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2022 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba Odds & Expert Picks: Tom Hoge, Jason Day, Dean Burmester Among Top Plays

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Player NameOdds
Scottie Scheffler+900
Viktor Hovland+1100
Collin Morikawa+1600
Billy Horschel+1800
Tony Finau+1800
Aaron Wise+2000
Maverick McNealy+3000
Tom Hoge+3000
Emiliano Grillo+3300
Taylor Montgomery+3500
Brendon Todd+4000
Brian Harman+4000
Jason Day+4000
Russell Henley+4000
Thomas Detry+4000
Andrew Putnam+5000
K.H. Lee+5000
Matt Kuchar+5000
Seamus Power+5000
Patrick Rodgers+6000
Aaron Rai+6600
Alex Noren+6600
Hayden Buckley+6600
Joel Dahmen+6600
Keith Mitchell+6600
Sebastian Munoz+6600
J.J. Spaun+6600
Adam Hadwin+8000
Adam Long+8000
Brandon Wu+8000
Cameron Champ+8000
Davis Riley+8000
Francesco Molinari+8000
Greyson Sigg+8000
Harris English+8000
J.T. Poston+8000
Justin Lower+8000
Kevin Yu+8000
Mark Hubbard+8000
Nick Hardy+8000
Robby Shelton+8000
Sepp Straka+8000
Chris Kirk+10000
Danny Willett+10000
Dean Burmester+10000
Justin Rose+10000
Lee Hodges+10000
Nick Taylor+10000
Russell Knox+10000
Beau Hossler+12500
David Lipsky+12500
Garrick Higgo+12500
Justin Suh+12500
Kevin Streelman+12500
Martin Laird+12500
Ryan Palmer+12500
S.H. Kim+12500
Adam Svensson+15000
Byeong Hun An+15000
C.T. Pan+15000
Doug Ghim+15000
Dylan Frittelli+15000
James Hahn+15000
John Huh+15000
Matt Wallace+15000
Nate Lashley+15000
Ryan Armour+15000
Sam Ryder+15000
Troy Merritt+15000
Will Gordon+15000
Ben Griffin+17500
Callum Tarren+17500
Chez Reavie+17500
Lucas Glover+17500
Tyler Duncan+17500
Zecheng Dou+17500
Adri Arnaus+20000
Austin Smotherman+20000
Ben Taylor+20000
Charley Hoffman+20000
Danny Lee+20000
Erik van Rooyen+20000
Harrison Endycott+20000
Henrik Norlander+20000
Joseph Bramlett+20000
Kramer Hickok+20000
Michael Gligic+20000
MJ Daffue+20000
Paul Haley II+20000
Robert Streb+20000
Scott Piercy+20000
Zac Blair+20000
Aaron Baddeley+25000
Austin Cook+25000
Austin Eckroat+25000
Ben Martin+25000
David Lingmerth+25000
Harry Hall+25000
Matti Schmid+25000
Ryan Moore+25000
Travis Vick+25000
Matthias Schwab+30000
Patton Kizzire+30000
Richy Werenski+30000
Vince Whaley+30000
Chad Ramey+35000
Nicholas Lindheim+35000
Philip Knowles+35000
Rory Sabbatini+35000
Brent Grant+35000
Michael Kim+35000
Sam Stevens+35000
Erik Barnes+40000
Harry Higgs+40000
Jim Herman+40000
Kelly Kraft+40000
Max McGreevy+40000
Andrew Landry+50000
Augusto Nunez+50000
Brandon Matthews+50000
Jason Dufner+50000
Jose De Jesus Rodriguez+50000
Kevin Tway+50000
Carson Young+50000
Eric Cole+60000
Ryan Brehm+60000
Kyle Westmoreland+75000
Ryan Hall+75000
Armando Favela+100000
Brad Adamonis+100000
Enrique Marin Santander+100000
Isidro Benitez+100000
S. Vazquez+100000
T. Trace+100000
Brian Davis+100000

The Butterfield Bermuda Championship was going about as well as could be expected until there were seven holes left.

Ben Griffin held a two-shot lead before hopping on the bogey train to close out the round, and we saw our 120/1 longshot slip from first to third. That course continues to offer us great value, though, for players of his skill set. The leaderboard was peppered with players on the shorter side off the tee who hit greens and have great short games. So we'll keep going back to that well in the future.

Now we head to Mayakoba for the World Wide Technology Championship. This is a course that has favored similar players as Bermuda, so we may see a bit of a carryover with the form even though this event has a much stronger field.

The Course

El Camaleón is a short, easy course that measures just under 7,000 yards for a par 71 where we can expect the winner to reach around 20-under par if the winds stay calm.

The driver is about as irrelevant here as any course on TOUR, although Viktor Hovland winning this tournament back-to-back has thrown a wrench in that type of play. It’s short, and anywhere that Brian Gay and Fred Funk have won shows that players don’t need to bomb it off the tee.

There also isn’t much rough, so accuracy really isn’t too important either. It’s truly a second-shot course where contenders will be dialed in with the wedges and enjoy a hot putting week.

We’ve mentioned in past previews for this event that this course has a strong correlation with the Sony Open in Hawaii. Both are short seaside courses that favor strong wedge play and putting. Two previous winners, Patton Kizzire and Matt Kuchar, followed this victory up by winning the Sony the following January. Two other champs, Johnson Wagner and Mark Wilson, have won both events in their careers.

The Favorites

Scottie Scheffler and the aforementioned Hovland come in at the top of the board at +900 and +1000 respectively. Hovland's history is well known here, but Scheffler also had a solid result last season, finishing fourth. Both players present problems if we try to go for the longshots.

That next tier in the teens is made up of Tony Finau, Collin Morikawa, Aaron Wise and Billy Horschel. All should fit here well and have finished in the top 10 before minus Morikawa, who is making his debut at the event this week.

In the +2000s, we see players like Taylor Montgomery, Maverick McNealy and Emiliano Grillo. They've all been riding great form this fall and could be ready to pop up here at a course that doesn't present too much of an issue.

I will make one play here at the bottom of this range with Tom Hoge at +3000. I'm not a huge fan of the number, but his game is in perfect shape on a course that fits him as well as any, so I'll take a chance. He's been inside the top 15 in five straight events and was third here back in 2020.

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The Midtier

I'll start my plays in this spot off with Kyoung-Hoon Lee at +5000 on DraftKings. Lee has had a solid run of form highlighted by a third at THE CJ CUP two weeks ago. His game has been in good shape for the past season now as he's gained strokes pretty much across the board. He's been hitting the driver and the irons well, and the short game seems to be in a good spot overall.

We'll take a chance here with Jason Day as well at +5000 on DraftKings. This has been a spot for vets to find their winning ways again. Players like Kuchar and Pat Perez have ended droughts here similar to what Day is facing. His game has recovered to the point where the ball striking is in great shape now as he finished eighth and 11th the past two starts. We also know that his short game has always been a strength as well.

I'm also going with Dean Burmester here at +8000 on DraftKings. He's not the usual fit for this course, but without much danger here, this can be a place he tries to overpower. He finished the 2022 season in great form and has carried that run over into the fall with a fourth already at Sanderson Farms. He's shown he's a proven winner overseas with nine wins worldwide, so if he's going to get a PGA TOUR breakthrough, this seems like a decent place for him.

The Mayakoba Card

  • Tom Hoge +3000 (1.09 units)
  • Jason Day +5000 (.66 units)
  • Kyoung-Hoon Lee +5000 (.66 units)
  • Dean Burmester +8000 (.41 units)

Total Stake: 2.82 units

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