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T-2 Weeks Until the Best in the World Arrive
The WGC-Mexico Championship hot sheet offers updates from the PGA TOUR and the WGC-Mexico Championship, the first World Golf Championships event of 2019 played this year at Club de Golf Chapultepec, February 20-24, in Mexico City.
Fresh off his fifth career PGA TOUR victory over the weekend at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Rickie Fowler has officially committed to the WGC-Mexico Championship! #Vamos
Fowler is set to make his third trip to Mexico City, which has quickly become one of his favorite stops for some sightseeing. He did plenty of that in 2018 and had a great workout in the process. #LegDay
In two previous appearances in the WGC-Mexico Championship, Fowler finished T16 and T37 in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
Did You Know? Rickie has 12 career top-10 finishes in the World Golf Championships events but has yet to collect a title. Will he get it done in two weeks?!
View this post on Instagram Leg day! Teotihuacan - Pyramid of the Sun A post shared by R I C K I E (@rickiefowler) on Feb 27, 2018 at 12:02pm PST
Leg day! Teotihuacan - Pyramid of the Sun
A post shared by R I C K I E (@rickiefowler) on Feb 27, 2018 at 12:02pm PST
While Rickie is sure to draw a crowd with his bright orange attire, the tournament is proud to announce the commitment of Mexico City’s first champion, Dustin Johnson.
The 2017 WGC-Mexico champion is back in search of another Gene Sarazen Cup after conquering Chapultepec two years ago. DJ has the second-most World Golf Championships victories with five and will arrive in Mexico City in top form after winning on the European Tour this past weekend.
With the field continuing to take shape, the next two weeks are vital for those players who have yet to secure their trip to Mexico City.
Did you know? Dustin Johnson is the first player to win all four World Golf Championships events. He accomplished the feat in 2017 after winning the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play one month after claiming victory in Mexico City.
Dustin Johnson wins Mexico Championship
The race to become the top-ranked player from Mexico and earn an exemption into the WGC-Mexico Championship has not been much of a race at all.
After a breakthrough year on the PGA TOUR in 2018, Abraham Ancer became the first player from Mexico to crack the top 100 in the Official World Golf Ranking. At No. 59 in the world, Ancer is in position to officially qualify for the WGC-Mexico Championship as of Feb. 11.
While his WGC-Mexico Championship debut proved to be a learning experience for Ancer in 2018, the 27-year-old has his game ready to compete with the best players in the world in front of his home fans.
Did You Know? Following his win at the 2018 Australian Open, Ancer teamed up with fellow countryman Roberto Diaz to finish T2 at the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne, Australia.
The WGC-Mexico Championship has been a catalyst toward growing the game of golf in Mexico.
The world’s best players will continue to inspire the next generation with their jaw-dropping swings and infectious personalities, but there is plenty of work being done the other 51 weeks of the year to make golf more accessible in Mexico.
Exhibit A: The First Tee of Mexico. Launched in November 2017, The First Tee of Mexico’s goal is to impact and positively change the stories of children in Mexico, providing educational programs that build character, promote values and promote healthy options through golf.
Care to meet some of these impressive young people? On Tuesday during the WGC-Mexico Championship, dozens of members of The First Tee of Mexico walk the grounds of Club de Golf Chapultepec to have a behind-the-scenes experience and meet several of their golfing heroes.
Did You Know? There are currently three operational chapters of The First Tee of Mexico: Puebla, Rosarito and La Paz.
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