We struggled again on our matchup plays going just 1-3 last weekend. Thankfully, we did hit our 3-Ball play at almost 2 to 1 on the eventual champion, Seamus Power. He held off Thomas Detry to win just his 2nd PGA Tour event.
Power will be in the field again this week but will have a much tougher time against some top-class opponents. Viktor Hovland is back and looking to win his 3rd straight World Wide Technology Championship.
After winning by just 1 stroke in 2020 over Aaron Wise, Hovland was 4 shots better than Carlos Ortiz last year. We look to bounce back this week at El Camaleon Golf Course in Mexico. Here are our 3 matchup best bets!
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Adam Long has made 3 of 4 cuts so far this season. He has a 30th finish at the Sanderson Farms and is coming off an 8-under weekend that saw him finish 44th at the Bermuda Championship. His worst finish here came last season at 22nd after finishing 3rd in 2021 and 2nd the year prior.
Spaun’s best finish in the last 3 years here at the WW Tech was last year when he finished 27th. He finished 65th in 2021 and 80th the year prior.
Spaun’s last stat was at the CJ Cup where he finished 58th. Long has strong historical rounds here in Mexico and he'll repeat that this weekend and outduel Spaun.
Maverick is coming off a solid 18th-place finish at the CJ Cup and has a 12th and 10th-place finish in the 2 previous tournaments. Here at El Camaleon, McNealy has had a better finish each year. In 2020, he finished in 26th and followed that up with a 12th place finish in 2021 and an 11th place finish last year.
Wise bettered McNealey at the CJ Cup by finishing 6th to his 18th and has had good rounds here. He finished 15th last year and also posted a 2nd and 10th place finish.
That said, Wise has also had his struggles by missing the cut here in 2020 and 2018. We believe McNealy’s consistency will be key in this matchup. We'll jump on this small dog number with Mav!
Finau, much like Wise, has been up and down here at El Camaleon. He has finished 16th and 8th in 2 of his starts while missing the cut and then finishing 45th last year.
Horschel, on the other hand, has been consistently good here. His worst finish was 33rd and his best was 5th.
Billy has only competed in 1 event this season and that was a 7th-place finish at the CJ Cup while Finau has yet to compete this season. The rust may be tough to knock off for Tony and we believe Billy will get the best of him this week.