OHL Classic at Mayakoba: Top 10 Power Rankings
Graeme McDowell picked up his second PGA Tour win at last year’s OHL Classic at Mayakoba. Who will add their name to the champions list this week?
Last week’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open was the PGA Tour’s first event on U.S. soil since the end of the brief Asian swing, but we’re already crossing another international border this week.
The OHL Classic at Mayakoba, the first of two Mexican events on the schedule for 2016-17, is set to get underway on Thursday.
While Mayakoba is a quality venue, it’s always struggled to attract big names — prior to 2013, it was staged opposite the WGC-Match Play, and its spot on the schedule has kept it less than lucrative since rising to regular status.
However, last week’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open featured some compelling action in spite of the weak field. With any luck, it’ll be the same story this week.
Without further ado, let’s get to it. Here are the ten best bets for success at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.
After coming up just short a year ago, Russell Knox has a great chance to find the winner’s circle at Mayakoba.
No. 19, Lost playoff at last year's OHL Classic
It’d be a stretch to say his putting deserves the benefit of the doubt, but Keegan Bradley has been much improved over the last few weeks.
No. 97, Five top 25s in last seven starts
Emiliano Grillo will be making his OHL Classic debut this week, but he has the game to thrive on unfamiliar courses.
No. 26, Three top 20s in last four starts
Harris English hasn’t done much at Mayakoba since his win in 2013, but he still ranks among the frontrunners this week.
No. 70, OHL Classic winner in 2013
Still making his first go-round as a PGA Tour member, Jon Rahm has proven that he can run with the big dogs.
No. 120, Five top 25s in last six starts
Derek Fathauer’s form has taken a recent turn for the better, making him a solid bet to contend this week.
No. 171, Two top 15s in last three starts
Charles Howell III isn’t in the best form, but his track record at Mayakoba speaks for itself.
Charles Howell III
No. 101, Five career top 20s at Mayakoba
With a ton of length off the tee and some nice history at Mayakoba, Tony Finau looks pretty good heading into this week.
No. 82, T7 in last start at Mayakoba
A former winner at Mayakoba, John Huh will look to pick up his first PGA Tour victory in nearly five years this week.
No. 222, OHL Classic winner in 2012
Billy Horschel hasn’t played the OHL Classic in a few years, but that’s no reason to doubt the veteran.
No. 73, Three top 15s in last five starts
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