2022 World Wide Technology Championship picks, predictions, odds, props: PGA expert says fade Maverick McNealy

Viktor Hovland is coming in hot as he seeks another victory at the 2022 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba. He has two starts on the PGA Tour this season, and he tied for fifth at the Zozo Championship and was T-20 at the CJ Cup. He also will tee off Thursday at El Camaleon Golf Course as a two-time defending champion after going 43 under par over the past two tournaments at Mayakoba. Scottie Scheffler, on the other hand, is coming in on a downer after losing the world’s No. 1 ranking to Rory McIlroy at last month’s CJ Cup. The reigning Masters champion and Hovland will be joined in the field by players like Collin Morikawa and Tony Finau and former Mayakoba winners like Matt Kuchar and Harris English. Hovland won last year at 23 under par, and the average winning score over the tournament’s 14 years is 19 under.

Caesars Sportsbook lists Scheffler as the 9-1 favorite in its latest 2022 World Wide Technology Championship odds, with Hovland (11-1) and Morikawa (14-1) not far behind. Only three other golfers are shorter than 30-1 in the World Wide Technology Championship 2022 field – Finau (18-1), Billy Horschel (18-1) and Aaron Wise (20-1). Kuchar, the 2018 winner at Mayakoba, is a 60-1 longshot, while 2013 champ English is priced at 80-1. Before you make any 2022 World Wide Technology Championship picks or bets, you need to check out the PGA Tour predictions, best bets and sleepers from SportsLine golf insider Patrick McDonald.

After spending time at FanSided and NBC Sports EDGE, McDonald joined CBS Sports as a golf writer in the spring of 2022. Now covering the sport from a broader perspective, McDonald still likes to dip his toes into the betting pools on a weekly basis on the PGA Tour. 

He takes a measured approach to his outright selections and finished the 2021-22 season up 42 units on those plays, having hit Cameron Smith (22-1) at the Tournament of Champions, Hudson Swafford (250-1) at The American Express, Joaquin Niemann (70-1) at the Genesis Invitational and Justin Thomas (66-1) live at the PGA Championship.

McDonald hit two of his three matchup plays at the Bermuda Championship, including winner Seamus Power +100 over pre-tournament favorite Denny McCarthy. At the Zozo Championship, McDonald nailed a first-round leader, backing 80-1 Brendan Steele, and also hit two of three matchup plays, backing winner Keegan Bradley over Corey Conners, one of the favorites. He is up more than 15 units on matchup wagers this season, and anyone who followed McDonald’s advice cashed in huge.

Now, McDonald has studied the 2022 World Wide Technology Championship field and is locking in his best bets, top sleepers and favorites to avoid. You can head to SportsLine now to see all his PGA picks and predictions

Top 2022 World Wide Technology Championship expert picks

In a surprising prediction for Mayakoba, McDonald is fading Maverick McNealy, even though he comes in on a strong run. McNealy opened among the favorites on the strength of three straight top-20 finishes. But he doesn’t have a PGA Tour victory, and “despite his current quality, there are flaws in his game,” McDonald says. The former world No. 1 amateur and college player of the year can be wild off the tee, which won’t play well at El Camaleon. He also hasn’t been scoring low enough, going 17 under par over his past two events, shooting 69 or higher five times.

On the other hand, the flaws in Morikawa’s short game shouldn’t be exposed on this course, so McDonald is backing the two-time major champion. Morikawa has six worldwide wins, but his most recent was just shy of a year ago, at last November’s DP World Tour Championship. He hasn’t cracked the top 25 in his two fall events, but his tee-to-green game was solid at the CJ Cup, where he was sixth in strokes gained tee to green in finishing T-29. El Camaleon’s flat greens should help him, so McDonald says it is “an ideal spot to break his winless drought.” See who else to pick at Mayakoba here

How to make 2022 World Wide Technology Championship golf picks

Before this week’s PGA Tour event south of the border, McDonald has locked in his best bets for the 2022 World Wide Technology Championship. He has several outright plays, including a monster longshot that would bring a massive payout of 100-1. You can only find out who it is, and see the rest of McDonald’s picks and PGA Tour analysis, at SportsLine.

So which 2022 World Wide Technology Championship picks should you target? Which golfer priced at 100-1 could pull off a stunning victory this week at World Wide Technology Championship 2022? Check out the odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Patrick McDonald’s top prop picks for World Wide Technology Championship 2022, all from the expert who ended last season up 42 units on outright plays, and find out.

2022 World Wide Technology Championship odds, field, top contenders

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Scottie Scheffler +950
Viktor Hovland +950
Tony Finau +1400
Collin Morikawa +1600
Billy Horschel +2000
Aaron Wise +2000
Maverick Mcnealy +2600
Taylor Montgomery +2600
Tom Hoge +2700
Jason Day +3400
Emiliano Grillo +3400
Seamus Power +3700
Kyoung-Hoon Lee +4200
Brendon Todd +4200
Brian Harman +4200
Alex Noren +4500
Thomas Detry +4500
Keith Mitchell +5000
Russell Henley +5000
Patrick Rodgers +5000
Adam Hadwin +5500
Harris English +5500
Aaron Rai +6000
Robby Shelton +6500
Mark Hubbard +6500
Justin Lower +6500
Justin Rose +6500
Hayden Buckley +6500
Sepp Straka +6500
Andrew Putnam +6500
Matt Kuchar +7000
Dean Burmester +7000
Francesco Molinari +7000
Sebastian Munoz +7500
Cameron Champ +7500
Nick Hardy +7500
Russell Knox +8000
Lee Hodges +8000
Greyson Sigg +8000
Joel Dahmen +8000
Davis Riley +8000
Chris Kirk +8500
Kevin Streelman +8500
J.T. Poston +9000
Brandon Wu +10000
Erik Van Rooyen +10000
Adam Long +10000
Garrick Higgo +10000
Chun-an Yu +10000
Danny Willett +10000
Matt Wallace +10000
Justin Suh +10000
Nick Taylor +10000
Beau Hossler +10000
J.J. Spaun +11000
Adria Arnaus +11000
Seonghyeon Kim +11000
Martin Laird +11000
Adam Svensson +11000
Byeong Hun An +11000
Dylan Frittelli +12000
Ben Griffin +12000
James Hahn +12000
Austin Eckroat +12000
Will Gordon +12000
Austin Smotherman +12000
Troy Merritt +12000
Ryan Palmer +12000
David Lipsky +14000
Lucas Glover +14000
Ze-Cheng Dou +16000
Callum Tarren +16000
Harrison Endycott +16000
Ryan Armour +16000
Charley Hoffman +16000
Travis Vick +16000
C.T. Pan +16000
John Huh +16000


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