McIlroy eyes completion of 'WGC Slam' in Mexico


GRAEME McDowell tees it up in his first World Golf Championships event since 2016 at the WGC-Mexico Championship this week.

U.S. star Dustin Johnson has won two of the three WGC Mexico events contested at Chapultepec, near Mexico City, edging England's Tommy Fleetwood by a stroke in 2017 and defeating runner-up Rory McIlroy by five shots previous year. Rory was runner-up by five shots in this tournament a year ago behind Dustin Johnson (+700).

A two-time victor at Club de Golf Chapultepec, the American is a 15/2 second-favorite to retain his title this year.

According to Oddschecker, McIlroy arrives in Mexico as a 13/2 favourite to pick out up his first win of the 12 months.

In his final 3 appearances in Mexico City, the 2016 U.S. Open victor has shot a blended 47 beneath the par and seems to be a excellent wager to safe a primary win in a 12 months, which by the way got here on the WCG Mexico Championship. However, Rory McIlroy is still listed as the overall favorite at +650 (bet $100 to win $650) on the WGC-Mexico odds slightly ahead of Johnson (+750) in the second World Golf Championship event of 2020 after posting four consecutive Top 5 finishes this season.

Rahm finished tied for 17th at the Genesis Invitational last week, with a 1-over par final round of 72 proving damaging to any chance of a comeback.

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Ortiz might not have as much upside as countryman Abraham Ancer, but the Mexico native does own the motivation of playing this event for the first time this week.

"Honestly, you don't know with Tiger as we are only guessing when it comes to him", said McGinley of the 15-time major victor, who has undergone four separate back surgeries in recent years, as well as a couple of procedures on his knee.

McDowell's success at the Saudi International was his first European Tour title win in six years and his 11th on the circuit.

Webb Simpson, United States - Has risen to No. 7 in the world and second in the FedEx Cup standings after winning in Phoenix, finishing second in RSM Classic and third in Sony TOC this season. Scott won this WGC tournament the past year it was held at Doral in Miami in 2017, and he also captured the 2011 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, two of his 15 top-10 finishes in the WGC events in his career. The end marked the primary time in 5 begins the arena No. three hasn't completed within the top-10 however was once some other forged show for the Spaniard, who lately ranks 8 at the PGA Tour in pictures received in placing. It remains the high point of three trips to Mexico City, all of which have ended with top-10 finishes. The world No. 11 won the Nedbank Golf Championship in South Africa in November, which he followed up with second and 11th place finishes at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai and the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship last month. Kisner has admitted that he hates to poa, but it is the best long shot value of the week for me in 90/1, and there are worse plays that also bet on +200 for a top 20 final after he finished within the top 30 in his two presentations at this event.

Two-time WGC winners in the field include Adam Scott of Australia, who won on Sunday at Riviera, Hideki Matsuyama of Japan and Bubba Watson, so even with several players missing there's still plenty of star-power in Mexico City.