It’s the first World Golf Championship of the year and our resident betting expert has been through the markets to see who might come out on top in Mexico?
WGC-Mexico Championship betting: Steve’s top tips
Tommy Fleetwood (18/1) might have stumbled vdown the very difficult stretch at PGA National but Europe’s number one was rightly upbeat about the way his PGA Tour season has begun.
Having won at Abu Dhabi and finished sixth in Dubai, Fleetwood is in the sort of form that could propel him to the summit of the world game.
The tight Chapultepec layout doesn’t suit everyone but Fleetwood certainly took to it on its debut 12 months ago – finishing second. It’s hardly a stretch to suggest another big win isn’t too far away.
Jon Rahm’s third place finish last year formed part of a fabulous run of form that really announced his presence on the world stage.
The Spaniard hasn’t stopped since and picked up his second PGA Tour win in January at the CareerBuilder Challenge.
Having enjoyed a couple of weeks off, since finishing 26th at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, he should be primed to challenge.
Dustin Johnson saves his best for WGC events. He’s already got four of these titles in his locker and won this 12 months ago.
He hasn’t quite finished things off in his last couple of events. With someone like Rickie Fowler, that would be a big concern.
But little seems to faze the world number one. At 6/1, and on a course he clearly enjoyed last year, he will surely be thereabouts.
WGC-Mexico Championship betting: Steve’s each-way bets
The wait for a win goes on for Phil Mickelson (25/1) but he’s getting closer. Coming off three top 10s in a row, the five-time major winner is striking the ball as well as ever.
High in a number of PGA Tour performance categories, including strokes gained, this course – with its emphasis on creativity and shot-making rather than just blind power – should be right up his street.
It certainly looked that way last year when he was tied for seventh.
Thomas Pieters (40/1) tied for fifth 12 months ago at Chapultepec and the Ryder Cup star has been showing significant moments of form in recent weeks.
It was all going so well at Riviera until the final round but the Belgian kicked on and reached the top 15 at the Honda Classic.
Add a tied 5th at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and the 26-year-old is in a good place to add to his three European Tour victories.
Also on the shortlist this week is Ross Fisher (60/1), who was second in Abu Dhabi and third in Mexico last year.