Ahead of the first World Golf Championship of 2019 we take a closer look at what it takes to make it into the elite field for the WGC-Mexico Championship.
Although still a stroke play event contested over 72 holes, World Golf Championships have no cut and feature fewer players.
Those inside the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking, both one week and two weeks prior to the event, take most of the starting spots alongside those from member tour’s 2018 Orders of Merits – namely the top 30 in the US PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup and the top 20 in the Race to Dubai.
Places in the field are also held for those inside the top ten in the 2019 Race to Dubai two weeks before the event, and inside the top ten in the 2019 FedEx Cup one week before the event.
Such is the global nature of WGCs that the top two players from last year’s Asian Tour, Japan Golf Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia and Sunshine Tour also qualify for the Mexican tournament.
Since its first staging in Mexico in 2017, a place in the field has also been reserved for the highest-ranked Mexican player in the Official World Golf Ranking.