The PGA Tour continues this week as it visits El Camaleon Golf Club for the 2021 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba. Read on below to see my prediction for who will win the tournament, as well as my predictions for who will finish in the top 10, my dark horse, and my player to fade.
Winner: Aaron Wise- Flying under the radar of many, Wise has been one of the hottest players on the planet since the start of last season’s Fedex Cup Playoffs, with 5 straight top 30 finishes, including back-to-back top 10’s at the Shriners Children’s Open and the CJ Cup while going -78 during that stretch. Wise comes into this tournament with past success too, finishing in the top 10 here twice in 5 career starts, highlighted by a runner-up finish to Viktor Hovland here last year. Wise is also inside the top 12 in Strokes Gained: Around-The-Green, Tee-To-Green, and Total this season and his game is firing on all cylinders. Aaron Wise will be hoisting the trophy come Sunday!
Top 10: Justin Thomas- Thomas has quietly been playing solid golf, with 4 straight top 25 finishes, including a pair of top 5’s in that stretch. He brings solid form into this event, where he has finished inside the top 25 in each of his 2 starts here. A threat to win anytime he tees it up, Thomas will be in the mix this week and will be rewarded with a solid top 10 showing.
Dark Horse: Adam Long- There is something about El Camaleon Golf Club that sets up well for Adam Long’s game, as he has finished T-2 and T-3 here in 2 career starts. Since finishing T-3 here last season, Long’s game has been feast or famine, with 8 top 30 finishes and 17 missed cuts in 26 starts since then. 2 of those top 30’a have come in his last 3 starts, so Long’s game is showing signs of life. A win is unlikely, but I predict that another top 30 finish is in the cards for Long this week.
Player to Fade: Roberto Diaz- The pride of Veracruz, Mexico, Diaz has struggled in this event, missing the cut 6 times in 7 career starts. In a field that’s as stacked as this one, Diaz is a lock to miss the cut.