Among the six Canadian golfers expected to compete at the Mayakoba Golf Classic held at El Camaleon Golf Club in Mexico this, only Corey Conners made the cut and is ready to get his final round started on Sunday morning in the latest PGA Tour event.
Conners is in a tie for 20th place among seven other golfers including Harris English, Brice Garnett, Austin Eckroat, Brian Harman, Tyler Duncan, Max Homa and Camilo Villegas. They are all at -8 through the first three rounds of play. Conners’ scorecard features 18 birdies from Thursday through Saturday, which is a tie for second place among all the competitors. He’s had 26 pars, though he has 10 bogies, which included three in the first and second rounds as well as four in Round 3.
Conners finished with a 71 in the first round, followed by a 66 in Round 2 and he shot a 68 in the third round. He was expected to get his final round started at 8:40 a.m. ET, but the fourth round has been suspended due to inclement weather, though it is expected to continue soon.
David Hearn withdrew from the tournament before it got started, while fellow Canadians Adam Hadwin, Roger Sloan, Drew Nesbitt and Michael Gligic failed to make the cut, which was set at -1. Gligic came the closest among the group, missing the cut by one stroke as he finished even through the first two rounds, shooting a 75 in Round 2. Nesbitt shot a +1, Sloan came in at +3 and Hadwin was at +4 as they were all unable to make it to the weekend.
Among all competitors, Emiliano Grillo holds a one-shot lead at -16 atop the leaderboard, one stroke ahead of Tom Hoge. Viktor Hovland is in third place through three rounds at -14, Adam Long is -13, while Justin Thomas and Patrick Rodgers round out the top five at -12 for the tournament. Thomas was the betting favorite prior to the tournament getting underway.
Updated Mayakoba Golf Classic betting odds
While the number of betting options dwindled since the tournament started, there are plenty of odds for sports bettors to take a look at as they enjoy Sunday’s final round of the tournament.
All odds are via a popular United States sportsbook.
Grillo is the betting favorite to win this event at +200 odds, followed by Hovland at +320 and Hoge at +500. Rounding out the top five is Thomas at +600 and a bit of a drop off before Long at +1100.
As for Conners, he is tied for the 18th best odds to win it with Maverick McNealy at +20000. However, he has much better odds to crack the top five or top 10, which will still be a challenge. Conners has +1600 odds to jump into the top five with +400 odds to find himself within the top 10 golfers at the end of Sunday’s final round.
Sportsbooks continue to increase the amount of betting options they provide, and they will match golfers together and provide odds for which will have a better score in a given round.
Oddsmakers put Conners and Homa side by side and are giving Conners a better chance at coming out on top in this matchup. Conners comes in with -150 odds to have a better fourth round score than Homa, who has +170 odds to have a better score than Conners according to the sportsbook. A tie between the two would pay out with +800 odds.
Conners has been paired with Homa and Villegas to start their rounds on Sunday, and Conners is the favorite among the group to have a better final round score. He has +100 odds, while Homa and Villegas check in at +240 to be the best among the three.
A few of the tournament props available include whether or not a player of Mexican descent will finish among the top three golfers at the end of the final round as this PGA Tour event is held in Mexico. Carlos Ortiz has the best chance at it, checking in with a tie for 11th place at -10 going into Sunday. The only other option would be Abraham Ancer, who is in a tie for 15th with a -9 score through three rounds. Oddsmakers suggest it’s highly unlikely either will make a charge to the top three, so yes is set at +650 odds with no coming in at -1250.
The winning margin is another item to bet on for sports bettors. Here are the options along with odds on how many strokes the Mayakoba Golf Classic will be won by when it’s all over.
- 1 stroke (+200)
- 2 strokes (+325)
- After a playoff (+335)
- 4 strokes or more (+450)
- 5 strokes (+550)