WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIP-MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Mexico City.Course: Chapultepec Golf Club. Yardage: Par: 71.
Purse: $10 million. Winner’s share: $1.8 million.
Television: Thursday-Friday, 2-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. (Golf Channel); 3-6 p.m. (NBC); Sunday, Noon to 2 p.m. (Golf Channel); 2-6 p.m. (NBC).
Defending champion: Dustin Johnson.
Previous World Golf Championship: Justin Rose won the HSBC Champions in Shanghai.
WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIP 2018
Notes: The 65-man field features the top seven players in the world. Among those healthy and skipping the event are Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Henrik Stenson. U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka remains out with a wrist injury. … Shubhankar Sharma, the 21-year-old from India who has won twice on the European Tour this season, is playing in his first WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIP. … Chapulpetec is located at nearly 7,800 feet altitude, the thinnest air this year for a PGA Tour-sanctioned event. … Johnson has won five WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIP, second to the 18 won by Tiger Woods. Johnson is the only player to win all four of them. … Players have one month to get into the top 50 or win a PGA Tour event to get into the Masters. Eighteen players in the field are not yet eligible. … Abraham Ancer is in the field as the Mexican with the highest world ranking.
The Golf Channel will carry live coverage on Thursday and Friday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. EST, on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. NBC will take over on Saturday at 3 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.
The PGA Tour makes its second and final stop of the season in Mexico this week for the WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIP-Mexico Championship, the second WGC of the season and the first of 2018. The event returns to Club De Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City for the second straight season after a 10-year run at Doral’s Blue Monster Course.
As is the case with all four WGCs, the WGC-Mexico’s 65-man field is one of the strongest on the schedule, featuring six of the top 10 players in the world, including defending champion Dustin Johnson. A victory this week would give him six WGCs in his career, second to only Tiger Woods, who has won 18. Johnson, who has now been world No. 1 for 54 weeks, will play alongside Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm on Thursday and Friday in the event’s marquee grouping.click here