After the inaugural LIV Golf season saw seven 54-hole tournaments, the 2023 LIV Golf schedule will double the number of competitions. The first of those begins on Friday in Mexico as 2023 LIV Golf Mayakoba takes tees off from El Camaleon Golf Course. A $20 million prize pool is on the line for the individual portion, with another $5 million purse allotted for the team competition.

The latest 2023 LIV Golf Mayakoba odds list defending champion Dustin Johnson as a 17-2 co-favorite, alongside Joaquin Niemann. Cameron Smith follows at 10-1, with Abraham Ancer also with 10-1 odds. Before locking in your 2023 LIV Golf Mayakoba picks, be sure to see the predictions and best bets from golf insider Patrick McDonald

After spending time at FanSided and NBC Sports EDGE, McDonald joined CBS Sports as a golf writer in the spring of 2022. Now covering the sport from a broader perspective, McDonald still likes to dip his toes into the betting pools on a weekly basis on the PGA Tour. 

He takes a measured approach to his outright selections and was up nearly 75 units in 2022 having hit Smith (+2200) at the Tournament of Champions, Hudson Swafford (+25000) at the American Express, Niemann (+7000) at the Genesis Invitational and Justin Thomas (+6600) live at the PGA Championship.

Now, McDonald has set his sights on the 2023 LIV Golf Mayakoba field and just revealed his top prop bets. You can head to SportsLine now to see McDonald's 2023 LIV Golf Mayakoba picks, sleepers and favorites to avoid.

Top 2023 LIV Golf Mayakoba picks

One surprise: McDonald is high on Richard Bland, who is a 60-1 longshot in Mayakoba this weekend. Bland became the oldest first-time winner on the European Tour in 2021 when he claimed the British Masters at 48, and he hasn't slowed down since then. He had a top-10 finish at a WGC event last year and has three top-10s over his last five tournaments overall. Bland was ranked in the top 50 in the world as recently as May 2022, and has two top-10s already in 2023, so he's a name to consider when making your 2023 LIV Golf Mayakoba bets.

"The Englishman has performing admirably on the DP World Tour," McDonald told SportsLine. "After finishing his first LIV Golf season with a T-3 finish at LIV Golf Bangkok, Bland has carried this momentum into Europe. Over his last five starts, he has not missed a cut and claimed three top-10 finishes on the DP World Tour." 

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McDonald has also locked in a slew of other prop bets for LIV Golf Mayakoba 2023, including a multi-time major champion who you should avoid at El Camaleon Golf Club. You can only see his LIV Golf Mayakoba best bets at SportsLine.

So what 2023 LIV Golf Mayakoba prop picks should you target? And which massive longshots have a chance to finish on top of the leaderboard? Visit SportsLine to see McDonald's 2023 LIV Golf Mayakoba best bets, all from the expert who was up nearly 75 units in 2022, and find out.

2023 LIV Golf Mayakoba odds, field

See full LIV Golf Mayakoba picks, best bets, and predictions here.

Dustin Johnson +850
Joaquin Niemann +850
Cameron Smith +1000
Abraham Ancer +1000
Paul Casey +1600
Talor Gooch +1600
Sergio Garcia +1800
Mito Pereira +2000
Patrick Reed +2000
Thomas Pieters +2000
Matthew Wolff +2200
Brooks Koepka +2700
Anirban Lahiri +2900
Carlos Ortiz +2900
Harold Varner III +3100
Branden Grace +3400
Dean Burmester +3400
Louis Oosthuizen +3400
Henrik Stenson +4100
Charles Howell +4100
Sebastian Munoz +4100
Brendan Steele +4300
Bernd Wiesberger +5000
Bryson DeChambeau +5000
Jason Kokrak +5000
Marc Leishman +5000
Bubba Watson +5000
Danny Lee +5000
Kevin Na +5000
Richard Bland +6000
Ian Poulter +6000
Peter Uihlein +6500
Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra +6500
Charl Schwartzel +7000
Lee Westwood +7000
Matt Jones +9000
Sam Horsfield +9500
Pat Perez +9500
Graeme McDowell +11000
Cameron Tringale +11000
Scott Vincent +15000
Martin Kaymer +18000
Phil Mickelson +21000
James Piot +24000
Sihwan Kim +24000
David Puig +27000
Chase Koepka +30000
Jediah Morgan +75000