The 16th edition of the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba takes place this week in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, at the El Camaleon Golf Club. The four-day, individual stroke play event takes place with Round 1 on Thursday, November 3rd, and ends on Sunday, November 6th. It’s time to take a look at the upcoming 2022 World Wide Technology Championship so you can get all set to make your bets against the PGA Tour Odds.
Golf Betting Preview for World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba 2022 Tournament
After seven years of operating as an alternate field event to the WGC Match Play, the tournament was awarded a new position in early November and elevated to a full points event on the PGA Tour.
Viktor Hovland has won the tournament two years in a row and returns this week to try and become the first player since Steve Stricker to win a golf tournament three consecutive times. Hovland defeated Aaron Wise by one shot in 2021 and repeated last year with a four-shot victory over Carlos Ortiz.
The purse for the tournament is $8.2 million dollars with the winner taking home $1.476 of that total. 500 FedEx Cup points are up for grabs for the winner, as well as a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour.
A strong field heads to Mexico for this week’s contest as players try to position themselves in the FedEx Cup standings prior to the holiday break. Scottie Scheffler and Collin Morikawa are a pair of Top 10 players expected to tee it up.
Tony Finau makes his season debut after picking up a pair of victories last season. Finau has now won four times on Tour over the last two years.
Last week’s winner, Seamus Power, will attempt to make it two in a row after a victory in Bermuda. Joining him is Aaron Baddeley, who Monday qualified for the tournament in Bermuda and notched a Top 10 finish to earn a spot in this week’s field.
El Camaleon Golf Club
The El Camaleon Golf Club was designed by Greg Norman and is the first PGA Tour golf course in Latin America.
Routed through many different ecosystems, the course offers players views of the ocean and tropical rainforest. The scorecard reads as a par 71 and measures slightly over 7,000 yards from the back tees.
Scoring here will come easily for players who avoid the penalty areas that line the fairways off the tee and position themselves well on the large greens for birdie chances.
The former world No. 1, Scottie Scheffler, heads to Mexico as the betting favorite at +900. Hovland trails closely behind Scheffler at +1000 odds to repeat for the second year in a row.
Tony Finau (+1400) comes in as the third favorite as he makes his season debut and tries to continue his solid play over the last two seasons. Finau has won at the 3M Open and Rocket Mortgage Classic already in 2022.
Billy Horschel, Collin Morikawa, and Aaron Wise round out the top favorites, each at +1600 odds.
Horschel is a defending FedEx Cup champion and already a winner of the Memorial Tournament this season. Morikawa tries to pick up his first victory since hoisting the Claret Jug in 2021.