2023 Mexico Open Updated Odds, Field: Jon Rahm a Staggering +240 Favorite Over Tony Finau
Via Hector Vivas/Getty Images. Pictured: Jon Rahm with the 2022 Mexico Open trophy.
2023 Mexico Open Odds
Odds via BetMGM.
|Byeong Hun An||+3500|
|Erik van Rooyen||+12500|
|Cristobal Del Solar||+40000|
|Jose De Jesus Rodriguez||+50000|
|Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira||+50000|
|J. B. Holmes||+100000|
|Jose Cristobal Islas||+100000|
|Richard S. Johnson||+100000|
|Ted Potter Jr||+100000|
The PGA Tour heads to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for the 2023 Mexico Open at Vidanta.
A week after Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele opened around +300 to win the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Jon Rahm has opened as an even shorter favorite at +240 at BetMGM to defend his title in Mexico after he held off Tony Finau, Kurt Kitayama and Brandon Wu by one stroke to win at -17 here last year.
After winning the Masters for his second major championship, Rahm finished T15 two weeks ago at the RBC Heritage. He remains the No. 1 golfer in the Official World Golf Rankings and has four wins in 10 PGA Tour starts in 2023.
Finau returns with the second-shortest odds at +750. In his last 12 starts on Tour dating back to the Houston Open (which he won) last fall, Finau has recorded 12 consecutive top 31-finishes. His only two finishes outside the top 25 in that span came in his last two starts at the Masters and RBC Heritage.
Wyndham Clark, fresh off of a third-place finish at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans with his partner Beau Hossler, opens at +2000 this week. After missing two of his first three cuts in the fall, Clark has made 13 consecutive cuts and finished in the top 30 in nine of those 13 events.
Rahm, Finau and Clark are the only three players at 20-1 or shorter on the opening odds board at BetMGM. Patrick Rodgers (+3000), Gary Woodland (+3300) and Nicolai Hojgaard (+3500) are the only other players shorter than 40-1 at open.
Nick Hardy is 50-1 coming off his win at the Zurich Classic alongside Davis Riley, who withdrew from the Mexico Open on Monday morning.
Vidanta Vallarta is a 7,456-yard par-71 designed by Greg Norman that features Paspalum greens. The course meanders around the Ameca River with views of the Sierra Madre Mountains.
The generous fairways give an advantage to the bombers this week, which explains why books expect Rahm, Finau and Clark to be the class of this field. There are four par 5s on the course (three on the back nine) and the seventh hole is also a drivable par 4.
There is little course history that we can actually use since last year was this event’s first time serving as a PGA Tour tournament.
What we can gather is that if conditions are right, 20-under par is possible. That score was hit twice in the last five years the tournament was held on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica. Rahm was 17-under last year.
Besides Rahm, Álvaro Ortiz (+75000) and Austin Smotherman (+15000) are the only past champions from the last 10 years of the Mexico Open in the field this week.
|2014||Oscar D. Álvarez||17-under|
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