That’s it! The last event for 2020 is the Mayakoba Classic and for golf bettors this tournament is your last chance to cash in until 2021. These Mayakoba Classic Sleeper Picks will be the last ones we do until the New Year so hopefully we can go out with a bang!
It’s been an odd year and because of that this tournament would normally not have too many big name golfers in it but with 2020 being the year that it is…we get a decent tournament to end the year on.
Scheduled to play this week according to the official field for the Mayakoba tournament are some names like: Justin Thomas, Tony Finau, Rickie Fowler, Gary Woodland, Brooks Koepka and Abraham Ancer.
I believe that if you are looking to bet on outright winners this week that the favorites to win may be better to fade this week and some of the Sleeper Picks for the Mayakoba Classic have a better chance of winning. For a lot of golfers, this may be a bit more of a vacation to end a weird PGA Tour year and it being the last tourney of the year, some may bring friends and family down and not put in too much effort into the golf tournament. That doesn’t mean a favorite like Justin Thomas can’t win on just talent alone but it’s something to keep in mind when making bets this week.
Some of the sleeper picks below are guys that have played the Mayakoba course before and played it fairly well. The other thing we are looking at is who is playing really well heading into the week and could be due for a win. Obviously current betting odds are a factor too when looking to bet on outright winners that are sleepers too.
Enjoy the golf and good luck in your bets!
Five Sleeper Picks For The Mayakoba Classic
Two of Gay’s four career victories are in sunny destinations. He won the Mayakoba event in 2008 and just won the Bermuda Championship a few weeks ago. He is a perfect 10-10 at the Mayakoba Classic and is as good a sleeper pick as you’ll find that has a good chance to beat some of the bigger names in the field this week.
Piercy has a good record playing in Mexico with two Top 10 finishes. He knows the course and has done well in the past and has actually played well since the new season started in September only missing one cut. Finished in 18th place two weeks ago and all signs point to him being a solid sleeper pick for the Mayakoba tournament.
Charles Howell III
To play well at Mayakoba you need to be a good ball striker and play well at the course. Howell is a pretty good ball strikerand is 9-for-11 with three top-10s and another five top 20’s. His form has been decent this season and he should be a great pick to check out depending on how you want to use him.
Not a sleeper pick in the true sense of the word being ranked 33rd in the OWGR but not many will consider him a favorite to win this week. Harris has won the Mayakoba Classic and finished in 5th last year. He is a bit of a boom or bust at this event but he has three Top 10 finishes since the beginning of the new season and finished in 6th at the RSM Classic two weeks ago.
Since getting starts on the PGA Tour starting in September, he has taken advantage with three Top 10 finishes and a 16th place showing. This is just another tournament that his talent and strong play right now can put him on the leaderboard and give him a legit shot at winning.