World Wide Technology Championship betting tips: Scheffler to shine
Odds and preview for this week’s PGA Tour tournament
There is a strong field at the El Camaleon Golf Club at Mayakoba, Mexico, for this week’s PGA Tour event and we look at the odds to find some World Wide Technology Championship betting tips.
Viktor Hovland returns to defend the title he won last year but will face a field that includes past PGA Tour Players of the Year Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka.
Brendon Todd (2019), Matt Kuchar (2018), Patton Kizzire (2017) and Pat Perez (2016) are among the recent winners.
El Camaleon is a par-71, 7,017-yard course, which is considered relatively short these days, designed by Greg Norman. The Mayan Riviera landscapes offer tropical jungle, ocean-front stretches and mangroves, and scoring is usually at a premium, with the last five winners all averaging just a shade over 20 under par.
The winner receives 500 FedExCup points and there is a deep line-up with 10 Ryder Cup players and four assistant captains among the field, along with 12 Major winners.
Of the main protagonists, Justin Thomas is the favourite at 11/1. He missed last weekend’s Bermuda Championship, which was won by Lucas Herbert, and posted a decent 18-under par T18 finish at the CJ Cup @ Summit following his Ryder Cup success with Team USA.
The Players Championship winner has been ultra-consistent this year. Thomas posted seven top-10s and made the cut in 21 of 23 starts. He shot a tournament-low 62 here in 2020 en route to his T12 finish.
Hovland is 14/1 this week. He won his second PGA Tour event here last year, shooting all four rounds in the 60s to fend off Aaron Wise and win by one stroke.
Like Thomas, he was T18 at the CJ Cup, having previously posted a T44 at the Shriners Children’s Open. The BMW International Open winner has enjoyed a solid 2021 which has included seven top-10s, including runner-up finishes at the Farmers Insurance Open and WGC-Workday Championship. He has also made the cut in 22 of 24 starts.
Abraham Ancer (pictured below), winner of the FedEx St Jude Invitational in August, is on home soil this week.
He finished T12 here in 2020 and would appear to have a great chance of landing his odds of 20/1.
At larger odds
Billy Horschel, at 22/1, was T5 here last year and was a recent winner of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
The six-time PGA Tour winner and ardent West Ham fan will certainly have his supporters with the game to suit this course and is one to consider for World Wide Technology Championship betting tips.
Northern Trust winner Tony Finau has collected eight top-10s and made 22 cuts in 27 starts in 2021. He remained in good form after the Northern Tust success, posting T15 and T11 finishes at the BMW Championship and Tour Championship respectively. Like a few of the big names, he has had a break since his T45 in the CJ Cup and is a 22/1 shot this week.
Scottie Scheffler’s consistency and shot-making ability means that he won’t be long in winning on the PGA Tour. The 25-year-old has finished in the top 10 on eight occasions in 2021. He lost to Horschel in the final of the Dell Technologies Match Play, which is his closest call so far, and can be considered at 25/1.
Justin Rose is one of several Europeans playing this event for the first time and he is a 45/1 shot for World Wide Technology Championship betting tips this week.
All odds and markets correct at date of publication