Saturday, February 25, 2017

PGA Golf Playing Field for the 2017 WGC-Mexico Championship

The 2017 WGC-Mexico Championship golf tournament on the PGA Tour is taking place this week from March 2-5, 2017, at the Club de Golf Chapultepec located in Mexico City, Mexico. Here is a list of the playing field of top PGA golfers playing in the 2017 WGC-Mexico Championship.

PGA Golf Playing Field for the 2017 WGC-Mexico Championship

Update: Jason Day has withdrawn from the 2017 WGC-Mexico championship citing two ear infections and the flu which are likely related events. Day has suffered from ear infections in the past which have caused him to have vertigo or make him dizzy which makes playing golf pretty difficult. 

The WGC-Mexico Championship is one of the top PGA golf events of the year and it is also co-sanctioned by the European Tour. So all of the current top golfers in the world are in the playing field for the 2017 WGC-Mexico Championship.

That includes the current top 10 ranked golfers in the world, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Hideki Matsuyama, Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott, Justin Thomas, Sergio Garcia and Alex Noren. Rory McIlroy is making his return to golf in this event after being out with an injury for the last month or so.

The only name golfer not playing in the 2017 WGC-Mexico Championship is Tiger Woods. Tiger Woods is currently out with a back injury but he's not eligible to play in this event anyway even though he holds the record for most wins in the event with seven (1999, 2002, 2003, 2005-07, 2013). 

To play in the WGC events you have to be currently ranked in the top 50 players in the world or be very high up on the money lists of the PGA, European, Asian Golf, Japan Golf, Australasia and Sunshine Tours. Tiger Woods has not played much golf over the last two years and despite his past domination of this event he's not qualified to play this year. The WGC events do not exempt past winners into the playing field.

So every current top golfer from all the major golf tours in the world is here (except for Jason Day) in the playing field this week. And they all want to play in this WGC event because the prize money is fantastic and the field is limited to 70 players and there is no cut and every player who completes the WGC-Mexico Championship will earn a nice guaranteed paycheck this week.

You cannot ask for a better playing field for the 2017 WGC-Mexico Championship. Usually a few of the top golfers in the world will take off from playing in a WGC event but that is not the case this week as all the eligible players are here in Mexico City which means this will be a very competitive and great tournament to watch on TV.

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