WGC-Mexico Championship moves to Florida for 2021

WGC-Mexico Championship moves to Florida for 2021

The Entire world Golf Championships-Mexico Championship won’t be performed in Mexico City in late February due to COVID-19 fears, Golfweek has figured out.

In its place, the match will kick off the Florida Swing of the PGA Tour time a 7 days earlier than predicted at its non permanent dwelling, The Concession Golfing Club, in Bradenton, Florida, according to a number of resources. A resource also verified that the event will have a different name this calendar year. An formal announcement is anticipated shortly, possibly as early as Friday.

The choice to transfer the event need to occur as no surprise as the United States and Mexico are currently quickly proscribing all non-important travel throughout its borders, and advising no journey between the two nations around the world.

The Concession Golf Club

A view of No. 6 at The Concession Golfing Club in Brandenton, Florida.

The WGC-Mexico has been contested at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Naucalpan, Mexico, just west of Mexico Metropolis, considering that 2017. It previously was hosted at Trump Doral around Miami until finally Cadillac’s sponsorship expired and a substitute sponsor couldn’t be found. Grupo Salinas, which consists of Tv set Azteca and retailer Grupo Elektra, stepped in and moved the event south of the border. Final yr, Patrick Reed claimed his eighth victory on the PGA Tour and second WGC title.

The point out of Florida has served as the site of the NBA’s playoff “bubble,” authorized limited fans to NFL and faculty bowl video games, and the PGA Tour currently had introduced that the Honda Vintage in Palm Seashore Gardens options to have limited spectators later this 12 months.

LSU’s Stewart Jolly, Ben Taylor, Eric Ricard, Brandon Pierce and Zach Wright pose with the Countrywide Championship Trophy at the 2015 Men’s NCAA Championship at The Concession in Bradenton, Fla.

The Concession opened in 2006 and was co-created by Jack Nicklaus and Tony Jacklin and named in honor of the 1969 Ryder Cup, wherever Nicklaus conceded a small putt to Jacklin. Concession ranks No. 9 in Golfweek’s Greatest state-by-state non-public checklist. The system previously hosted the men’s and women’s NCAA Championship in 2015.