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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.

2019 WGC-Mexico Championship
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PGA Tour advertisement for the 2019 WGC-Mexico Championship featuring winner Dustin Johnson
Tournament information
DatesFebruary 21–24, 2019
LocationNaucalpan, Mexico
19°25′52″N 99°14′38″W / 19.431°N 99.244°W / 19.431; -99.244Coordinates: 19°25′52″N 99°14′38″W / 19.431°N 99.244°W / 19.431; -99.244
Course(s)Club de Golf Chapultepec
Tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
Statistics
Par71
Length7,345 yards (6,716 m)
Field72 players
CutNone
Prize fund$10,250,000
Winner's share$1,745,000
Champion
United States Dustin Johnson
263 (−21)
Location Map
Naucalpan is located in Mexico
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Location in Mexico
Naucalpan is located in State of Mexico
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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.[1][2]

Contents

Course layoutEdit

Club de Golf Chapultepec

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 316 387 186 506 445 625 235 525 382 3,607 450 622 406 225 497 575 403 172 388 3,738 7,345
Meters 289 354 170 463 407 572 215 480 349 3,299 411 569 371 206 441 526 369 157 355 3,405 6,704
Par 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 35 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 71

Source:[3]

FieldEdit

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.[4] 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

Charles Howell III (4)

3. The top 30 players from the final 2018 FedExCup Points List

Patton Kizzire, Kevin Na, Aaron Wise

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

Alexander Björk, Russell Knox, Lee Westwood, Danny Willett

6. The top 10 players from the 2019 European Tour Race to Dubai, as of February 11, 2019

David Lipsky, Joost Luiten, Aaron Rai, Richard Sterne

7. The top 2 players not exempt from the final 2018 Japan Golf Tour Order of Merit

Shugo Imahira, Shaun Norris

8. The top 2 players from the final 2018 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit

Jake McLeod, Matthew Millar

9. The leading two available players from the final 2017–18 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit

George Coetzee, Erik van Rooyen

10. The top 2 players from the final 2018 Asian Tour Order of Merit

Park Sang-hyun, Shubhankar Sharma

11. The highest-ranked available player from Mexico from the Official World Golf Ranking as of February 11, 2019

Abraham Ancer

12. Alternates to fill field to 72 (if necessary) from the Official World Golf Ranking as of February 18, 2019

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)
  Italy (1)
  Netherlands (1)
  Spain (4)
  Sweden (3)

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,
2013
71 66 70 69 276 −8 T10
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

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Rory McIlroy shot an 8-under-par 63 to take a one-shot lead over Dustin Johnson.[5]

Place Player Country Score To par
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
Tyrrell Hatton   England
T7 Kiradech Aphibarnrat   Thailand 68 −3
Billy Horschel   United States
David Lipsky   United States
Ian Poulter   England

Second roundEdit

Friday, February 22, 2019

Place Player Country Score To par
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
T4 Tommy Fleetwood   England 70-65=135 −7
Sergio García   Spain 69-66=135
T6 Ian Poulter   England 68-68=136 −6
Cameron Smith   Australia 69-67=136
T8 Kiradech Aphibarnrat   Thailand 68-69=137 −5
Tyrrell Hatton   England 67-70=137
Charles Howell III   United States 69-68=137
Richard Sterne   South Africa 69-68=137
Tiger Woods   United States 71-66=137

Third roundEdit

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Place Player Country Score To par
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
Sergio García   Spain 69-66-69=204
Patrick Reed   United States 72-68-64=204
Cameron Smith   Australia 69-67-68=204
T7 Kiradech Aphibarnrat   Thailand 68-69-68=205 −8
Ian Poulter   England 68-68-69=205
T9 Tommy Fleetwood   England 70-65-72=207 −6
David Lipsky   United States 68-71-68=207
Louis Oosthuizen   South Africa 72-66-69=207
Tiger Woods   United States 71-66-70=207

Final roundEdit

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
T3 Kiradech Aphibarnrat   Thailand 68-69-68-68=273 −11 472,000
Paul Casey   England 71-72-65-65=273
Ian Poulter   England 68-68-69-68=273
T6 Patrick Cantlay   United States 72-67-65-70=274 −10 261,667
Sergio García   Spain 69-66-69-70=274
Cameron Smith   Australia 69-67-68-70=274
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
Joost Luiten   Netherlands 71-67-74-64=276
Tiger Woods   United States 71-66-70-69=276

ScorecardEdit

Final round

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4
  Johnson −16 −16 −15 −15 −15 −16 −16 −16 −16 −17 −18 −18 −18 −19 −20 −21 −21 −21
  McIlroy −12 −13 −13 −12 −12 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −12 −13 −13 −14 −15 −16 −17 −16
  Aphibarnrat −8 −8 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −9 −10 −11
  Casey −6 −7 −8 −8 −8 −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −11 −11 −10 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11
  Poulter −7 −8 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −8 −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −11 −11 −11
  Cantlay −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −11 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10
  García −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −9 −10 −10 −11 −10 −9 −10 −10 −10 −10
  Smith −8 −9 −9 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Birdie Bogey

Source:[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Everill, Ben (February 25, 2019). "Monday Finish: Dustin Johnson is basically unbeatable". PGA Tour. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "WGC-Mexico Championship: Dustin Johnson wins 20th PGA Tour title". BBC Sport. February 25, 2019. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  3. ^ "WGC-Mexico Championship: Card of the course". European Tour. March 1, 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
  4. ^ "2019 Qualifiers for majors, The Players, WGCs". PGA Tour. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  5. ^ "Rory McIlroy leads Dustin Johnson by a stroke at Mexico Championship". ESPN. February 21, 2018.
  6. ^ "WGC-Mexico Championship". ESPN. Retrieved February 24, 2019.

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