PGA First Look: Mayakoba Golf Classic

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Bryson DeChambeau won again on the PGA Tour. It’s been fun to watch his career evolve after breaking onto the scene at The Masters a few years back. Everyone annointed him the next big thing, but after an underwhelming sting on the PGA Tour, many wrote him off. He worked his way back and after picking up three wins in a span of three months, he’s vaulted all the way up to fifth in the Official World Golf Rankings. This week, the tour heads to Mexico for the Mayakoba Golf Classic (previously the OHL Classic). We have a pretty decent field, headlined by Rickie Fowler, Tony Finau, and Jordan Spieth.

El Camaleon Golf Club is a resort style Par 71 that measures 6,987 yards. Even though we don’t have ShotTracker for this week’s event, this is one of the better events to watch on television. There are very few golf courses in the world that have jungle areas on one side and the beach on the other side. The course’s main defense is the weather. When it picks up, the course can play fairly difficult. With little wind, the course turns into a birdie fest. That’s not to say that big numbers won’t be made here. With plenty of water hazards and jungle areas that golfers can hit into off the tees, be prepared for penalty strokes.

The course features three par fives and is extremely short for a Par 71. Even though the fairways are somewhat narrow, driving accuracy here is higher than the PGA Tour average. This is largely because many golfers choose to club down off the tee on many holes. It sets up as more of a second shot golf course, which is why we’ve seen so many shorter hitters compete here over the years. We don’t need to rule out the bombers, but they need to be good with their irons to compete this week. The greens are made of seashore paspalum grass, which will provide a challenge for the golfers, since this is not a type of grass that they see very often. If you can find a good ball striker that gets hot with the flat stick, you’ll be on the right track this week.

Cut Rule: Top 70 and ties move on after the first two rounds. The MDF rule is in effect if more than 78 golfers make the initial cut.

Recent Winners of this Event: Patton Kizzire (2017), Pat Perez (2016), Graeme McDowell (2015), Charley Hoffman (2014), Harris English (2013)

Key Statistics (In Order of Importance)

1) Strokes Gained Approach
2) Par 4 Scoring
3) Par 5 Scoring
4) Good Drives Gained
5) Strokes Gained Putting

Salaries, Odds, and Course History (2013-2017)

