The World Golf Championship (WGC) Mexico Championship is the current incarnation of the nomadic professional WGC golf tournament. It is one of the four annual World Golf Championships and a great opportunity for some fantastic golf betting. As of February 2021, Workday Inc became the main tournament sponsor rebranding the tournament as the WGC Workday Championship.
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Best Bookies for the WGC Mexico Championship – Top 5 Ranked
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WGC Mexico Championship Betting Odds, Promotions, Tips & Predictions
The 2021 WGC Mexico Championship will begin on the 25th of February, finishing on Sunday the 28th of February. For hopefully one year only, the tournament will not be played at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City, but instead will take place at the Concession G.C. in Bradenton, Florida, USA. This is due to COVID-19 concerns. Below are the latest 2021 WGC Mexico Championship betting odds and WGC Mexico Championship betting tips.
WGC Workday Championship Betting Odds 2021
|Dustin Johnson||13/2||William Hill|
|Rory McIlroy||16/1||William Hill|
|Patrick Cantlay||18/1||Paddy Power|
WGC Workday Championship Betting Tips & Predictions 2021
As previously noted, the WGC Mexico Championship, rebranded this week as the WGC Workday Championship, will not actually be held in Mexico but instead will fast forward the start of the Florida Swing, taking place at the Concession Golf Club in Florida. This means we can look forward to four Floridian events that also include the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass and The Honda Classic.
As for this week’s exciting opener, a star studded field of 72 will be in town, led as ever by the world’s best Dustin Johnson. The massively reduced number of entrants ensures that there is no cut needed for this event – unlike last week at the Genesis Invitational (aka the Genesis Invitational) where many stellar names tumbled out after 36 holes – and we can focus instead on who will win.
Johnson being the world number one offers the shortest value, while Max Homa it was who defeated Tony Finau in a two-hole playoff to take down the Genesis on Sunday. Johnson had been in contention but ended up with a T8 result. But the interesting thing was the world number two, Spain’s Jon Rahm, posting a T5. In form, Rahm is untouchable, and few can live with him. A strong European challenge will also be expected to include Rory McIlroy, Tyrrell Hatton, Tommy Fleetwood, Shane Lowry and Matt Fitzpatrick.
The Concession, by the way, has an interesting name and comes from the time when, during the 1969 Ryder Cup, Jack Nicklaus deliberately conceded a two foot putt to Tony Jacklin on the 18th hole. The gesture guaranteed the first tie in Ryder Cup history and was named the concession and this course, designed by the two players involved on that day, honours that astonishing act of sportsmanship.
This award winning course hasn’t yet hosted a PGA Tour event but bear in mind that at least one member of this week’s competing field, Bryson DeChambeau, won here in the 2015 NCAA Championship.
WGC Workday Championship Promotions 2021
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5 Reasons to bet on the WGC Mexico Championship
- It features players from all the major golf tours AND is one of only four tourneys to do so.
- It is one of the highest ranking events in golf.
- It is a useful gage for players’ form.
- It serves as a good build up to the upcoming Players.
- It is one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the international golf calendar.
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Popular WGC Mexico Championship Betting Markets
Golf fans and bettors look forward to this meeting of the PGA and European Tours’ annual run to Mexico and with good reason, this, after all, is a tournament that draws its field in from all the other global tours. This event, and indeed all golf tournaments, provides a plethora of golf bets. Here are a few of wagering options for the WGC Mexico Championship.
Versus The Field Betting
With this kind of bet, the idea is that you are basically backing anyone else in the entire field other than a nominated golfer to win the championship. These bets can be placed at any time but typically liven up towards the latter rounds of a tournament when a clear favourite, or favourites, are emerging as likely victors. For those bets placed early on in or before a tournament gets underway, the player to go versus the field will be the bookies’ favourite to win which will be based on form, rankings and past record in the chosen event.
