LAST TOURNAMENT: Genesis Open (J.B. Holmes)
THIS WEEK: WGC-Mexico Championship, Feb. 20-24
Club de Golf Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico (Par 71, 7,345 yards)
Purse: $10.25 million (Winner: $1.745 million and 550 FedEx Cup points)
Defending champion: Phil Mickelson
FedEx Cup leader: Xander Schauffele
Television: Thursday-Friday, 2-7 p.m. Saturday, noon-2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2:30-6 p.m. (NBC); Sunday, noon-1:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 1:30-6 p.m. (NBC).
Tiger Woods, who holds the record with 18 World Golf Championships, will compete in Mexico for the first time as a professional. He is two wins shy of Sam Snead’s all-time PGA Tour record of 82, and qualified for his first WGC event since 2014. … Twenty-seven of the top 30 players in the world golf rankings are in the 72-player, no-cut event. England’s Justin Rose is not in the field and could lose his No. 1 ranking this week depending upon who wins. Australians Jason Day (No. 11) and Adam Scott (30) also chose not to play. … Holmes’ victory at the Genesis Open vaulted him to No. 9 in the FedEx Cup standings and qualified him for this week’s event, which includes the Top 10 in the standings. … The lowest elevation at the Club de Golf Chapultepec is 7,603 feet above sea level, with the highest point being at 7,835 feet. … Mickelson will make his 600th career PGA Tour start. … Abraham Ancer is Mexico’s top-ranked player at No. 61. He tied for 52nd in last year’s event.
THIS WEEK: Puerto Rico Open, Feb. 21-24
Coco Beach Golf & Country Club, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico (Par 72, 7,506 yards)
Purse: $3.0 million (Winner: $540,000 million and 300 FedEx Cup points)
Defending champion: D.A. Points
Television: Thursday-Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 2:30-5 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 1:30-4:30 p.m. (Golf Channel).
The event returns after being canceled last year because of damage caused by Hurricane Maria. … Puerto Rico’s Rafa Campos, who won the Bahamas Great Abaco Classic on the Web.com Tour last month, will play in the event for the 11th time. … The winner also receives at two-year exemption on the PGA Tour along with an invite to The Players Championship and select other tournaments, but does not receive one to the Masters. … Two-time Tour winner Daniel Berger will make his debut in the event after missing the cut in his past two tournaments. At No. 72, he is the highest-ranked player in the field. … Chesson Hadley (267 in 2014) owns the tournament scoring record.
NEXT WEEK: The Honda Classic, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.