The Mexico Open was formerly one of four World Golf Championships (WGC) events, but after the PGA made changes to its calendar for the 2021/22 season, reducing the number of these events from four to two, the event is now a regular format PGA Tour event. Make no mistake though, that this is still a highlight south of the border and Mexico Open golf championship betting will be as popular as ever.

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    Following changes to the PGA Tour, from 2022 onwards the Mexico Open will be a regular season event, but one that will be held south of the border. For the first time ever, in 2022, the tournament appeared on the PGA Tour schedule as an official FedExCup event. It offered the winner 500 FedExCup points, as well as a prize pool of $7.3 million, with the par-73 Vidanta Vallarta in Vallarta, México the new home of the event. This Greg Norman signature course features six lakes and 55 strategically placed bunkers.

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    The tourney sees a field of 132 players, a minimum of four of which must from Latin America. This is a four-day long, stroke play event where golfers must get around the course in as few strokes as possible in order to build up a stroke score, preferably under-par. They must do this on all four days from Thursday through Sunday to build up a total score, which is applied to a leaderboard. The player topping the leaderboard at the end of play on day four will be crowned the winner. If, as often happens, the players are tied by the time of the tournament’s finish, then a three hole playoff will ensue to find a winner.

The tentative dates for the 2023 Mexico Open are the 24th to the 30th April. We will update this section once more information is available.

Mexico Open Betting Odds 2023

Closer to the start date of the event, we will publish the latest and best betting odds for the 2023 edition of this tournament.

Mexico Open Betting Tips & Predictions 2023

As the event approaches, we'll update this page with our expert tips and predictions.

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  1. It features players from all the major golf tours.

  2. It is one of the highest ranking events in golf.

  3. It is a useful gauge for players’ form.

  4. It serves as a good build-up to the upcoming Players.

  5. It is one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the international golf calendar.

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 the numerous wagering options for the Mexico Open.

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 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 Mexico Open betting site for versus the field: Unibet

Head-to-Head Matchup Betting

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 Mexico Open betting site for head-to-head: Betfred

Prop Betting

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 Mexico Open). In the case of unskilled bets, 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 Mexico Open betting site for prop bets: bet365

In-Play Betting

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 Mexico Open betting site for in-play: Novibet

The inaugural staging of the WGC Mexico Championship, as it was called back then, took place in 1999 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.

From 1999 through 2021, the event was one of four WGC events on the tour. These World Golf Championship events were designed to bring all of golf’s professional tours together but in the 2021/22 season, the PGA Tour made some changes to the World Golf Championships (WGC) events which have been cut from four to two. As such, the WGC Mexico Championship is now a regular season Tour event, known simply as the Mexico Open.

In 2021, the event was unable to be held in Mexico as planned due to the COVID-19 pandemic and was moved instead to Florida.

Recent Mexico Open Winners

YearWinnerCountryVenue
2022Jon RahmSpainVallarta, México
2021Colin MorikawaUnited StatesThe Concession Golf Club, Bradenton, Florida
2020Patrick ReedUnited StatesChapultepec, Mexico
2019Dustin JohnsonUnited StatesChapultepec, Mexico
2018Phil MickelsonUnited StatesChapultepec, Mexico
2017Dustin JohnsonUnited StatesChapultepec, Mexico
2016Adam ScottAustraliaDoral, Florida
2015Dustin JohnsonUnited StatesDoral, Florida
2014Patrick ReedUnited StatesDoral, Florida
2013Tiger WoodsUnited StatesDoral, Florida
2012Justin RoseEnglandDoral, Florida
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    Tiger Woods has won the Mexico Open more times than anyone else, with seven titles to his name.

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    At the same time, Woods became the first player in PGA Tour history to win at least eight times in three different seasons.

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    Tiger’s three-year reign of dominance between 2005 and 2007 is the longest sequence of consecutive wins.

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    The largest winning margin here was in 2006, when – you guessed it – Tiger Woods won by 8 shots.

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    2021 winner Collin Morikawa became the youngest ever winner of this event when he lifted the crown at the age of 23 years and 22 days.

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    In contrast, Ernie Els was 40 years and 148 days when he won in 2010, and is the oldest ever winner here.

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    Sergio Garcia and Retief Goosen shared the lowest ever 18-hole score here when they shot a 10 under in 2002.

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    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.

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    11 – 14 August 2022, FedEx St. Jude Championship: Formerly the WGC FedEX St. Jude International, this event takes place in beautiful Memphis, Tennessee each August at the TPC Southwind

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    27 – 30 October 2022, The HSBC WGC Champions: The final WGC event of the year, which is held at the Sheshan Golf Club in Shanghai, China.

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    WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: The opening WGC event of the season which tees off in Austin, Texas, almost exactly a month after the Mexican leg.

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 event. This is a tournament that has changed venue seven times over its 20-year 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.

The best betting sites for betting the Mexico Open are Paddy Power and Betfred.

The Mexico Open will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

February is pretty cool by Mexico City standards and rain is rare, so golfers should be fine.

Yes, unlike before, there is likely to be a cut in this event now.

Then the tied players will play a sudden death tiebreak, usually over the last three holes again.

Yes, you sure can!

This Greg Norman signature course has a par of 73.

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