World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba Market Report: Bettors Back the Stars in Mexico
Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images. Pictured: Collin Morikawa.
The PGA TOUR heads down to Mexico for the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba this week.
This is a much-improved field over last week as four of the world's top 14 golfers are in the field including Scottie Scheffler, Collin Morikawa, Viktor Hovland and Tony Finau.
Scheffler, Morikawa and Finau have all received significant action on BetMGM this week while Hovland has seen his odds go from +1000 to +1100.
Finau is the second-biggest liability at BetMGM for the World Wide Technology Championship. He accounts for 8.6% of the tickets and 10.8% of the total handle as he has seen his odds go from +2000 to +1800.
Morikawa is the third-biggest liability at BetMGM this week. The world's No. 9 ranked player is getting 6.7% of the bets and 8.1% of the money. His odds have moved from +1800 to +1600 at BetMGM.
The biggest liability this week for BetMGM is Emiliano Grillo. Grillo is getting 8% of the tickets and 7.1% of the handle. The Argentinian's odds have gone from +4000 at the start of the week to +3300 currently.
Scheffler is getting some big money plays as he accounts for 5.5% of the bets and 7.7% of the money. He is the current favorite at BetMGM at +900.
Billy Horschel is the only other player in the field in the top 20 in the Official World Golf Ranking. He has moved from +2000 to +1800 at BetMGM after getting 3.4% of the bets and 4.8% of the money.
Also of note, there was a bettor at BetMGM who placed five different $2,000 bets on five different golfers. The golfers include Tom Hoge, Brandon Wu, Kevin Yu, Matt Kuchar and Danny Lee.