Another stacked field heads to Mexico City
The 2020 World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship is set for Feb. 20-23 at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City. That means it's time to pick your optimal DraftKings fantasy golf lineup. Fortunately, our fantasy golf experts are ready to help.
Here's what our best 2020 WGC-Mexico Championship lineup looks like in this week's golfer predictions:
Rory McIlroy ($11,500)
Two holes derailed Rory at Riviera — a triple at five and a bogey at six that knocked him from the top of Sunday's leaderboard. Otherwise, the World No. 1 is in top form. Since his win at the Tour Championship to clinch a FedExCup, McIlroy's worldwide finishes look like this: T2, T9, T26, T3, 1, 4, T3, T5. Bombers tend to enjoy the altitude of Chapultepec, and Rory is no exception, with a solo 2nd last year, five shots behind fellow howitzer Dustin Johnson but five clear of three players in third. Rory's driver is probably the most dangerous weapon in golf right now, and he'll put it to good use this week.
Paul Casey ($8,700)
It feels like Casey is one decent week on the greens away from serious contention. He hasn't missed a cut on this side of the pond since the 2019 Masters, and he has three worldwide wins in the last two years, so consistency is not a problem. In three trips to Mexico City, Casey has yet to finish outside the top 16 (T3, T12, T16). He's hitting the ball as well as anybody — he's 13th in SG: Off-the-Tee and 15th in SG: Approach the Green. Once he gets there is when the adventure begins (227th in SG: Putting), but he's putted consistently well at Chapultepec.
Sergio Garcia ($8,600)
El Nino is un caballo (that's Spanish for horse if you don't have translation software) at Chapultepec, with finishes of T6, T7, and T12 in his three trips south of the border. Hasn't done much in the States of late, but he has finishes of T6, T23, T8, and T6 in his last four Euro Tour starts.
Rafa Cabrera Bello ($7,600)
Rafa's a bit of a course-horse play with finishes of T3 and T19 in his last two trips. He's driving the ball well (35th in SG: Off-the-Tee) and putting it well (33rd in SG: Putting), two stats that should be on your radar this week. He seems especially comfortable on the Poa Annua at Chapultepec, ranking third in SG: Putting at this event over the last three years.
Charles Howell III ($7,100)
We took CH3 for a test drive last week, and he almost took us into a ditch with an opening 77 (it took at second-round 66 just for him to see the weekend). We'll give him one more go this week thanks to a strong tournament debut here a year ago (T14). Has five top 20s on the season thus far after making it to East Lake in 2019.
Ryo Ishikawa ($6,100)
After some wilderness wandering, Ryo has climbed back into the World Top 100 with some stellar play in Japan — T24, 1, T10 in his last three tournaments. The onetime phenom (he won his first tournament at age 15) is still only 28 and has time to realize the formidable talent that has always been obvious. Plus, he's a cheap play in a stacked field.