The world’s best golfers have been playing tournaments in Mexico forever, long some time recently the PGA Visit established a footprint there. Mayakoba has been a regular Visit stop for 15 year now, and there was the WGC Mexico briefly from 2017 to 2020. But this week is different. Usually Mexico’s national championship. This storied tournament has been around since World War II. Lee Trevino heads the list of great golfers who have won it, joined by Ben Crenshaw, Billy Casper, Stewart Cink, Jay Haas, Fred Funk, Bobby Locke, Roberto De Vicenzo and even golfers more familiar to numerous of us as broadcasters, Frank Nobilo and Bounce Rosburg. More recently, the tournament was affiliated with the Korn Ship Visit, PGA Visit Latinoamerica and even Europe’s Challenge Visit. Presently, at least for the another three years, it’ll be a portion of the greatest visit within the world, a gigantic turning point for golf in Mexico and a sense of pride for this nation.
The Mexico Open will be played at Vidanta Vallarta Golf Course, and it’s never been played there some time recently, so indeed looking back at past Korn Ship occasions won’t offer assistance. The primary thing we’ll tell you almost the course it is that it’s as it were six a long time ancient. The moment is that it’s Exceptionally long. And the third is that it’s however another Greg Norman plan. Hasn’t the Tour had enough of Norman for a whereas? More on the course in a moment.
The 144 man field has one big name in No. 2 ranked Jon Rahm, but unfortunately it has as it were one big title. Some more if you need to incorporate favorite children Abraham Ancer and Carlos Ortiz (who by the way may be a Vidanta spokesperson). But there are as it were six golfers within the top-50 in the world rankings on hand. Besides Rahm and Ancer, there are Tony Finau, Patrick Reed, Kevin Na and Cameron Tringale. Other names of note include Gary Forest, Cameron Champ, Charles Howell III, Chris Kirk and Sahith Theegala. There are numerous players of Latin/Spanish legacy entered, which is great to see. There are too 12 support exceptions, four of whom must be Latin American. The depth of the field without a doubt could be a disappointment for all included. Maybe it’s since it’s a new event, maybe it’s since it’s a bit of a climb with the Visit within the Eastern Time Zone this month. But more likely, it’s since of its position on the PGA Visit calendar, arranged within the extend between the Aces and PGA Championship