2021 World Wide Technology Betting Preview/Prop Plays
02 November 2021
The next PGA betting opportunity awaits in the beautiful El Camaleón Mayakoba Golf Course. The World Wide Technology event will host many top names in the game, along with rising talent that could steal a win.
Bettors will appreciate the field somewhat more than the previous event, especially with household names to look forward to. However, there are a few that could also turn it on and claim a win.
Date: Nov 4–7, 2021
Course: El Camaleon Golf Club
Watch on: GOLF
Having a low score is always good, but it is crucial that you score well and high here. Four out of the last five champion golfers have all scored 20-under or better to win.
The only time in that stretch that was not beyond 20-under happened to be at 19-under. In addition, the last four events have ended with the winner only leading by one stroke. This has been an ongoing theme since 2007 here, with only one event finishing two strokes or less.
Head to Head Matchup to Watch
Justin Thomas (-24.737) and Viktor Hovland (-31.782) lead the pack for the top names in the field to win here. Thomas is currently the seventh-best ranked golfer in the world and has played some solid golf lately.
He has two T4 finishes at the TOUR Championship and The Northern Trust this season, along with a solid performance at the Ryder Cup. He is arguably the market favorite too.
As for Hovland, he is the returning champion and currently ranked as the 17th best golfer in the world rankings. He only has three wins among the PGA and European Tour during almost a two-year stretch, so he definitely could use a win here.
Dunkel Index For This Event
The Dunkel Index is showing these top 10 golfers that could win this event. The following ten are:
1 Justin Thomas -24.737
2 Tony Finau -26.257
3 Shane Lowry -30.769
4 Aaron Wise -31.322
5 Viktor Hovland -31.782
6 Justin Rose -32.296
7 Abraham Ancer -32.532
8 Cameron Tringale -32.957
9 Talor Gooch -33.142
10 Harold Varner III -33.885
*index is subject to changes
Golfers That Could Win
Billy Horschel (-35.220) is one golfer that could help you make it big in your betting efforts. He recently took home a nice payday after winning the European Tour’s most attractive event, the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
Previous success at this course also bodes well for his opportunity to win. Last year he placed fifth, which was an improvement since 2019 when he posted an eighth-place finish.
Aaron Wise (-31.322) came in second last year and only by one stroke to Hovland. He also placed 10th in 2018 and has improved his world ranking back to 68th after being a little over 100.
Potential Winning Pick
Justin Thomas (-24.737) has played more consistently than the other top-name golfers here. In addition, his solid ball striking and ability to make plenty of putts should provide him with an opportunity to win.
Top 20 Finish: Tony Finau (-110)
Finau returns to Mayakoba for the fourth straight year and it’s been feast or famine so far for him in this tournament.
He missed the cut in 2017 and 2019, but has finished in the Top 20 the other three times he’s made the cut, including a tie for eighth last year.
The 32-year-old from Salt Lake City has played only one other tournament so far this year, finishing in a tie for 45th at the CJ Cup. But he’s coming off a strong 2021 campaign that saw him finish 14th in scoring average (69.972) and 11th in money. He also picked up his second tour title at The Northern Trust in August.
Rated No. 2 in this week’s Dunkel Index, we’ll take Finau (-110) to have another enjoyable trip to Mayakoba and finish in the Top 20.
Top 40 Finish: Shane Lowry (-200)
Like Finau, Lowry will be making his second appearance of the season after opening up at the CJ Cup. Likely still recovering from his first Ryder Cup experience, his tie for 54th was not indicative of his recent play.
Last year, the 34-year-old veteran from Ireland finished 31st in scoring average (70.318) while finishing in the Top 10 four times and Top 25 on 10 occasions in the 21 tournaments he entered.
Rated No. 3 in this week’s Dunkel Index, we’ll look for Lowry to be more of his competitive self this week and take him (-200) to finish in the Top 40.
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