WGC-Mexico Championship Preview: Can Rory Finish?
WGC-Mexico Championship Preview: Can Rory Finish?

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

The PGA Tour heads to Puerto Rico this week, but the best golfers in the world will battle it out in Mexico at the year's first WGC event. 

If you enjoyed the action at Riviera last week, then you're in for a treat as this event generally produces a bunch of big names on the leaderboard come Sunday. Last year, Dustin Johnson pulled away from Rory McIlroy, and the year prior it was Phil Mickelson grabbing the victory out the hands of Justin Thomas

We don't have a ton of course history, but we now have three years under our belt and there are some interesting trends developing with certain players. Most notable is Johnson, who has won this event twice in the last three years. But as we found out last week at Riviera, sometimes the obvious pick is not the best pick ... ahem, Bubba, but I digress. I should point out that I did have the foresight to use someone other than Bubba in the Survivor format last week. Some guys you just can't trust.    

This Week: WGC Mexico Championship – Club de Golf Chapultepec, Mexico City

Last Year: Dustin Johnson shot a final-round 66 on his way to a five-stroke victory over Rory McIlroy.  

FAVORITES

Rory McIlroy (6-1)

The oddsmakers just won't give an inch on McIlroy, probably because the public will usually back him. The problem is McIlroy was in prime position to win Sunday — and he was

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Greg Vara
Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. He was named the FSWA Golf Writer of the Year in 2005 and 2013. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.
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