Preakness Stakes 2022 Betting Preview

by WagerHome Blog on May 18, 2022

There will be no Triple Crown winner in 2022, as Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike is not in the relatively small field of the Preakness. In fact, down from the 20 horses that raced at Churchill Downs, we have just nine starters for this weekend at Pimlico.

There are, however, five horses at Pimlico that also ran in Kentucky, including the runner-up to Rich Strike, Epicenter.

Post Positions and Odds to Win 2022 Preakness Stakes

  1. Simplification (6-1)
  2. Creative Minister (10-1)
  3. Fenwick (50-1)
  4. Secret Oath (9-2)
  5. Early Voting (7-2)
  6. Happy Jack (30-1)
  7. Armagnac (12-1)
  8. Epicenter (6-5)
  9. Skippylongstocking (20-1)

No surprise that Epicenter is the favorite in this race. He’s finished first or second in each of his last six races, including that second-place finish at the Kentucky Derby, and this is easily the best horse in the field.

Early Voting is next in the early odds, running at 7-2. He has two wins in three starts and was just a neck away from making it a clean sweep.

Trainer Chad Brown chose to skip the Derby in 2017, winning the Preakness with Cloud Computing. Early Voting was also held out of the Derby, and it’s entirely possible the strategy will also pay off this year.

Secret Oath is third on the board at 9-2. She beat a great field to win the Kentucky Oaks and is trained by D. Wayne Lukas, a six-time Preakness winner. Secret Oath is trying to become the seventh filly to win this race.

The fourth-place finisher at the Kentucky Derby, Simplification, is the fourth betting favorite at the Preakness. The first post is not an ideal spot for a horse that likes to close fast and strong and would prefer to save his speed for after he’s cleared the field.

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Good Value Bets

In a small field like this, anyone can win. But there are a few long shots with a much better chance to pull off the upset and net you a tidy profit.

The best of the non-favorites is Creative Minister, who isn’t really a longshot at 10-1. He’s only raced three times in his career and won two of them. He was on the undercard at the Kentucky Derby and his trainer, Ken McPeek, was a winner at the Preakness two years ago.

Armagnac, as 12-1, has the next lowest odds. But if you’re looking to place a bet on a longer shot to win, it’s worth noting that twice this year Armagnac lost to Happy Jack, who is paying 30-1. Happy Jack finished 14th at the Kentucky Derby, and his sire, Oxbow, won the Preakness in 2013.

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PGA Championship 2022 Betting Preview

by WagerHome Blog on May 17, 2022

Typically the winner of the PGA Championship isn’t a surprise. It’s generally someone playing very good golf leading into the tournament and someone who is highly ranked headed into the tournament. These are two of the reasons that what Phil Mickelson did at Kiawah Island in 2021 was so surprising. The +25000 longshot was T69 the week before his big triumph.

Even Collin Morikawa, who was only playing in his second-ever Major when he won in 2020, had a win at the Workday Charity Open just three weeks earlier.

This isn’t to say we should only focus on the favorites. Mickelson’s can happen. But the odds are good that Sunday’s eventual PGA Championship winner will be someone playing his best golf.

Favorites to win PGA Championship

  • Jon Rahm (+1200)
  • Scottie Scheffler (+1200)
  • Justin Thomas (+1400)
  • Rory McIlroy (+1400)
  • Collin Morikawa (+1800)
  • Jordan Spieth (+1800)
  • Cameron Smith (+2200)
  • Patrick Cantlay (+2200)
  • Dustin Johnson (+2500)
  • Viktor Hovland (+2500)
  • Xander Schauffele (+2500)

If you’re looking to wager on someone playing his top golf, Scottie Scheffler is as good a bet as there is in the field. He’s playing his best golf and the best golf of anyone on the planet. The Masters champion finished T8 at the PGA last year and a career-best T4 in 2020.

Jon Rahm recently lost his No. 1 ranking to Scheffler, but the reigning U.S. Open champion has yet to drop behind Scheffler on the odds board. His best-ever finish at the PGA was a T4 in 2018. He was T8 last year.

Among this top group, we also have former PGA Championship winners Justin Thomas (2017) and Rory McIlroy (2012 and 2014). As the defending PGA Championship champion last year, Morikawa finished T8.

