WGC-Mexico Championship Odds and Picks

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PUBLISHED: Monday, February 17th, 2020
LAST UPDATE: 12:10 pm, Tue, February 18, 2020

WGC-Mexico Championship Odds and Picks
Another strong field is assembled this week for the WGC-Mexico Championship where Dustin Johnson looks to defend his title. Johnson is the second choice in the betting odds at 7.5-1, while Rory McIlroy is listed as the favorite at odds of 6.5-1.

Date & Time
February 20th, 2020
Location
Club de Golf Chapultepec
Media Coverage
NBC and Golf Channel

Another strong field is assembled this week for the WGC-Mexico Championship where Dustin Johnson looks to defend his title. Johnson is the second choice in the betting odds at 7.5-1, while Rory McIlroy is listed as the favorite at odds of 6.5-1. McIlroy is trying to join Johnson as just the second player in history to complete the ‘WGC Slam’ by winning all four World Golf Championship tournaments.  Let’s look at the WGC-Mexico Championship that begins on Thursday and golf picks.

Defending Champion: Dustin Johnson

WGC-Mexico Championship Odds

Rory McIlroy 6.5-1

Dustin Johnson 7.5-1

Jon Rahm 10-1

Justin Thomas 11-1

Webb Simpson 17-1

Adam Scott 17-1

Hideki Matsuyama 19-1

Xander Schauffele 21-1

Tommy Fleetwood 23-1

Bryson DeChambeau 26-1

Collin Morikawa 34-1

Louis Oosthuizen 36-1

Matt Kuchar 36-1

Paul Casey 36-1

Marc Leishman 41-1

Matthew Fitzpatrick 41-1

Gary Woodland 41-1

Patrick Reed 41-1

Sergio Garcia 41-1

Sungjae Im 51-1

Shane Lowry 51-1

Jordan Spieth 51-1

Abraham Ancer 51-1

Bubba Watson 51-1

Brandt Snedeker 67-1

Victor Perez 71-1

Tyrrell Hatton 76-1

Branden Grace 81-1

Billy Horschel 81-1

Rafael Cabrera Bello 81-1

Byeong Hun An 81-1

Robert Macintyre 91-1

Cameron Smith 91-1

Kevin Kisner 91-1

All of the other players are listed with odds of 100/1 or more.

Number to Consider

This course is a par 71 that measures 7,345 yards, so it seems long, but the ball flies in the altitude of Mexico City. Distance off the tee has been very important in the past on this course and that may not change this year. It makes sense that McIlroy and Johnson are the top two betting choices.

Favorite

Rory McIlroy 6.5-1

Rory just couldn’t make a putt last week or he would have won in Los Angeles. He had one terrible hole that also cost him dearly on Sunday, but he just didn’t make any putts. I rarely take favorites in golf and I still am not thrilled about the price on Rory this week, but I really like his chances. He played well in this event a year ago finishing second and if he just makes some putts I think he wins this going away.

Value Plays

Hideki Matsuyama 19-1

The oddsmakers are not giving us the price we would like, but it is hard to ignore Matsuyama, as he has seven top 20 finishes this season. He was first in Shots Gained: Tee to Green last week at Riviera, but he simply didn’t putt well. He has finished in the Top 25 in both of his previous starts in this event.

Xander Schauffele 21-1

When it comes to marquee events you have to give Schauffele a long look. He has the distance to do well on this course and he has been solid in the past with two top 20 finishes.

Tommy Fleetwood 23-1

Fleetwood finished second in this event three years ago and he finished in the Top 20 in each of the last two years. He has started this season well and it would not be a surprise to see him contend this week.

Paul Casey 36-1

Casey finished third last year and he has also finished in a tie for 16th and a tie for 12th. He seems to be trending in the right direction with his play, as he has two straight Top 25 finishes.

Sergio Garcia 41-1

You have to like Sergio’s form on this course, as he has finished 12th, 7th and 6th the last three years. Eight of his 12 rounds have been in the 60s so we know he can play this course well. He played well on the European Tour with three strong finishes on the Desert Swing and he got ready last week with a tie for 37th at Riviera.

Carlos Ortiz 100-1

We know the Mexico fans will be cheering for Ortiz and he is not without a chance. He is playing well with a tie for 25th in Phoenix and a tie for 26th at Riviera. I think he has a longshot chance to be in the mix this week.

Check out the latest WGC-Mexico Championship odds at the online sportsbook.