The PGA Tour goes south of the border to Mexico City for the year’s first World Golf Championship. Here are the key stats and information for the WGC-Mexico Championship. Click here for full-field tee times.
How to watch:
Thursday, Rd. 1: Golf Channel, 2-7PM ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream
Friday, Rd. 2: Golf Channel, 2-7PM ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream
Saturday, Rd. 3: Golf Channel, noon-3PMET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream; NBC, 3-6PM ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pganbcstream
Sunday, Rd. 4: Golf Channel, noon-2PMET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream; NBC, 2-6PM ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pganbcstream
Purse: $10 million ($1.8 million to winner)
Course: Chapultepec Golf Club (par 71, 7,345 yards)
Defending champion: Dustin Johnson (-14), defeated Tommy Fleetwood by one shot
Notables in the field
• Defending champion and reigning world No. 1 is coming off a T-16 in the Genesis Open in Los Angeles. Did not play Honda Classic despite living just a few miles from the course.
• In most recent WGC (WGC-HSBC Champions), led by six after 54 holes, but closed with a 77 and finished T-2. Tied PGA Tour record for largest lead blown in final 18 holes.
• Has at least one win for 11 consecutive years.
• Has five WGC wins, more than anyone else except Tiger Woods, who has 18.
• Ranked No. 2 in the world.
• Making first start since AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
• Finished T-3 in 2017 WGC-Mexico Championship. Held the lead as late as the 15th hole on Sunday, but fell back with bogeys at 16 and 17.
• Coming off his first win of 2018, last week’s playoff victory over Luke List.
• Ranked No. 3 in the world.
• Finished T-5 in 2017 WGC-Mexico Championship.
• Missed the cut in his most recent stsrt, the Honda Classic.
• In seven previous starts in this tournament (going back to its Doral days), has only two top-10s: eight in 2011 and T-8 in 2016.