PGA Championship Betting Preview

Best Value Picks

Remove his Masters performances the last two years, and it’s easy to think of Brooks Koepka as one of the PGA Championship favorites here. He’s paying +4200 as a two-time PGA winner (2018 and 2019), and the two-time U.S. Open winner (2017 and 2018) was great at all of the Majors a year ago except for Augusta. He was T2 at the PGA, T4 at the U.S. Open and T6 at The Open Championship.

Corey Conners is also worth a look at +4500. His lone Tour win came at the Valero Texas Open in 2019, so he’s probably well off your radar. But last year, he finished T8 at the Masters, T17 at the PGA, and T15 at the Open Championship. He also just finished T6 at the Masters last month.

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NASCAR at Kansas Speedway 2022 Betting Preview

by WagerHome Blog on May 11, 2022

In the final race before NASCAR has its all-star break, the drivers make their annual stop at the Kansas Speedway on the Kansas side of Kansas City.

Sadly the name Buschy McBusch Race, as it was known for the regular-season race here in 2021, has been replaced. Now the race in Kansas is known as the AdventHealth 400. That’s 400.5 total miles driven and 267 laps around the tri-oval.

Favorite to Win the NASCAR AdventHealth 400

  • Kyle Larson (+700)
  • Kyle Busch (+700)
  • Denny Hamlin (+700)
  • Chase Elliott (+700)
  • William Byron (+1000)
  • Ross Chastain (+1000)
  • Martin Truex Jr. (+1000)
  • Joey Logano (+1200)
  • Ryan Blaney (+1400)
  • Tyler Reddick (+1600)
  • Alex Bowman (+1600)

The four drivers bunched at the top are likely to separate on the odds board before this race is run this weekend, so keep an eye on that before you place any NASCAR bets.

However, a bet on Denny Hamlin, no matter the number, is going to be a good one. He won on this track in 2019 and 2020, and he finished fifth in last year’s playoff race that was held here.

It is worth noting that in that playoff race last October, it was Kyle Larson taking the checkered flag. However, that is his one and only win in Kansas.

He finished third and fourth in the two races here in 2018, but in last year’s regular-season race, he finished 19th. He was 14th in the race before that.

Chase Elliott is also a worthy favorite. He won here in 2018 and has finished fourth, second, sixth, fifth, and second since that race.

NASCAR at Kansas Speedway Betting Preview

Best Value Bets

If you’re looking to take a chance on a longshot, think about Austin Cindric at +6000. It’s a hefty payday if it hits, and here’s why it might: The young driver remains largely unknown, except on intermediate NASCAR tracks like the one in Kansas.

He’s run five races on this type of track, and it’s been the type where he shows the most improvement from starting position to finishing position.

Like last year at Kansas, when he began 38th but finished 22nd. He has shown the ability to gain on the field, and as his starting positions continue to improve, so will his finishes.

Also at +6000 is Aric Almirola, who has never won in Kansas, but he does have seven top-10 finishes here. He’s also had four top-10 finishes this NASCAR season, including Martinsville, Las Vegas, California, and Daytona.

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NASCAR every week, the PGA Championship next week, another month of the NBA and Stanley Cup Playoffs, and a full slate of nightly baseball.

The sports schedule is jam-packed, and the only way independent bookmakers can keep up with it all is by having a top pay per head software provider as a partner.

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AT&T Byron Nelson Betting Preview

by WagerHome Blog on May 10, 2022

We have just a week to go before the second major championship of the season, the PGA Championship. But before the best golfers in the world tee off at Southern Hills, there is one more tournament to look at – AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas.

The field isn’t as star-studded as next week’s, but seven of the best golfers in the world will be at the AT&T Byron Nelson this weekend, including the top golfer in the world, Scottie Scheffler, and there is a $9,100,000 prize purse at stake.

