This week the PGA Tour is off to Mexico for the World Wide Technology Championship and we are in for a real treat. The action takes place at the El Cardonal, a course designed by the legend that is Tiger Woods and I have a five-man squad lined up for you.
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This year’s event takes place at the El Cardonal golf course, which was designed by the one and only Tiger Woods. The course runs over 7452 yards with four par 5s that look very scorable. I’ve taken a close look at this course and it seems fairly open off the tee, so the players that will do best this week will be those who are hitting well with their irons.
My strongest betting tip for this week’s event is Lucas Glover. This is quite an open course, but if there’s one part of the game you need to be on point with this week, it’s iron play. So frankly, if Lucas can replicate the form he was in between July and September this year, then he has to have an outstanding chance.
He is currently world number 32 and he has six PGA Tour titles to his name already, so he has a full set of credentials going into this week’s event. I am incredibly confident about his chances here, so I’m going straight in for a win at 25/1.
Beau Hossler has been playing really well since he finished sixth in the Barracuda back in July and he stands a really good chance of doing well again this week. He finished second in the Zozo, which was his last tournament and he definitely looks like a man in form at the minute.
My only concern with Beau, is that he has been in a strong position on Tour a few times now, but hasn’t quite managed to see out the event. However, I think he’s more than capable of overcoming that issue in this event. He’s definitely overdue a win and I think he could well break his maiden here.
Stephen Jaeger has caught my eye in the last few months and is another player who is yet to win on the PGA Tour, but he is now inside the world top 100 and is fully capable of picking up one of these events.
He is definitely one of the most consistent players currently and it is hard to see him too far out of the places. Twelve of his last 20 rounds have been in the sixties and he is dangerous to overlook this week.
I’m taking a little bit of a chance on Ryo Ishikawa this week, but you will definitely find worse 200/1 shots out there. He was a bit of a prodigy as a teenager, and even though his career hasn’t fully panned out as expected, he has still won plenty on the Japan Tour and looks like a much more mature type of player.
He certainly looks much more relaxed on the golf course these days and he played really well in the Zozo, finishing in a tie for fourth, so I’m sure he will be feeling really good about himself this week. I think he represents a better chance than his odds suggest and I’m going to take a small punt on him for this week’s PGA Tour event.
Vincent Whaley sneaks into the squad this week as Joel Dahmen’s late replacement, but that said, he is a very good player in his own right. He has been on Tour for some time now, and he has shown some really good form in the run up to this event.
He hasn’t managed to get a result yet, but he has a very likeable manner about his game and in his last three events he finished tied for 25th, 28th and 13th respectively. Vincent Whaley is a man full of confidence and if there’s going to be any upset here, he could be the cause.
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