The PGA Tour tees-up at Tiger's first creation
Confident Swede 10/111.00 looks great option this week
Svensson 28/129.00 ready to claim PGA Tour title No 2
Tournament & Course Notes
• After 16 years at El Camaleon in Mayakoba, the tournament will now be played at El Cardonal. Opened in 2014, El Cardonal was the first course to be designed by 15-time major winner Tiger Woods;
• The course is laid out close to the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula and within sight of the Los Cabos coastline which meets the Pacific Ocean;
• Fairways are wide and, at an average 8,300 square feet, the greens are huge. Therefore, if conditions are benign, the potential to score low is high. However, anyone who fails to keep their golf ball on the short grass, faces the prospect of ending up in heavy scrubland that lurks dangerously close to fairway perimeters;
• Although there is a reasonable number of bunkers dotted across the course, water hazards won't be a concern for top-level Tour players;
• Earlier this year, the previous tournament host El Camaleon staged an event on the Saudi-backed LIV Tour;
• The resort course of El Cardonal is the PGA Tour's newest venue and is located on the opposite coastline to El Camaleon, and more than 2,000 miles north-west.
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PGA Tour Scoring Rating
Best 15 Ratings (Last Six Months)
Rating .... (Rounds - Average)
-0.70: Ludvig Aberg (34 - 68.21)
-1.04: Lucas Glover (44 - 68.52)
-1.05: Stephan Jaeger (52 - 69.23)
-1.32: Doug Ghim (42 - 68.81)
-1.32: Sahith Theegala (46 - 70.04)
-1.48: Beau Hossler (50 - 69.68)
-1.56: JJ Spaun (44 - 69.73)
-1.60: Emiliano Grillo (50 - 69.78)
-1.62: Mark Hubbard (50 - 69.98)
-1.70: Adam Svensson (54 - 69.69)
-1.71: Nate Lashley (46 - 69.48)
-1.71: Andrew Putnam (42 - 70.00)
-1.73: Peter Kuest (34 - 69.12)
-1.80: Thomas Detry (36 - 70.42)
-1.82: Cameron Young (38 - 70.11)
Min. No. of Rounds = 20
Only those entered this week are included in table.
Ratings refer to PGA Tour events since May 1st, 2023
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Good Current Form
There can't be too many golfers right now whose confidence levels are higher than Ludvig Aberg 10/111.00.
The Swede made his DP World Tour breakthrough in early September when he won the European Masters in Switzerland.
A few weeks later he was part of Europe's victorious Ryder Cup team in Italy, and secured his PGA Tour card for 2024 thanks to back-to-back finishes of 2-13.
His overall scoring performances are strong, as shown in the Ratings' table above.
Beau Hossler 28/129.00 will view this week as a great opportunity to claim a maiden PGA Tour title.
His last two outings have yielded top-10s, including joint runner-up in Japan.
In-form Sahith Theegala 14/115.00 is likely to contend again and has thoroughly enjoyed the last couple of months.
Meanwhile Canada's Adam Svensson, 28/129.00 a one-time winner on Tour, has played solidly in recent months, as is highlighted in the above Ratings' chart.
Highest Ranked Starter
The 'top seed' this week is Cameron Young 12/113.00 who was one of those unlucky pros to be overlooked by skipper Zach Johnson when he selected his Wild Cards for this year's American Ryder Cup team.
The 26-year-old New Yorker has reached a remarkably high No 17 in the World Ranking, despite not winning on the PGA Tour.
Has posted eight podium finishes on Tour that include a brace of majors.
At No 5 in the current Driving Distance stats, Young should be well placed to make the most of this week's generous fairways.
The one downside is that he hasn't teed-up competitively for just over two months.
Note: List Contains Leading Reserves