LIV Golf Mayakoba Picks

By Tom Wilkinson

Are you ready for the second season of LIV Golf? The first season saw more drama than anything, as people paid attention to the big names leaving the PGA Tour for LIV Golf and pretty much ignored the LIV Golf in terms of the playing action. That should not be the case in 2023, as the LIV Golf Tour is pretty well settled in terms of players and LIV Golf has a television contract with the CW Network. There will be 14 tournaments in LIV Golf for 2023 and once again the tournaments will be 54-holes and run from Friday through Sunday. The 2023 LIV Golf schedule begins with the LIV Golf Mayakoba on Friday in Mexico. Dustin Johnson and Joaquin Niemann are listed as co-favorites in golf betting odds. Let’s look at LIV Golf Mayakoba picks.


Venue: El Camaleón Mayakoba Golf Course is a par 71 that measures 7,039 yards. It is located on the Riviera Maya and is ranked as one of the top courses in Mexico.


TV Coverage: CW Network


LIV Golf Mayakoba Odds

Dustin Johnson +800

Joaquin Niemann +800

Cameron Smith +1100

Abraham Ancer +1200

Paul Casey +1200

Sergio Garcia +1200

Taylor Gooch +1800

Mito Pereira +1800

Patrick Reed +1800

Thomas Pieters +2000

Matthew Wolff +2200

Brooks Koepka +2800

Jason Kokrak +2800

Dean Burmester +3300

Branden Grace +3300

Anirban Lahiri +3300

Louis Oosthuizen +3300

Brendan Steele +3300

Charles Howell III +4000

Sebastian Munoz +4000

Carlos Ortiz +4000

Ian Poulter +4000

Henrik Stenson +4000

Richard Bland +5000

Bryson DeChambeau +5000

Marc Leishman +5000

Harold Varner III +5000

Bernd Wiesberger +5000

Danny Lee +6600

Charl Schwartzel +6600

Lee Westwood +6600

Sam Horsfield +8000

Matt Jones +8000

Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra +8000

Kevin Na +8000

Cameron Tringale +8000

Bubba Watson +8000

All other players are listed with odds of +10000 or more.




Dustin Johnson +800, Joaquin Niemann +800


Favorites in golf betting have been a losing proposition through the years but this year on the PGA Tour there has been one man who has been changing that and his name is Jon Rahm. We don’t have a Rahm in this field, and last year on the LIV Golf Tour, the favorites flopped on a regular basis. There was a different winner every week a year ago on the LIV Golf Tour. Johnson and Niemann are listed as co-favorites this week and I am not taking either of them.


Value Picks


Cameron Smith +1100


I don’t know why Cameron Smith is not listed as the golf betting favorite this week. I don’t think there is any question that Smith has a better short game than either Johnson or Niemann and this course in Mexico demands a great short game. I will take Smith at double-digit odds this week.


Abraham Ancer +1200


I know that Ancer is a popular pick this week and that has me concerned, but if he wins I don’t want to miss out since he will be playing in front of his fans in Mexico. Ancer also has the right type of game to win on this course where accuracy and a good short game is demanded.


Sergio Garcia +1200


I have to admit that I was hoping for more than 12-1 on Garcia, but I like the way that Sergio’s game is coming into form. Sergio has said he wants to focus on golf this season and not so much on everything else away from the course. Sergio knows how to win and his short game will do well this week.


Carlos Ortiz +4000


I think there is a lot more value on Ortiz this week than on Ancer and I think Ortiz has a real chance to win. He has played a lot of golf on this course and he has played well. I like his odds of 40-1.


Ian Poulter +4000


Another player who knows how to win and has a strong short game is Poulter and we get him at odds of 40-1. Poulter looked pretty good at the Dubai Desert Classic and I expect him to play well this week.


Check out LIV Golf Mayakoba odds at BetRivers.