The Mexico Open arrives for the first time on the PGA Tour. Since this is the event’s debut, nearly all of the golfers competing have never played here.
In addition, bettors have no history to go off of here. This might be a perfect opportunity for an underdog to get it done.
Date: Apr 28–May 1, 2022
Course: Vidanta Vallarta
Watch on: GOLF, CBS
Top Betting Underdogs at Play
Only a few top-ranked golfers are competing, and two are within the top 20 overall. Many underdogs will be in contention here.
Below are just outside the top 10 for potential underdog odds to win. The following has been provided by DraftKings:
Brendon Todd +4000
Kevin Streelman +4000
Aaron Rai +5000
Adam Long +5000
Cameron Champ +5000
Charles Howell III +5000
Matt Jones +5000
Russell Knox +5000
Doug Ghim +5000
C.T. Pan +6600
*odds are subject to changes
Brendon Todd has some quality finishes on the year and a few momentum boosters for this one. He is coming off of a T26 finish at the RBC Heritage.
Before that, he had a T8 at the Valero Texas Open. Earlier in the year, he started off strong at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am with a T16 finish.
Kevin Streelman is one of those players that might steal the show when given the opportunity. He has a T22 finish at the Genesis Invitational, T7 at the Valspar Championship, and a T18 at the Valero Texas Open.
His iron game works well with what is predicted of this event. However, little history has been given for this course.
Adam Long is fresh off of a T12 finish at the RBC Heritage. Before that, he had a T35 finish at the Valero Texas Open.
His game should translate well for this event, especially with recent momentum and his ball-striking. If he can connect on birdie putts, he has a shot at winning.
This year, Charles Howell III has been flirting with a win, and this could be the event to do it at. He recently posted a T4 finish at Valero and a T32 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
A bad day or two will not put him away easily here as one of the more positive golfers in the field. This could be the opportunity he has been waiting for.
Most Likely Underdog to Succeed
Matt Jones has had a fairly volatile year so far. He has landed two top-three finishes, with one of those being a runner-up finish at the Valero Texas Open.
He also had three missed cuts in a row dating from January to February but has looked better since. Besides his excellent play at Valero, he has a T15 finish at the Genesis Open.
Jones has some of the most compelling odds for an underdog to take over. With that being said, he makes for a great pick to consider.