Tiger Woods to make third start in Mexico this week

February 15, 2019; Pacific Palisades, CA, USA; Tiger Woods hits from the second hole tee box during the continuation of first round play in the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The second of four World Golf Championships will be played this week as the best players in the world head south of the border for the WGC-Mexico Championship.

You’ll see the likes of Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, and yes, Tiger Woods, teeing it up this week at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City for the third year in a row.

Since this tournament features only the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Rankings, there will be no cut. So you get to see the best all week.

The event was previously known as the WGC-Cadillac Championship and was played at Trump Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Doral, Florida. Then, due to controversy of the comments made by President Trump during his campaign, the PGA decided to move the event to Mexico.

The headliner this week is of course Tiger Woods, who is making his first professional start in Mexico. Woods finished T-15 last week at the Genesis Open.

Woods was asked about juggling schedules because of the new PGA Tour schedule, “Last year was different. This year to be able to ramp up a schedule and to be able to know what I can do going into the event (which is the Masters) is a lot more comforting than it has been because its been kind of an unknown going into this event.”

“From here on out, it’s very complicated. Next week is at home for me, then there’s a tournament I have won 8 times (Arnold Palmer Invitational), then another event (The Players), then the week after this is where I had an unbelievable week last year.”

“So it’s very complicated, that’s why I am trying to figure it out. At the end of the day, being race ready for April (The Masters) and making sure I get enough competitive rounds.”

Tiger is already preparing for the Masters, or so it seems.

TV Schedule:

Thursday: 2-7 PM EST, Golf Channel

Friday: 2-7 PM EST, Golf Channel

Saturday: 12-2:30 PM EST, Golf Channel

Saturday: 2:30-6 PM EST, NBC

Sunday: 12-1:30 PM EST, Golf Channel

Sunday: 1:30-6 PM EST, NBC

Tee Times:

You can find all of the day 1 tee times here.

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