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Tringale to Score Overdue Win

American Seeking to Break Through on PGA Tour

The next stop on the PGA Tour is the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba, Mexico, which is always an exciting finish.

Defending champion Viktor Hovland is just behind Justin Thomas at the sportsbook, but there is excellent value with players seeking an overdue win.

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Among that bunch is Cameron Tringale, who is having his best season. It’s not an easy tournament to win, but we’re keen to see the world’s best golfers in action on Thursday.

So Close for Tringale

Cameron Tringale is getting close to scoring a breakthrough win on the PGA Tour, and given his recent form, he’s a value bet.

Golf odds have the American at +4000 to win, despite finishing second behind Hideki Matsuyama at the ZOZO Championship.

It has been a long and hard road for the 34-year-old, who has the talent to win much more often than he does. He might have a unique swing, but it works for him, and playing at Mayakoba should be ideal.

It’s a similar course to what he faced in Japan, and he had a chance to win that tournament had it not been for a poor final few holes.

A former roommate of Rickie Fowler, Tringale is in career-best form and if he could produce the goods in the final round, he would be a multiple PGA Tour winner already.

He hasn’t won in 315 PGA Tour, but has amassed $14 million in his 12-year career. It’s not bad for a player flirting with a victory, and we have little doubt he’ll win soon.

Golf odds are in bettors’ favor this week, so take Tringale to win. He’s a better player than he gets credit for and he only needs to play well in all four rounds to be right there on Sunday.

Pick: Cameron Tringale +4000

Back-to-back for Hovland?

Viktor Hovland scored his second PGA Tour victory in the 2020 Mayakoba Classic, and he’s looking to go back-to-back.

The Norwegian has posted numerous close finishes, including three top-20 finishes in majors. The 24-year-old plays well beyond his years and we like his chances of going close.

He finished T-18 at the CJ Cup before making the cut at the Shriners. He hasn’t played since competing for Europe in the Ryder Cup. It was a tough experience for the youngster, but it should hold him in good stead.

A comedic moment happened at the Shriners, where announcers thought Hovland had been hitting the gym due to his muscles showing. However, Hovland set them straight.

“The JL, I call it, they have the auto-jack shirt, they just fit around the arms so they look huge, even though they’re really small,” Hovland told GolfDigest. “But, no, I have been working out a little bit.”

Despite being short of stature, Hovland is one of the best drivers on the tour. Given the modern theory of muscle gains helping golfers, expect to see Hovland pumping big drives at Mayakoba.

The +1800 is worth taking for a player who has already dominated the course.

Pick: Viktor Hovland +1800

Go Wide With Pat Perez

He’s a right hoot to play with, but Pat Perez could provide bettors with excellent value at the World Wide Technology Championship.

It wasn’t long ago when Perez was contesting tournaments every week, and although his form has slipped somewhat, he can come out of nowhere.

The 45-year-old reached No. 16 in the world in 2018 before dropping to his current position of 226. However, there were signs of improvement from the three-time PGA Tour winner at the ZOZO Championship.

He finished T-44 and considering he withdrew from the Shriners, it was a tidy return to golf. Perez also finished T-16 at The Northern Trust and T-11 at the 3M Open last season, so the ability is still there.

NBA legend and commentator Charles Barkley poked fun at Perez’s expense.

“Yeah, he texted me this morning,” Perez said last week. “He called me at 1 o’clock saying, ‘Did you retire, because I hadn’t seen the name on the leaderboard, and if you did retire, let me know so I can buy you a gift.’”

Given the +10000 odds available with betting online markets, we’re prepared to take the risk. You’ll be in for a wild ride, but Perez is always worth watching.

Pick: Pat Perez +10000

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