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TOURNAMENT OVERVIEW

FEBRUARY 25-28, 2021

World Golf ChampionshipsMexico Championship 

Location & Course Information

Patrick Reed was able to hold off a hard-charging Bryson DeChambeau to win by one stroke at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City.

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO CLUB DE GOLF CHAPULTEPEC Opened in 1921, Club de Golf Chapultepec was designed by Scottish brothers Willie and Alex Smith, with a redesign by Percy Clifford in 1972. The tree-lined course, which hosted the Mexico Open 18 times, features many elevation changes and views of Mexico City’s skyline. Yardage: 7,355; par 71.

Notable Course Features

The course gets off to an interesting start with the 316yard opening hole, a downhill drivable par 4. To reach the green, though, the tee shot must fade around or fly over a group of trees on a hole that bends to the right. The hardest hole in the tournament is the eighth, a par 5 for members that plays as a 525yard par 4 for the pros.

2020 Champion Patrick Reed, U.S.

Quick Facts

Field: 76 players Format: 72 holes stroke play Purse: $10.5 million Winner’s Share: $1,785,000 FedExCup Points: 550 to the winner

Charity Benefit

The WGC-Mexico Championship is committed to growing the game of golf, and its proceeds support The First Tee’s Mexico chapter.

Media Coverage Golf Channel/NBC

Social Media

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“The putter was really hot. It definitely helped me out today because I didn’t hit the ball great on the front nine.” — Patrick Reed

CHECK THIS OUT  Patrick Reed also won this event at Trump National Doral in 2014, making him the tournament’s fifth multiple winner. Tiger Woods won seven times, Dustin Johnson three, and Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson two each.  All four winners of the WGC-Mexico Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec have been Americans. Reed followed Dustin Johnson (2017, 2019) and Phil Mickelson (2018).  Jon Rahm, who finished T3, made birdie or

PGA TOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE DECEMBER 2020 – MAY 2021

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better on six consecutive par-3 holes from the second to fourth rounds, tying the PGA TOUR record. The streak included an ace at the 17th hole in the third round.  Rahm’s 61 in the third round broke the previous record of 62, shot seven times. Justin Thomas shot 62 twice, in the third round of 2018 and fourth round of 2019.  Both Mexican players in the field finished in the top 20: Abraham Ancer (T12) and Carlos Ortiz (T16). W W W.P GAT OUR.COM

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