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2019 PGA Tour Mayakoba Classic Odds & Picks

Matt Kuchar on the tee
Matt Kuchar is the defending champion of the Mayakoba Classic. Photo by Omar Rawlings (Flickr) [CC License]
  • The Mayakoba Classic from Mexico tees off Thursday, November 14th
  • Decent field includes five members from upcoming Presidents Cup
  • See the golfers with the best value to emerge victorious

The PGA Tour returns to Mexico for the Mayakoba Classic this week, which should bring back some sweet memories for defending champion Matt Kuchar – and also some horrid PR nightmares.

This was the tournament he won and was tight with his wallet as he massively underpaid his local caddy for the week which turned into an ongoing storyline throughout last season, as he took potshots from fellow players, fans and analysts alike.

Kuchar is one of two Americans (along with Tony Finau) to be playing in next month’s Presidents Cup teeing it up this week, to go along with three International team members.

2019 Mayakoba Classic Odds

Golfer Odds at Bovada Odds at BetOnline
Matt Kuchar +1400 +1600
Jason Day +1600 +1800
Viktor Hovland +1800 +1600
Tony Finau +2000 +1800
Billy Horschel +2200 +2000
Joaquin Niemann +2200 +2200
Russell Knox +2500 +2800
Abraham Ancer +2800 +2800
Charles Howell III +2800 +2800
Scottie Scheffler +2800 +3300

Odds taken November 11th

Viktor Hovland is Ready to Win

Life comes at you fast and for the PGA Tour, long gone are the days that young players have to pay their dues with years of hardship to earn their maiden victory – just ask hyped rookies Matthew Wolff and Collin Morikawa who have already tasted victory in 2019.

Not to be forgotten, Viktor Hovland also has incredible game and has been stellar in his first campaign as well.

Hovland has been sensational, setting a PGA Tour record for most consecutive rounds in the 60’s and the scary thing is, the Norwegian is just scratching the surface of his potential. While his +1800 odds aren’t amazing for bettors, you’re still getting a bit of value on him as the third favorite to win this week and he’s definitely worthy of a wager.

Viktor Hovland’s Best PGA Tour Finishes in 2019

Tournament Result
Wyndham Championship 4th
Military Tribute at the Greenbrier T-10th
US Open T-12th
Rocket Mortgage Classic T-13th
3M Open T-13th

Past Five Mayakoba Classic Winners

Year Winner
2018 Matt Kuchar
2017 Patton Kizzire
2016 Pat Perez
2015 Graeme McDowell
2014 Charley Hoffman

2019 Mayakoba Classic Best Value Picks

  1. Danny Lee (+4000): Runner-up at this tournament last year to Kuchar. Lee has been playing great golf of late as well, finishing runner-up to Justin Thomas at the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges then following that up with a top ten finish at the ZOZO Championship.
  2. Cameron Champ (+5000): Prodigious power and a remarkable game, Champ should never have these odds against a weaker field. Won just three events ago at the Safeway Open. Produced a top-10 at this tournament last year.
  3. Carlos Ortiz (+6600): Local product will have the crowd on his side this week. Made the cut in his last four events, bookended by a pair of tie for fourth place results at the Sanderson Farms Championship and the Houston Open.
  4. Brendon Todd (+10000): Not often can you win your last PGA Tour event (albeit at an opposite field to the main tournament) and have these long of odds, but that’s the case for Todd this week in Mexico.
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