A new betting opportunity awaits PGA fans as the first-ever event is being held at Greg Norman’s Signature Course known as the Vidanta Villarta. This event takes place at the beautiful course in Vallarta, Mexico. We should be in for an exciting event!
A few betting favorites are back in action this week after several top players took off last week for the Zurich Classic. Below you can see which betting favorites top the list.
- Date: Apr 28–May 1, 2022
- Course: Vidanta Vallarta
- Watch on: GOLF, CBS
- Purse: $7,300,000
Top Betting Favorites at Play
Betting on the Mexico Open is a bit different than most events since this will be the debut of this event on the PGA Tour. In addition, only four players competing rank inside the top 30 for best players in the world, with Jon Rahm being the highest at number three.
Below are the top 10 golfers for potential favorite odds to win. The following has been provided by DraftKings:
- Jon Rahm +350
- Cameron Tringale +2000
- Gary Woodland +2000
- Kevin Na +2000
- Abraham Ancer +2000
- Tony Finau +2500
- Sebastian Munoz +2500
- Chris Kirk +3500
- Aaron Wise +4000
- Patrick Reed +4000
*odds could change at any time
Abraham Ancer is the second highest-ranked golfer in this event, currently at 20th. He is a long way from Jon Rahm in the rankings but offers one of the best values for a higher-ranked golfer in this event. In addition, his game could translate well here.
Patrick Reed could be a steal in this tournament but also appears to be a long shot to some. His recent play has not been extraordinary leading up to this one, but he has placed inside the top 35 in his last three starts. He also won the WGC-Mexico Championship back in 2020.
Jon Rahm is almost a betting pick to either pass on or say “duh” and pick him anyway for how heavy the market is favoring him. His recent play has not been the greatest, coming off of a tie for 27th at the Masters.
Rahm has yet to impress this season and has fallen off of the number one spot. Based on his value, you could throw some money at him, but there is a lot better value on the board.
Most Likely Favorite to Succeed
Gary Woodland’s game is a lot to like here. Over the last 24 rounds, he has one of the best strokes gained stats compared to the field.
He has almost nailed a few victories to his portfolio this year, with his closest being a tie for the fifth finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. In addition, he also has a T8 at Valero and T21 at the Valspar Championship.
If he continues to kill it in the approach game and stay on track from tee to green, he will dominate here. With how “weak” the field is compared to most golfing events, this is an excellent opportunity to snag a win.