Favorites to Win AT&T Byron Nelson Preview

  • Scottie Scheffler (+700)
  • Justin Thomas (+900)
  • Will Zalatoris (+1400)
  • Dustin Johnson (+1800)
  • Xander Schauffele (+1800)
  • Jordan Spieth (+2200)
  • Sam Burns (+2200)
  • Hideki Matsuyama (+3500)
  • Joaquin Niemann (+3500)
  • Seamus Power (+3500)

The only way that Scottie Scheffler isn’t the favorite in any tournament on the schedule is if he doesn’t play. He’s won four of his last six individual tournaments, and he is taking no prisoners in this final tuneup before the PGA Championship. He’s atop the world rankings, and he’s been No. 1 in the FedExCup Standings since the first week of March.

It’s now been 14 months since Justin Thomas won a tournament, but his T8 at the Masters and T3 at the Valspar make him one of the favorites. Thomas will get into the winner’s circle again this year. It’s only a matter of time.

Will Zalatoris lives just up the road in Dallas, and at 19th in the FedExCup Standings, he is the highest-ranked player who is still in search of a first career victory. We’ve been talking about him getting that win for years now, but he’s coming off a T6 at the Masters and a T4 at the Zurich Classic, and we really mean it this time. He is going to win soon.

AT&T Byron Nelson Betting Preview

Best Value Bets

Jason Day is paying +5500, which are longer odds than you would expect for someone with four top-10 finishes at the Byron Nelson, including a win in 2010. He did miss the cut here last year, but his history of playing well at TPC Craig Ranch is enough to consider him a good bet.

Cameron Champ is paying +6500 for a W at AT&T Byron Nelson, which is excellent value for someone who seems to be figuring it all out at the moment. He missed five cuts early in the season, but a T10 at the Masters and a T6 at the Mexico Open makes him one to watch.

You might also want to take a flier on Sung Kang, paying +50000. He’s a member of TPC Craig Ranch and has been playing here for more than a decade. When it comes to AT&T Byron Nelson course familiarity, no one beats him.

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Making Communication Between You and Your Clients Easier

by WagerHome Blog on May 4, 2022

When you own a small business, no matter what the industry, being able to perform efficient communication between you and customers is key. Being able to understand their needs, so you are better equipped to meet those needs is what defines success.

In a static industry, communication is important. In a dynamic industry like sports gaming, it can be everything. Trends change in the industry, which changes the needs and desires of your customers, which you only know about if you are able to adequately keep open the lines of communication.

WagerHome’s Answer to Changing Client Desires

As with the growing desire for live and in-play wagering, WagerHome was at the forefront of making sure that our platform, and the one you and your clients rely upon, was updated to meet those changing needs. The trend in the industry changed, and because WagerHome made the change with it, your clients never missed a beat.

But if the changing needs and desires aren’t on such a macro level, like in-play wagering, but are limited to a small group of your players, or even a single player, how can you keep up? How can you make sure they don’t go unnoticed?

Making Communication Between You and Your Clients Easier

That is why WagerHome’s client interface now comes with a private messaging system that allows you to speak with each of your clients on a one-to-one basis. You can still communicate with all of them with company-wide announcements that will keep them all abreast of any changes you are making.

But in helping you to keep abreast of the changing desires that they have, now you have the ability to speak with them as individuals.

The Messaging Difference

Everything WagerHome does is geared toward making your business more profitable, which is why along with giving you your own website, customizable client reports, and full-service customer support, we give you an easy way to talk to the people who make your business.

You give your clients access to 24-hour sports betting, casino betting, and horse racing, and giving them a fast and easy way to communicate is only natural.

You know that your players are all very different. Desires in sports are different, and they come with different budgets.

There are also different skill levels in how they approach sports betting. That is why we allow for a full customization in what you offer as a bookmaker, both collectively to your clients as well as individually.

Being able to communicate with them as individuals is key in making this happen.

Messaging Security

Confidentiality is key in any business discussion, but especially in an industry that features so many clients that want privacy. You can be sure that with WagerHome’s dedication to keeping all of your and your client’s information secure, we do the same with all communications you have with those clients.

The same engineering and IT team that built our seven-layer DDOS protection, keeping your financial information out of the hands of hackers, built our private messaging system.

Use WagerHome’s messaging system to speak with your clients, and use it knowing that everything you say is private and protected.

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2022 Kentucky Derby Betting Preview

by WagerHome Blog on May 4, 2022

It is the most exciting two minutes in sports, and this Saturday, the Kentucky Derby will be run for the 148th time, kicking off horse racing’s Triple Crown.

