Mexico Open at Vidanta | Second Round
VALLARTA, México - The Mexico Open at Vidanta, previously known as Abierto Mexicano de Golf and hosted by multiple tours, dates to 1944. After 18 holes, World No. 2 Jon Rahm holds first-round lead/co-lead (-7) for ninth time on Tour.
Jonathan Byrd carded a front-nine (29) (-6) en route to his opening-round 64 (-7) which marks his second round of (64) this season (64/R1/The RSM Classic/T-37).
Monday qualifier Bryson Nimmer is one of six first-round co-leaders while Kurt Kitayama is the only first-round co-leader who played in the afternoon wave which created the first six-way tie for the lead after any round on the PGA Tour since 2019 Travelers Championship (R-1).
Mexico Open | Leaderboard After 18 Holes
Jonathan Byrd 64 (-7)
Jon Rahm 64 (-7)
Brendon Todd 64 (-7)
Trey Mullinax 64 (-7)
Bryson Nimmer 64 (-7)
Kurt Kitayama 64 (-7)
Four players 65 (-6)
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’s second round is scheduled for coverage from 3:30pm to 6:30pm (ET) on Golf Channel. On Saturday 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+: Streaming coverage will be featured on ESPN-Plus today with Main Feed, Featured Hole and Featured Groups from 8:45am to 6:30pm (ET). Weekend ESPN+ streaming goes from 8:30am to 6:00pm (ET). All times (ET).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live radio coverage of the Mexico Open with today’s broadcast from 1:00pm to 6:30pm (ET). Saturday and Sunday 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 8:45am (ET) and go to 3:46pm (ET).
Weather: Today’s forecast is for sunny skies and temps 75-80-degrees. Winds build from 3 mph to 13 mph in late afternoon. Only a 1-2% chance of rain. Humidity starts at 70%, drops to 54% and then rises to 70% by 7pm (CDT).
Tournament Web Site: (link)
PGA Tour Brunch will post before 9:00am (ET) on Saturday.
Next Week: Wells Fargo Championship
Mexico Open - Tee Times and Leaderboard
Tee Times: (link)
What They’re Saying
Rahm Shares Lead at Mexico Open (PGATourCom)
Six-Way Tie at Top of Mexico Open Leaderboard (ESPN/Associated Press)
Cut-Predictor at Vallarta (PGATourCom)
Tiger Made Pre-PGA Visit to Southern Hills (PGATourCom)
Mexico Open: TV/Streaming Info, Tee Times (Golf Week/USA Today)
On This Day in Golf History
April 29, 1990 - David Frost holed out from a bunker 50-yards out on the final hole to win the USF&G Classic in New Orleans. He defeated Greg Norman by one stroke. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
Scott Gutschewski (T-21/-4) aced No. 5 with a 7-iron, his second hole-in-one on Tour (2009 Turning Stone Resort Championship) and then after starting the tournament double bogey, bogey Kiradech Aphibarnrat (T-61/-1) aced the 189-yard fifth hole with a 5-iron for his first hole-in-one on the Tour.
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