WGC Mexico Championship tips: Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood and more

<pre><pre>WGC Mexico Championship tips: Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood and more

Due to the more compact PGA tour schedule, players have to choose their seats to play and pick up some events. Several well-known personalities have passed the Golf World Cup in Mexico City, including Brooks Koepka (No. 2 in the official golf world rankings), Patrick Cantlay (No. 6), Tiger Woods (No. 9) and Justin Rose (No. 9) No. 12), Tony Finau (No. 13) and Francesco Molinari (No. 25). However, 19 of the 25 best players in the world will play in this tournament, which is a no-cut event limited to a field of 72 players.

Since moving from Doral to Miami, Dustin Johnson has won the title twice (2019 and 2017) and Phil Mickelson once (2018).

Here are some golfers worthy of receiving the highest award this weekend:

The games

Rory McIlroy (6/1): McIlroy birdie on Sunday's last hole on the Riviera to extend his top 5 streak to five, including a win at the last WGC event in China. He finished second and seventh in his two appearances at WGC Mexico and is the favorite here.

Tommy Fleetwood (17/1): This is Fleetwood's first appearance on the PGA Tour in 2020, but he was active in the Nedbank Golf Challenge from a win in late November. He comes in with a three-week break and was second here in 2017.

Xander Schauffele (17/1): Three of Schauffele's four career PGA tour victories were achieved in unrestricted, limited areas (2017 Tour Championship, 2018 WGC: HSBC Champions, 2019 Sentry Tournament of Champions). This also seems to be a good place for him to fix his putting problems that have occurred in Scottsdale and Riviera.

Hideki Matsuyama (18/1): Matsuyama showed a progressive form earlier this season, finishing 45th in Torrey Pines, 16th in Scottsdale and fourth in the Riviera last week. Matsuyama has experience with this layout with two top 25 finishes.

Paul Casey (30/1): Casey shot 65-65 here last weekend, which was two strokes better than Johnson, who won the event with five strokes. Casey has improved his goal in Mexico every year with a 16th in 2017, a 12th in 2018 and a third in last year.