2017 WGC-Mexico Championship

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2017 WGC-Mexico Championship
Tournament information
DatesMarch 2–5, 2017
LocationNaucalpan, Mexico
Course(s)Club de Golf Chapultepec
Tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
Statistics
Par71
Length7,330 yards (6,703 m)
Field77 players
CutNone
Prize fund$9,750,000
9,183,384
Winner's share$1,660,000
€1,563,530
Champion
United States Dustin Johnson
270 (−14)
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Mexico City is located in Mexico
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Mexico City
Location in Mexico

The 2017 WGC-Mexico Championship was a golf tournament played March 2–5 at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Naucalpan, Mexico, just west of Mexico City. It was the 18th time the WGC Championship has been played, and the first of the World Golf Championships events to be staged in 2017. The approximate elevation of the course's clubhouse is 2,400 meters (7,870 ft) above sea level. The Championship was won by Dustin Johnson in his first tournament as the World number 1.[1][2][3]

Course layout[edit]

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 3,607 450 622 406 225 482 575 403 172 388 3,723 7,330
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:[4]

Field[edit]

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.[5][6] 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 20, 2017

An Byeong-hun (2), Daniel Berger (2,3), Rafael Cabrera-Bello (2,5,6), Paul Casey (2,3), Kevin Chappell (2,3), Matthew Fitzpatrick (2,5), Rickie Fowler (2,4), Jim Furyk (2), Sergio García (2,6), Branden Grace (2,5), Emiliano Grillo (2,3), Bill Haas (2), Tyrrell Hatton (2,5), J. B. Holmes (2,3), Yuta Ikeda (2,7), Dustin Johnson (2,3,4), Zach Johnson (2), Kevin Kisner (2,3), Russell Knox (2,3), Brooks Koepka (2), Matt Kuchar (2,3), Hideki Matsuyama (2,3,4), William McGirt (3), Rory McIlroy (2,3,5), Phil Mickelson (2,3), Francesco Molinari (2,5), Ryan Moore (2,3), Kevin Na (2,3), Alex Norén (2,5), Louis Oosthuizen (2,5), Scott Piercy (2), Thomas Pieters (2), Jon Rahm (2,4), Patrick Reed (2,3), Justin Rose (2), Charl Schwartzel (2,3), Adam Scott (2,3), Brandt Snedeker (2,3), Jordan Spieth (2,3,4), Henrik Stenson (2,5,6), Justin Thomas (2,3,4), Jimmy Walker (2,3), Wang Jeung-hun (2,5,6), Bubba Watson (2,3), Lee Westwood (2,5), Bernd Wiesberger (2,5,6), Danny Willett (2,5), Chris Wood (5), Gary Woodland (2,3,4)

2. The top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking, as of February 27, 2017

Martin Kaymer (5), Brendan Steele (4)

3. The top 30 players from the final 2016 FedExCup Points List

Roberto Castro, Jason Dufner, Kim Si-woo, Sean O'Hair, Jhonattan Vegas

4. The top 10 players from the 2017 FedExCup Points List, as of February 27, 2017

Mackenzie Hughes, Pat Perez

5. The top 20 players from the final 2016 European Tour Race to Dubai

Ross Fisher, Søren Kjeldsen, Joost Luiten, Thorbjørn Olesen, Andy Sullivan

6. The top 10 players from the 2017 European Tour Race to Dubai, as of February 20, 2017

Sam Brazel, Tommy Fleetwood, Pablo Larrazábal, David Lipsky, Fabrizio Zanotti

7. The top 2 players from the final 2016 Japan Golf Tour Order of Merit

Kim Kyung-tae, Hideto Tanihara

8. The top 2 players from the final 2016 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit

Matthew Griffin, Michael Hendry

9. The top 2 players from the 2016 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit as of December 5

Richard Sterne, Brandon Stone

10. The top 2 players from the final 2016 Asian Tour Order of Merit

Marcus Fraser, Scott Hend

11. The highest ranked available player from Mexico from the Official World Golf Ranking as of February 20, 2017

Roberto Díaz

Nationalities in the field[edit]

North America (31) South America (3) Europe (25) Oceania (6) Asia (7) Africa (5)
 Canada (1)  Argentina (1)  England (10)  Australia (5)  Japan (3)  South Africa (5)
 Mexico (1)  Paraguay (1)  Northern Ireland (1)  New Zealand (1)  South Korea (4)
 United States (29)  Venezuela (1)  Scotland (1)
 Austria (1)
 Belgium (1)
 Denmark (2)
 Germany (1)
 Italy (1)
 Netherlands (1)
 Spain (4)
 Sweden (2)

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Place
Dustin Johnson  United States 2015 70 66 66 68 270 −14 1
Phil Mickelson  United States 2009 67 68 68 71 274 −10 T7
Justin Rose  England 2012 70 72 71 71 284 E T38
Adam Scott  Australia 2016 73 76 68 68 285 +1 T45
Patrick Reed  United States 2014 71 76 72 71 290 +6 T61

