2020 WGC-Mexico Championship
|Dates||February 20–23, 2020|
|Course(s)||Club de Golf Chapultepec|
|Length||7,355 yards (6,725 m)|
The 2020 WGC-Mexico Championship was a golf tournament played February 20–23 at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Naucalpan, Mexico, just west of Mexico City. It was the 21st time the WGC Championship is played, and the first of the World Golf Championships events to be staged in 2020. The approximate elevation of the course's clubhouse is 2,400 meters (7,870 ft) above sea level.
Patrick Reed won his second WGC Championship (first in Mexico), by a single stroke ahead of Bryson DeChambeau. DeChambeau was leading heading into the final stages, but scored an aggregate one-over-par on the final 4 holes, whereas Reed birdied the 15th, 16th, and 17th. During the final round five players had a share of the lead, with the other main challengers being Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Erik van Rooyen.
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 10, 2020
An Byeong-hun (2), Abraham Ancer (2,3), Rafa Cabrera-Bello (2), Paul Casey (2,3), Bryson DeChambeau (2,3), Matt Fitzpatrick (2,5,6), Tommy Fleetwood (2,3,5,6), Sergio García (2), Tyrrell Hatton (2,5), Billy Horschel (2), Im Sung-jae (2,3,4), Shugo Imahira (2,7), Jazz Janewattananond (2,10), Dustin Johnson (2,3), Kevin Kisner (2,3), Matt Kuchar (2,3), Marc Leishman (2,3,4), Shane Lowry (2,5), Hideki Matsuyama (2,3,4), Graeme McDowell (2,6), Rory McIlroy (2,3,4,5), Francesco Molinari (2), Kevin Na (2), Louis Oosthuizen (2,3,5,6), Victor Perez (2,5,6), Jon Rahm (2,3,5), Chez Reavie (2,3), Patrick Reed (2,3), Xander Schauffele (2,3), Adam Scott (2,3), Webb Simpson (2,3,4), Cameron Smith (2,4), Brandt Snedeker (2,3), Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas (2,3,4), Erik van Rooyen (5), Matt Wallace (2,5), Bubba Watson (2), Lee Westwood (2,6), Bernd Wiesberger (2,5), Danny Willett (2,5,6), Gary Woodland (2,3)
- Patrick Cantlay (2,3), Jason Day (2), Tony Finau (2,3), Rickie Fowler (2,3), Brooks Koepka (2), Justin Rose (2,3), Henrik Stenson (2), and Tiger Woods (2) did not play.
- 2. The top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking, as of February 17, 2020
- 3. The top 30 players from the final 2019 FedExCup Points List
- 4. The top 10 players from the 2020 FedExCup Points List, as of February 17, 2020
- 5. The top 20 players from the final 2019 European Tour Race to Dubai
- 6. The top 10 players from the 2020 European Tour Race to Dubai, as of February 10, 2020
- 7. The top 2 players, not otherwise exempt, from the final 2019 Japan Golf Tour Order of Merit
- 8. The top 2 players, not otherwise exempt, from the final 2019 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit
- 9. The top 2 players, not otherwise exempt, from the final 2018–19 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit
- 10. The top 2 players, not otherwise exempt, from the final 2019 Asian Tour Order of Merit
- 11. The highest-ranked player from Mexico, not otherwise eligible, within the top 300 of the Official World Golf Ranking as of February 10, 2020
- 12. Alternates to fill field to 72 (if necessary) from the Official World Golf Ranking as of February 17, 2020
Thursday, February 20, 2020
For the second year running, world number one Rory McIlroy led the tournament after the first round, after shooting a 6-under-par 65 to take a two-shot lead over Justin Thomas and Bubba Watson. McIlroy had an eagle on the 11th hole (his second hole) and had five birdies in his round. No players completed a bogey-free round, with the field shooting a combined 100-over par and a scoring average of 72.389, the highest of any WCG round at Chapultepec.
|1||Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland||65||−6|
|T2||Justin Thomas||United States||67||−4|
|Bubba Watson||United States|
|Bryson DeChambeau||United States|
|Billy Horschel||United States|
|Louis Oosthuizen||South Africa|
|Im Sung-jae||South Korea|
|Patrick Reed||United States|
Friday, February 21, 2020
The average score was more than 2 stokes lower on day two, than on day one. An 8-under 63 gave Bryson DeChambeau solo lead after making 31 of 32 putts inside 15 feet through two rounds, which also meant he had a career high of total putting distance of 265' 10". On his 30th birthday, Erik van Rooyen was the only player to shoot a bogey-free round, and matched Justin Thomas' course record with a 9-under 62. Rory McIlroy struggled compared to his first round, but three late birdies meant he stayed within 3 strokes of the lead going into day three.
