Tiger Woods is headed to Mexico. Big Cat is personification a WGC-Mexico Championship for a initial time in his career, that is a small treacherous deliberation he’s technically a seven-time leader of a event.
Woods, who didn’t validate final year given of his universe ranking, won a contest in 1999 during Valderrama in Spain, in 2002 in Ireland, 2003 in Georgia, 2005 during Harding Park, 2006 in England and 2007 and 2013 during Doral in Florida. The eventuality changed to Mexico in 2017, and Woods hasn’t played it since.
There was some doubt over either Woods (or anyone, for that matter) would uncover adult for this eventuality given of where it falls on a schedule. Woods was always going to play a Genesis Open (widely deliberate a buttress for many of a world’s best), and Mexico is sandwiched on a report between that and a Honda Classic in dual weeks.
The Honda Classic is impending given of a vicinity in Palm Beach Gardens to so many debate pros, including Woods. Following a Honda Classic are a Arnold Palmer Invitational and Players Championship, that Woods is roughly certain to play. So we can see a logjam of this report and how it army players into some ungainly decisions.
Regardless, we’ll see Woods dual weeks in a quarrel for a initial time given a FedEx Cup Playoffs final fall. He’ll give Riviera a go this week, where he missed a cut final year, and afterwards conduct to Mexico, where he is incompetent to skip a cut. The WGC-Mexico Championship gives Woods some involuntary OWGR and FedEx Cup points, that are tough to pass adult when you’re automatically competent for these events.
So while Woods streamer to Mexico for an eventuality competence seem softly peculiar during a opening given of what follows, it creates clarity when we follow a points and a money. Such is life during a tip of a new PGA Tour report and season.