Mexico Open at Vidanta | Third Round
VALLARTA, México - World No. 2 Jon Rahm, the highest-ranked player in the field, leads by two-strokes heading into Round 3 of the Mexico Open. Rahm holds the 36-hole lead/co-lead for the seventh time in his career but is 0-for-6 to date converting to victory.
Eight players within four shots of the lead through two rounds seek their first career Tour victory
Four of the five Major champions in the field advance to the weekend
Alvaro Ortiz (T2-5) is best of the 10 Mexican players in the field this week and one of the three to make the cut.
Vaughn Taylor withdrew Friday morning before the start of the second round due to a shoulder injury.
Mexico Open | Leaderboard After 36 Holes
Jon Rahm 64-66—130 (-12)
Alex Smalley 66-66—132 (-10)
Adam Long 67-66—133 (-9)
Andrew Novak 66-67—133 (-9)
Cameron Champ 67-66—133 (-9)
Patrick Reed 67-66—133 (-9)
Trey Mullinax 64-69—133 (-9)
Brandon Hagy 66-67—133 (-9)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
Mexico Open | Tournament Facts
COURSE: Vidanta Vallarta near Puerto Vallarta, México
ARCHITECT: Greg Norman (2015)
YARDS/PAR: 7,456 yards/Par 71
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $7,300,000/$1,314,000
DEFENDING CHAMPIONS: New event on Tour schedule
FEDEx CUP Points to Winner: 500
TV COVERAGE: Today and Sunday, coverage is set for 1:00pm to 3:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 3:00 to 6:00pm (ET) on CBS.
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING on ESPN+: Weekend ESPN+ streaming runs from 8:30am to 6:00pm (ET).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Today’s and Sunday’s coverage on Sirius XM Radio runs from 1:00 to 6:00pm (ET) or completion of event. PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATourCom.
VALLARTA: Local time is Central time, one hour behind Eastern Daylight time.
Mexico Open | The Basics
Mexico Open Tee Times start today at 10:53am (ET) and go to 1:05pm (ET).
Weather: Mostly sunny with temperatures rising from 68-to-80 degrees by 3:00pm. Humidity ranging from 49-to-60% but chance of rain only 1%. Sunday’s forecast is much the same.
Tournament Web Site: (link)
PGA Tour Brunch will post before 10:00am (ET) on Saturday.
Next Week: Wells Fargo Championship
Mexico Open - Tee Times and Leaderboard
Tee Times: (link)
What They’re Saying
Rahm Takes Lead at Mexico Open (PGATourCom)
Who is Andrew Novak? (Golf Week/USA Today)
Mexico Open: TV/Streaming Info, Tee Times (Golf Week/USA Today)
Southern Hills Pro Dishes on Tiger’s Visit (Golf Week/USA Today)
Stricker Returns to Champions Tour (PGATourCom)
On This Day in Golf History
April 30, 1989 - Just two weeks after losing a heartbreaker to Nick Faldo at The Masters, Scott Hoch won the Las Vegas Invitational in a playoff. Hoch had missed a two-footer at Augusta National but bounced back with a win, edging Robert Wrenn for his fourth PGA Tour title. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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