The golfers come back from a week off to take on El Camelon Golf Course at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. This event has been a tour stop since 2016. It’s known as a birdie-fest with open fairways and wide greens.
While fairways are wide open, driving accuracy is important for golfers to end up on the correct side of the fairway and have an angle to the pin. Sinking 10+ ft putts will also be key for golfers to reach -22. This is one of the few courses where players see Paspalum grass. Being the last tournament of 2020, and in the beautiful Playa Del Carmen, we’re being treated to a stronger field with a couple of the best golfers in the world. Let’s get into this week’s Mayakoba fantasy golf picks!
Mayakoba Classic Fantasy Golf Picks
Abraham Ancer -$9,900
The Mexican Stallion is our guy this week at Mayakoba. Abe Ancer is coming off a great 13th place finish at the Masters. He checks all the boxes and is an accurate fairway hitter, which is crucial if you want to win Mayakoba. Ancer also has great course history, taking 8th last year and 7th in 2017. All signs point to him being in contention come Sunday.
Russell Henley- $9,300
Henley just makes sense for this course and comes into this week with great form. With two top 5 finishes in October, he’s high in our model. A great ball striker, his approach numbers are killer. In hist last five events, he has gained 4.4 strokes on approach and 6.3 T2G. Although he missed the cut last year here, we are not too concerned. With his current form and ball-striking, we expect him to go low.
Sebastian Munoz- $8,500
Sebastian Munoz has been an excellent ball striker for the past year and is quickly becoming a household name on tour. I expect him to continue to climb the ranks and through the 2021 season and keep putting up numbers like he has the last 3 months. Last 5 events he has gained 3.6 strokes T2G, doing it mostly with APP shots. Combine that with being the 16th ranked golfer in opportunities gained over that time and you have yourself a birdie machine. He did MC here last year and hasn’t had the best track record on paspalum, but I think this is the year of Sebastian.
Joel Dahmen – $8,000
The man in the bucket hat is another solid, accurate ball-striker who’s been in peak form for long parts of the last 2 months. Since the restart, he has three MC’s along with 3 top-10 finishes and a whole slew of top 30s in there. He’s no stranger to Caribbean golf either; he has two top-15s at Corales and was 6th at Mayakoba last year. Here’s to bucket hat having another excellent finish in the sea.
Russell Knox -$7,700
Knox had himself a good November with two top 20 finishes at the Houston Open and the Bermuda Championships. He has gained 1.4 strokes on approach in his last 5 events and with large greens we expect him to shoot darts this week. Although Knox is not great with the flat stick, he does have good course history in birdie fest events and specifically here at El Camelon. Four of his last five trips attending this event have ended with top-ten finishes.
Aaron Wise – $7,400
Wise is the perfect kind of play for this event. The 2018 Rookie of the Year winner has been very streaky to say the least. He should be well-rested after MC at the RSM, but he was 26th at Bermuda just before, so he’s seen Papalum recently (he was 3rd at Bermuda last year). This will be his 5th appearance at Mayakoba, with one top-10 finish under his belt. History should be in his favor, he’s been an accurate ball striker since he appeared on tour, let’s hope that continues this week.