5 Sleeper Picks: WGC-Mexico Championship


The Top-50 players in the world are headed to Mexico City for the first WGC of the 2017 calendar year. The only player inside the Top-50 not playing this week is Jason Day, who had to withdraw due to flu symptoms and double-ear infections.

The new number 1, Dustin Johnson, is coming into this week off a win at the Genesis Open. In addition, Rickie Fowler is coming into this week off a win at the Honda Classic and is also now ranked inside the Top-10 in the world at No 9.

To go with our 5 power picks, here are the 5 sleeper picks for the WGC Mexico Championship.

Alex Noren

The 8-time winner on the European Tour, Alex Noren, is coming off the best year of his career, where he won 4 times and finished 3rd in the Race to Dubai. Noren has played very well as of late, racking up 5 Top-25s in his last 6 events. It should also be noted that Noren is 52-under in his last 6 tournaments.

Noren has had some success in the past at World Golf Championships, including a T12 last year at the WGC-HSBC Championship.

OWGR: 11

Tyrrell Hatton

Tyrrell Hatton might be one of the best under-the-radar players in the world. Hatton has racked up a Top-25 finish in his last 9 worldwide starts, which is unbelievable. Hatton is recently coming of a T4 finish at the Honda Classic.

In Hatton’s last World Golf Championship, he finished T23.

OWGR: 17

Jimmy Walker

Jimmy Walker has been a very streaky player to start the 2016-17 season, making 5 out of 8 cuts. Walker finished inside the Top-25 at three of those events, including a T9 at the SBS Tournament of Champions. Walker is coming off a T21 at the Honda Classic.

Walker is another player who has had some success at the World Golf Championships, with Top-20 finishes in two of four WGC’s last year (Cadillac 6th, Bridgestone T16).

OWGR: 21

Gary Woodland

Currently at 7th in the FedEx Cup standings, Gary Woodland is well on pace for his best year on the PGA Tour. Woodland has recorded 4 top-10 finishes and racked up over $1.9M in 8 events.

Woodland is coming off a T2 at the Honda Classic and is carrying a 69.89 scoring average this year.

OWGR: 30

Jon Rahm

The PGA Tour Rookie, Jon Rahm, is on pace to win Rookie of the Year by a landslide. Rahm has made the cut in his first 7 events and racked up 5 Top-25 finishes, including a win at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rahm is currently ranked inside the Top-5 in Strokes Gained: Tee-To-Green, Off-The-Tee and Total. Also, Rahm is carrying a 69.68 scoring average – pretty good for a rookie.

OWGR: 38


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