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Feb 20, 2024 8:27 pm

Golf Glance: Tony Finau defends in Mexico; LPGA begins Asia swing

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Players on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions have left the United States and spread out across three continents this week.

PGA TOUR
LAST TOURNAMENT: The Genesis Invitational (Hideki Matsuyama)
THIS WEEK: Mexico Open at Vidanta, Vallarta, Mexico, Feb. 22-25
Course: Vidanta Vallarta (Par 71, 7,456 yards)
Purse: $8.1M (Winner: $1.458M)
Defending Champion: Tony Finau
FedEx Cup Leader: Matthieu Pavon
HOW TO FOLLOW
TV: Thursday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (GC), 3-6 p.m. (NBC)
Streaming (ESPN+): Thursday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. ET; Saturday-Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
X: @MexicoOpenGolf
NOTES: The winner this week will earn a spot in all five remaining signature events this year. If the winner is not a current PGA Tour member, he must accept membership after the event to be eligible. … Vidanta Vallarta was designed by current LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman. … Will Gordon and Will Zalatoris withdrew from the event and were replaced by Ryan Palmer and Scott Piercy. … There are eight players from Mexico in the field, including PGA Tour rookie Raul Pereda.
BEST BETS: Tony Finau (+800 at BetMGM) is the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 24 as he seeks to successfully defend a title for the first time. He also finished T2 at Vidanta in 2022. … Nicolai Hojgaard (+1600) has made three consecutive cuts to begin his PGA Tour career, including a runner-up at Torrey Pines. … Emiliano Grillo (+2200) is one of the more accomplished players in the field and has made all six cuts in 2024. … Patrick Rodgers (+3300) has a pair of top-10s in the event the past two years. … Brandon Wu (+3500) finished T2 in 2022 and solo third last year. … Mackenzie Hughes (+5500) is coming off a T31 at the Genesis Invitational.
NEXT TOURNAMENT: Cognizant Classic, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Feb. 29-March 3

LPGA Tour
LAST TOURNAMENT: LPGA Drive On Championship (Nelly Korda)
THIS WEEK: Honda LPGA Thailand, Chonburi, Thailand, Feb. 22-25
Course: Siam Country Club, Old Course (Par 72, 6,576 yards)
Purse: $1.7M (Winner: $255,000)
Defending Champion: Lilia Vu
Race to the CME Globe leader: Lydia Ko
HOW TO FOLLOW
TV: Wednesday-Thursday, 10 p.m.-3 a.m. ET; Friday-Saturday, 10:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. (All times Golf Channel)
Streaming (Peacock): Wednesday-Thursday, 10 p.m.-3 a.m. ET; Friday-Saturday, 10:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m.
X: @hondalpgath
NOTES: This is a 72-hole stroke play event with no cut for the 72-player field, and begins a three-event swing in Asia. It is one of seven events in Asia on the 2024 schedule. … Siam has played host to 14 of the previous 16 editions of the tournament. … Amy Yang is a three-time champion (2015, ’17, ’19). Her win at last year’s CME Group Tour Championship was Yang’s first since the 2019 win at Siam. … Vu claimed her first LPGA Tour victory last year and went on to win three more times, including two majors. She defends her Thailand title as the world’s No. 1-ranked player. … Ariya Jutanugarn (2021) is the only Thai player to win this event.
NEXT TOURNAMENT: HSBC Women’s World Championship, Singapore, Feb. 29-March 3

PGA Tour Champions
LAST TOURNAMENT: Chubb Classic (Stephen Ames)
THIS WEEK: Trophy Hassan II, Rabat, Morocco, Feb. 22-24
Course: Royal Golf Dar Es Salam (Par 73, 7,349 yards)
Purse: $2M (Winner: $360,000)
Defending Champion: Ames
Charles Schwab Cup leader: Steven Alker
HOW TO FOLLOW
TV: Thursday-Saturday, 8-11 a.m. ET (All times Golf Channel)
X: @ChampionsTour
NOTES: Ames won the Chubb Classic after the final round was canceled due to weather, beating Rocco Mediate by three shots. It was Ames’ seventh career Champions victory.
NEXT TOURNAMENT: Cologuard Classic, Tucson, Ariz., March 8-10

LIV Golf League
LAST TOURNAMENT: Las Vegas (Individual: Dustin Johnson; Team: Smash GC)
THIS WEEK: OFF
NEXT TOURNAMENT: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, March 1-3

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