Best betting sites for versus the field at the WGC Mexico Championship betting: Unibet
Essentially, head-to-head matchups are where the bookmaker will provide two golfers and your job is to successfully guess which of the two you think will fare better in the tournament. One of the good things about a bet like this is that it does not matter how well the golfers do against the rest of the field or how well they perform in the tournament. It only matters that your pick does better than his or her matched player. These bets work equally well on the individual daily rounds or across the entire four-day tournament.
Best betting sites for head to head betting at the WGC Mexico Championship betting: Betfred
Prop bet stands for a proposition bet and is basically where punters wager on whether or not something specific will happen during a round or in the tournament. You can also, in most circumstances, bet on how many times that thing will happen. In golf terms, this will typically mean whether or not a hole in one will be made during the course of the tournament. But, because this type of bet is one out of the fun category, you can bet on mad and silly things too. Although, be prepared, you may need to request this bet if you can’t see it in the sportsbook. These bets are often referred to as skilled and non-skilled proposition bets. Skilled, being the talented effort of landing a hole in one or Phil Mickelson ending his winless drought in 2018 (he did by the way, here at the WGC Mexico). In the case of unskilled these will be betting on something sillier to happen such as betting on a players first tee shot ending up in or out of the fairway or the winning player giving his wife a kiss at the end of the tourney.
Best betting sites for making prop bets at the WGC Mexico Championship betting: bet365
In play betting, or live betting, has grown very rapidly in popularity over the years, no more so than in golf. The appeal for bettors stems from the fact that you can watch a tournament or round play out in real-time and you get a clearer picture of how things are developing or how they will play out. Of course, the appeal for bookmakers is that they know that, as the odds change with every swing of a club, these odds will entice bettors, sometimes ignoring the value of patience, to lay money on what they might think is a sure thing. However, sports doesn’t usually work that way and the money piles on to a player who blows the lead before the end of the tourney. This is a fast-paced way to bet and can be very thrilling, livening up televised golf for even the most unenthused golf haters out there.
Best betting sites for in-play betting at the WGC Mexico Championship betting: Novibet
Tournament Structure for the WGC Workday Championship
The WGC Mexico Championship is a 72 hole stroke play event but, unlike other golf tourneys, this event has no cut. Another thing that makes this tourney different from almost all of the others is that it takes place with players in the field representing not just the PGA but also the European Tour as well as the Japan Golf Tour, the Asian Tour, Sunshine Tour and the PGA Tour of Australasia. From 2017, the tournament has been held at the Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City, Mexico.
As with all golf tournaments, the players with the biggest below par score will be at the top of the leaderboard. Should they finish at the top of the leaderboard by the tournament’s end, that player will be crowned as the latest WGC Workday Championship champion. If, however, there is a tie after each of the 72 holes have been played, there will be a sudden death playoff over three more holes to try and determine a winner.
History of the WGC Mexico Championship
The idea of World Championship Golf came about in 1999 when the first three jointly sanctioned championships were introduced. One of these, then called the American Express Championship, has developed into the modern day Mexico Championship. Later on in 1999, the World Cup was added as the fourth World Golf Championships event. The inaugural staging of this particular WGC took place in Valderrama near Cadiz in southern Spain and was won by Tiger Woods. The competition stayed in the Spanish course the following season before relocating to the Mount Juliet course in Kilkenny, Ireland. It was held here twice, with an East Coast USA visit sandwiched in between the Irish stops. California was the host venue for one season after which it was played for a year in Watford, England before enjoying a long run in Florida as it established itself as an East Coast event. In 2017, it was time to move again, this time to Mexico where it has been held ever since.Taking its prize pool from both the PGA and European Tours, the event always attracts the great and the good of golf and has been won by some of the biggest names in the history of the game.
