The west coast swing has officially come to a close as the season makes it way down to Mexico City, Mexico for the World Golf Championship Mexico Championship. This is the third year of the WGC Mexico Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec after being moved from Trump Doral. Since moving in 2017 to this new venue players have opened up stating they really enjoy the challenges that Club de Golf Chapultepec. The most challenging aspect of Club de Golf Chapultepec is that it sits roughly 7,800 feet above sea level, making club selections surprisingly difficult. Players will have to calculate the altitude adjustment and navigate the tight and narrow tree-lined fairways to take home the win come championship Sunday.
Phil Mickelson returns this week as the defending champion and is in great form since coming off his latest victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Mickelson’s dramatic win last year was his first since the 2013 Open Championship. Justin Thomas will be seeking redemption after last week’s Sunday stumble at the Genesis Open. Thomas entered the final round at Riviera with a four-shot lead but stumbled coming down the stretch to lose the tournament to J.B. Holmes. In last years outing, Thomas shot a 62 in the third round and finished with a final round 64, complete with a hole out for eagle from the fairway on the 72nd hole to force a playoff against Phil Mickelson the eventual winner. The reigning U.S. Open and PGA Champion Brooks Koepka will be making his second start at the WGC Mexico Championship after missing last year’s tournament due to a wrist injury. Koepka’s length and iron accuracy will bode well this week as long as he can keep the ball in play. Tony Finau is a rising force in the modern game of golf will be making his second start at the WGC Mexico Championship as well. At 6’4” Finau has power for days and will be looking to take advantage of the increased distance from the altitude change at the WGC Mexico Championship.
47 of the top 50 players in the world are in the field including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar, Xander Schauffele, Bryson DeChambeau, Tommy Fleetwood, Jon Rahm.