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The first World Golf Championship of 2018 gets underway on Thursday when some of the top players on the PGA Tour set their sights on Naucalpan, Mexico for the WGC-Mexico Championship that will be held at Club de Golf Chapultepec.
According to oddsmakers at Sportsbook, Dustin Johnson is the +600 favorite to go all the way, with Justin Thomas (+800), Jon Rahm (+1200), Jordan Spieth (+1200), Tommy Fleetwood (+1600), Rickie Fowler (+1600), Phil Mickelson (+1800), Justin Rose (+2200), Alex Noren (+2500) and Sergio Garcia (+2800) rounding out the top 10. The Sportsbook will walk away with a whopping $10-million purse.
The Sportsbook of the WGC-Mexico Championship will walk away with a whopping $10-million purse.
The reigning champion, Johnson has enjoyed great success at this event. Last year’s triumph at the WGC-Mexico was the American’s fourth WGC title. Johnson also prevailed in 2015 when the tournament was called the WGC-Cadillac Championship.
Rose, who edged Johnson to win the WGC-HSBC Champions last fall, is coming off a four-week break. The Englishman will be looking to become the third man in history to claim back-to-back WGCs. Fresh off his win last week at the Honda Classic, it wouldn’t be much of a surprise to see Thomas continue his hot play south of the border.
Out with the old, in with the new for the WGC
The course is a 7,330-yard par 71 which made its debut on the WGC scene a year ago after the event was relocated from the Donald Trump-operated Doral National in Miami, Florida. Because of the limited field, there is no 36-hole cut. Many players have expressed their fondness for Doral, but the PGA Tour’s decision to move the tournament to Mexico came immediately after Trump made controversial statements regarding Mexican people during his successful presidential campaign.
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