THE Club de Golf Chapultepec is host to the first World Golf Championship of the year, the WGC-Mexico Championship.

The course is 7330 yards and a par 71 but will play about 10 per cent shorter as it is at altitude. The fairways are kikuyu grass with the greens a mix of Poa and bentgrass not unlike Riviera where Dustin Johnson won the Genesis Open a couple of weeks ago.

Long hitters could be worth following and with a birdiefest highly likely birdie or better percentage also looks like a good indicator.

Big DJ would normally be my first stop for here but at the prices being offered I’ll leave him alone. With three top-four finishes from his four outings in 2017 Justin Rose is looking good at the moment.

He was supposed to play the Honda last week after finishing T4 at the Genesis the previous week. He was nine under for the final two rounds and looked in good form. He’s hitting more than 304 yards (17th) off the tee and has a birdie or better percentage of 27.08 (5th). I really think Rose is well worth watching this week.

It was great to see Sergia Garcia top of the leaderboard at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic last month. Apart from a T9 at the WGC-HSBC he hasn’t set the heather alight on Tour this season but his win in Dubai could be the spark needed by Sergio. He’s another who hits the ball more than 300 and is accurate with it. He also has a birdie or better percentage of 22.92. Just have a feeling Sergio is about to get back to his best golf.

There’s not much you can say about Hideki Matsuyama’s last outing at the Genesis Open when he hit 80 in his second round and missed the cut. So if we take that out of the equation you are left with three wins and two seconds this season on the PGA Tour, the last win being at the Phoenix Open last month.

There’s not much I can add to what I have said over the past months about the Japanese player. His birdie or better percentage is 28.85 (3rd) and he’s hitting over more than yards off the tee.

Recommended Bets

1.5pts ew Justin Rose (Betfair, 22-1)
1.5pts ew Sergio Garcia (Bet365, 28-1)
1.5ots ew Hideki Matsuyama (Betfred, 14-1)

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  1. townie 5 years ago

    Jon Rahm @ 25/1 World Golf Championships – Mexico Championship
    Dean Burmester @ 11/1 Tshwane Open
    ew double

    Dustin Johnson @ 6/1 World Golf Championships – Mexico Championship
    Amy Yang @ 12/1 HSBC Women’s Champions
    ew double

  2. lee cunliffe 5 years ago

    Poor week for me last week one of my picks missed cut other one may as well have. Going for couple of long shots this week both ew as no idea who going to play well on a new course so going for couple of long shot ews picks

    Danny willet 110/1
    JB Holmes 100/1

  3. illogical57 5 years ago

    Just want to put a word in for the in-form pat perez, got him on each way this week at 100/1.

    His previous seasons have seen nothing other than bog standard, however with a win under his belt this season already ( an impressive -21) and more top 4 finishes than anyone else(I think) and no cuts missed this year hes clearly worked some wonders to improve his game after not turning out much last year. One to keep an eye on at the moment.

    Apologies for this being so late.

  4. townie 5 years ago

    hopefully the big hitter jon rahm makes it count on the final day might be to much
    to win but a place would still do.

  5. leehango 5 years ago

    Very unlucky townie but great shooting! Pity you hadn’t put DJ in with burmester together but hope you got a nice e/w return, I will be looking out for you in the future

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