We have no course history to work with but we know altitude will play a big factor in Mexico City. There doesn’t appear to be any tee-time advantages due to the small field and nice weather. Trying to mix scoring ability with steady players in a short field like this should be fairly easy that’s why I like the defending champion Adam Scott. Although that’s not why I’m picking him since this year brings an entirely new venue. He’s as steady as they come, regardless of the strength of field. Also, he has a residence in Crans Montana so that should help with his comfort in altitude just like my other two favorites Sergio Garcia and Francisco Molinari who also have residences there… this should help them all dial in their distances in the high altitudes.
Here’s my list of favorites this week in some of the money games I’m in….in no particular order… keep in mind I’m saving some of the big guns for later in the year which keep Dustin and Jordan on my bench this week.
Adam Scott has great value in some money games and like I said he is a resident of Crans Montana, he is also the defending champ and one of the steadiest golfers on TOUR.
Sergio Garcia…. Another resident of Crans Montana, the Spaniard is the second of three golfers I’m targeting due to this connection.
Francesco Molinari is my third residents connection of Crans Montana, he rounds out the trio of golfers that have a place in the Swiss Alps and should feel comfortable playing in high altitude this week.
Alex Noren is on nobody’s radar but at No. 11 in the World Golf Rankings, his value in money games is incredible. He’s also won twice at the European Masters, an event played in the Swiss Alps in elevation.
Emiliano Grillo is a fairways-and-greens stud week in and week out and showed last week that his game is not too far off as he entered the finale T3 on the leaderboard before fading on Sunday.
Jon Rahm is another stud and birdie machine…..when you’re looking for high-volume birdie makers, it’s hard to argue with the value you get with Rahm this week. He racks up birdies in bunches and may get overlooked if gamers spend up on studs above him in salary.
Danny Willett has great value and with the greens rumored to be running really fast this week. The Englishman would love that, considering his win at last year’s Masters which takes place on some of the fastest greens we see all year. Speaking of Masters, Willett won the 2015 European Masters, proving he can handle the altitude.
Justin Rose…. here’s a guy week in and week out that prepares and that should help him this week on a course where nobody truly knows how it will play in competition.