WGC-Cadillac Championship Betting Preview And Tips

March 1st – 4th, 2017
Club de Golf Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico
Par: 71 / Yardage: 7,330
Purse: $9.75 million with $1,660,000 to the winner
Defending Champion: Adam Scott (Doral)

WGC Mexico. This one's gonna be explosive!

Need To Know Course Stuff

Here's what we can expect at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico this week: a course totally unlike the usual PGA Tour test. Over 7,300 yards and a par 71 but playing extremely short by Tour standards at altitude.  Organisers have max'd out the test off the tee; this place is extremely tight and the very undulating greens which have been running at 13 on the stimp in practice already will require patience.
With the field stacked with big names at short odds, this week I've decided to focus on some longer odds shots that I think could deliver a good return.  If ever there was a week where an outsider could win big, this is it.

Doc's Top Picks For The 2017 WGC Mexico Championship

Jon Rahm 33/1

Seven made cuts from seven events played, winner at Torrey Pines, T5 at Pebble after a poor start; this is the week Jon Rahm gets to hit the big time at a WGC event.  With the added advantage of a virgin venue and fluent in the local language, I'm thinking Rahmbo might just pull this off! He might as well be in Valderrama.

Francesco Molinari 66/1

Barring a blip at the Genesis Open Fran has been the man when it comes to consistency so far during the 2017 season where he has focussed solely on the PGA Tour.  Five top-15's from his last six starts and one of my go-to picks for a par-71.  T14 last time out at the The Honda where he T11 in Fairways and T7 in Greens.  More of the same please to return a place for top five or six depending on your bookie.

Louis Oosthuizen 50/1

The bookies don't fancy Louis at 50/1 but he's on my radar and will be until the Masters.  Topped the Greens in Regulation numbers last week at The Honda even though a T21 won't excite. T2 in greens hit in Phoenix also recently on his way to a solo third there.  Sooner of later the putts will drop if Louis keeps finding the greens. Too good to ignore.

Gary Woodland 66/1

Okay a 7,300 yard par 71 at altitude does not require a big hitter? But it does need a really accurate iron player? That man at the moment is Gary Woodland.  T6 at the Sony, T5 at Pebble and T2 last weekend at The Honda, Woodland hits it long, is pounding those greens and bang in form. The odd brain fart aside (laying up into water at the Honda) he's mighty odds!

Tyrrell Hatton 50/1

Arguably one of the most confident players in the field this week, it seems Tyrrell is loving this new adventure.  T4 at the Honda playing in the final group and showed form in the desert with a T3 in Dubai and T13 in Abu Dhabi.  All smiles in his Sky interview last week but incredibly focussed on the course.

Phil Mickelson 50/1

Is Club de Golf Chapultepec tailor made for Phil Mickelson? Wont have to use his driver much, rewards great irons, is a thinking mans course, will require a great short game and someone who can handle lightning fast greens. Poor in last two starts but four top 25's to start the season. DON'T count him out!

Long  Odds Glory Shot

Jhonatton Vegas 150/1 has improved his finish in every event since the Career Builders and was T4 at The Honda last week.  Great recent greens in regulation stats; another place finish would pay out big!

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