3 Dark-Horse Golf Picks to Win the 2022 Mexico Open at FanDuel Sportsbook

Dark-Horse picks to win the 2022 Mexico Open.
Dark-Horse picks to win the 2022 Mexico Open. / Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Following a big win by Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, the PGA Tour is heading south of the border to Vidante Vallarta for the Mexico Open.

Mexico Open Golf Picks

While picking the top guys can be tempting, let's take a look at a few golfers that have longer odds to consider wagering on. Here are three dark-horse picks for the 2022 Mexico Open.

Odds to win the Mexico Open are from FanDuel Sportsbook.

1. Aaron Wise (+3200)

Aaron Wise's distance off the tee should help on this lengthened course, as should his ball striking. Wise ranks No. 30 on tour in Greens in Regulation (GIR) and in Strokes Gained (SG): Tee-To-Green. His putter has given him troubles this season so far, but if he can turn that bad to manageable and keep the other parts of his game strong, he could make a real run at this. Wise has made three of his last four cuts and has two top-25 finishes in that span.

2. Carlos Ortiz (+5000)

Carlos Ortiz comes home to his native country for this event. Players always love to play well in their home countries, states, and cities. He proved that he can do that back at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba in November, also played in Mexico. He grabbed a second-place finish there. He's missed four consecutive cuts coming into this event, but, being back in Mexico could provide him the peace of mind to turn things around. He is 45th on tour in Driving Distance.

3. Chris Kirk (+3200)

Chris Kirk has two top-10 finishes in his last six starts, both with tougher fields than this week's. His game seems to be in a really good place this season, ranking top-25 on tour in SG: Off-The-Tee (25th), SG: Around-The-Green (12th) SG: Tee-To-Green (9th) and SG: Total (21st). He's even top-40 in scoring average. Coming off a solid T-21 last week in New Orleans, Kirk could make another run here.

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