The PGA Tour travels to Mexican coastline for the Mexico Open, held at Vidanta Vallarta resort’s Greg Norman Signature Course.
This event was once a WGC and played in Mexico City, but has suffered since its demotion. Just two players in the top 20 in the world are teeing it up this week, while Matt Jones is the best-ranked Australian.
Here’s who we like this week:
Jon Rahm $5.50 (via bluebet.com.au)
World No.2 Rahm tops the Tour for greens in regulation and strokes gained: off-the-Tee. He will be incredibly hard to beat this week.
Abraham Ancer $21
Ancer is one of 10 Mexican players in the field this week, a PGA Tour record. Ancer, who won an Australian Open at The Lakes and has starred for the Presidents Cup team, has showed he likes the big stage and the pressure of playing in his home country. Ancer finished T5 at the recent WGC-Match Play. Eighth on Tour for fairways hit.
Carlos Ortiz $51
Ortiz finished solo second at the other PGA Tour event in his native Mexico, the Mayakoba Classic, in November. He’ll be hungry to play well.
Top Aussie: Matt Jones $41
Jones has had some decent results this year, a solo third (Kapalua), a T15 (Riviera) and a T2 (TPC San Antonio) in 2022. He could take advantage of the big guns taking a week off.
Aussies in the field: