Featured Groups: World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship
Defending champion Dustin Johnson to play with Mexico’s Abraham Ancer
February 17, 2020
By Staff, PGATOUR.COM
- February 17, 2020
- Tommy Fleetwood and Rory McIlroy will play with Gary Woodland on Thursday and Friday at Club de Golf Chapultapec. (David Cannon/Getty Images)
HOW TO FOLLOW (ALL TIMES ET)
Television: Thursday-Friday, 2 p.m.-7 p.m. ET (Golf Channel). Saturday, 12 p.m.-2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel). Saturday, 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. (NBC). Sunday, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel). Sunday, 2:30 p.m.-7 p.m. (NBC)
PGA TOUR LIVE: Thursday-Friday, 12 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 12 p.m.-7 p.m. (Featured Groups and Featured Holes)
Radio: Thursday-Friday, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m.-7 p.m. (PGA TOUR Radio on SiriusXM and PGATOUR.com/liveaudio).
FEATURED GROUPS (ALL TIMES ET)
Abraham Ancer (Mexico), Dustin Johnson (United States), Francesco Molinari (Italy)
Thursday: 12:39 p.m. ET (No. 10 tee); Friday: 1:51 p.m. ET (No. 1 tee)
• The top-ranked player from Mexico in both the FedExCup standings (No. 23) and the Official World Golf Ranking (No. 29), Ancer is making his third consecutive start at the WGC-Mexico Championship.
• With his win at the 2019 WGC-Mexico Championship, Johnson became the second player (joining Tiger Woods) to win a single WGC event at least three times.
• Molinari has three wins on the PGA TOUR with all of them coming since the start of the 2017-18 season; most recently, the Italian won the 2019 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard.
Carlos Ortiz (Mexico), Jon Rahm (Spain), Adam Scott (Australia)
Thursday: 2:03 p.m. ET (No. 1 tee); Friday: 12:51 p.m. ET (No. 10 tee)
• At No. 24, Ortiz is one of two players from Mexico in the top 30 of the FedExCup standings; the Guadalajara native is making his first career start in a WGC event.
• Rahm has three top-10s in four starts during the 2019-20 season (10th/Sentry Tournament of Champions, 2nd/Farmers Insurance Open, T9/Waste Management Phoenix Open).
• Scott earned his 14th career PGA TOUR victory at last week’s The Genesis Invitational and is a two-time WGC champion.
Tommy Fleetwood (England), Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), Gary Woodland (United States)
Thursday: 12:51 p.m. ET (No. 10 tee); Friday: 2:03 p.m. ET (No. 1 tee)
• Fleetwood finished solo-second at the WGC-Mexico Championship in 2017 and recorded two top-10s in WGCs last season (T7/HSBC Champions, T4/FedEx St. Jude Invitational).
• Reigning FedExCup champion McIlroy has five consecutive top-fives on the PGA TOUR, including a victory at the season’s first WGC event (HSBC Champions).
• A four-time winner on TOUR including the 2019 U.S. Open, Woodland has three top-10s on the season, highlighted by a tie for third at THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES.
Marc Leishman (Australia), Hideki Matsuyama (Japan), Justin Thomas (United States)
Thursday: 1:51 p.m. ET (No. 1 tee); Friday: 12:39 p.m. ET (No. 10 tee)
• Winner of the Farmers Insurance Open in January, Leishman is one of three players from Australia to win on the PGA TOUR in 2020 (others: Adam Scott, Cameron Smith).
• A two-time WGC champion, Matsuyama is in search of his first PGA TOUR victory since the 2017 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
• Thomas, who lost in a playoff at the 2018 WGC-Mexico Championship, holds the top spot in the FedExCup standings for the seventh consecutive week.