2018 WGC-Mexico Championship
|Dates||March 1–4, 2018|
|Course(s)||Club de Golf Chapultepec|
|Length||7,345 yards (6,716 m)|
|268 (−16), playoff|
The 2018 WGC-Mexico Championship was a golf tournament played March 1–4 at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Naucalpan, Mexico, just west of Mexico City. It was the 19th time the WGC Championship was played, and the first of the World Golf Championships events to be staged in 2018. The approximate elevation of the course's clubhouse is 2,400 meters (7,870 ft) above sea level.
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 19, 2018
Kiradech Aphibarnrat (2,5), Daniel Berger (2,3), Rafael Cabrera-Bello (2,5), Patrick Cantlay (2,3), Paul Casey (2,3), Kevin Chappell (2,3), Jason Dufner (2,3), Tony Finau (2,3,4), Ross Fisher (2,5,6), Matthew Fitzpatrick (2,5), Tommy Fleetwood (2,5,6), Rickie Fowler (2,3), Dylan Frittelli (2,5,6), Sergio García (2,3,5), Branden Grace (2,5), Adam Hadwin (2,3), Brian Harman (2,3), Tyrrell Hatton (2,5), Charley Hoffman (2,3), Yuta Ikeda (2), Dustin Johnson (2,3,4), Kevin Kisner (2,3), Satoshi Kodaira (2,7), Matt Kuchar (2,3), Li Haotong (2,5,6), Marc Leishman (2,3), Phil Mickelson (2), Francesco Molinari (2,5), Alex Norén (2,5), Louis Oosthuizen (2), Pat Perez (2,3,4), Thomas Pieters (2,5), Jon Rahm (2,3,4,5), Chez Reavie (2,4), Patrick Reed (2,3), Justin Rose (2,3,5), Xander Schauffele (2,3), Charl Schwartzel (2), Webb Simpson (2,3), Jordan Spieth (2,3), Brendan Steele (2,4), Justin Thomas (2,3,4), Jhonattan Vegas (2,3), Bubba Watson (2), Gary Woodland (2,3,4)
- Brooks Koepka (2,3) did not play due to injury.
- Jason Day (2,3,4), Hideki Matsuyama (2,3), Rory McIlroy (2,5,6), and Henrik Stenson (2,5) did not play.
- 2. The top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking, as of February 26, 2018
- 3. The top 30 players from the final 2017 FedExCup Points List
- 4. The top 10 players from the 2018 FedExCup Points List, as of February 26, 2018
- 5. The top 20 players from the final 2017 European Tour Race to Dubai
- 6. The top 10 players from the 2018 European Tour Race to Dubai, as of February 19, 2018
- 7. The top 2 players not exempt from the final 2017 Japan Golf Tour Order of Merit
- 8. The top 2 players from the final 2017 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit
- 9. The top 2 players from the final 2017 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit
- 10. The top 2 players from the final 2017 Asian Tour Order of Merit
- 11. The highest ranked available player from Mexico from the Official World Golf Ranking as of February 19, 2018
Nationalities in the field
|North America (29)||South America (1)||Europe (17)||Oceania (4)||Asia (7)||Africa (6)|
|Canada (1)||Venezuela (1)||England (7)||Australia (4)||China (1)||South Africa (6)|
|Mexico (1)||Ireland (1)||India (1)|
|United States (27)||Austria (1)||Japan (3)|
|Belgium (1)||Malaysia (1)|
|Italy (1)||Thailand (1)|
Past champions in the field
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Place|
|Phil Mickelson||United States||2009||69||68||65||66||268||−16||1|
|Dustin Johnson||United States||2015, 2017||69||66||68||69||272||−12||T7|
|Patrick Reed||United States||2014||72||74||68||69||283||−1||T37|
Thursday, March 1, 2018
|1||Louis Oosthuizen||South Africa||64||−7|
|Xander Schauffele||United States|
|T8||Tony Finau||United States||68||−3|
|Rickie Fowler||United States|
|Brian Harman||United States|
|Pat Perez||United States|
Friday, March 2, 2018
|Xander Schauffele||United States||65-68=133|
|Brian Harman||United States||68-67=135|
|Dustin Johnson||United States||69-66=135|
|Louis Oosthuizen||South Africa||64-71=135|
|Pat Perez||United States||68-67=135|
|Brendan Steele||United States||69-66=135|
|Bubba Watson||United States||69-66=135|
Saturday, March 3, 2018
|Phil Mickelson||United States||69-68-65=202|
|T6||Brian Harman||United States||68-67-68=203||−10|
|Dustin Johnson||United States||69-66-68=203|
|Pat Perez||United States||68-67-68=203|
|Xander Schauffele||United States||65-68-70=203|
|10||Justin Thomas||United States||72-70-62=204||−9|
Sunday, March 4, 2018
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money (US$)|
|T1||Phil Mickelson||United States||69-68-65-66=268||−16||Playoff|
|Justin Thomas||United States||72-70-62-64=268|
|Brian Harman||United States||68-67-68-68=271|
|Dustin Johnson||United States||69-66-68-69=272|
|Bubba Watson||United States||69-66-72-67=274|
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
The playoff started on the par-3 17th hole. From the tee, Thomas went past the green and Mickelson found the putting surface. Thomas left his difficult chip well short, Mickelson just missed his birdie putt and tapped in for par; Thomas missed the par putt he needed to extend the playoff.
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money (US$)|
|1||Phil Mickelson||United States||3||E||1,700,000|
|2||Justin Thomas||United States||–||–||1,072,000|
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