|1||Bryson DeChambeau||United States||68-63=131||−11|
|T2||Patrick Reed||United States||69-63=132||−10|
|Erik van Rooyen||South Africa||70-62=132|
|Justin Thomas||United States||67-66=133|
|6||Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland||65-69=134||−8|
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Having already won twice in the current PGA Tour season, Justin Thomas shot a 6-under 65 to lead by one stroke after 54-holes, a feat he also achieved at the 2017 WGC-Mexico Championship. Overnight leader Bryson DeChambeau could only hit a level par 71, despite being 3-under after the first two holes, and finished 4 strokes behind Thomas. Jon Rahm set a new tournament and course record after scoring a 10-under 61 which included nine birdies and a hole-in-one on the 17th to finish the day level with DeChambeau.
|1||Justin Thomas||United States||67-66-65=198||−15|
|T2||Patrick Reed||United States||69-63-67=199||−14|
|Erik van Rooyen||South Africa||70-62-67=199|
|T4||Bryson DeChambeau||United States||68-63-71=202||−11|
|Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland||65-69-68=202|
|Kevin Na||United States||71-68-65=204|
|Gary Woodland||United States||70-69-65=204|
Sunday, February 23, 2020
|(c) = past champion|
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|1||Patrick Reed (c)||United States||69-63-67-67=266||−18||1,820,000|
|2||Bryson DeChambeau||United States||68-63-71-65=267||−17||1,150,000|
|Erik van Rooyen||South Africa||70-62-67-70=269|
|5||Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland||65-69-68-68=270||−14||430,000|
|Justin Thomas||United States||67-66-65-73=271|
|T9||Billy Horschel||United States||68-71-68-65=272||−12||237,500|
|Kevin Na||United States||71-68-65-68=272|
|Leaderboard below the top 10|
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|Gary Woodland||United States||70-69-65-71=275|
|Xander Schauffele||United States||72-72-66-66=276|
|Kevin Kisner||United States||73-69-67-69=278|
|Bubba Watson||United States||67-72-71-68=278|
|T22||Matt Kuchar||United States||75-67-67-70=279||−5||105,500|
|Brandt Snedeker||United States||76-69-70-64=279|
|T26||Zander Lombard||South Africa||73-68-69-70=280||−4||90,000|
|Scottie Scheffler||United States||73-70-67-70=280|
|Adam Scott (c)||Australia||74-68-68-70=280|
|T29||An Byeong-hun||South Korea||75-69-72-65=281||−3||73,500|
|Christiaan Bezuidenhout||South Africa||72-72-70-67=281|
|Ryan Fox||New Zealand||72-68-73-68=281|
|Lanto Griffin||United States||72-69-70-70=281|
|Justin Harding||South Africa||71-71-67-72=281|
|Im Sung-jae||South Korea||69-72-70-70=281|
|Chez Reavie||United States||71-73-67-70=281|
|Shaun Norris||South Africa||75-68-70-69=282|
|Brendon Todd||United States||72-71-71-68=282|
|T42||Branden Grace||South Africa||71-71-71-70=283||−1||49,500|
|Collin Morikawa||United States||72-70-72-69=283|
|T48||Dustin Johnson (c)||United States||76-71-67-70=284||E||45,500|
|T51||Jason Kokrak||United States||73-70-73-70=286||+2||42,500|
|Louis Oosthuizen||South Africa||68-71-76-71=286|
|T53||Charles Howell III||United States||75-74-68-70=287||+3||39,100|
|Kurt Kitayama||United States||76-70-72-69=287|
|Jordan Spieth||United States||74-73-70-71=288|
|T61||Lucas Glover||United States||71-73-76-69=289||+5||35,000|
|Webb Simpson||United States||72-73-74-70=289|
|Graeme McDowell||Northern Ireland||76-74-75-72=297|
|71||Kang Sung-hoon||South Korea||76-76-72-75=299||+15||32,250|
|72||Lee Tae-hee||South Korea||80-73-74-76=303||+19||32,000|
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
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