“Between Bets” is an article series revealing our staff’s best wagers across the NFL, NASCAR and PGA Tour. This week’s bets feature our favorite wagers for the 2023 World Wide Technology Championship.
(Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook)
World Wide Technology Championship 2023 Betting Picks
Cameron Young (+1100)
Finally, I get to bet Cameron Young! I have loved him for so long now, and it has pained me to avoid wasting money on him. El Cardonal at Diamante sets up so well for him that if he can’t figure it out here, I’m not sure where he will be able to. This is a bomber’s paradise. Wide open fairways conclude in massive and relatively unprotected greens. Yep, this has Young written all over it. He has not had a particularly inspiring last six months, but I think that all turns around in Mexico this week.
To back it up with some analytics, he averages 317 yards off the tee, and though he has been playing poorly, he is still gaining strokes with the lumber every time he tees it up. Approach has what has held him back and that is going to be mitigated here with the enormous greens. The putter is streaky but has been gaining over the last five starts. Young did surprisingly well coming down the stretch in the FedEx Cup Playoffs with a 31st and a 15th-place finish in his last two tournaments. I love this as a get-right spot for him.
Lucas Glover (+3000)
Snubbed on a Ryder Cup Captain’s selection and quite possibly the hottest golfer in the world from June through August this year was Lucas Glover. And when I say hot, I mean scorching! He could do no wrong. He was gaining in every metric and making it look easy against some of the best players in golf. With five T10s in his last eight starts with back-to-back wins at the Wyndham Championship and The FedEx St. Jude Championship, it is hard to dispute how good he was playing. Glover is a player who relies heavily on his accuracy and putting as of late. If one of those aspects falters then we will see him fade into the top-20 ranks fairly quickly. But for now, you should ride the hot hand heading to the World Wide Technology Championship.
Taylor Pendrith (+5000)
Taylor Pendrith is an all-or-nothing kind of player. He has a third and a sixth-place finish in his last five starts, but he also has three missed cuts over that stretch. The odds of 50/1 seem to be appropriate, given the high upside he has, though.
He averages about 309 yards off the tee and has been gaining an average of 2.1 strokes per tournament in that area. His approach game has also come online over the last six months, and he is No. 1 in this field from 150+ yards and out, which will come in handy at El Cardonal. His putting can be a little suspect from time to time, but he is No. 3 in this field when it comes to avoiding the dreaded three-putt. He is a longer shot here, but he is definitely able to win if he puts it all together, and he has been very close as of late to doing just that.
Maverick McNealy (+7500)
Maverick McNealy is an In-Between Media (IBT) Family favorite, and it’s good to see him back in action for the World Wide Technology Championship! I have a few rules in golf betting, and one of them is to bet McNealy in lesser fields with California-like setups. This isn’t exactly California, but it shares a lot of similarities with resort courses in that region. We don’t have a lot of stats for this course, as it’s the first time a PGA event has been held here. We also do not know where McNealy’s game is nowadays. So it’s a riskier bet, but at +7500, I can’t pass up a player who historically has done very well in these lesser swing season fields. It also doesn’t hurt that McNealy has an excellent short iron game, and he’s the No. 1 rated putter in this field.
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