2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic odds: Surprising PGA picks, predictions from model that nailed six majors

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The 2020-21 PGA Tour schedule rolls on with a stop in Mexico this week as the 2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic tees off on Thursday, Dec. 3. Brendon Todd finished on top of the leaderboard at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in 2019, finishing with a remarkable score of 20-under par. Todd will have to overcome some stiff competition if he wants to defend his title, with the likes of Justin Thomas, Daniel Berger, Rickie Fowler and Gary Woodland among the contenders in the 2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic field. 

William Hill Sportsbook lists Thomas, who’s finished inside the top-five in each of his last two starts on the PGA Tour, as the favorite at 13-2 in the latest 2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic odds. Thomas is followed Brooks Koepka (11-1), Harris English (16-1) and Tony Finau (18-1) on the 2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic odds board. Before locking in your 2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic picks or entering any PGA DFS tournaments on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to see the latest golf predictions and projected leaderboard from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

SportsLine’s prediction model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has been on fire since the return of the PGA Tour in June. In fact, it’s up over $11,000 on its best bets since the restart, nailing tournament after tournament.

After nailing Sergio Garcia (+5500) finishing on top of the leaderboard at the Sanderson Farms Championship, McClure finished up over $6,200 yet again on his best bets. The model had him in the top five from the start and McClure’s best bets included Garcia winning outright. Those who followed that advice saw a massive +5500 return. 

He also finished profitable at the U.S. Open, nailing two of his best bets, including a +1100 top-five bet on Matthew Wolff. McClure hit a top-five bet (+1200) on Doc Redman at the Wyndham Championship, finishing up over $700 on his best bets. 

The model was all over Dustin Johnson (8-5) finishing on top of the leaderboard at the Tour Championship and Justin Thomas winning the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational at 12-1. And at the 3M Open, McClure’s best bets returned a whopping $1,100 as he nailed a top-five pick on Max Homa (+1200) and a top-20 pick on Talor Gooch (+400). Those are just some of his recent big returns. 

In all, the advanced computer model has also nailed a whopping six majors entering the weekend. Anyone who has followed its golf picks has seen massive returns. 

Now that the 2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic field is locked, SportsLine simulated the event 10,000 times, and the results were surprising. Head to SportsLine now to see the projected leaderboard.

The model’s top 2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic predictions 

One huge shocker the model is calling for at the Mayakoba Golf Classic 2020: Brooks Koepka, a four-time major champion and one of the top Vegas favorites at William Hill, stumbles and doesn’t even crack the top 10. Koepka is coming off a strong showing at the Masters, earning a seventh-place finish at Augusta National. However, Koepka has been extremely inconsistent since the restart, finishing outside the top-30 five times in his last 11 starts on the PGA Tour. 

Koepka’s inconsistent performances can be directly attributed to his inability to find the fairway off the tee. The seven-time PGA Tour champion enters this week’s event ranked 225th in driving accuracy percentage (53.05), which doesn’t bode well for his chances to finish on top of the leaderboard. He’s not a strong pick to win it all and there are far better values in the Mayakoba Golf Classic 2020 field.

Another surprise: Abraham Ancer, a 22-1 long shot, makes a strong run at the title. He’s a target for anyone looking for a huge payday. Ancer has proven he has what it takes to compete with the best players on the PGA Tour. In fact, the 29-year-old is coming off a 13th-place finish at the Masters, and he’s finished inside the top-35 in each of his last four starts on the PGA Tour. 

Ancer also had tremendous success at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in 2019, earning an eighth place finish. Those impressive results, coupled with his long odds, make him a strong value pick in 2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic bets this week. 

How to make 2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic picks

Also, the model is targeting six other golfers with odds of 20-1 or higher to make a strong run at the title. Anyone who backs these underdogs could hit it big. You can only see them here.

So who wins the 2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic? And which long shots stun the golfing world? Check out the odds below and then visit SportsLine to see the projected 2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic leaderboard, all from the model that’s nailed six golf majors and is up over $11,000 since the restart, and find out. 

2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic odds (via William Hill)

Justin Thomas 13-2
Brooks Koepka 11-1
Harris English 16-1
Tony Finau 18-1
Viktor Hovland 20-1
Daniel Berger 20-1
Abraham Ancer 22-1
Russell Henley 25-1
Joaquin Niemann 30-1
Rickie Fowler 30-1
Corey Conners 30-1
Will Zalatoris 33-1
Billy Horschel 35-1
Carlos Ortiz 35-1
Sebastian Munoz 40-1
Marc Leishman 40-1
Brendon Todd 50-1
Gary Woodland 50-1
Charles Howell 50-1
Brian Harman 50-1
Emiliano Grillo 55-1
Scott Piercy 60-1
Patton Kizzire 60-1
Adam Long 60-1
Alex Noren 60-1
Harold Varner 66-1
Joel Dahmen 66-1
Chez Reavie 70-1
Keegan Bradley 70-1
Russell Knox 70-1
Charley Hoffman 80-1
Denny McCarthy 80-1
Sepp Straka 80-1
Byeong Hun An 80-1
Chris Kirk 80-1
Rory Sabbatini 90-1
Doug Ghim 100-1
John Huh 100-1
Kevin Streelman 100-1
Maverick McNealy 100-1
Henrik Norlander 100-1
Brian Gay 100-1
Graeme McDowell 100-1
Austin Cook 100-1
Aaron Wise 100-1
Peter Malnati 100-1

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