You Oughta Know: Key stats heading into WGC Mexico


The PGA Tour heads to a new location for the first WGC of the year. Here is what You Oughta Know heading into the WGC-Mexico Championship.

• 49 of top 50 players in world in field this week (Jason Day, illness)

• Club de Golf Chapultepec: hosted Mexican Open 18 times (7,600 feet above sea level)

• Notable past champions at this venue: Jay Haas, Ben Crenshaw, Roberto de Vicenzo

• Eight of last nine winners on PGA Tour have been in their 20s

• Average age of PGA Tour winners in 2017: 25.5 (seven of eight in their 20s)

Dustin Johnson: First career start as No. 1 player in world

Rory McIlroy: First PGA Tour start of 2017 (second worldwide, S. African Open)

Hideki Matsuyama: Fourth in OWGR; ties highest-ever ranking by player from Japan

Henrik Stenson: First PGA Tour start of 2017; six straight top-10s worldwide

Adam Scott: Seven straight top-15 finishes worldwide entering week

Rickie Fowler: Leads PGA Tour in scoring average this season (14th last season)