2022 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba Odds, Preview & Sleeper Picks: 5 Longshots to Bet, Including Francesco Molinari and Kevin Yu

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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

Each week in this exercise, I mine the bottom half of the odds looking for a diamond in the rough to steal a win on the PGA TOUR. Sometimes it can feel a little futile. We’re shooting for plays that have implied odds of less than one percent most weeks while hoping for minor miracles.

While we may list the outright odds for all the sleepers here, we’d certainly recommend the value in using these picks as each-way bets, top-five plays, in matchup or group picks or in your daily fantasy lineups. If you’ve done so, we’ve had some modest hits in recent weeks.

Over the last four PGA TOUR events, this sleeper picks column has landed four top-five finishers, with a fifth earning a top 10.

The Fall Swing picks up a bit at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba this weekend with some of the bigger names in golf back in tournament play. It’s a perfect time to keep the momentum rolling. We’ve been circling winners in recent weeks, and now is the time to cash one.

These five players have plenty of value down in Mexico this week:

Adam Long +8000 (BetMGM)

We’ll start with the most clear “horse for the course” this week, based on his past results at this venue. In three appearances at the El Camaleón Golf Club, Long has been stellar. He was T2 in 2020, T3 in 2021 and T22 last year in this event.

According to metrics from DataGolf, that gives Long the best Strokes Gained per round at this venue – better than Viktor Hovland, the two-time reigning champion of the event.

Long’s start to the Fall Swing hasn’t inspired much confidence, though he is riding three straight made cuts. Returning to a course where he’s thrived is good enough for a pick this week.

Chris Kirk +10000 (DraftKings)

Looking at this week’s field ranked by Strokes Gained: Tee to Green per round over the last 12 months, some might be surprised to see Kirk’s name listed with top players as the eighth-best in that span. Kirk has used his crafty short game to lift his putting and ball striking, racking up competitive finishes over the last year.

Last season on the PGA TOUR, he continuously posted strong outings, including eight top 20s.

At this venue, he’s made five starts and cashed five cuts, peaking with a T7 back in 2017. There’s clearly some optimism in the market with other books listing Kirk as low as +6600.

Francesco Molinari +10000 (DraftKings)

After an impressive T15 at the Open Championship at the Old Course last July, Molinari took an extended break. He didn't tee it up again until the BMW PGA Championship in September, where he earned a top-10 finish.

He’s made two more starts in Europe this fall, making the cut and finishing T34 or better at the Italian Open and the Dunhill Links Championship.

If he’s going to perform at that level, better than he looked missing five of eight cuts last Spring, he’s undervalued at this price.

Kevin Yu +15000 (DraftKings)

We took Yu last week, and he finished T3. There’s no reason to avoid picking him again. He’s a 24-year-old Korn Ferry Tour graduate, fully capable of a breakout season on the PGA TOUR this year. If that’s going to happen, he’s going to make a name for himself among the watered-down fields of the Fall Swing events.

So far, he’s looked the part, making three of four cuts with two finishes in the top 20. Yu rides a streak of 10 straight rounds of 70 or better into Mexico this week, with a real chance to build some momentum. Plenty of rookies have looked worthy of their spot on TOUR so far, with Yu on the short list of candidates most likely to grab a win this Fall.

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Danny Lee +25000 (DraftKings)

Most weeks, Lee is not someone to target while betting on PGA TOUR golf. He missed 12 cuts in 20 starts last season, including two separate streaks of four straight missed cuts.

When his game clicks, however, it really clicks. In the seven tournaments last season where he made the cut and did not withdraw, Lee had three top 10s and five top-25 finishes. That trend has been pretty consistent across his career.

So if you can pinpoint a week where he could get hot, he’s a great player for a lottery ticket. At Mayakoba, he’s proven himself to be competitive. His last five finishes here are all T26 or better, with a T7 last season, a solo runner-up in 2019 and a T3 in 2015. That’s a strong enough track record for me.

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