The Mexican Open, a PGA Tour golf tournament, begins today Thursday and will last until Sunday in Puerto Vallarta -Mexican Pacific- with the main attraction of Jon Rahmsecond in the world ranking and returning to action after the Augusta Masters.
Jon Rahm reappears in a tournament in Mexico, a country where he came third a couple of times in the WGC Championship. With six wins on the PGA Tour, now he is one of the favorites in a contest with a prize pool of 7.3 million dollars, the winner of which will receive 500 points towards the FedEx Cup ranking.
The Basque player is playing his tenth tournament of 2022 in Mexico, in which has been second in the Sentry Tournament of Champions and third in the Farmers Insurance Open. In the Masters, the first major of the year, he finished twenty-seventh and fell to third place in the world ranking, but he regained second place, behind the American Scottie Scheffler, champion in Augusta, last Monday without having to play.
The Mexico Open, which until now was part of the Latin American tour, opens on the PGA circuit with a registration that will include, among others, the Mexican Abraham Ancer, 20th on the world listand the Americans Daniel Berger (23), Tony Finau (25) and Kevin Na (32)among others.
“I’ve been almost everywhere in the world and I always say the same thing: Mexican hospitality is hard to match; it’s one of the things that keeps me coming back. They treat you very well, it’s a nice experience whether you play well or play poorly. That has happened so far in Mexico. In addition to excellent golf courses and good fans“Rahm said hours before the start of the championship.
The Mexico Open, which is played on the Vidanta Vallarta course, It has its origin in the Mexican Golf Open, which dates back to 1944, and is considered the most traditional tournament in the country.. Being included in the professional tour gives the tournament a higher category because each year it will feature several of the best on the circuit.
the also spanish Rafa Cabrera Bellothe Argentines Emilian Cricket Y Fabian Gomez and the Colombians Sebastian Munoz Y Camilo Villegas They will be, after Rahm, the Latin American figures to follow in the tournament that will take place on the Vidanta Vallarta course, par 71 and with 7,456 yards.