Golfer DK Salary FD Salary OWGR Odds DK Odds FD Odds Cuts 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Rickie Fowler $11,500 $12,500 9 8 0% 0% 1/1 2 500 500 500 500
Jordan Spieth $11,300 $12,300 14 13 0% 0% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Tony Finau $11,000 $11,900 15 13 0% 0% 1/2 500 92 500 7 500
Gary Woodland $10,700 $11,800 31 17 0% 0% 2/2 34 2 500 500 500
Billy Horschel $10,200 $10,100 35 26 -40% 53% 0/1 500 74 500 500 500
Aaron Wise $9,900 $10,200 52 25 0% 54% 1/2 84 55 500 500 500
Emiliano Grillo $9,700 $11,500 50 24 29% 0% 2/2 9 10 500 500 500
Charles Howell $9,500 $10,700 81 38 -50% -33% 4/5 4 7 17 115 6
Beau Hossler $9,400 $10,600 82 35 -22% 0% 1/1 34 500 500 500 500
Zach Johnson $9,300 $10,700 59 40 -60% -78% 1/1 23 500 500 500 500
Si Woo Kim $9,200 $10,100 55 30 27% 47% 2/3 3 500 17 500 500
Cameron Champ $9,100 $9,400 117 31 25% 70% 0/1 122 500 500 500 500
Luke List $9,000 $10,000 56 34 23% 44% 1/3 114 7 110 500 500
J.B. Holmes $8,900 $9,900 88 49 -79% -25% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Joaquin Niemann $8,800 $11,200 147 39 7% -133% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Sam Ryder $8,700 $9,600 138 46 -25% 23% 0/1 84 500 500 500 500
Ryan Moore $8,600 $11,000 69 38 24% -86% 2/2 6 500 500 500 23
Chez Reavie $8,500 $9,700 60 45 0% 18% 3/3 14 4 74 500 500
Abraham Ancer $8,400 $10,000 98 39 21% 17% 2/3 9 55 86 500 500
Adam Hadwin $8,300 $10,200 61 46 5% -46% 1/3 500 10 121 78 500
Matt Kuchar $8,200 $10,900 40 49 -14% -200% 1/1 500 500 68 500 500
Cheng-Tsung Pan $8,100 $9,300 101 48 0% 31% 2/2 55 46 500 500 500
Scott Piercy $8,000 $9,700 163 41 26% 23% 2/3 500 4 500 16 500
Bill Haas $7,900 $9,300 157 49 4% 28% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Sungjae Im $7,800 $8,700 94 50 -4% 41% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Patrick Rodgers $7,800 $9,300 170 55 -12% 13% 3/4 14 92 10 37 500
Pat Perez $7,700 $9,500 57 47 22% 25% 4/5 34 1 79 69 16
Kevin Kisner $7,700 $9,700 32 55 0% -23% 1/1 500 500 500 500 60
Charley Hoffman $7,600 $9,800 46 63 -7% -48% 2/5 101 74 79 1 31
Denny McCarthy $7,600 $8,900 166 57 0% 29% 1/1 68 500 500 500 500
Keith Mitchell $7,600 $9,100 135 85 -41% -8% 1/1 68 500 500 500 500
Kevin Chappell $7,500 $10,400 63 63 3% -158% 0/1 101 500 500 500 500
J.J. Spaun $7,500 $9,000 132 62 6% 25% 2/2 14 28 500 500 500
Chris Kirk $7,500 $9,600 146 77 -13% -38% 1/1 500 7 500 500 500
Martin Laird $7,400 $9,300 177 75 0% -9% 2/2 500 13 40 500 500
Cameron Davis $7,400 $8,200 100 66 6% 43% 1/1 500 15 500 500 500
Sam Burns $7,400 $8,500 113 73 3% 31% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Harold Varner $7,300 $9,500 164 80 -3% -39% 1/2 500 107 5 500 500
Jamie Lovemark $7,300 $9,200 137 78 3% -3% 2/3 500 35 110 500 65
Patton Kizzire $7,300 $8,100 97 78 0% 38% 2/2 1 500 58 500 500
Adria Arnaus $7,300 $7,500 134 103 -32% 38% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Anders Albertson $7,200 $8,000 222 87 0% 33% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Graeme McDowell $7,200 $8,300 216 95 -12% 13% 3/3 34 24 1 500 500
Bud Cauley $7,200 $9,400 189 99 -17% -63% 0/2 500 74 500 500 95
Hudson Swafford $7,200 $8,300 239 109 -24% 4% 3/4 500 46 46 51 95
Adam Schenk $7,200 $7,700 258 95 -10% 36% 1/1 34 500 500 500 500
Russell Henley $7,100 $9,700 77 85 15% -82% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Peter Malnati $7,100 $7,900 290 122 -19% 16% 2/4 84 122 10 500 15
Kevin Streelman $7,100 $8,600 161 96 -2% -4% 3/3 20 4 34 500 500
Ryan Armour $7,100 $7,800 111 106 -9% 26% 1/2 55 500 500 96 500
Brian Harman $7,100 $10,100 45 87 11% -180% 2/4 500 55 40 96 83
Robert Streb $7,000 $8,000 162 113 -2% 16% 1/1 500 500 500 37 500
Jhonattan Vegas $7,000 $8,600 102 116 -4% -17% 4/5 61 10 121 56 45
Sam Saunders $7,000 $8,300 203 135 -19% -15% 1/3 114 500 29 96 500
Anirban Lahiri $7,000 $8,500 142 137 -23% -31% 2/2 14 28 500 500 500
Stephan Jaeger $7,000 $7,600 233 206 -71% -17% 0/1 122 500 500 500 500
Viktor Hovland $7,000 $7,200 159 -48% 22% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Danny Lee $6,900 $9,100 133 87 24% -16% 2/4 25 500 500 3 95
Bronson Burgoon $6,900 $8,700 105 89 22% -2% 1/2 101 500 25 500 500
Brian Gay $6,900 $8,600 131 135 -7% -35% 3/3 25 28 500 500 45
Jim Furyk $6,900 $8,200 255 143 -17% -17% 0/1 500 102 500 500 500
Alex Cejka $6,900 $7,400 310 159 -33% 14% 2/4 9 102 86 16 500
Brian Stuard $6,900 $7,400 282 165 -40% 10% 4/4 9 35 500 71 2
Jason Dufner $6,900 $8,800 95 146 -21% -67% 1/1 500 500 40 500 500
Curtis Luck $6,900 $7,800 451 167 -41% -19% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Joel Dahmen $6,800 $9,200 187 134 8% -69% 1/1 23 500 500 500 500
Whee Kim $6,800 $7,700 124 151 -11% -1% 2/3 45 500 63 96 500
Kramer Hickok $6,800 $7,500 148 140 2% 20% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Ollie Schniederjans $6,800 $8,400 151 129 12% -14% 0/1 500 126 500 500 500
