With three top-15s in his last four starts at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba, Aaron Wise is a trendy pick this week in Mexico.
Not only does he carry strong course history, but recent form favors him, too. We’ll start with the breakdown of his resume at El Camaleon.
He’s made four of six cuts highlighted by solo second in 2020. Wise carded 67-68-67-63 to finish one behind the king of Mayakoba, Viktor Hovland.
Wise also took T-10th (71-65-63-69) in 2019 and T-15th (63-70-68-70) last year.
In 2021, the former Oregon Duck ranked T-9th in the field in putts per green in regulation (1.568).
Now on to his recent performances. The 26-year-old’s last outing resulted in solo sixth at the CJ Cup, which featured 15 of the top 20 players from the Official World Golf Rankings.
It was his sixth top-35 in the last seven starts. Wise hasn’t missed a cut since June.
He ranked 21st in total strokes gained per round (1.053) last season. Consistent play got him to East Lake without winning an event. Wise tallied four top-10s, including solo second at The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide.
He also ranked 21st in SG approach (.489). Driving accuracy isn’t his forte, but going with lesser clubs off the tee on several holes this week will help find more fairways.
"“I just feel like I have pretty good vibes around here,” Wise was transcribed in 2021 by Tee Scripts describing El Camaleon. “Every now and again you find those courses where you just come and you’re comfortable the moment you’re on the grounds and this is one of those for me. I feel like I make my fair share of putts around here, I hit good iron shots and I get a lot of wedge opportunities, which is really good.”"