So put on your fancy hat, pour yourself a mint julep, and join the 160,000 fans in attendance with the singing of “My Old Kentucky Home.” Then cheer like mad for the Kentucky Derby horse where you put your money.

2022 Kentucky Derby Betting Odds

  1. Mo Donegal (10-1)
  2. Happy Jack (30-1)
  3. Epicenter (7-2)
  4. Summer is Tomorrow (30-1)
  5. Smile Happy (20-1)
  6. Messier (8-1)
  7. Crown Pride (20-1)
  8. Charge It (20-1)
  9. Tiz the Bomb (30-1)
  10. Zandon (3-1)
  11. Pioneer of Medina (30-1)
  12. Taiba (12-1)
  13. Simplification (20-1)
  14. Barber Road (30-1)
  15. White Abarrio (10-1)
  16. Cyberknife (20-1)
  17. Classic Causeway (30-1)
  18. Tawny Port (30-1)
  19. Zozos (20-1)
  20. Ethereal Road (30-1)

Zandon is the pre-race Kentucky Derby favorite, breaking from the 10th post at 3-1 odds. Zandon is a closer who is coming off a win at the Blue Grass Stakes.

Something to note on Zandon is that he will spend the least amount of time in the starting gates since the horses are loaded 1 and 11, 2 and 12, and so on. The final two horses to be loaded in are 10 and 20.

Epicenter, at 7-2, is next among the favorites and might have even taken the top spot had he been given a more favorable post. He’s won four of his last five races, including the Louisiana Derby in March.

The only other horse with single-digit odds is the Canadian-bred Messier. In February, he won the Robert B. Lewis stakes at Santa Anita and followed that up with a Grade I second-place finish at Santa Anita in April.

Following those three horses, there are a pair of contenders at 10-1, Mo Donegal and White Abarrio. A winner of four of his last five starts, White Abarrio won the Florida Derby, the Hot Bull Stakes, and was third in last year’s Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill Downs.

It’s also worth noting that White Abbario is in the 15th starting post, which is the same spot Authentic won from in 2020 – one of three Derby winners in the last ten years to race from 15th.

Longer Shots to Consider

It’s a wide-open field, which makes this a perfect race to bet on horses with longer odds.

Like Cyberknife, at 20-1. He dominated in a win at the Arkansas Derby and has been coming into his own these last few months.

Barber Road, paying 30-1, has finished in the money at three graded stakes races this year and appears to be on the verge of finally getting to the wire first.

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More Player Options Means More Profit

by WagerHome Blog on May 3, 2022

One of the biggest hurdles to being a successful independent bookmaker is the lack of options that you can offer your customers when you are running a one-person shop.

Too many options, like sports and betting types, can become overwhelming. So you keep it manageable, which eventually makes it really hard to keep your customers.

This is why in today’s expanding sports betting landscape when your customers have multiple sportsbook options a click of a button away, the only way to stay in business is by partnering with a top pay per head software provider like WagerHome.com.

A Full Sportsbook at Their Fingertips

You’re in this business because you love sports and sports betting, and that’s why your clients are with you. So make sure and give them the most complete sportsbook experience anywhere in the industry.

With WagerHome, your clients will have access to up to 80 different sports leagues across the world and the many sports betting options that those provide.

With an easy-to-understand betting platform, novice bettors feel right at home. But with a full slate of sports and betting options from every time zone on the planet, your veteran bettors will never get bored.

Two Types of Live Betting

If your veteran bettors do get bored, they simply aren’t trying. When you are partnered with WagerHome, you get not one but two types of live betting to offer your clients.

With WagerHome’s standard service, each of your clients has access to commercial live betting and all the many ways that a player can take advantage of in-play and in-game wagering.

And with the premium service, which is just $3 a month more per person, they all get access to WagerHome’s proprietary EZ Live betting and the 1000s of live events that can be wagered through that.

More Player Options Means More Profit

Esports Betting

Many of the big chain sportsbooks don’t even offer it, and certainly, it’s hard to find in the pay per head world. But with WagerHome.com, you can offer your clients the best in esports wagering.

From CS:GO to Dota2, the fastest growing sport in the world that has leagues and tournaments all across the globe, is yours to offer to each of your clients.

