This Week’s Free Tips for WGC Mexico
Vadim loves a bit of golf, especially when the best players in the world are teeing it up. This week, players from all around the world play the World Golf Championship Mexico and we’re getting stuck into the outright winner and Top 20 markets.
It seems as though bettors have launched into Justin Thomas, who finished runner-up in the Genesis Open last week but how could anyone overlook the greatest golfer of all time? Tiger Woods might not be the same force he once was but there’s plenty more improvement to come from the American.
Woods’ consistency has come under question this season but his best performances have arguably come in the big events and the WGC-Mexico certainly ranks as one of the better PGA Golf tournaments held throughout the year.
Vadim says “he might be 43 years old, but Tiger still has plenty of roar in him” and we would have to agree. He finished in a tie for 15th last week and the elongated final round wouldn’t have helped his chances on Sunday.
Considering he used to be odds-on to win tournaments like this, we’re more than happy to take the 21.00 on offer and when he does breakthrough for his first “major” win since returning to golf, we’ll be there cheering him on.
Tiger’s biggest adversary in the WGC-Mexico will be Rory McIlroy, who is essentially the Northern Irish version of Tiger. He’s a gym-bunny who worked so hard on the physical side of golf that it negatively affected his play on the course, but he’s finding form and looks a danger this week.
Nearing 30, McIlroy is about to hit the peak of his powers and that’s scary. He struck the ball crisply in the Genesis Open when finishing in a tie for fourth with Marc Leishman and this is the time of the year where he starts to find form.
“McIlroy has the weight of a nation on his shoulders, but he needs to relax a little,” said Vadim. You can see the tension in the young man’s shoulders but as he finds his feet on the PGA Tour, that will start to come naturally.
No longer a member of the European Tour, McIlroy is focusing solely on the American circuit and that’s only going to benefit his game as the major tournaments roll around. Rory has been well-fancied in the betting at 12.00 and coupled with Woods, bettors can’t go wrong this week.
The Top 20 finish market is always open for value and there are some players this week who Vadim is confident with. One of those players is Bubba Watson at 2.25. Watson finds form as Augusta nears and he doesn’t mind heading over the border to Mexico.
The affable character does use a pink ball and pink driver – that can be tough to overlook, but we respect his ability to move the ball in any direction he wants. That’s a unique skill not possessed by many Tour players and if he’s in the mood to hit some big roping hooks or exquisite fades, Bubba is a danger.
He finished on the same score as Tiger in the Genesis Open and given that he only needs to finish inside the Top 20 for bettors to cash this bet, we’re confident he’s got the game to do that.
It wouldn’t be golf without a surprise entrant into the Top 20 and that could be Patton Kizzire. Only a name golf fans would know, Kizzire is a late-blooming 32-year-old who won the Web.com Player of the Year in 2015.
He hasn’t been hot of late, missing the cut as his last two events but he was solid earlier this year and when he plays well, he can mix it with the big boys.
Bookies are offering 6.00 for Kizzire to finish in the Top 20 and those odds are worth taking for the man from Montgomery, Alabama.