From Sports Betting Dime:
- The World Wide Technology Championship from Playa Del Carmen, Mexico tees off Thursday, November 4th
- Justin Thomas is the +1000 favorite over Viktor Hovland and Tony Finau
- We’ve narrowed down the golfers with the best chance of emerging victorious and provided the best value bets below
One week after most of the top players skipped the Bermuda Championship, the World Wide Technology Championship boasts a stronger field, led by Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka. Other big names include defending champion Viktor Hovland and local hero Abraham Ancer. This event is being played under new sponsorship, as it was previously known as the Mayakoba Classic.
Going low is imperative for success at El Camaleon Golf Club, with four of the last five champions shooting at least 20-under-par, with the other one posting 19-under. Since the tournament’s inception in 2007, there’s been plenty of drama, with all but one iteration finishing with a winning margin of two strokes or less. The last four have been won by a single shot.
This is the third last official tournament for the fall series portion of the 2021-22 tournament schedule, with the Houston Open and RSM Classic to follow.
2021 World Wide Technology Championship Odds
Odds as of November 1st at FanDuel
Billy Horschel Poised for Third Win This Year
Not many golfers could win twice in a year and remain under the radar, but that’s exactly how it feels with Billy Horschel. He captured the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play back in March for his sixth tour victory. Then, just two starts ago, he won the European Tour’s flagship event, the prestigious BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
American winners of the BMW PGA Championship:
Arnold Palmer (1975)
Billy Horschel (2021)
Not bad company for the new champion!🏆 pic.twitter.com/0WfhBIXfnh
— Golf Monthly (@GolfMonthly) September 12, 2021
He also has some great course history as well, having placed in a tie for fifth last year, and a tie for eighth in 2019. That’s good enough for him to have gained the third most shots against his competitors in that span. Horschel has longer odds than the top-nine golfers on the board at +3100, and that’s where you can grab him at fantastic value, given his recent form and course success.
Last Five World Wide Technology Championship Winners
2021 World Wide Technology Championship Best Value Picks
- Matthew Wolff (+4100): The last two tournaments have seen a return to form for Matthew Wolff, as he put together a top-20 finish at the Sanderson Farms Championship, then chased that with a runner-up at the Shriners Children’s Open. At the latter event, Wolff gained nearly seven shots on the greens and over five shots tee-to-green.
- Carlos Ortiz (+8000): Carlos Ortiz will be playing a home game with plenty of support from the gallery. In the last two years, he’s first in total strokes gained at this track, recording a tie for second and a T-8. In this two instances, he gained over 26 shots on his competitors.
- Adam Long (+10000): Pardon the pun but Adam is the perfect long shot, at these odds, at least for a top-five result. In the last two years, he’s finished T-2 and T-3 at this track. He comes into the week in decent form, having posted a pair of top-30’s in his last three tournaments.