Online and Live Dealer Casino

Opening multiple revenue streams is the name of the game, but with just the one partnership with WagerHome, you also become the manager of your own casino.

The standard membership comes with 24/7 access to WagerHome’s huge online casino, as well as the live dealer games featured in Blackjack, Roulette, and Baccarat.

The WagerHome platform is fast enough and nimble enough for multiple live dealer games to be played at the same time and with absolutely no lag. And the casino is large enough that your customers will have access to a huge selection of slot machines and table games, and they will always have something new to play.

Add in WagerHome’s worldwide racebook, and there is nothing in the gaming world that you can’t offer your customers.

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The Voted #1 Pay Per Head Software in the Industry

by WagerHome Blog on May 1, 2022

Sports betting is growing by leaps and bounds, and if independent pay per head bookmakers don’t grow with it, they are going to be left behind.

The most powerful way to change with the times is to create a partnership with a top pay per head software provider. It allows your business to remain yours, but with the added benefit of a team of experienced professionals working on your behalf.

The market is full of options, but simply put, there is no better pay per head provider than WagerHome.com.

The Software

Featuring the very best pay per head software in the business, no one else can compete for the flexibility and the user-friendliness of WagerHome’s sports betting software. Instead of having to wade through a complex website setup and having to learn how to manage client reports, your sports, the wagers, and the money, you can remain focused on growing the business.

The player platform features a full sportsbook, casino gaming, horse racing, and multiple types of live wagering.

And on the agent’s end, everything is ready to go the moment you create the partnership. You have total control and ease of control. Which is why when current agents voted for their favorite software in the industry, WagerHome was #1.

The Tools

It’s not just the great customer service that makes WagerHome the best in the business. It’s not only the server security and the seven-layer DDOS protection that keeps your and your client’s information safe. It’s the number of great bookmaking tools that are at your disposal.

Inside the bookmaker management platform, you can easily track every wager placed by each of your clients, allowing you to keep track of your risk and manage that risk. And you can also track all of your customer’s behaviors, helping you more readily meet their needs.

You have access to WagerHome’s lines and odds, brought to you by SharpLine Access. Or you can create and manage your own lines and odds and shift them as the betting landscape shifts.

The Voted #1 Pay Per Head Software in the Industry

With the player management platform, you have access to a full customer messaging system, as well as options to control bet totals and bet frequencies for each customer. You can also add an action ticker and create and manage player groups.

This is what 40 years of experience gives you. Any tool that has been needed over the years has been added. There is nothing you need or want that you don’t already have.

Signing Up

To see the software and its many features in action, there is a demo available at WagerHome.com. And when you sign up for your new WagerHome partnership, you will be given your first four weeks absolutely free.

But even after those four weeks, the price per head is nominal. The standard rate, which is just $9 per customer per month, gives each customer full access to the sportsbook, the casino, and the racebook. And if those players also want access to WagerHome’s thousands of live in-game betting events, it’s just $12 per month.

Usually, you get what you pay for. At WagerHome.com, you get so much more.

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DuraMAX Drydene 400 Betting Preview

by WagerHome Blog on April 27, 2022

NASCAR moves from the 2.6-mile tri-oval at the superspeedway at Talladega to the 1-mile oval at Dover Motor Speedway for the DuraMAX Drydene 400.

The Monster Mile, as it is known, gives this race something we didn’t see a week ago – parity. Since 2019 we have had five races at Dover, and we have had five different winners – Kyle Larson, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr., Alex Bowman, and Denny Hamlin.

And according to DuraMAX Drydene 400 race ratings, 11 drivers competing this weekend have a 90 rating or better at Dover. That means we should be in for a great race and a close finish.

Favorites to Win DuraMAX Drydene 400

  • Kyle Larson (+500)
  • Kyle Busch (+700)
  • William Byron (+700)
  • Joey Logano (+700)
  • Chase Elliott (+750)
  • Ryan Blaney (+800)
  • Denny Hamlin (+1000)
  • Alex Bowman (+1100)
  • Martin Truex Jr. (+1200)
  • Ross Chastain (+1200)

There is parity this week, with those five different winners in the last five races, but Kyle Larson is the deserved DuraMAX Drydene 400 favorite because of his performance here.

