2018 Mayakoba Golf Classic Sleeper Picks

Mayakoba Sleeper PicksAfter their one day stint in Las Vegas last week the PGA Tour heads to Mexico to play the Mayakoba Golf Classic which was previously known as the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. Just like last week’s Shriners Open tournament, this will have a smattering of top PGA Tour players with a bunch of Web.com newbies and players trying to get an early jump on FedEx cup points for the new year.

Some of the stars committed to playing this week are Rickie Fowler, Tony Finau, Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson. They will be the top priced salary cap names for FantasyDraft lineups this week but there will be a decent crop of sleeper picks for the Mayakoba Golf Classic to look for and to finish off your fantasy golf lineups.

Although we break down some key stats to look for this week when looking for Mayakoba Sleeper Picks, one thing we like to look at is course history. Some players come every year to Mexico to play (why wouldn’t you) and so check out how their history on the course is as a barometer for whether they make a good sleeper this week based on their salary cap pricing.

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Mayakoba Golf Classic Golf Course

El Camaleon Golf Club

This Mayakoba Golf Classic has been held at the El Camaleon Golf Club since 2007 and is a Par 71, right around 7,000 yards long. Just like last week’s course El Camaleon is another easy golf course for PGA players and you can once again expect low scores, assuming the weather doesn’t become a factor for the week.

Since it is a shorter course, focus on driving accuracy as opposed to distance since El Camaleon features some of the tightest fairways on the PGA Tour as well as hazards such as mangroves and unplayable jungle rough that can quickly blow up scores on a hole. The key to the week will be the short game and how players make their second shot to put them in a position to convert birdie chances.

The stat to really look at is Par 4 scoring since all the past winners have been in the Top 10 for the week. Obviously Par 5 scoring should be looked at since you want guys that can convert the eagle tries or at the very least get a guaranteed birdie on their card.

Other stats to look at is the Birdie or Better percentage, strokes gained putting and average putts per round. El Camaleon has seashore paspalum greens which some players don’t really like although it doesn’t seem to affect most players too much. Watch to see how last week’s guys played at the Shriners since it is a similar type track that features lots of birdies – if a guy was hot last week and is undervalued this week at DraftKings then that may be your Mayakoba Golf Classic Sleeper Pick of the week!

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2018 Mayakoba Golf Classic Fantasy Golf Sleeper Picks

Brian Gay - OK, so I don’t believe that Brian Gay is going to win the 2018 Mayakoba Classic but he is 8-8 in Mexico in his PGA Tour career and is two for two so far this year in his first two events of the year. Gay has always had a history of making cuts and he is a low cost sleeper pick at every DFS fantasy golf site so take him with the eye of him just making the cut this week and then find another Mayakoba Classic sleeper pick like…

Anriban Lahiri - Lahiri is 2-2 in Mexico with a T28 and a 14th place finish last year. He putts well on these greens and seems to do well on shorter golf courses. Like Brian Gay above, we don’t love him to win this week but as a low cost sleeper pick for the Mayakoba Classic he will free up salary cap money to go after some of the bigger names in the field like Spieth and Fowler.

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