Mayakoba Golf Classic Betting Tips and Predictions
Mayakoba Golf Classic Betting Tips and Predictions for the 2018 Mayakoba Golf Classic from Thursday 8th November to Sunday 11th November at the El Camaleon Golf Club, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico, shown live on Sky Sports.
Abraham Ancer2pts each-way
Mexico’s best player looks to have an outstanding opportunity to give the El Camaleon galleries a tournament victory to cheer – the fast-improving Abraham Ancer can land a maiden US Tour title in glorious fashion.
Ancer is a 27-year-old who has lifted his game to a new level over the last four months. Fourth place in the Quicken Loans National was followed by fifth in the Canadian Open, seventh in the Dell Technologies Championship, fifth in the CIMB Classic and fourth in the Shriners Open on Sunday. From 203rd in the world rankings prior to the Quicken Loans, Ancer broke into the top 100 for the first time on Sunday, and confidence is flooding through his system. This fierce character looks the sort to be inspired by home support, rather than burdened by it, and El Camaleon sets up perfectly for his talents.Ancer arrived for this tournament last year off six-week form figures of 66-MC-MC-37-68-MC, opening with a humdrum 71 and looking jaded. Three excellent rounds later he had elevated himself to ninth place. That performance came as world number 287 and as a US Tour rookie. This time he tees up established on the main circuit, bursting with form, his trademark driving accuracy suddenly married to a red-hot putter. He won on the Web.com Tour in 2015 and looks ready to make waves at a higher level three years later.
Emiliano Grillo2pts each-way
A Mexican and an Argentinian could duel for the title on Sunday night – Emiliano Grillo is also perfectly suited to the dimensions of El Camaleon. Grillo finds fairways for fun and loves this assignment, underlined by solid finishes of tenth and ninth in his two previous visits. Grillo got off the mark on the US Tour in the autumn of 2015 – his Web.com Tour victory also came at this time of the year – and some excellent golf this October has set him up nicely for a Mayakoba title tilt. Second place in the CIMB Classic was followed by a share of 14th spot in the high-class WGC-HSBC Champions last time out. Grillo lies 50th in the world rankings and needs to stay in the top 50 by the end of the year to access the biggest events for next season.
Si Woo Kim1.5pts each-way
Si Woo Kim fans will be shocked and excited in equal measure by the fact he topped the putting stats in the Shiners Open last week. If the 23-year-old Korean has found a putting stroke to complement his typically magnificent ball-striking, the world of golf had better watch out. Kim, a five-shot winner of his maiden US Tour title in 2016 before winning the Players Championship by three shots last year, has started the new US Tour season with rock-solid form figures of 10-23-15. Last year he finished third at Mayakoba despite starting the season with ugly figures of 77-44-69. El Camaleon is a fantastic fit for Kim.
Richy Werenski0.5pts each-way
Ancer, Grillo and Kim are the main fancies, but spare some stake money for Richy Werenski, a maiden who finished strongly for 23rd spot in the Shriners. Werenski won on the Web.com Tour in 2016, is a two-time US Tour runner-up, he is accurate and well suited to El Camaleon, has made the cut in his two previous visits despite arriving in dire form, and second place in the 2016 Mexico Championship (Web) shows a liking for the country. The 26-year-old is still improving and worth chancing at massive prices.