The best players from all the major golf tours around the world head to Mexico City this week in the second WGC event of the season. Last year, Dustin Johnson outlasted Tommy Fleetwood by a stroke, and will have to navigate a very strong field if he’s going to defend his title this year. Notables in the field include last week’s winner Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, as well as some of the top players on the European Tour including Alex Noren, Ross Fischer, and Matthew Fitzpatrick.
This is the second year this event has been held at the Club de Golf Chapulteptec. Despite the dense tree lines down many of the fairways, look for an under-par score in the teens to take home the title.
Players to Watch:
Justin Thomas: With two wins on the PGA Tour this season, it’s hard to bet against him. A tie for fifth in last year’s Mexico Championship shows he can score on this golf course. Don’t be surprised to see him in the mix.
Dustin Johnson: Last year’s champion, who always seems to do well in WGC events, should definitely be a contender this week. Already has a win this year and will be eager to add another.
Tyrrell Hatton: Notched his first top-10 in a WGC tournament in last year’s event and proceeded to win back-to-back tournaments on the European Tour later that fall. A dark horse, but should be no shock to see him at the top of the leaderboard.
Author: The Golf Society