PGA Tour announces venue for WGC-Mexico event


The PGA Tour announced Wednesday that the WGC-Mexico Championship will be held next year at Club de Golf Chapultepec outside Mexico City.

The move was reported by in June, when the Tour made the decision to move the WGC-Cadillac Championship, which had been held at Trump National Doral since 2007, to an undetermined course in Mexico. Next year's tournament, the first in a new seven-year agreement with Grupo Salinas, will be the first WGC event held in Mexico. The Tour's other Mexico-based event, the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, is annually part of the fall schedule.

The venue shift means that two of the four WGC events will be held abroad next season. The WGC-Dell Match Play Championship and WGC-Bridgestone Invitational are both held in the U.S., while the WGC-HSBC Champions annually takes place in China.

The new host site, which opened in 1928, is a par-72 layout that measures 7,267 yards. It served as the primary host of the Mexico Open from 1944-1960 and hosted the event as recently as 2014.

Next year's tournament will be held March 2-5, when Adam Scott will defend the title he won last year in Miami.