World Wide Technology Championship Betting Guide & Prop Bets

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World Wide Technology Championship Betting Guide & Prop Bets

Recap of Last Weeks Bets

MarketsSelectionResult
To WinJim KnousLost
Top Ten FinishSahith TheegalaLost
Top 20 FinishMatthew NeSmithLost
Top European PlayerHarry HallLost

Profit/Loss (This week) – Loss of $40 to a $10 Stake

Profit/Loss (Overall) – Loss of $207 to a $10 Stake

On to this week’s event.

The PGA Tour’s 2021 calendar still has three regular events left. Before we return to mainland America for the next two, we’ll fly to Mexico for the newly renamed World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba, held at El Camaleon Golf Club. El Camaleon Golf Club, a Greg Norman-designed 7,017-yard par 71 course, has hosted this event since its establishment in 2007. It began as an alternate event to the WGC-Matchplay earlier in the year, but in 2013 it was moved to this spot on the schedule to become a primary event at the start of the PGA Tour season.

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The course is created through a mix of tropical jungle and mangrove forest, with both densities making them incredibly punishing if you happen to come across them. However, as long as your misses aren't too big, you can get away with missing the odd fairway here because the rough is practically non-existent. Instead, the fairways and the majority of the green complexes are covered in the rarely encountered paspalum grass. The same grass is utilized in the Dominican Republic's Corales Puntacana event and at this year's PGA Championship on Kiawah Island.

Fred Funk won the inaugural edition of the World Wide Technology Championship (initially called the Mayakoba Golf Classic) as recently as 2007. It used to be a relatively weak event, but some notable names have started to show up, and the world number 17 Viktor Hovland won last year's edition. Mayakoba's recent fields have been good, but this year's field is one of the best in the tournament's history. Justin Thomas, Tony Finau, Rickie Fowler, Viktor Hovland, Brooks Koepka, Sergio Garcia, Joaquin Niemann, Patrick Reed, Scottie Scheffler, and Will Zalatoris are among the 132 golfers in the competition.

This week, there are a lot of established golfers who are still looking for their first PGA Tour triumph. Players like Cameron Tringale, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, and Talor Gooch are in the same position as the final two rookies of the year, Scottie Scheffler and Will Zalatoris, who are leading the charge.

On to our picks for this year…

To Win
Matthew Wolff +4000


Although Matthew Wolff is showcasing his apparent talent, he is slowly becoming the nearly man as he recently claimed his fourth second-place finish at the Shriners Children's Open. However, I believe that wins come with experience, and a win for this young man might be around the corner. He has played two tournaments so far this season and shot seven rounds of 70 golf. Therefore, Wolff will be drooling at the prospect of tacking this relatively easy golf course. He is deadly accurate off the tee, which is an excellent trait to have when playing any coastal golf course. This is backed up by solid approach play, and he can gobble up anything in and around the green. I see Wolff making many birdies this week and, therefore, should be in contention come Sunday afternoon.

Top 20 Finish
Jhonattan Vegas +500


Vegas has had a steady start to the season after a blistering finish to the previous one. He placed 20th here last year and wasn’t in anywhere near the form he is in right now. He also finished tenth here in 2017 and has played in this tournament every year apart from the first-ever one, which means he knows the course as well as any player in the field. He is decent off the tee and has an excellent iron game. He can be erratic around the green and isn’t the best putter of a golf ball, but he has the advantage of playing on slow greens like these back home in Venezuela, which will be a leveler for him.

Top Rest of the World Player
Abraham Ancer +330


If the Mexican native can deal with the expectations of being one of the favorites at his home PGA event, he has every chance of claiming glory this week. The world number 14 placed 14th the last time we saw him at the CJ Cup and has had a decent rest coming into this event. His form figures here read 12/8/21/9/55/CUT, which is arguably the best in the field, especially if you disregard his two rookie seasons. Apart from his putting which is second to none at present, it’s hard to pinpoint where Ancer excels. However, similarly, it's hard to find an area of his game with any flaws.

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