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McIlroy has been sidelined because of a rib injury. His previous tournament action was Jan. 15, losing in a playoff at the South African Open. McIlroy, the defending FedExCup champion, has not played in a PGA Tour event since the WGC-HSBC Champions at the end of October 2016.
McIlroy is ranked third in the world.WGC Mexico Championship 2017 Live
Site: Mexico City.
Course: Club de Golf Chapultepec. Yardage: 7,330. Par: 71.
Purse: $9.75 million. First prize: $1,660,000.
Television: Thursday-Friday, 2-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (NBC); Sunday, 1-2 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2-6 p.m. (NBC).
Defending champion: Adam Scott.
Last WGC: Hideki Matsuyama won the HSBC Champions.
Notes: Dustin Johnson makes his debut at No. 1 in the world. Five of the previous 18 players won in their debut at No. 1, the most recent being Adam Scott at the 2014 Colonial. … Jason Day withdrew because of an ear infection, keeping an event from having all of the top 50 in the world for the first time since the PGA Championship. … This World Golf Championships event began in Spain in 1999. It will be the first time it has been held out of the United States since it was played in England in 2006. … The tournament moved to Mexico City from Trump Doral in Florida when Cadillac did not renew as the title sponsor. The PGA Tour had a tough time finding a replacement at Doral in the middle of Donald Trump’s campaign for the GOP nomination. … Doral is without a tournament for the first time since 1962. … The top 50 in the world ranking are eligible, along with top money winners from each of the six main tours that are part of the International Golf Federation. … One spot was set aside for the highest-ranked Mexican player. It went to Roberto Diaz, who plays on the Web.com Tour. … Tiger Woods is the only player to successfully defend his title in a WGC event. He has won 18 WGC titles. … Chapultepec GC is at an altitude of approximately 7,300 feet. … The WGC-Mexico Championship will remain in the same spot on the PGA Tour schedule next year, between the Honda Classic and Valspar Championship.
Next WGC: WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, March 22-26.
The 90-minute drive down the Florida Turnpike from Palm Beach Gardens to Doral after the Honda Classic is gone, replaced this season by a three-hour charter flight to Mexico, where golfers will compete in this week’s World Golf Championships event.
The change in venues prompted the predictable laments stateside. But to wax rhapsodic about the good old days when golfers decamped to Florida for the month of March to gear up for the Masters is to turn a blind eye to the game’s evolution.
Since 1999, when the inaugural World Golf Championships event was held outside San Diego, the game has gone global. At that first match-play event, 39 of the 64 participants, or 61 percent of the field, were from the United States, and five of the top 10 golfers in the world rankings were Americans. This week, 29 of the 70 participants, or 41 percent of the stroke-play field, are from the United States, and four of the top 10 are Americans.
“Everything kind of evolves and moves on in the world, and I think golf’s so stuck in tradition and things,” said Adam Scott of Australia, who won the Doral event last year. “I think we’re a bit sentimental with some things and we have to move on and let it go and take it for what it was.”
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