Recent WGC Mexico Championship Winners
|2020||Patrick Reed||United States||Chapultepec, Mexico|
|2019||Dustin Johnson||United States||Chapultepec, Mexico|
|2018||Phil Mickelson||United States||Chapultepec, Mexico|
|2017||Dustin Johnson||United States||Chapultepec, Mexico|
|2016||Adam Scott||Australia||Doral, Florida|
|2015||Dustin Johnson||United States||Doral, Florida|
|2014||Patrick Reed||United States||Doral, Florida|
|2013||Tiger Woods||United States||Doral, Florida|
|2012||Justin Rose||England||Doral, Florida|
|2011||Nick Watney||United States||Doral, Florida|
|2010||Ernie Els||South Africa||Doral, Florida|
|2009||Phil Mickelson||United States||Doral, Florida|
|2008||Geoff Ogilvy||Australia||Doral, Florida|
|2007||Tiger Woods||United States||Doral, Florida|
|2006||Tiger Woods||United States||The Grove, England|
|2005||Tiger Woods||United States||Harding Park, California, USA|
|2004||Ernie Els||South Africa||Mount Juliet, Ireland|
|2003||Tiger Woods||United States||Capital City, Georgia, USA|
|2002||Tiger Woods||United States||Mount Juliet, Ireland|
|2000||Mike Weir||Canada||Valderrama, Spain|
|1999||Tiger Woods||United States||Valderrama, Spain|
WGC Mexico Championship Key Stats
- Tiger Woods has won the WGC Mexico Championship more times than anyone else with seven
- At the same time, Woods became the first player in PGA Tour history to win at least eight times in three different seasons
- Tiger’s three year reign of dominance between 2005 and 2007 is the longest sequence of consecutive wins
- The largest winning margin here was in 2006 when, you guessed it, Tiger Woods won by 8 shots
- Patrick Reed became the event’s youngest winner in 2014 when he took home the trophy aged 23 years and 216 days
- Reed won it again in 2020.
- In contrast, Ernie Els was 40 years and 148 days when he won in 2010 and is the oldest ever winner here
- Sergio Garcia and Retief Goosenshared the lowest ever 18-hole score here when they shot a10 under in 2002
- All but one of the 19 winners in the tournament’s history were ranked inside the top 35 in the world at the time of their victory
Similar Tournaments to the WGC Workday Championship
- March 25th – 29th, Dell Technologies WGC Match Play: The second WGC event of the season which tees off in Austin, Texas almost exactly a month after the Mexican leg.
- August 2nd – 8th, WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational: Another fantastic offering from the WGC series which takes place in beautiful Memphis, Tennessee each August at the TPC Southwind.
- November 1st – 4th, The HSBC WGC Champions: The final WGC event of the year which takes place at the Sheshan Golf Club in Shanghai, China.
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WGC Mexico Championship FAQs
What are the Best Bookies for the WGC Mexico Championship Betting?
Is This a PGA Event or a European Tour Event?
Yes and no. While it is not run by the PGA, their players are invited to take part as are players from the European Tour.
Where can I Watch the WGC Workday Championship?
The WGC Mexico Championship will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.
Is February a good time to visit Mexico City weather-wise?
February is pretty cool by Mexico City standards and rain is rare so the golfers should be fine.
Is there a cut-off in this event?
No, there is no cut for player to miss or make in the WGC Mexico Championship.
What happens if the tournament ends in a tie?
Then the tied players will play a sudden death tie break, usually over the last three holes again.
Can I bet on there being a hole-in-one?
Yes, you sure can!
ThePuntersPage Final Say
With the PGA’s West Coast swing well behind them, the players, joined by those from the European Tour, will set out to participate in this WGC event. This is a tournament that has changed venue seven times over its 20year history, hitting two continents along the way.
Even its place in the calendar has been altered over time, once being played in either September or October before being moved to late February where it now remains. Because of this, it is one of the most anticipated events on the golf fanatic’s calendar, and rightly so, because it isn’t just the two big tours joining in; players from all of the tours compete here, which is what makes it tough to call a winner.