World Golf Championships
WGC - Mexico Championship Tournament Preview

WGC Mexico Championship LogoThe 2017 WGC Mexico Championship is the first really big tournament of the calendar year. A field of 70 top golfers from around the world make their way to play the Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City in a no cut event that will feature all the big names that everyone is looking forward to see.

The WGC Mexico Championship is the 2nd of 4 World Golf Championships to be played this season with the first one being the WGC HSBC Championship played back in October. This year marks the first year that the WGC is being played in Mexico having spent 10 years at the Doral Golf Resort in Florida.

2017 World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship Tourney Preview

The 2017 Mexico Championship was the Cadillac Championship and has been played at Doral the last ten years. Many people were upset with Donald Trump and his public comments so it was decided that the WGC should be moved and Mexico became a reality. Top golfers from both the PGA Tour, European Tour and other worldwide tours will hit Mexico and with a field that hovers around 70 it is a no cut event that allows daily fantasy golf players the opportunity to create some great lineups with top golfers.

If you are playing in a free fantasy golf contest for the 2017 WGC Mexico Championship then the course history strategy is useless since most of the golfers will never have played the course. Focus on who is playing well leading up to the tournament.

Free Fantasy Golf Contest

Dates - March 2 – March 5, 2017

Prize Pool - $9,750,000

First Place - $1,620,000

FedEx Cup Points - 550

Club de Golf Chapultepec

Examining the Golf Course

Name of Course – Club de Golf Chapultepec

Where is Doral - Mexico City, Mx.

Club de Golf Chapultepec Par – 72

Yards – 7267

Slope – 133

Year Built – 1928

Designed by - Percy Clifford

Past WGC-Mexico Championship Winners

Adam Scott Defending World Golf Champion - Mexico ChampionshipAdam Scott2016 - Adam Scott

 

Dustin Johnson2015 – Dustin Johnson

 

Patrick Reed2014 – Patrick Reed

 

Tiger Woods2013 - Tiger Woods

 

World Golf Championship Mexico Championship info - Trends, Tidbits

  • The tourney was known as the WGC-American Express Championship from 1999 – 2006
  • The WGC Cadillac Championship was played at Doral from 2007-2016
  • Tiger Woods has won this tournament 7 times since 1999
  • Other than Tiger Woods, only Ernie Els has won this tournament more than once (2004, 2010)

2017 World Golf Championship Mexico Championship Fantasy Golf Picks Info

When you have a no cut event and a smaller field, picking the winner becomes really important in top fantasy contests for big prize money. In Head to head match ups picking the winner is helpful, but not an absolute necessity as long as you have all of your other golfers finish near the top. You probably already have a DraftKings account and have taken advantage of our Free Bonus Ticket offer when you joined so why not try out a site like FantasyDraft. Lots of big money contests and a good selection of free games to play in every PGA Tournament. Check them out this week!

Why you need expert picks for The 2017 WGC Mexico Championship

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