Mayakoba Golf Classic In Mexico Is Final Betting Tournament of Year

Mayakoba Golf Classic Draws Strongest Field In Its History

The PGA Tour heads to Mexico for the final fall event of 2020-21. I chip-in a tournament preview and player odds in an update at TheLines.

Justin Thomas (+600) heads the field with Brooks Koepka (+1100), Harris English (+1400), Tony Finau (+1600), Abraham Ancer (+2000), Daniel Berger (+2000), Russell Henley (+2000), Viktor Hovland (+2200) and Rickie Fowler (+2500) the leading win contenders by the odds at DraftKings Sportsook.

The pressure is on Rickie Fowler this week to stay in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings. He’s currently ranked No. 49, and staying in the top 50 provides golfers a number of perks to play in not only the best events on the PGA Tour but also get invites to play in the majors and GWA events.

Pressure was not on Brooks Koepka, as he played a Pr0-Am round with uber althlete and legend, Bo Jackson.

The golf odds on all the players along with tournament player match-ups are kept up throughout the tournament at golfodds.com by Westgate SuperBook Las Vegas oddsmaker Jeff Sherman.

I provide additional coverage, golf course and player performance charts from golfstats.com, along with information you can bet on.

Dustin Johnson, who won the 2020 fall Masters, was a late withdrawl.

COURSE AND TOURNAMENT INFO

  • Course: El Camaleon Golf Club
  • Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Date: Dec. 3-6, 2020
  • Par: 71 / Yardage 7,261
  • Purse: $7.2 Million / Winner $1.3 Million
  • Fairways/Rough: Paspalum turfgrass
  • Greens: Paspalum
  • TV: Golf Channel
  • Twitter: @MayakobaGolf

72-hole winning score: over/under 261.5

Check out the water and views and the short but challenging hole 3 – a par 4 with a pair of forced carries designed by Greg Norman. This Mayakoba Golf Classic has been held at the El Camaleon Golf Club since 2007. It’s located 45 minutes South of Cancun.

Golfstats.com provides tournament information and notes the course goes through three distinct landscapes – tropical jungle, dense mangroves, and sand-lined oceanfront. The design even incorporates a cenote – an underground cavern common to the area – into the heart of the first fairway. Water hazards come into play on six holes.

Driving it straight has proven to be a strong trait at El Camaleon, as tight fairways require accuracy, and more than half of the winners here are well above average in the accuracy stakes. The threat of wind makes the course more interesting. The three par 5s are reachable for nearly all the players, and consistency, accuracy and making more birdies on the par 4s will separate the field. Every winner of this event has ranked top 10 in par 4 scoring during the event.

Read more about the course and event at TheLines with odds and added information you can bet on.

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