DJ Tops LIV Golf Mayakoba Odds: LIV Looking to Stick it To Everybody
Laying Down the Gauntlet in Mexico: Johnson Favored
The new LIV season is upon us and LIV Golf Mayakoba Odds have Dustin Johnson as the top billing.
It’s a much better field than the PGA’s Honda Classic, and with the new TV deal inked, we expect a big audience in Mexico.
PGA golf odds this week are generous and we wouldn’t be surprised if there was more handle for LIV compared to the PGA Tour.
Johnson to Double Tally
Johnson is a nine-time PGA Tour winner, but his success has been limited to one tournament win on the LIV Tour.
It came at the 2022 Boston Invitational, where he defeated Anirban Lahiri and Joaquin Niemann in a playoff with an eagle. Despite his team success at LIV, his ranking is steadily falling because LIV tournaments do not carry ranking points, which has been a point of contention for rival Rory McIlroy.
McIlroy has argued that the best players in the world should be ranked accordingly and that Johnson’s current ranking of around 100th in the world is not an accurate reflection of where he is in the game.
“I certainly would want the best players in the world ranked accordingly,” said McIlroy in September 2022. “I think if Dustin Johnson is somewhere around 100th in the world, it’s not an accurate reflection of where he is in the game.”
Despite this, LIV Golf Mayakoba odds still expect a big performance from Johnson at El Camaleon Golf Club this week. He is one of the favorites to win, and his attitude suggests that he has what it takes to win multiple tournaments this year.
Bettors get +800 for the former world number one and if you like betting on golf, you can’t do much wrong with Johnson.
Beware the Youngster
Eugenio Chacarra is one of the hottest young talents in the world, but he remains relatively unknown because he plays on the LIV Tour rather than the PGA Tour.
The Spanish 22-year-old won LIV Bangkok last year by three strokes, demonstrating his skills, which were honed at Oklahoma State University.
Chacarra has already made millions since joining the LIV Tour instead of heading back to college and attempting to make it onto the PGA Tour.
Although he is inexperienced, Chacarra has the potential to become a household name in the world of golf.
LIV Golf Mayakoba odds have him at value odds of +6600, which is incredible price. Playing in Mexico is ideal and he has the same number of LIV wins as Johnson, so that can’t be overlooked.
Ancer With the Answer
Abraham Ancer is a 31-year-old Mexican who could have the answer for Mexican fans at LIV Mayakoba.
He is better than a one-win golfer, having won the WGC-Fed Ex St. Jude Invitational by defeating Sam Burns and Hideki Matsuyama in a playoff. Ancer also has top-10 finishes at the 2021 and 2022 PGA Championships, indicating that he has the class to perform well on the big stage.
Betting on Ancer at LIV Mayakoba could be a popular choice for fans who want to back the local hero. With his experience and recent success, Ancer is a strong contender to make a deep run in the tournament.
He’s currently on the fourth line of betting at +1100 behind Johnson, Joaquin Niemann, and Cameron Smith.
Back the Saffers
Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel are both consistent performers who could make a charge at LIV Mayakoba.
Oosthuizen has not won since 2018, but he remains one of the more consistent golfers in the world. He won the 2010 Open Championship and has been close to winning on multiple occasions. With nine European Tour titles to his credit, the 40-year-old could be a strong contender in Mexico.
Schwartzel is a former Masters champion who has struggled with injuries in recent years, but he still has the potential to make a comeback.
Betting on Oosthuizen and Schwartzel could be a wise move for those looking to back proven performers with the potential to surprise.
LIV Golf Mayakoba odds have Oosthuizen at +3500 and Schwartzel at +7000, so they’re worth having on your ticket.