Harry’s Picks and Golf Odds from Mexico and Puerto Rico
The WGC Championships
From Mexico City, Mexico
And the Puerto Rico Open
From Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
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The Best Plays on the Golf Odds this Weekend: Favorites to win the World Golf Championship
This will make the 4th straight year the WGC has played this tournament in Mexico City, Mexico. The field is stacked this week as they come off of a great weekend of golf in Los Angeles.
Favorites to Win WGC
+500 Rory McIlroy
+600 Dustin Johnson
+1000 Justin Thomas
+1000 Jon Rahm
+1600 Adam Scott
+2000 Tommy Fleetwood
The Best Plays on the Golf Odds this Weekend: Top 40 and Top 20 Finish Odds
Tyrrell Hatton -150
Hatton is a guy who has a game that fits this course in Mexico City; in the three tournaments here, Hatton has three top 20 finishes, including a third place finish.
Tommy Fleetwood -155
Much like fellow Englishman Hatton, Fleetwood also enjoys the dimensions of this course. In the last three years, Fleetwood has finished 19th (last year’s tourney), 14th (in ’18), and 2nd (in 2017).
Adam Scott -160
The UNLV graduate is fresh off collecting the 1.7M prize at Riviera Country Club last week. Scott really has his putting game working well and he currently is 6th in putting on tour. Rolling with the way Scott is playing is hardly a stretch and to finish in the top 20 would be a solid result, especially with a smaller field than normal.
Sergio Garcia +150
Garcia hasn’t been playing much so I’ll try playing it safe with him for top 20 primarily based on past performance at this course. Garcia has finished in the top three in each of the last three times he has played the course.
The Best Plays on the Golf Odds this Weekend: Top 10 and Top 5 Finish Odds
Adam Scott +160
Let’s take Scott for top 10 also, since his putting has been so good of late and I can definitely see him getting on a roll this weekend.
Justin Thomas +105
I fully expect Thomas to rebound from missing the cut last week in Los Angeles. Thomas is 2nd on tour in birdie average at 4.83 birdies per round. He’s first in Fed Ex Cup points and is currently ranked fourth in the world. Thomas also has three straight top 10 finishes here.
Dustin Johnson -145
Johnson has won in Mexico twice in the last three years and he finished at -21 under last season. I guess that’s good.
Dustin Johnson +160
Johnson is ranked fifth in the world and has two Top 10 finishes to his credit this season, including one from last week’s tournament at the Genesis Invitational. Johnson is so good off the tee and that has enabled him to be first on tour in eagles and he can put up negative numbers in a hurry when he’s feeling it.
The Best Plays on the Golf Odds this Weekend: the Puerto Rico Open
With plenty of the pros playing in Mexico City, this tourney can open the door for excellent players who did not qualify for the WGC.
Here are some golfers to take a look at to win the Puerto Rico Open:
+1800 Ian Poulter
Poulter is always a dangerous golfer who has 16 career worldwide victories and is ranked 55th in the world.
+2200 Scott Brown
Brown loves playing here and has three straight top 10 finishes and had a solid tournament in Los Angeles last week.
+6000 Kiradech Aphibarnrat
This Thailand native has been off his game the past 6-9 months but can explode at anytime and at those odds he is worth a shot.
+12500 Martin Trainer
A lot of media would say Trainer’s win in Puerto Rico last year was a fluke, but he was a rookie and, in only his 11th start on tour, he got it done on a Sunday, which is never easy. +12500 is huge odds for a defending champ so it will be interesting to see how Trainer fares.
Harry GagnonExpert Writer
Harry Gagnon spent 14 years as a Vegas Sportsbook Supervisor and holds a Communications degree from SUNY-Oswego. You might know him better as part of the Degenerate Trifecta on the award nominated betting podcast “Against All odds with Cousin Sal” on the Ringer Podcast Network. Feel free to find him on Twitter (@AAOHarry) and tweet him a message if you want to talk casinos, sports, or just shoot the breeze about betting in general cause, hey, that’s what Twitter is for, right?