2023 Mexico Open Odds, Picks & Field for PGA Tournament (Jon Rahm Heavy Favorite to Defend Title)
Mexico Open Start Time, Date, Course & Prize Money
Start Date: Thursday, April 27, 2023
Golf Course: Vidanta Vallarta -- Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Course Stats: 7,456 yards, Par 71
Purse: $7.7 million, $1.38 million to winner
Defending Champion: Jon Rahm
Mexico Open Tee Times
The Mexico Open tee times and pairings will be available ahead of each round. Tee times are typically posted the day before the event, which is Wednesday, April 26 in this case.
Mexico Open Odds & Favorites
Odds to win the Mexico Open are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- +290: Jon Rahm
- +850: Tony Finau
- +2100: Wyndham Clark
- +2800: Davis Riley
- +3200: Gary Woodland
- +3400: Nicolai Hojgaard, Maverick McNealy
- +3600: Patrick Rodgers
- +3700: Alex Noren
- +4100: Taylor Pendrith
- +4800: Byeong Hun An
- +5000: Emiliano Grillo, Beau Hossler
- +5500: Stephan Yaeger, Nick Hardy, Aaron Rai
- +5500: Ben Martin, Andrew Putnam, Alex Smalley
- +6500: S.H. Kim, Robby Shelton
- +6500: Brandon Wu, Garrick Higgo
Mexico Open Field and Course
A weaker PGA Tour field gets a big boost this week with defending champion and world No. 1 Jon Rahm, who recently won The Masters for his fourth PGA Tour victory of 2023. He heads a field that includes two players in the top 20 of the FedEx Cup Standings -- Rahm (1) and last year's Mexico Open runner-up Tony Finau (11).
There will be 17 Latin American players in the field, led by 2023 Puerto Rico Open winner Nico Echavarria who sits 67th in the FedExCup standings.
Other notable golfers include Wyndham Clark, Gary Woodland, Maverick McNealy and last year's Mexico Open co-runner-up Brandon Wu. Also, last week's first-time PGA Tour winners of the Zurich Classic, longshots Davis Riley and Nick Hardy, join the Mexico Open field. Riley (33) and Hardy (39) both moved into the top 40 of the FedEx Cup Standings with the team event victory.
The Greg Norman-designed Vidanta Vallarta opened in 2015. Yardage was added for the PGA Tour players, and the Par 71 plays to 7,456 yards. The course meanders along the Ameca River with views of the Sierra Madres on every hole. The combination of a longer course, slower greens, sticky Paspalum grass and coastal winds off the Pacific Ocean make long drivers and iron players worth focusing on with last year's top finishers fitting the profile.
Mexico Open Picks & Predictions
This is just the second edition of the Mexico Open. Jon Rahm is clearly the dominant player in this field, but odds below 3/1 offer no appeal to win. Neither does last year's Mexico Open runner-up Tony Finau (+850), whose skill set fits very well at Corales Vidanta Vallarta as well.
Wyndham Clark has four top-10 finishes so far this season and can threaten the top of the leaderboard this week. Clark is one of six players in the field, along with Rahm and Finau, who ranks highest and above average in 10 stat categories for Vidanta Vallarta.
Added strength in Driving Distance, Proximity to the hole from 200+ yards, above-average Putting and Birdies or Better Gained make Clark a threat. The 29-year-old seeks his first PGA Tour win, and he recently finished top-6 in March at the Corales Puntacana Championship on the comp course Corales Golf Club with its Paspalum grass. His current form over his last 36 rounds also has Clark ranking top-3 in Strokes Gained: Total, Tee-to-Green, Ball Striking and Approach.
Pick: Wyndham Clark to Win (+2100) and/or Finish Top 10
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.