At 7,330 yards, Club de Golf Chapultepec is one of the longest courses the players will face. Automatically you would fancy the game’s big hitters. The bookies certainly do and currently have the new World number one, Dustin Johnson, as their favourite with odds of 7/1.
He is probably a wise choice given his form so far this season. Player form is pretty much all we have to go on as the there are no stats for players course history here. It leaves us (and many other pundits) scratching our heads.
Golfhacker put in a good show at the Honda Classic as our 100/1 shot, Jhonathan Vegas, finished in a tie for fourth. However, what happens this week is anyone’s guess. Players we will discount though include Rory McIlroy (returning from injury), Jordan Spieth (based on average Driving distance) and Branden Grace (WD from Honda Classic after a shocker).
So here is who we expect to do well at the WGC in Mexico.
Hideki Matsuyama: 14/1 (BetFred)
Four wins in his last eight tournaments make Matsuyama the in-form player at the WGC in Mexico. A missed cut at the Genesis Open may have dampened his spirits but expect Matsuyama to come out fighting.
Justin Rose: 25/1 (BetFred)
Rose has been performing well and under the radar. Second at the Sony Open, two T-4’s and a 39th in his last four outings. Now that is excellent form for the Englishman. One of the best tee to green players out there and looking much better with the putter.
Gary Woodland: 50/1 (Ladbrokes)
Another player who enters with strong form is Gary Woodland. T-5 at Pebble Beach was then bettered with a T-2 at the Honda Classic. Playing well and looking strong whilst happy to mix with the big names. At 50/1, Woodland is an excellent price for a form player.
Martin Kaymer: 66/1 (StanJames)
The German may have struggled over the past couple of years but it looks like he is back to the Kaymer we all know well. Two T-4 performances in his last four outings suggest he is getting closer to lifting a title again soon.
Danny Willett: 125/1 (SkyBet)
The first thing we should say is that these odds are correct. In fact, Danny Willett ranges from 66/1-125/1 depending on the bookie. The reason for his mixed odds is simply his mixed form. Somedays, Willett can be awesome and others a shambles. However, he seems to like the WGC format and finished T-3 last year. The only question is, which Willett will show up? At those odds, he is well worth a risk.