2018 OHL Classic

Fantasy Golf Picks for the OHL Classic at Mayakoba

THE COURSE

El Camaleon Golf Course – The El Camaleon Golf Course in Playa del Carmen, Mexico is a Greg Norman design that winds through tropical jungle and mangroves and along oceanfront sand. The course this week will play as a 6,987-yard par 71 and is made of the same paspulum grass that some from this field played on just three weeks ago in Malaysia  (hmm-hmm, Pat Perez!). A series of canals runs through the Mayakoba track and are potential hazards off of the tee on most holes. Given the course’s average length, many of the past champions here have not been big hitters. So, we’ll be looking to favor accuracy over distance.

This event has been played here since 2012, so there is plenty of course history to analyze.

 

PAST WINNERS

2017  – 21  Pat Perez   (Runners Up:  – 19  Gary Woodland)

2016  – 18  Graeme McDowell   (Runners Up:  Playoff  Jason Bohn, Russell Knox)

2015  – 17  Charley Hoffman   (Runner Up:  – 16  Shawn Stefani)

2014  – 21  Harris English   (Runner Up:  – 17  Brian Stuard)

ODDS    (Bovada 11/06/2017)

Rickie Fowler  +900

Pat Perez  +1200

Chesson Hadley  +2000

Gary Woodland  +2000

Patrick Reed  +2000

Charley Hoffman  +2500

Zach Johnson  +2500

Chez Reavie  +2800

Byeong-Hun An  +3300

Kevin Chappell  +3300

Anirban Lahiri  +3500

Jason Kokrak  +3500

Bryson DeChambeau  +4000

Charles Howell III  +4000

Emiliano Grillo  +4000

Graeme McDowell +4000

Luke List  +4000

Ryan Moore  +4000

 

WHO’S HOT

Pat Perez

Chesson Hadley

Whee Kim

Luke List

Ryan Armour

JJ Spaun

 

HORSES FOR THE COURSE

Charley Hoffman

Graeme McDowell

Kevin Streelman

Jason Bohn

Gary Woodland

Jason Kokrak

 

LONGER SHOTS

Kevin Streelman  +5000

Russell Knox +5500

JJ Spaun  +6600

Ryan Armour  +6600

Scott Brown  +6600

Whee Kim  +6600

Alex Cejka  +8000

David Lingmerth  +8000

Rory Sabbatini +20000

Jason Bohn  +40000

 

FAITHFULS

Charles Howell III

Stewart Cink

Johnson Wagner

Harris English

 

WHO WE LIKE

Pat Perez.  The returning champ is feeling loose and playing his best. His win in Malaysia a few weeks ago was a dominant one and the ASU grad looked like he was having fun while doing it. Coincidence that his win here at Mayakoba and recently at the CIMB both came on paspalum? Maybe. Maybe not. Even though there are a bunch of good names to take near the top odds-wise (Fowler, Hadley, and Hoffman come to mind), we think Pat Perez is going to have a great week in Mexico.

Kevin Chappell & Bryson DeChambeau.  This course sets up perfectly for Chappell. One of our contributors suggested that if he play the whole week with only his irons, Kevin Chappell was his lock to win this thing. His iron proximity stats are no joke and we think he’ll have a good week. Bryson DeChambeau played well in Las Vegas last week where the mad genius was spotted practicing his putting in the dwindling daylight hours. He is super focused and we feel he’s due to break out soon and often. We want to be on him this week on a short course where avoiding the trouble leads to low scores.

David Lingmerth. The short Swede plays extremely well on courses where he can show off his super accurate irons. This time last year he was playing on the much tougher Gary Player Country Club (at the Euro Tour’s Nedbank Challenge) and he finished T13. This change of scenery, short scorer’s course, and relatively lighter field set up for Lingmerth to make a charge. He is an absolute steal at 80 to 1.