2019 WGC-Mexico Championship
The 2019 WGC-Mexico Championship was a golf tournament played February 21–24 at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Naucalpan, Mexico, just west of Mexico City. It was the 20th time the WGC Championship was played, and the first of the World Golf Championships events to be staged in 2019. The approximate elevation of the course's clubhouse is 2,400 meters (7,870 ft) above sea level.
PGA Tour advertisement for the 2019 WGC-Mexico Championship featuring winner Dustin Johnson
|Dates||February 21–24, 2019|
|Course(s)||Club de Golf Chapultepec|
|Length||7,345 yards (6,716 m)|
Dustin Johnson eased to a 5 stroke victory ahead of Rory McIlroy to win his third WGC Championship (second in Mexico), and sixth World Golf Championship overall. Although the victory did not immediately return Johnson to world number one, he and the current number one (Justin Rose) were not competing in the following week, which meant he was guaranteed to return to top spot a week later.
Club de Golf Chapultepec
The field consisted of players from the top of the Official World Golf Ranking and the money lists/Orders of Merit from the six main professional golf tours. Each player is classified according to the first category in which he qualified, but other categories are shown in parentheses.
- 1. The top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking, as of February 11, 2019
Kiradech Aphibarnrat (2,5), Lucas Bjerregaard (5), Keegan Bradley (2,3), Rafa Cabrera-Bello (2), Patrick Cantlay (2,3), Paul Casey (2,3), Bryson DeChambeau (2,3,4,6), Tony Finau (2,3), Matthew Fitzpatrick (2), Tommy Fleetwood (2,3,5), Rickie Fowler (2,3), Sergio García (2,5), Branden Grace (2), Emiliano Grillo, Tyrrell Hatton (2,5), Billy Horschel (2,3), Dustin Johnson (2,3), Kevin Kisner (2), Brooks Koepka (2,3), Matt Kuchar (2,4), Marc Leishman (2,3,4), Li Haotong (2,5,6), Shane Lowry (2,6), Hideki Matsuyama (2,3), Rory McIlroy (2,3,5), Phil Mickelson (2,3,4), Francesco Molinari (2,3,5), Alex Norén (2,5), Thorbjørn Olesen (2,5), Louis Oosthuizen (2,6), Eddie Pepperell (2,5), Ian Poulter (2,6), Jon Rahm (2,3,5), Chez Reavie (2), Patrick Reed (2,3,5), Xander Schauffele (2,3,4,5), Webb Simpson (2,3), Cameron Smith (2,3), Jordan Spieth (2), Kyle Stanley (2,3), Henrik Stenson (2), Justin Thomas (2,3,4), Matt Wallace (2,5,6), Bubba Watson (2,3), Gary Woodland (2,3,4), Tiger Woods (2,3)
- 2. The top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking, as of February 18, 2019
- J. B. Holmes (4) did not play.
- 3. The top 30 players from the final 2018 FedExCup Points List
- 4. The top 10 players from the 2019 FedExCup Points List, as of February 18, 2019
- 5. The top 20 players from the final 2018 European Tour Race to Dubai
- 6. The top 10 players from the 2019 European Tour Race to Dubai, as of February 11, 2019
- 7. The top 2 players not exempt from the final 2018 Japan Golf Tour Order of Merit
- 8. The top 2 players from the final 2018 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit
- 9. The leading two available players from the final 2017–18 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit
- 10. The top 2 players from the final 2018 Asian Tour Order of Merit
- 11. The highest-ranked available player from Mexico from the Official World Golf Ranking as of February 11, 2019
- 12. Alternates to fill field to 72 (if necessary) from the Official World Golf Ranking as of February 18, 2019
- An Byeong-hun (56)
- Tom Lewis (57)
- Satoshi Kodaira (58)
- Adrián Otaegui (64)
- Ryan Fox (66)
- Kim Si-woo (52), Brandt Snedeker (54) and Adam Hadwin (62) did not play.
Nationalities in the fieldEdit
|North America (27)||South America (1)||Europe (25)||Oceania (5)||Asia (8)||Africa (6)|
|Mexico (1)||Argentina (1)||England (11)||Australia (4)||China (1)||South Africa (6)|
|United States (26)||Northern Ireland (1)||New Zealand (1)||India (1)|
|Scotland (1)||Japan (3)|
|Ireland (1)||South Korea (2)|
|Denmark (2)||Thailand (1)|
Past champions in the fieldEdit
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Place|
|Dustin Johnson||United States||2015, 2017||64||67||66||66||263||−21||1|
|Tiger Woods||United States||1999, 2002, 2003,
2005, 2006, 2007,
|Patrick Reed||United States||2014||72||68||64||73||277||−7||T14|
|Phil Mickelson||United States||2009, 2018||79||65||72||68||284||E||T39|
Thursday, February 21, 2019
|1||Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland||63||−8|
|2||Dustin Johnson||United States||64||−7|
|T3||Matt Kuchar||United States||66||−5|
|Justin Thomas||United States|
|T5||George Coetzee||South Africa||67||−4|
|Billy Horschel||United States|
|David Lipsky||United States|
Friday, February 22, 2019
|1||Dustin Johnson||United States||64-67=131||−11|
|T2||Matt Kuchar||United States||66-67=133||−9|
|Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland||63-70=133|
|Charles Howell III||United States||69-68=137|
|Richard Sterne||South Africa||69-68=137|
|Tiger Woods||United States||71-66=137|
Saturday, February 23, 2019
|1||Dustin Johnson||United States||64-67-66=197||−16|
|2||Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland||63-70-68=201||−12|
|T3||Patrick Cantlay||United States||72-67-65=204||−9|
|Patrick Reed||United States||72-68-64=204|
|David Lipsky||United States||68-71-68=207|
|Louis Oosthuizen||South Africa||72-66-69=207|
|Tiger Woods||United States||71-66-70=207|
Sunday, February 24, 2019
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money (US$)|
|1||Dustin Johnson||United States||64-67-66-66=263||−21||1,745,000|
|2||Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland||63-70-68-67=268||−16||1,095,000|
|T6||Patrick Cantlay||United States||72-67-65-70=274||−10||261,667|
|9||Justin Thomas||United States||66-73-74-62=275||−9||201,000|
|T10||Keegan Bradley||United States||69-73-69-65=276||−8||161,500|
|David Lipsky||United States||68-71-68-69=276|
|Tiger Woods||United States||71-66-70-69=276|
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
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