Mayakoba Golf Classic betting tips and preview

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Rickie Fowler, Tony Finau and Jordan Spieth headline in Mexico, but who is our resident tipster backing for glory?

I’ll close with two real outsiders that fall into the category of players that are well past their best – a formula which has often worked out quite well here in Playa del Carmen.

Firstly, Alex Cejka (175/1, 8 places) found himself six-over after just three holes last week, but he then went on to make 11 birdies over the following 33 holes to get back to one-over. He missed the cut but you’d suspect that if it weren’t for such an awful start, he would have comfortably made the weekend en route to another solid finish – which has been a feature of his play in recent times.

Indeed, the German has missed just two cuts in his last 11 starts despite never really contending. Nevertheless, Cejka finished ninth here last year and, with eight places paid this week, he could bag us some each-way money.

Jim Furyk’s (150/1, 7 places) patient game should be absolutely ideal for this course and it’s fairly surprising that the US Ryder Cup captain has only played here once before – a missed cut two years ago.

The 48-year-old showed at the Wyndham Championship three months ago that he shouldn’t be written off just yet, a superb Sunday 63 propelling him up the leaderboard on the way to a fourth place finish.

He missed the cut last week in Vegas on his first start since the Wyndham and rounds of 71 and 72 weren’t exactly awful as he looked to shake off the competitive rust.

The American’s steady, accurate game needs no introduction and, on this fairly short course where patience is required, he looks a decent each-way bet.

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