2019 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, Jason Day, Jason Dufner and Defending Champion Matt Kuchar. 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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Expert Sleeper Picks for the Mayakoba Classic Tournament

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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2019 Mayakoba Golf Classic Fantasy Golf Sleeper Picks

Joaquin Niemann - Niemann was our first sleeper pick of the 2019/2020 PGA Tour season and he won that tournament. He’s had average results since the win but now returns to play in the Mayakoba Classic and is once again on our sleeper pick radar. He’s only played there once, last year and his T60 doesn’t make him a great pick but he started off the tournament well with a 66 and ended with a solid 69. Niemann should be over his 1st career win hangover and will easily make the cut at the Mayakoba and with only a few big names in the tournament he makes a great sleeper pick to win the Mayakoba Classic as well.

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