Favorite Plays by Tier
World Golf Championships: Mexico Championship.
Club de Golf Chapultepec; Par 71, 7,345 Yards
Course Difficulty (#1 is Hardest)
- 2019: 17/49, played 0.139 Strokes UNDER Par
- 2018: 31/51, played 0.652 Strokes UNDER Par
- 2017: 22.50, played 0.049 Strokes OVER Par
This is the fourth year that this event has been held in Mexico, and as you can see by the course difficulty, has been all over the place. Winning scores have been -14, -16, and -21. So while the ranks make it appear tough, it's not as hard as you may thing, considering there are some players from other tours who get a big wake-up call playing a course like this. This is a no-cut event making lineup building strategy a little bit different than most weeks. You will want to be aggressive in the builds, since everyone is guaranteed four rounds. The problem is that some of the 6k golfers will be these players from other tours, who may not have much experience on PGA Tour types of setups.
The other thing you need to consider is that though this course is 7,345 yards, it plays much shorter as this course is 7,800 feet above sea level. Distances will need to be altered to account for this, so relying on players who have played here before or who are used to elevation changes (potentially some Euro Tour players) may not be a bad idea. When I looked at the stats for this event, Par 4 Scoring jumped out as the biggest factor. With 11 Par 4s and they all play various lengths, you will want someone who does well on these to have a chance this week.
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