Mexico City, Mexico
March 1-4, 2018
The PGA Tour travels below the border to Mexico City, Mexico for a World Golf Classic. Here is a look at the field, course, and odds.
The field is a bit smaller than a normal week. The current number of players currently stands at 64 but will grow with qualifiers.
Dustin Johnson is back to defend his title from last year. DJ has had an outstanding year thus far with his worse finish coming at the Genesis Open which was a T16. Earlier this season at the WGC- HSBC Champions, DJ finished T2.
Justin Rose is back to defend a WGC-Title as he held off DJ in the HSBC Championship in October. Rose hasn’t played much on the PGA Tour this season with only three events. But, his worse score in those events, was a T8 at the Famers Insurance Open.
World No. 2 Jon Rahm is back in the field this week. Last since in the states with a T26 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-AM. He has counted for five top 30s in six events so far, this season.
Last week’s winner, Justin Thomas will be teeing it up. One of the most grind it out type of courses we will see all season, JT took full advantage of his masterful wedge play. He made great decisions down the stretch of the tournament to stay in control and it ultimately got him the win.
Other notables include Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio Garcia, Alex Noren, Paul Casey, Matt Kuchar, and Phil Mickelson.
WGC-Mexico PAST WINNERS/RUNNER-UPS
2017: Dustin Johnson (270) – Tommy Fleetwood (271)
2016: Adam Scott (276) – Bubba Watson (277)
2015: Dustin Johnson (279) – J.B. Holmes (280)
2014: Patrick Reed (284) – Jamie Donaldson and Bubba Watson (285)
*Should be noted that 2017 was the first time playing Club de Golf Chapultepec*
Dustin Johnson 6/1, Justin Thomas 8/1, Jon Rahm 12/1, Jordan Spieth 12/1
Phil Mickelson 18/1, Rickie Fowler 18/1, Tommy Fleetwood 18/1, Justin Rose 20/1
Alex Noren 25/1, Sergio Garcia 28/1, Paul Cantlay 33/1, Paul Casey 33/1
Bubba Watson 35/1, Thomas Pieters 45/1, Tyrrell Hatton 45/1, Ross Fisher 50/1
Dustin Johnson 6/1 – What is there to say about him that you don’t already know? World No. 1 is playing great golf and it seems like he has a chance to win every week. Look for DJ to have a shot on Sunday.
Justin Rose 20/1 – Don’t even come out me with Justin Rose hasn’t played in a while. If there is anyone I trust the most with rest it’s Rose. He usually plays well with a top talented field.
Notables: Justin Thomas 8/1 and Rickie Fowler 18/1
PARS OF THE COURSE
Paul Casey 33/1 – Plays well in all WGC events, in fact, six top 20s. He has played well this year by logging four top 20s. This course has a lot of tree-lined fairways which sets up for Casey to have a strong showing as he ranks 17th on tour in driving accuracy.
Tony Finau 55/1 – Every week Finau shows us the same outstanding game he has but the short stick lets him down time and time again. If he could putt well for one tournament he could run away with a tournament.
Notables: Ross Fisher 50/1, Xander Schauffele 55/1
Gary Woodland 60/1 – Woodland at 60/1 is without a doubt the best odds. He’s blistering hot this season with four top 25s and a win at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Dylan Frittelli 70/1 – Only time playing in the States this season was last week at The Honda Classic. He shot 67-69 on the weekend to give him a solo eleven finish.
Notables: Jason Dufner 80/1 and Russell Henley 90/1
Anytime DJ is in the field picking him just feels so right. But, Justin Rose is the man this week. His game is always solid and when he has the flat stick rolling it then he is hard to beat.