Mexico Open at Vidanta

Site: Vallarta, Mexico.

Course: Vidanta Vallarta, Mexico. Yardage: 7,456. Par: 71.

Prize money: $8.1 million. Winner's share: $1.458 million.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS).

Defending champion: Tony Finau.

FedEx Cup leader: Matthieu Pavon.

Last week: Hideki Matsuyama won the Genesis Invitational.

Notes: The tournament moved up two months to create some space between the West Coast swing and the start of the Florida swing. ... The Mexico Open started out as a World Golf Championships event in Mexico City before the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Tony Finau has not won since he captured the title last April. ... Every player who earned a PGA Tour card from the Korn Ferry Tour is in the field. ... Three-time major champion Padraig Harrington is competing on a sponsor exemption. ... The field has four players from the top 50 in the world ranking with Finau, Nicolai Hojgaard, Ryan Fox and Emiliano Grillo. ... The winner receives an invitation to the Masters and qualifies for the PGA Championship. ... Russell Knox, who has conditional status (Nos. 126 to 150 in the FedEx Cup), is making his first PGA Tour start of the year. He has played in three Korn Ferry Tour events this year.

Next week: Cognizant Classic.


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