Aaron Wise
November 6th, 2018

Mayakoba Golf Classic Preview

By Angus Macartney

 

Setting the scene

The PGA Tour heads to Mexico for the Mayakoba Golf Classic at El Camaleon. The lucrative $7.2 million prize fund has attracted American stars Fowler, Spieth and Finau to compete and we will take a look at who could stop these golfing giants this week.

 

Who should you back?

 

Aaron Wise @ 25/1 (E/W) – Is it Wise to back Aaron?

 

Aaron Wise

In 2018, Wise was rightfully awarded the Rookie of the Season award after an impressive debut season.

At just 22, the American is already considered the real deal and many pundits see him as a future great.

The maturity of Wise defies his years and he proved it consistently over the season.

He performed well on the tough layouts at Quail Hollow, Firestone and Ridgewood; these are courses that inexperienced players tend to struggle on – not Aaron, he finished in the Top 10 in all three.

Last week, he got off to a stuttering start but rallied over the weekend with two 66’s in a row.

He also had more birdies than any other player in the field last week (27). If he can keep the silly bogeys off the card his game is in good shape for a challenge on Sunday.

 

Abraham Ancer @ 40/1 (E/W) – Will Abraham have the Ancer?

 

Abraham Ancer

I wouldn’t be surprised if you haven’t heard of Abraham Ancer but I have studied his game and I believe the market wrongly underestimates his game.

Ancer is a true professional who works tirelessly at his game. Tee to green he is very solid and his consistency should see him post better results over the next few years.

At 27, Abraham is coming into his prime and his results prove that. In four of his last eight starts he has finished inside the Top 10.

He will be desperate to impress in his native country and has the tools to do so this week.

Could this be the week he gets into the winner’s circle?

 

Charley Hoffman @ 65/1 (E/W) – A happy hunting ground for the Hoff!

 

Charley Hoffman

Charley Hoffman

When a layout requires ball striking and birdies Hoffman is always a player I look at.

He is the kind of player who can make birdies for fun when he gets on a roll.

He was a past champion in 2014 so he will have fond memories of the course and the knowledge he can get the job done.

 

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