The PGA Tour moves from Vegas to down south, and across the border into Mexico for the OHL Classic.
The field at the Mayakoba Resort is not exactly loaded with big names. But like most early-season Tour events, it offers a nice blend of young players and big name vets, all vying to jump-start their new season with a win and 500 important FedEx Cup points.
Here are the Power Picks for the OHL Classic at Shriners Open at Mayakoba.
Furyk is coming off a season that is about as up-and-down as they come. He missed three months of the season recovering from wrist surgery, and had two great moments when he came back: his T2 at the U.S. Open at Oakmont, and his final-round 58 at The Travelers Championship. The 46-year-old Furyk should be especially motivated to play a full quality season, and is definitely among the favorites at Mayakoba.
FedEx Cup Rank: N/A | OWGR: 32
The winner of the 2013-14 OHC Classic at Mayakoba, English holds the course record, finishing at -21 in his winning effort. English showed amazing consistency in last week’s tournament, shooting four consecutive rounds of four-under 67 in Vegas to finish T4.
FedEx Cup Rank: 25 | OWGR: 70
Last Season’s Rookie of the Year enters as the second highest ranked player at 26, behind only Russell Knox (18). Grillo has had a solid start to the 2016-17 season with two Top 25s (WGC-HSBC, CIMB Classic) and a just-miss Top 25 at the Safeway, where he finished T26.
FedEx Cup Rank: 20 | OWGR: 26
One of last year’s runner-ups to McDowell, Knox notched two victories in 2015-16. He has finished in the top 10 of both events he has played in this new season, a T10 at the CIMB Classic, and a T9 at the WGC-HSBC Champions.
FedEx Cup Rank: 21 | OWGR: 19
Horschel enters the OHL Classic as the only FedEx Cup champ, and comes off a mediocre T41 at last week’s Shriners. Horschel had an up-and-down 2016, but finished strong with three Top 15s in his last four events – two of those (T10, T13) in the playoffs. Horschel played twice in the old Mayakoba Classic, in 2011 and 2012, finishing T30, T12.
FedEx Cup Rank: 136 | OWGR: 73