Field Watch: WGC-Mexico Championship

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The WGC-Mexico Championship‘s field can be described in one word: WOW!

The top 50 in the Official World Golf Rankings are all going to be on hand at the Club de Golf Chapultepec in Naucalpan, Mexico, which is located just west of Mexico City.

This is the first time that all top 50 are in the same field since last year’s PGA Championship. The field consists 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.

While the past two weeks field news was dominated by the fact that Tiger Woods had dropped out, this week’s already amazing field is highlighted by the return of No. 3 player in the world, Rory McIlroy. McIlroy, who is playing in his first event since he aggravated a rib injury at the European Tour’s SA Open in January, also announced that he will be playing at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and Travelers Championship.

Dustin Johnson ascended to No. 1 in the world with his win at the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club and he is making his No. 1 debut at this event. The win at Riviera was Johnson’s fourth victory in the past nine months and he won this event two years ago when it was played at its former home, Trump Doral.

Former No. 1s Jason Day and Jordan Spieth are also in the field. Spieth, is fresh off a big win three weeks ago at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and his appearance at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth for the Dean & DeLuca Invitational’s Champions Lunch.

No. 7 Adam Scott will be in the field as the defending champion, albeit a different course as his win came in Miami at Doral, which was his second win in a row on the PGA Tour coming on the heels of his win at The Honda Classic the week before.

Hideki Matsuyama and Justin Thomas, the top two players in the FedEx Cup standings are looking to get back on track in the WGC-Mexico Championship. Matsuyama missed the cut at Riviera and Thomas missed the cut at PGA National.

Roberto Diaz also earned a spot in the field as the highest ranked player from Mexico as of Feb. 20.

Golf Channel has live coverage Thursday and Friday and early coverage on the weekend. NBC has live coverage on Saturday and Sunday. PGA TOUR Radio on SiriusXM and will have coverage all four days.

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