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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Twofer Tuesday: World Wide Tech Championship

Twofer Tuesday flees stormy Bermuda for the warm shores of Mayakoba and the World Wide Technology Championship.

Defending champion Viktor Hovland

This week the Tour touches down at El Camaleón Golf Course, a par-71 course measuring roughly 7000 yards. This Greg Norman design puts a premium on hitting fairways and greens, and at 7k yards length just isn't as important here as it is at some courses. Shorter hitters who can maneuver their shots around the tropical layout have dominated here in the past.

Dominating isn't something my Twofer Tuesday picks have done this season. In six events I have managed to pick only one Top10 in twelve tries! This week I'm approaching my choices from a different angle in hopes of improving my odds.

That doesn't mean I'll do any better but I don't see how I can do any worse.

Weather reports project that Mayakoba will be hot and dry with winds around 10mph or less. That sounds like good scoring potential for my picks, so I'm looking for some scorers this week... and I think I may have found them.

  • My first pick is Aaron Wise. He's played three events this season and posted T26, T8 and T5. All three final scores have been between -15 and -21. If he can do that again this week, I should have a chance.
  • My other pick is Talor Gooch. He's also played three events this season, posting T4, T11 and T5. Ironically, he too has posted final scores between -15 and -21.

To be honest, the recent winning scores at this event have been lower than any of the scores these two players have posted this season. But I'm happy with Top10s and I believe these two players give me the best chance to get two of them this week.

GC's live coverage begins Thursday at 3pm ET. With the November chill settling in here in NC, I'm just excited to see some nice warm sunny weather. And if I'm lucky, maybe my picks will warm up my record as well!

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