Mexico Open at Vidanta Matchups Picks

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Mexico is the site for this week’s PGA Tour event, the Mexico Open at Vidanta. The Mexico Open has a long history, but this will be the first time it is a PGA Tour event. Jon Rahm headlines the field, but it could be that the Mexican contingent of players gets the headlines, beginning with Abraham Ancer and Carlos Ortiz. There are not a lot of top players making the trip to Mexico this week, so this event could be wide-open if Rahm falters. I am coming off a 3-2 week with the matchups at the team event in New Orleans. Let’s look at this week’s Mexico Open at Vidanta matchup picks.

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Mexico Open at Vidanta Matchups

Abraham Ancer -110 vs. Tony Finau

Gary Woodland -120 vs. Kevin Na

Patrick Reed -110 vs. Aaron Wise

Cameron Tringale -110 vs. Sebastian Munoz

Chris Kirk -120 vs. Kevin Streelman

Aaron Rai -115 vs. Brendon Todd

Cameron Champ -115 vs. Russell Knox

Matt Jones -115 vs. Charles Howell III

Gary Woodland -114 vs. Cameron Tringale

Kevin Na -120 vs. Patrick Reed

C.T. Pan -115 vs. Taylor Moore

Aaron Wise -120 vs. Tony Finau

Sebastian Munoz -114 vs. Chris Kirk

Charles Howell III -114 vs. Russell Knox

Kevin Streelman -125 vs. Matt Jones

Mark Hubbard -125 vs. Lanto Griffin

Cameron Champ -115 vs. Sahith Theegala

Doug Ghim -114 vs. Aaron Rai

J.T. Poston -134 vs. Kramer Hickok

Alex Smalley -120 vs. Greyson Sigg

Carlos Ortiz -120 vs. Anirban Lahiri

Nick Taylor -120 vs. Adam Svensson

David Lipsky -125 vs. Robert Streb

 

Golf Picks

Gary Woodland -120 vs. Kevin Na

Woodland has played well over the past couple of months, finishing in a tie for 5th twice, a tie for 8th and a tie for 21st. We know that distance will be very important this week and Woodland is very long off the tee. I know that Na has played pretty well of late but I think his lack of distance will hurt him this week. I will take Woodland in this matchup.

Gary Woodland -114 vs. Cameron Tringale

I am definitely all-in on Woodland this week, as he was one of my choices in the odds preview and I like him in the matchups. One of the players I go against on a regular basis is Tringale and that normally works out well. Tringale has been on leaderboards this season, but I still don’t think he is anything more than a journeyman golfer. I will take Woodland in this matchup.

Cameron Champ -115 vs. Russell Knox

We know that Champ hits the ball a long way and he has played better since getting over a wrist injury. Knox is known for his accuracy, but he is not known for his distance and that fact along could hurt him this week. I will go with the bomber in this one and take Champ.

Matt Jones -115 vs. Charles Howell III

Jones has played well this season with a third in Hawaii, a tie for 15th at Riviera and a tie for 2nd in San Antonio. Howell III is similar to Knox in that he is usually solid in terms of accuracy but struggles with distance. I think Jones has the edge so I will take him in this matchup.

Carlos Ortiz -120 vs. Anirban Lahiri

I know that Ortiz has not had the best year, but he normally performs very well in front of his home fans, as he was second at Mayakoba in November of last year. This is a familiar course for Ortiz and I think he will play well this week. I will lay the small price and take him in this matchup against Lahiri.

Lanto Griffin -105 vs. Mark Hubbard

I’ll throw one more matchup in this week and go with Griffin over Hubbard. I find it hard to believe that someone who is almost dead last on the PGA Tour in driving distance can do well on this course in Mexico. Hubbard ranks 208th on the PGA Tour in driving distance and I think he will struggle this week. I will take Griffin in this matchup.

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