OHL Classic: Fowler, Reed headline Mexico field

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The PGA Tour makes its annual fall stop in Mexico for the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

This marks the 11th year the tour will hit the links at El Camaleon Golf Club, which plays at a Par 71 at just under 7,000 yards.

With the course playing as one of the shortest on tour, the winner hasn’t really needed a lot of distance off the tee to come out on top. Guys like Brian Gay, Fred Funk and Graeme McDowell have won here. We tend to see a lot of players who are tour vets that make their living with other clubs besides the driver pop up on the leaderboard.

This year, Rickie Fowler will make his first appearance at the tournament, and he enters the week as a +900 favorite. Defending champ Pat Perez, who is fresh off a win at the CIMB Classic, is next on the list at 12-1.


Fowler is making his first start since the Tour Championship, so I expect him to be a little rusty to start. But it’s nice to see him here to drive up the odds for a few others.

My targets will come from that next group at 20-1 with Patrick Reed and Gary Woodland. Normally, I’d worry about the motivation level for a player of Reed’s caliber at one of these lesser events, but it has been over a year since he’s won, and this type of a field is a good spot for him to break out of that slump.

I’ll be back late in the week to break down all the plays in full, but until then, my full card is listed below.

Joshua has spent the last five years writing about sports and the last 10 years betting them, mostly on golf. He’s one of approximately five people who will watch the PGA over the NFL in November. Follow him on Twitter @JoshuaPerry22

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