The PGA Tour heads south of the border this week, with the El Camaleón Golf Club in Playa del Carmen, Mexico hosting the Mayakoba Classic, the final event of the year.
It’s difficult to judge individual player’s motivations heading into this tournament, but there has been a large number of high-profile tournaments squashed into a short period at the end of the calendar year. A number of players may consider this tournament to be a end-of-season jolly.
With this in mind, we’re going to leave favourite Justin Thomas alone. We’re big fans of him, but he has had a lot of golf in a short period, and he could still be smarting about not winning the Masters to take a punt on such a short price.
Brooks Koepka hasn’t looked the same player since coming back from injury, while Harris English looks too short a price even in this tournament shorn of many top names.
One player will think has plenty of motivation to approach this tournament seriously is Daniel Berger. The young American is currently ranked 13th in the world, yet did not qualify to play in the Masters in November. He was not in the world’s top 50 when the qualifying period ran out late last year, and this indicates the progress he has made this calendar year.
He will be itching to prove his worth, having missed out on golf’s premier tournament, and we think the 20/1 on offer is a great price for this talented player.
Berger to win, 1 pt, at 20/1, widely available