My 2022 PGA DFS: Mexico Open at Vidanta FanDuel picks takes us to Vidanta Vallarta golf course in Vallarta Mexico.
Vidanta Vallarta is a Par 71 layout, playing at 7,456 yards. Long hitters will have a major advantage this week as the fairways are wide and the rough really won’t be an issue.
Vidanta Vallarta also has large greens bordered by fairly large bunkers. Because of the length, and lack of penalty off the tee, plus the large greens with large bunkers, I’m focusing on SG: Off-the-tee, SG: Approach, and SG: Around-the-green.
With that in mind, here are my suggestions.
2022 PGA DFS: Mexico Open at Vidanta FanDuel Picks
Wesley Bryan – $7,600
With my first pick, I’m taking a flier with Welsey Bryan. Bryan hasn’t had a very good 2022 season and has actually lost his full-time tour status. Because of that, he needs to perform well. This week serves as a perfect opportunity for him to have a good week as it is a fairly weak field.
Bryan’s main goal is finishing in the top-125 of the Fed Ex Cup standings. With the limited guaranteed starts he has for this season, he has to capitalize on every opportunity he gets. With not much trouble off the tee, combined with Bryan’s solid short game, this sets up for a chance to be a good week for him. At $7,600 he feels like a great value play.
Mark Hubbard – $9,600
Mark Hubbard is playing pretty well as of recent. Although he missed the cut at the Corrales Puntacana Championship, he had recent finishes of T-33rd, 15th, T-38th, and T-14th. Like the Bryan play, this feels like a good week to take advantage of a potential value play with Hubbard.
Hubbard also shows pretty well in our key indicators outside of SG: off-the-tee where he ranks 164th. I think the course this week allows us to look a little past this stat for Hubbard considering he sits 54th in SG: Approach the green, and 32nd in SG: Around-the-green.
Davis Riley – $9,800
Davis Riley has had a bit of a yo-yo season this year. He teamed up with Will Zalatoris last week at the Zurich Classic to finish T4th. His four events prior to that resulted in a missed cut, T63rd, 2nd, and a missed cut.
Riley doesn’t show well in my three key indicators except for SG: off-the-tee where he’s currently ranked 68th. Riley is currently 162nd in SG: Approach the green and T133rd in SG: Around-the-green.
This play isn’t based on statistics as much as a gut feel and seeing what he can do when his game is on. His second-place finish was in a great field, and in a tough event, The Valspar Championship.
Matt Jones – $9,900
Australian Matt Jones has been on a bit of a rough stretch. He did finish T2nd at the Valero Texas Open, his last event. However, prior to that, he had finishes of missed cut, T-52nd, missed cut, T-15th, T-58th. The thing is, when you have a weak (ish) field, you have to take some guys who aren’t consistent. Jones has the potential to be really good this week.
Jones is ranked 73rd in SG: Off-the-tee, 101s in SG: Approach the green, and a sterling 5th in SG: Around-the-green. I love Jones’ short game and what he could potentially pick up on the field. I think he could be a solid Top-10 finish prop bet.
Cameron Tringale – $10,900
Now that I’ve spent less than the average salary by a wide margin on our first four picks, I’m going to up the ante on the last two. Cameron Tringale is a guy who is in great form as of late. His last four tournaments consist of finishes of T-10th (teamed up with Wyndham Clark at the Zurich Classic), T-12th, T-35th, and T-62nd.
Tringale shows decently in our three key indicators this week as a whole. He isn’t great in SG: Off-the-tee at 146th, but he sits in 39th in SG: Approach the green and 58th in SG: Around-the-green. Again, this is a tournament where guys can get away with poor tee balls for the majority of the round.
I like Tringale to compete towards the top of the leaderboard this week.
Jon Rahm – $12,200
I’m back on the Jon Rahm train this week. I’ve said it a few times this year, but I truly believe this is the week Rahm gets back in the winner’s circle. His Sunday round at The Masters Tournament showed he still has an absurd game where he fired one of the best rounds of the day with a 3-under 69.
Rahm’s ball-striking has still yet to disappear this season as he is 6th in SG: Total on the year. He is currently the best driver of the golf ball on the PGA Tour based on SG: Off-the-tee. He is also 12th in SG: Approach-the-green. However, his short game does worry me a little.
He currently sits 173rd in SG: Around-the-green. Hopefully, his iron play is good enough and he won’t need to worry about getting up and down much.
I like Rahm to win this week and put up an insanely good score.
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