Andrew Landry $6,800 $8,100 92 144 -5% -13% 0/2 500 500 97 500 500
Tom Hoge $6,800 $7,100 229 209 -36% 14% 3/3 61 500 63 44 500
Scott Brown $6,800 $7,100 302 178 -30% 18% 5/5 6 55 5 62 16
Kelly Kraft $6,800 $7,300 172 210 -41% 1% 1/1 500 500 68 500 500
Shawn Stefani $6,700 $7,500 316 128 23% 30% 3/4 20 92 25 2 500
Rory Sabbatini $6,700 $7,600 178 132 20% 22% 4/5 77 92 40 56 3
Nick Taylor $6,700 $8,000 292 143 9% -6% 2/3 93 15 500 56 500
Brice Garnett $6,700 $8,400 144 120 26% -8% 3/4 25 500 7 6 83
Ryan Blaum $6,700 $8,200 288 150 4% -22% 2/3 500 15 29 500 500
Carlos Ortiz $6,700 $7,300 371 151 0% 21% 3/4 45 55 79 9 500
Brandon Harkins $6,700 $7,900 248 134 19% 10% 1/1 25 500 500 500 500
Seamus Power $6,700 $7,600 331 171 -12% -9% 1/2 93 28 500 500 500
Harris English $6,600 $7,500 306 143 20% 19% 2/5 101 74 97 37 1
John Huh $6,600 $7,600 300 235 -18% -28% 4/5 25 28 86 29 23
Sebastian Munoz $6,600 $7,200 278 243 -20% 1% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Steve Marino $6,600 $7,000 782 329 -33% 3% 2/3 500 28 78 500 83
Roberto Diaz $6,600 $7,000 738 309 -28% 6% 1/4 25 117 500 96 129
Sang-Moon Bae $6,600 $7,000 330 183 -6% 22% 0/1 117 500 500 500 500
Jim Herman $6,600 $7,000 543 356 -35% 1% 2/5 117 74 17 23 500
Oscar Fraustro $6,600 $7,300 624 400 -40% -22% 4/5 25 13 86 9 49
Vaughn Taylor $6,500 $8,300 294 171 8% -54% 2/2 41 60 500 500 500
Hunter Mahan $6,500 $7,800 382 171 8% -20% 0/2 93 117 500 500 500
James Hahn $6,500 $7,500 136 157 16% 6% 0/1 500 500 500 500 120
Seth Reeves $6,500 $7,600 486 200 2% -16% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
JT Poston $6,500 $8,400 345 163 11% -57% 2/2 14 35 500 500 500
Matt Jones $6,500 $7,400 251 160 12% 12% 2/2 50 500 500 500 31
Josh Teater $6,500 $7,000 399 415 -29% -4% 1/1 500 500 500 500 23
Wesley Bryan $6,500 $7,300 221 294 -14% -10% 1/1 500 42 500 500 500
Max Homa $6,500 $7,000 847 468 -33% -7% 1/1 500 500 500 29 500
Mac Hughes $6,400 $8,000 337 210 7% -46% 0/2 93 86 500 500 500
Richy Werenski $6,400 $8,800 207 155 24% -79% 2/2 41 50 500 500 500
Adam Svensson $6,400 $7,100 407 282 -3% 3% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Chris Stroud $6,400 $7,200 246 215 4% 4% 3/5 84 72 97 23 3
Fabian Gomez $6,400 $7,700 556 150 28% 1% 2/3 45 107 500 23 500
Grayson Murray $6,400 $7,700 208 250 0% -38% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Sung Kang $6,400 $7,500 171 253 -1% -23% 1/3 122 102 51 500 500
Sebastian Vazquez $6,400 $7,100 357 -13% -7% 0/1 500 92 500 500 500
Alex Prugh $6,300 $7,300 404 209 16% 4% 0/2 500 500 500 78 95
Sean O’Hair $6,300 $7,100 159 212 12% 10% 0/1 500 500 500 500 120
Chase Wright $6,300 $7,000 219 266 6% 10% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Dominic Bozzelli $6,300 $7,500 444 397 -6% -40% 0/1 500 74 500 500 500
Ernie Els $6,300 $7,400 579 315 1% -18% 0/2 500 86 500 500 500
Roger Sloan $6,300 $7,000 441 315 1% 5% 1/1 500 500 500 56 500
D.A. Points $6,300 $7,200 410 319 -1% -9% 2/3 75 500 115 65 500
Norman Xiong $6,300 $7,500 233 10% -19% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Kevin Stadler $6,200 $7,000 465 -3% -6% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Jonas Blixt $6,200 $7,200 385 350 4% -11% 0/2 500 74 97 500 500
Martin Trainer $6,200 $7,000 276 521 -10% -13% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez $6,200 $7,100 299 306 10% 1% 0/3 110 500 500 115 108
Armando Favela $6,200 $7,000 547 -11% -14% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
John Chin $6,200 $7,000 449 471 -5% -8% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Fredrik Jacobson $6,200 435 -3% #VALUE! 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Tyler Duncan $6,100 $7,500 363 397 7% -40% 1/1 50 500 500 500 500
Kyoung-Hoon Lee $6,100 $7,000 333 482 -1% -10% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Scott Langley $6,100 $7,200 323 491 -2% -26% 1/2 500 500 500 65 83
Kyle Jones $6,100 $7,000 309 488 -2% -11% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Cody Gribble $6,100 $7,000 692 424 4% -4% 1/1 500 15 500 500 500
Zachary Bauchou $6,100 $7,100 524 -4% -21% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Shintaro Ban $6,100 $7,000 476 0% -9% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500

Color Coding
Course history in BLUE indicates a top ten finish.
Course history in GREEN indicates a top 25 finish.
Course history in YELLOW indicates a made cut with a finish outside of the top 25.
Course history in RED indicates a missed cut.

Legend

Term Description
Site Odds The percentage differential between a golfer’s salary rank and odds rank. The higher the %, the better.
OWGR Official World Golf Ranking
Cuts Cut record of each golfer at this course in the last five seasons.
2013 – 2017 Columns Course history at this event in the last five seasons.

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