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Longshots win often in golf, and betting on the right ones could be the difference between a ton of profit or going home empty. Here are our expert's top longshot bets for the 2021 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba.

World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba 2021 Expert Golf Picks: Our Staff's Top Longshot Bets

Not many things in sports are quite as rare or as rewarding as hitting on a longshot bet in golf.

For me, getting out of a bunker on fewer than three swings is both extremely rare and very rewarding. For the New York Jets, winning a single game is quite rare and rewarding. For Brooks Koepka, not rolling his eyes whenever he sees Bryson DeChambeau is both rare and rewa...well...it's definitely rare.

A longshot winning a PGA Tournament is far from an uncommon occurrence. During the 2020-21 PGA season, HALF of the tournaments were won by a golfer with 50-1 odds or longer. Half.

What is an uncommon occurrence is us bettors hitting on those longshots. That is exactly why we've enlisted some of the sport's top handicappers to give us their favorite longshot bets every week -- so we can hit it big.

As a rule, we'll aim for players with odds 50/1 or longer.

This week, our experts will tackle the 2021 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba. Let's go hit some big ones!

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2021 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba Longshot Picks

Joe Idone: Keegan Bradley (+7000)

There's something to be said about sheer number value when trying to find a Longshot winner. Bradley is being priced around 45/1-55/1 at most outlets, but using the OddsChecker grid you can find him posted at 70/1 on FanDuel. I'm fond of his ability to be accurate Off the Tee which will suit him well at El Camaleon given the trouble lurking off the fairway on most holes. The slower-then-normal paspalum greens will hopefully negate some of his Putting struggles which would allow him to be aggressive and rely on his strengths.

-- Joe Idone (@TourPicks)

Elisha Twerski: Emiliano Grillo (+7500)

As noted in Tom Jacobs’ comprehensive tournament preview, success at El Camaleon is predicated on driving accuracy and gaining strokes with approach shots. That makes golfers like Viktor Hovland (20/1) and Abraham Ancer (18/1) obvious top bets, but this is a longshot column, after all, so we’ll go with Emiliano Grillo. Among those teeing off at Mayakoba, Grillo ranks third in Strokes Gained: Approach and inside the top 30 in Greens in Regulation, Fairways Gaines, and Strokes Gained: Off the Tee, per FantasyNational. The 29-year-old has had plenty of success here, with three top-10 finishes as well as a 15 and 45 in five tries. That’ll play.

-- Elisha Twerski (@ElishaTwerski)

Tom Jacobs: Russell Knox (+8000)

I love Russell Knox’s chances of improving on last week’s T12 finish, on a course that he has 2nd and 3rd place finishes in the past. His T12 in Bermuda last week could have been a whole lot better, were he not on the bad side of the draw in round 1, and I think the way he finished last week is an indicator that he can put in a positive performance once again here. In eight starts here, Knox has never finished outside the top-37 and he seems to be showing signs of life in recent weeks. If you liked Knox last week at 33/1, you should give him another chance to succeed here on a course he likes even more.

-- Tom Jacobs (@TomJacobs93)

Geoff Fienberg: Adam Hadwin (+10000)

Hadwin showed up in my OddsChecker betting card last week at +3500, unfortunately, he got blown out of that tournament quickly, like many others who caught the AM draw. I'm going right back to Hadwin this week at 100/1 on my official betting card. Despite the bad draw, Hadwin put up a couple fantastic middle rounds, and the stats show his irons are in great form at the moment. It's a course he can certainly compete on as his lack of distance isn't a factor, his irons are fire, and he's one of the best putters on earth, let alone this field.

-- Geoff Fienberg (@gfienberg17)

Rick Gehman: Brian Gay (+30000)

Gay was a popular option last week, but do not forget about him this time around. He finished T12 in Bermuda and now heads to Mayakoba where he has had an abundance of success. In his 10 trips to this event, he's never missed the cut, he's earned four Top 25 finishes and he was victorious in 2008.

-- Rick Gehman (@RickRunGood)

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The Senior Editor at OddsChecker, Elisha is an experienced fantasy and betting analyst. According to BettingPros, he was was one of the most accurate betting experts in 2019, ranking second in moneyline picks and 13th against the spread. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, his best skill is his ability to spell "Antetokounmpo" without looking. You can follow Elisha on Twitter at @ElishaTwerski.


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