WGC-Mexico Championship Mexico City Mexico Feb 20-23 2020
This will make the 4th straight year that the WGC has played this tournament in Mexico City, Mexico. The field is stacked this week as they come off of a great weekend of golf in Los Angeles. The altitude is higher here. The clubhouse at Club de Golf Chapultepec is 7870 feet (2400 meters) above sea level. Look for this to be a factor in longer drives. Dustin Johnson won last year with a score of 21 under par for the tournament.
WGC 1st Round Leader
+1500 Justin Thomas
Thomas missed the cut last week and that has to have left a bitter taste in his mouth. Thomas has three straight top 10 finishes here and two of those three were top 5’s. This course suits Thomas just right and I fully expect him to attack often, starting especially on Thursday.
Favorites to Win WGC
+500 Rory McIlroy
+600 Dustin Johnson
10/1 Justin Thomas
10/1 Jon Rahm
Will Finish in Top 20
Tommy Fleetwood -155
Much like fellow Englishman Hatton, Fleetwood also enjoys the dimensions of this course. Fleetwood in three years has finished 19th last tourney and 14th in ’08, and 2nd in 2017.
Adam Scott -160
The UNLV graduate is fresh off of collecting the 1.7M prize at Riviera Country Club last week. Scott really has his putting game working well as he currently is 6th in putting on tour. Rolling with the way Scott is playing is hardly a stretch and to finish in the top 20 should be solid especially with a smaller field than normal.
Sergio Garcia +150
Garcia hasn’t been playing much so I’ll try playing it safe with him for top 20 primarily based on past performance at this course. Three straight times in Mexico City, Garcia has top 10 finishes in all three.
Justin Thomas +105
I fully expect Thomas to rebound from missing the cut last week in Los Angeles. Thomas is 2ndon tour in birdie average at 4.83 birdies per round. He’s first in Fed Ex Cup points and is currently ranked fourth in the world. Thomas also has three straight top 10 finishes here.
Dustin Johnson -145
Johnson has won here in Mexico twice in the last three years. He finished at -21 under last year as I said earlier.
Will Finish In Top 5
Dustin Johnson +160
Johnson is ranked fifth in the world and has two top 10 finishes to his credit this season, including one from last week’s tournament at the Genesis Invitational. Johnson is so good off the tee and that has enabled him to be first on tour in eagles.
Puerto Rico Open Rio Grande, Puerto Rico Feb 20-23 2020
Puerto Rico Open Match Ups
+190 Scott Brown over Viktor Horland
Brown has an excellent history in Puerto Rico and he finished in a tie for second last week at Pacific Palisades, two strokes behind the winner Adam Scott.
Puerto Rico Open Picks To Win
With plenty of the pros playing in Mexico City this week, this tourney can open the door for excellent players who did not qualify for the WGC in Mexico City. I think there's opportunity for value here with the less competitive field. Here's who I feel has a good shot to win the Puerto Rico Open are.
18/1 Ian Poulter
Poulter is always a dangerous golfer who has 16 career worldwide victories and is ranked 55th in the world.
22/1 Scott Brown
Brown loves playing here and has three straight top 10 finishes and had a solid tournament in Los Angeles last week.
60/1 Kiradech Aphibarnrat
This Thailand native has been off his game the past 6-9 months but can explode at anytime and at those odds he is worth a shot. I am rooting for him.
125/1 Martin Trainer
A lot of media would say Trainer’s win in Puerto Rico last year was a fluke, but he was a rookie and in only his 11th start on tour he did get it done on a Sunday which is never easy. 125/1 is huge odds for a defending champ so it will be interesting to see how Trainer fairs. Good value here for sure.
FORE!! Good Luck !