The 2020 World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship teed off on Thursday with the third round set for Saturday, Feb. 22. The first World Golf Championships (WGC) event this year, the WGC-Mexico Championship is being played at Club de Golf Chapultepec, which is in Naucalpan, just west of Mexico City.
One of the four WGC events contested during the season, the field for the Mexico Championship is made up of 72 players who qualified by either their world ranking or standing as it relates to the six main professional tours across the globe (see below).
Bryson DeChambeau has a one-shot lead (-11) over Patrick Reed and Erik van Rooyen entering Saturday's third round. World No. 1 Rory McIlroy is three shots back at eight-under. Dustin Johnson, the defending champion and who has enjoyed quite a bit of success at this event, is well off of the pace (+5) and likely won't be much of a factor this weekend.
So if you're wondering, "What channel is the golf tournament on today?" know this: the Golf Channel and CBS are both airing the third round of the WGC-Mexico Championship on Saturday, Feb. 22. Here's the TV schedule for this weekend's tournament.
Genesis Invitational TV Schedule
Saturday: 12-2:30 p.m. ET on Golf Channel, 2:30-6 p.m. ET on NBC (Round 3)
Sunday: 1-2:30 p.m. ET on Golf Channel, 2:30-7 p.m. ET on NBC (Final Round)
Fast Facts about the WGC-Mexico Championship
- Dustin Johnson is the defending champ and has won this event three of the last five years.
- This year's purse is $10.5 million, with the winner's share at $1,745,000.
- As one of the World Golf Championships (WGC) events, the field is limited to 72 players and culled from the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) as well as the money lists/Orders of Merit from the six main professional golf tours — PGA Tour, European Tour, Japan Golf Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia, Sunshine Tour, Asian Tour.
- True to its name, five continents and 19 different countries are represented in the field for the first WGC event of 2020.
- Several players that qualified aren't participating in this event for various reasons, including Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka, Patrick Cantlay, and Justin Rose.
- With a victory, current world No. 1 Rory McIlroy will complete the "WGC Slam," winning all four events in the World Golf Championships rotation. He finished second to Dustin Johnson in this event last year but won the previous WGC event, HSBC Champions in Shanghai, China, in November.