The PGA Tour season is beginning to kick into high gear, with the upcoming World Golf Championships in Mexico being the richest on tour thus far. There is an incredibly talented field of players heading to the Club de Golf Chapultepec on Thursday through Sunday in hopes of scoring a share of the close to $10 million purse. When it comes to WGC events, it’s tough to look beyond Dustin Johnson, as he has won a total of 4 and is the defending champion at this particular event. He will have some stiff competition this weekend, though, so let’s take a look at some of the favorites, and improve your pro-golf betting picks.

Tournament Information:

What: The WGC – Mexico Championship
When: March 1-4, 2018
Where: Club de Golf Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico
Format: 72 holes – Stroke Play
Purse: $10,000,000
Defending Champion: Dustin Johnson
TV: Golf Channel & NBC
Live Streaming: NBC Live

Last 10 Winners:

2017      Dustin Johnson
2016      Adam Scott
2015      Dustin Johnson
2014      Patrick Reed
2013      Tiger Woods
2012      Justin Rose
2011      Nick Watney
2010      Ernie Els
2009      Phil Mickelson
2008      Geoff Ogilvy

Dustin Johnson

Betting Odds: +625

The world #1 is off to a fantastic start to the 2018 season, already winning an event and logging a trio of top 10 finishes. This solid start has him sitting at #3 in the FedEx Cup standings, and as we mentioned earlier, the WGC events have been very good to him. He held off Justin Rose to win in Mexico last year and he has to be considered one of the favorites to come out and win again this weekend. That said, I think he is going to come up a little short.

Dustin Johnson Mexico Open pro-golf betting picks

Justin Thomas

Betting Odds: +900

Justin Thomas had a career year in 2017, winning 5 tournaments, and it looks although he might be ready to match or better than this season. He has already picked up a pair of wins, including a victory at the Honda Classic last week, which is good enough to have him at the top of the FedEx Cup standings in the early going. There are few players hotter than Thomas is right now, and while it is always tough to win back to back events, that is exactly what I think he will do this weekend.

Justin Thomas Mexico Open pro-golf betting picks

Jon Rahm

Betting Odds: +1000

There can be no denying that the Spaniard is one of the most consistent players on the PGA Tour, but the knock on him is that he seldom gets to the top of the leaderboard, settling instead for a share of the spoils. He does already have one win on the tour this season, matching his career best, and you feel that this might be a breakthrough year in terms of victories. I just don’t think it will come this weekend, but Rahm is always a solid top 10 pick.

Jon Rahm Mexico Open pro-golf betting picks

Jordan Spieth

Betting Odds: +1200

There are no two ways around it, Jordan Spieth is struggling to make any sort of impact in the early going of the 2018 season. He does have a pair of top 10 finishes thus far, but he has struggled and I currently way down in 73rd in the FedEx Cup standings. Spieth is way too good a player to continue languishing that far down the standings, but he is going to need to find a way to get his consistency back. I don’t see him getting near the top this weekend.

Jordan Spieth Mexico Open pro-golf betting picks

Tommy Fleetwood

Betting Odds: +1600

Fleetwood has been at his best in international events outside the PGA Tour, winning 5 times in tournaments held across the pond. While he has yet to make a mark in North America, there are signs that he is coming around. He was very good at the Honda Classic last weekend, landing in 4th spot and playing 4 very good rounds of golf. He is another guy to look at as a top 10 pick.

Tommy Fleetwood Mexico Open pro-golf betting picks