It’s going to be difficult to make a case for any player not named Jon Rahm to win this week, but we’ll try.
The 2023 Mexico Open at Vidanta in Vallarta, Mexico, features three of the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking. Wouldn’t exactly classify that as a strong field.
Rahm, who most recently tied for 15th at the RBC Heritage a week after adding the green jacket to his wardrobe, is the betting favorite at +260. Tony Finau is the next name on the list and he sits at +750. Two clear alpha dogs in this field.
Both Zurich Classic champions, Nick Hardy and Davis Riley, withdrew from the field Monday.
Vidanta Vallarta | Par 71 | 7,456 yards
Vidanta Vallarta – Course History for the #MexicoOpen
Includes finish position and Strokes Gained per round in the only event here last year.
Past Winner/Odds – 2022 – Jon Rahm (-17) +450 pic.twitter.com/rHJghKEUzi
— Ron Klos (@PGASplits101) April 24, 2023