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Carlos Ortiz in position to qualify as next highest-ranked Mexican player
MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Reigning champion of The Open Championship Shane Lowry has officially qualified for the 2020 World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship after finishing inside the top 20 of the final European Tour Race to Dubai standings. Lowry, a World Golf Championships winner, captured The Open Championship at Royal Portrush by six strokes for his second PGA TOUR title.
The WGC-Mexico Championship will return to Mexico City and Club de Golf Chapultepec from February 19-23, 2020. Tickets are now on sale at https://mexico.janto.es/wgc/public/janto/.
Players not otherwise qualified who finished inside the top 20 of the final European Tour Race to Dubai standings include:
Lowry made his first start at Club de Golf Chapultepec at the 2019 WGC-Mexico Championship where he finished T62. The Irishman’s win at The Open Championship was his second PGA TOUR win to go along with his victory at the 2015 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational when it was played at Firestone Country Club.
Others to officially qualify for the 2020 WGC-Mexico Championship include England’s Tyrrell Hatton, a four-time European Tour winner who has finished inside the top 20 in three appearances at Club de Golf Chapultepec, including a T3 in 2018.
Danny Willett, the 2016 Masters champion, will also return to Club de Golf Chapultepec after finishing T27 in 2019.
While Mexico’s Abraham Ancer has already qualified for the 2020 WGC-Mexico Championship, Carlos Ortiz is in position to become the second Mexican in the field. After finishing T2 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, Ortiz ascended to No. 141 in the Official World Golf Ranking. If Ortiz remains inside the top 300 in the OWGR as of Feb. 10, he will join the field in Mexico City.
“It's awesome to have the energy pulling for you,” Ortiz said. “Now I feel what Tiger feels, I mean, a little bit in my country. It's awesome. I was really happy to be able to perform in front of them and I'm really thankful for all the support.”
With most, if not all of the top players in the Official World Golf Ranking expected to compete, the WGC-Mexico Championship will serve as the premier golf tournament in Latin America. The likes of defending champion Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy and more are expected among a global field competing at Club de Golf Chapultepec.
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