World Wide Technology Championship Betting Picks – Best PGA Bets at Mayakoba

By Dan Vasta in Golf
| November 2, 2021 10:18 am PDT

The PGA Tour is nearing the end of the 2021 season. There are a few more tournaments that will feature the top players.

There are over 120 golfers in the field this year for the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba. Last season we saw Viktor Hovland become the fifth European since 1945 to capture multiple times on the PGA Tour before turning 24 years old. He joined a select company.

  • Sergio Garcia
  • Rory McIlroy
  • Jon Rahm
  • Seve Ballesteros

Before revealing my best bets and sleeper picks via for this week’s tournament in Mexico, here are the latest details on the course. Hovland will be looking for his third PGA Tour win.

  • Fred Funk won the first World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba in 2007, finishing 14-under par for the tournament. The tournament was known as the Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun.
  • Brendan Todd won in 2019, finishing 20-under par for the tournament.
  • The World Wide Technology Championship was the first PGA Tour event in Mexico this century.
  • Winner’s Share: $1.296 Million
  • The overall purse: $7.2 Million

Best World Wide Technology Championship Bets

The last four winners have all won by one stroke, bringing the excitement and drama up a few notches. Since 2007 when the tournament debuted, only once has the winner won by more than two strokes. Here are your best bets, looking at two favorites that I forecast at finding success.

Justin Thomas (+1200)

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Thomas is coming off a successful recent run after finishing T-18th at the CJ Cup a few weeks ago. He shot 18-under par and has had success at this tournament last season, where he had a few sensational days that put him in the running.

  • Round 1: 72 (+1)
  • Round 2: 67 (-4)
  • Round 3: 62 (-9)
  • Round 4: 69 (-2)

Tyrrell Hatton (+2500)

Another tremendous talent, Hatton has never won a major in his career. He has exceptional showings, but he will be looking to ride recent momentum towards the top of the leaderboard in Mexico.

Hatton shot an 18-under at the CJ Cup like Thomas did, tying for 18th in the tournament. The England-born golfer is looking for his second career PGA Tour win.

His lone win was at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March of 2020. Hatton has been productive at approaching the green, but the production picks up when he gets on. On the season, he is ranked 5th in SG: Putting.

Abraham Ancer (+1800)

The World Wide Technology Championship has never had somebody win on its home soil. Ancer came close last year, finishing tied for 12th, and Carlos Ortiz ended up eighth.

The former Oklahoma Sooners also relies on a dominant game on the green. For the season, he is ranked 31st in SG: Putting.

As the number two favorite on consensus sportsbooks, Ancer will be looking for his second PGA Tour victory. He picked up his first one back at the end of summer in August at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.

Two Best World Wide Technology Championship Sleepers

The favorites aren’t as challenging to find some winners. Plus, they are the proven commodities that have consistently been the best players on tour. Selecting and finding the winning sleepers requires momentum and recent success on tour.

Rickie Fowler (+4500)

Fowler also comes into the weekend with plenty of momentum after success at the CJ Cup, where he shot 22-under par. He came up short of winning the tournament, falling three shots shy of Rory McIlroy.

The former Oklahoma State Cowboy on the season is No. 81 in the World Golf Rankings. Fowler is ranked 15th in SG: Tee-To-Green. Fowler has not had the best of years, but he will be looking for his first tour win since February of 2019.

Carlos Ortiz (+6600)

Ortiz has momentum from the CJ Cup, with a Top 25 finish, but playing at home should make for a fun weekend. As a deep sleeper, Ortiz has a great approach to the green with the ability to have an advantage over the field.

For the season, he is ranked 23rd in SG: Off-the-tee. Ortiz will look to stay in the hunt after finishing, in a tie for an eighth-place finish last season. Shooting under 70 in all four rounds will keep any golfer in the running, and perhaps he will get lady luck on his side in Mexico.



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