He has just one win, coming in 2019, but in the other 2019 race, he finished third, and in the May race last year, he finished second. And when looking back even further, he has two other runner-up finishes in Dover – 2016 and 2017.

A trio of drivers are tied for the second shortest odds at +700. Kyle Busch won here in 2017, but his most recent two races were 11th and 27th place finishes.

William Byron has finished fourth in each of his last two races at Dover, his only top-five finishes here. And Joey Logano was eighth three races ago, sixth two races ago, and fifth in 2021.

Chase Elliott is the last of the top five, and he’s been up and down at Dover recently. He finished third in his last DuraMAX Drydene 400 race here, wrecked to a 39th place finish the race before that, was fifth three races ago and had a mechanically challenged 38th place finish before that.

DuraMAX Drydene 400 Betting Preview

DuraMAX Drydene 400 Longshots Worth a Look

You can find Cole Custer for between +10000 and +25000, and as someone with back-to-back top-10 finishes at Dover, that is great value. He started 30th last year and worked his way up to 10th, so if he can qualify in the top half, you have to like his chances.

A little less out there is a bet on Daniel Suarez, who is paying +7500 to take the W at DuraMAX Drydene 400. He finished ninth here last year, and when he was racing for Joe Gibbs in 2017 and 2018, he had three top-10 finishes.

Driving in the Truck Series, he also has a pair of runner-up finishes at Dover and a win here with the Xfinity Series.

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Mexico Open at Vidanta Betting Preview

by WagerHome Blog on April 26, 2022

The Mexico Open has been around since 1944, but for the first time ever, the PGA Tour has put it on its schedule.

There will be 132 PGA Tour golfers, a prize purse of $7.3 million, 500 FedExCup points at stake, and a beautiful weekend spent in Vallarta, Mexico. Also being awarded are spots in the PGA Championship and the 2023 Players Championship and Masters.

Joining the field is Jon Rahm, who made his PGA Tour debut in Mexico seven years ago.

Favorites to Win Mexico Open at Vidanta

  • Jon Rahm (+350)
  • Kevin Na (+2000)
  • Gary Woodland (+2000)
  • Abraham Ancer (+2000)
  • Cameron Tringale (+2000)
  • Tony Finau (+2200)
  • Sebastian Munoz (+2500)
  • Aaron Wise (+3000)
  • Chris Kirk (+3500)
  • Patrick Reed (+3500)

Why should you place a bet on Jon Rahm? Because he’s the obvious Mexico Open pick here. Sometimes going with the golfer who is heads and shoulders above the rest of the field is the only smart play.

Rahm has three top-10 finishes this season, including runner-up at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, and he is the second-ranked player in the world. The next highest in this field is Abraham Ancer at 20th. Tony Finau is 25th. Kevin Na is ranked 32nd.

Simply put, no one else here is on Rahm’s level.

Why should you place a bet on someone other than Jon Rahm at the Mexico Open? Because it’s golf, and anything can happen. Because Ancer is playing in his home country and is carrying the banner for Mexico. Because Rahm, even as the No. 2 player in the world, has yet to win a tournament this year.

Mexico Open at Vidanta Betting Preview

Longshots Worth a Look

Normally players at +2000 and +3000 would be considered longshots, but since Ancer, Tony Finau, and guys like Kevin Na and Gary Woodland are in the top-10, we’re not going to consider them Mexico Open longshots.

Carlos Ortiz, at +7000, qualifies. He has been sponsored by Vidanta since 2016, and his official title is Embajador de Vidanta Golf. The ambassador of Vidanta golf.

The Guadalajara native was a champion in the Greg Norman academy early in his career, and the course at Vidanta was designed by Norman. It’s more than just a connection. It’s a window into the kind of course that is built for Ortiz.

He is a Mexico Open longshot and just the 90th-ranked golfer in the world. But no one has more incentive this weekend than Ortiz.

One other golfer to consider is Matt Jones at +5500. This is a coastal course, subject to coastal winds, and Jones is good in those conditions. And his 2022 has been very good, finishing third at Kapalua, T15 at Riviera, and a T2 at San Antonio.

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