MEXICO CITY – The year’s first World Golf Championship features a predictably world-class field, with world Nos. 1, 3 and 4 in the day’s anchor threesome at Club de Golf Chapultepec for Rounds 1 and 2.
Dustin Johnson (No. 1), Rory McIlroy (third) and Hideki Matsuyama (fourth) tee off from the 10th tee at 12:36 p.m. (ET), a group ahead of Justin Thomas, a three-time PGA Tour winner this season, last week’s winner Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia, who won earlier this year in Dubai.
This week’s event will be the first start for McIlroy since January, and his first official Tour start since last year’s WGC-HSBC Champions, after having to miss the last month and a half with a rib injury.