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Ross Fisher  England 67 −4
Phil Mickelson  United States
Ryan Moore  United States
Jon Rahm  Spain
Jimmy Walker  United States
Lee Westwood  England
T7 Sergio García  Spain 68 −3
Matt Kuchar  United States
Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland
Pat Perez  United States
Thomas Pieters  Belgium
Chris Wood  England
Fabrizio Zanotti  Paraguay

Second round[edit]

Friday, March 3, 2017

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 68-65=133 −9
T2 Ross Fisher  England 67-68=135 −7
Phil Mickelson  United States 67-68=135
Justin Thomas  United States 69-66=135
T5 Daniel Berger  United States 70-66=136 −6
Dustin Johnson  United States 70-66=136
Andy Sullivan  England 71-65=136
T8 Roberto Castro  United States 69-68=137 −5
Tyrrell Hatton  England 70-67=137
J. B. Holmes  United States 69-68=137
Martin Kaymer  Germany 70-67=137
Thomas Pieters  Belgium 68-69=137
Jon Rahm  Spain 67-70=137
Fabrizio Zanotti  Paraguay 68-69=137

Third round[edit]

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Justin Thomas  United States 69-66-66=201 −12
2 Dustin Johnson  United States 70-66-66=202 −11
T3 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 68-65-70=203 −10
Phil Mickelson  United States 67-68-68=203
T5 Jon Rahm  Spain 67-70-67=204 −9
Lee Westwood  England 67-71-66=204
T7 Tommy Fleetwood  England 69-70-66=205 −8
Tyrrell Hatton  England 70-67-68=205
Thomas Pieters  Belgium 68-69-68=205
T10 Daniel Berger  United States 70-66-70=206 −7
J. B. Holmes  United States 69-68-69=206
Matt Kuchar  United States 68-71-67=206
Jordan Spieth  United States 71-72-63=206

Final round[edit]

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Place Player Country Score To par Money (US$)
1 Dustin Johnson  United States 70-66-66-68=270 −14 1,660,000
2 Tommy Fleetwood  England 69-70-66-66=271 −13 1,045,000
T3 Ross Fisher  England 67-68-72-65=272 −12 497,000
Jon Rahm  Spain 67-70-67-68=272
T5 Thomas Pieters  Belgium 68-69-68-68=273 −11 312,500
Justin Thomas  United States 69-66-66-72=273
T7 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 68-65-70-71=274 −10 211,667
Phil Mickelson  United States 67-68-68-71=274
Brandt Snedeker  United States 75-68-66-65=274
10 Tyrrell Hatton  England 70-67-68-70=275 −9 166,000

Scorecard[edit]

Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey

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
United States Johnson −11 −12 −12 −12 −12 −13 −13 −14 −14 −15 −15 −14 −13 −13 −14 −14 −14 −14
England Fleetwood −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −9 −9 −9 −10 −11 −11 −11 −12 −12 −12 −13
England Fisher −5 −5 −6 −7 −6 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −9 −10 −10 −9 −9 −10 −11 −12
Spain Rahm −10 −10 −10 −10 −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −12 −12 −12 −13 −14 −13 −12 −12
Belgium Pieters −9 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −12 −11
United States Thomas −13 −12 −12 −11 −12 −12 −10 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −9 −10 −11 −11 −11 −11
Northern Ireland McIlroy −10 −10 −9 −9 −9 −10 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10
United States Mickelson −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −9 −7 −7 −7 −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −10 −10
United States Snedeker −5 −5 −5 −5 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −7 −8 −8 −8 −9 −10 −11 −10
England Hatton −8 −8 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −10 −9 −9 −9

References[edit]

  1. ^ DiMeglio, Steve (March 5, 2017). "Dustin Johnson wins WGC-Mexico Championship in his debut as No. 1". USA Today. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  2. ^ Corrigan, James (March 5, 2017). "Dustin Johnson wins WGC-Mexico Championship to strengthen grip on world No 1 ranking". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  3. ^ Casey, Phil (March 6, 2017). "Dustin Johnson wins WGC Mexico Championship to tighten grip on world No 1 spot as Rory McIlroy falls away". Independent. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  4. ^ "WGC-Mexico Championship: Card of the course". European Tour. March 1, 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
  5. ^ "First 30 players qualify for the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship". PGA Tour. October 3, 2016. Retrieved December 3, 2016.
  6. ^ "Inside the Field: WGC-Mexico Championship". PGA Tour. February 24, 2017.
  7. ^ "Jason Day withdraws from World Golf Championship". ESPN. February 26, 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 19°25′52″N 99°14′38″W / 19.431°N 99.244°W / 19.431; -99.244