Our weekly fantasy golf power rankings highlight the golfers near the top of the oddsboard and recommend who to select in your pools for the World Wide Technology Championship.
This will be the 16th edition of the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba, and the event is again attracting a strong field, especially compared to last week’s Butterfield Bermuda Championship.
There are five top-20 players from the Official World Golf Rankings teeing it up at El Camaleón Golf Course in Mayakoba, Mexico. Scottie Scheffler, Collin Morikawa, Tony Finau, and Billy Horschel join back-to-back champion Viktor Hovland as the headliners for the event.
Here are my World Wide Technology Championship fantasy golf power rankings.
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This is another event without shotlink data or strokes gained metrics available, so it isn’t as easy to pinpoint what's required to score at El Camaleón. However, going low is definitely paramount to being successful in this event. Hovland set the tournament 72-hole record with a 23-under 261 in 2021.
The par-71 track is just 7,034 yards, so distance isn’t nearly as important as accuracy off the tee, and El Camaleón also sets up as a second-shot course. The resort greens are large, and the course also features three unique landscapes: mangrove jungles, limestone canals, and an oceanfront stretch.
I’m primarily prioritizing ball-striking statistics (greens-in-regulation percentage and SG: approach), in addition to scoring and birdie averages this week. Putting has also proven to be an important statistic for past winners, albeit Hovland wasn't lights-out on the greens en route to winning in 2021.
World Wide Technology Championship Fantasy Golf Power Rankings
10. Emiliano Grillo
Grillo has already logged two top-five finishes and five made cuts through five events, and he'll keep playing well this week. The 30-year-old missed out on playing the weekend for the first time in six trips to El Camaleón in 2021, but Grillo also has registered three top-10 finishes at the course on his resume. Additionally, the Argentine has hit 75% of greens in regulation to start the season.
9. Maverick McNealy
Excellent putting has been McNealy’s calling card since the beginning of 2021, and he ranks 21st in scoring average to start this campaign while gaining 16.88 strokes putting on the field through 10 measured rounds.
This will be his fourth trip to El Camaleón, and he's finished 11th and 12th over the past two years. He’s comfortable playing this track. Expect a breakthrough victory for McNealy this season, and he can contend again in Mayakoba, even amid a top-heavy field.
8. Thomas Detry
Detry finally strung together four rounds at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship and finished solo second last week. His confidence should be sky-high while heading to another short track.
The 29-year-old has logged three top-15 showings through four PGA Tour events to start the year. Anticipate another solid performance from the Belgian.
7. Aaron Wise
With finishes of 15th and second over the past two editions of this event, El Camaleón is a course Wise has proven to fit. He’s also finished 10th at the track in 2018, and Wise is coming off a solo-sixth showing at the CJ Cup earlier in October.
The 26-year-old American finished 21st in SG: approach, 25th in SG: tee-to-green, and 21st in both birdie and scoring averages last season, too. He’s a candidate to produce a solid showing in Mayakoba, and I expect him to hover around the top of the leaderboard all week.
6. Scottie Scheffler
Scheffler has played the weekend during both trips to El Camaleón, including finishing solo fourth during the 2021 event. It’s fitting the world No. 2 is listed as the betting favorite. Still, I haven’t been impressed with Scheffler lately, as he only broke 70 once during the CJ Cup.
He’s also lost strokes putting on average across his past 20 rounds. Expect him to find a groove again during the 2022-23 season. But he’s still chasing his top form after peaking with four wins across a six-start stretch that concluded last April.
5. Viktor Hovland
Hovland enjoys the Yucatán Peninsula, but winning an event in three consecutive seasons is both incredibly difficult and rare. Still, he’s in solid form with a pair of T-5 finishes at the BMW PGA Championship and Zozo Championship prior to a T-21 result at the CJ Cup two weeks ago.
Hovland also finished the 2021-22 campaign ranked 15th in SG: approach, seventh in birdie average, and 28th in scoring average.
4. Tom Hoge
The 33-year-old American has logged four consecutive top-15 finishes to start the season, so his current form is encouraging. Hoge also finished third in this event in 2020, though that was his lone top-40 showing across seven previous trips to El Camaleón.
His ball-striking has been off the charts to start the year, too. Ranking third in SG: approach and sixth in greens-in-regulation percentage has propelled him to an 11th-ranked scoring average.
3. Collin Morikawa
An elite ball-striker, Morikawa’s underwhelming work on the greens is preventing him from fully capitalizing on his otherwise high-end play. He ranked first in SG: approach and second in SG: tee-to-green during the 2020-21 campaign, and ranked third and 17th, respectively in 2021-22.
Expect Morikawa to contend this week. If he gets hot with his putter, Morikawa can definitely win this event.
2. Billy Horschel
Horschel has played during the weekend in six of seven trips to Mayakoba, logging two top-10 finishes. He’s also in excellent form entering the event after registering three consecutive top-10 results worldwide.
His short game was spot-on last season with ranks of eighth in SG: around-the-green and 21st in SG: putting. Additionally, Horschel gained 1.656 strokes on approaches per round on the field during The CJ Cup two weeks ago.
1. Tony Finau
This will be Finau’s seventh trip to Mayakoba, and he's notched a pair of top-10 finishes at the event. He can turn this track into a pitch and putt affair, which plays to his strengths. He finished 12 in SG: approach, fifth in greens-in-regulation percentage, and 11th in both scoring and birdie average last season.
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World Wide Technology Championship fantasy golf power rankings made 10/31/2022 at 2:30 p.m. ET.