The PGA Tour heads south of the border for the WGC Mexico Championship at the Chapultepec golf course near Mexico City.
Defending champion is Dustin Johnson, and the talented American tees it up Thursday seeking his third victory here in four starts. It would be foolish to write DJ off with that record, but we didn’t like the way he finished at the Genesis last weekend, and we don’t fancy taking him at 6/1.
Rory McIlroy is the favourite for this tournament, and he too has played well here before. But 5/1 for someone who looked rusty last weekend is not something we’re prepared to take.
We’re going to side with Jon Rahm. He has been playing well of late – he’s going for his sixth top ten finish in a row – without clinching a win. He drives the ball well, which is needed in this tree-lined course, and has a lovely touch around the greens.
Our second selection is something of a home favourite. We were very impressed with Abraham Ancer at the Presidents Cup late last year, and we expect the Mexican to flourish in home conditions.
Rahm to win, 1 pt, at 10/1, widely available
Ancer 0.5 pts each way at 55/1, 1/5 the odds for the first six places, Unibet
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