy given it’s the week after Thanksgiving, and the tournament is taking place outside of the United States.

Now for some Mayakoba Golf Classic predictions.

Mayakoba Golf Classic Pick to Win

If there was ever an event that catered to the shorter and more accurate golfers, the Mayakoba Golf Classic is it.

Seriously, you won’t find a single “bomber” on the list of past champions at El Camaleon GC. What you will find is a table littered with “short knockers” known for their precision.

Year Winner
2019 Brendon Todd
2018 Matt Kuchar
2017 Patton Kizzire
2016 Pat Perez
2015 Graeme McDowell
2014 Charley Hoffman
2013 Harris English
2012 Jon Huh
2011 Johnson Wagner
2010 Cameron Beckman
2009 Mark Wilson
2008 Brian Gay
2007 Fred Funk


Staying on theme, I’m targeting a precise golfer who has spent the last few months knocking on the door for his fourth PGA Tour victory.

After closing out the 2019-20 campaign with three straight top 25s – two of which were top-10s – Russell Henley has continued firing on all cylinders. A pair of top-4s and nothing worse than a T30 in six starts this season, to be exact.

Talk about a player with no weaknesses to speak of, the 31-year-old Georgia product sits inside the top-10 in driving accuracy, GIR, and scrambling.

Considering Henley leads the PGA Tour in back-nine scoring average and ranks 2nd in par-4 scoring average, it’s no surprise that Russell has shot under par in 18 of 20 rounds since October. The dude is 62-under-par in his last five events, and by heading over to XBet, you can lock him in at +2500.

I’m already on board.

  • Russell Henley

More Predictions and Best Bets for the Mayakoba Golf Classic

The “to win” market isn’t the only way to attack the top betting sites this week. Here are two more predictions for the Mayakoba Golf Classic you can convert into wagers.

Patton Kizzire to Finish Top 10

The 2017 Mayakoba Golf Classic winner has quietly regained his form in the fall. A “forgettable” 2019-20 season is in the rear-view mirror, thanks to a strong surge since showing up in Sin City. Patton followed a T24 at the Shriners with a T11 in Houston and a T10 at Sea Island.

Joel Dahmen to Finish Top 20

Joel Dahmen is close to putting it all together. He finished 8th at the Zozo Championship and fired 61 in blustery conditions during the second round at the RSM Classic.

However, perhaps the chief reason I’m endorsing Dahmen in my Mayakoba Golf Classic predictions post is due to his consistent play at this venue. In three previous trips to El Camaleon Golf Club (2017-2019), Joel has shot under par all 12 of his rounds. T6 last year (69-69-66-65).

Michael Wynn

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