WGC-Mexico Championship Preview: Time to Fade Rory
WGC-Mexico Championship Preview: Time to Fade Rory

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

The PGA Tour bids adieu to California, for now, and heads south to Mexico and Puerto Rico this week. The big boys head to Mexico, while the rest head to Puerto Rico. For the purposes of this article, we'll focus on the event in Mexico, which happens to be the first WGC event on the 2019 schedule. A small amount of course history is in play this week as the current course has been used for two years. As expected, we have some big names in the field this week, so we'll be focusing on those.

This week:
WGC-Mexico Championship - Club de Golf Chapultepec, Mexico City

Last Year:
Phil Mickelson shot a final-round 66 on his way to a playoff victory over Justin Thomas.

FAVORITES

Justin Thomas (9-1)

Thomas, who should have won last week, nearly won here last year. It makes perfect sense that Thomas is the favorite this week. Thomas made a furious run to the finish last year to tie Phil Mickelson, only to fall in a playoff. His form is obviously good enough to replicate that effort. The only question is his mental state, which could be shaken after blowing a big lead last Sunday.

Dustin Johnson (10-1)

DJ and JT are a virtual coin toss this week as both are in good form and both have played very well at this event the last two years. The only reason JT has slightly better odds is his runner-up showing last week. Then again, considering how

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Greg Vara
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