Your Unofficial Guide to the WGC – Mexico Championship – The Players

Here’s a quick look at some of the players to keep an eye on during tomorrow’s broadcast.

Shubhankar Sharma

21 years old and has never won on the PGA Tour.  Sharma is playing real solid golf right now, obviously as he sits at -13 through three rounds.  He’s a real likable guy and I’ll be rooting for him tomorrow.  Not to win.  Just to play well and make a Brinks truck amount of money.  Like Luke List last (crazy alliteration) week, the best part about watching golf on Sundays is watching guys like Sharma perform under the most pressure anyone could ever perform under.  Will he pull it out, win his first PGA event securing his future status on tour or will he completely implode and almost immediately forgotten by golf?  Tune in tomorrow to find out.

Dustin Johnson

The #1 player in the world and has won 5 WGC events so far in his career which is second most WGC wins all time behind Tiger Woods who has 18 WGC victories.  He’s currently three shots behind the leader Shubhankar Sharma (-13).  DJ is never out of it and especially at a course like this he has an advantage because of his length off the tee and his overall aggressive style of play.  It’ll be interesting to see how Sharma responds if DJ starts dropping birdies out there and the roars of the crowd keep going off out in front of the last pairing.  DJ is dialed in…

Same hole, the next day.

Jon Rahm

The #2 players in the world and played in this event last year and finished T-3.  Another aggressive player who plays this course very well.  In fact, he could have won the tournament but he stumbled down the stretch making bogey at both 16 and 17.  He hit this ridiculous shot on Thursday…

Justin Thomas

We discussed JT last week and he’s coming fresh off a win at the Honda Classic (which not to brag, I totally called) and throwing out a patron for telling his tee shot to “get in the bunker”.  I’m on the fence with JT.  I want to like him so badly but there’s something about him that just makes me kind of hate him.  I don’t know, I think it could go either way at this point.  Stay tuned.  Thomas finished T-5 last year and oh yeah, he’s #3 in the world so he’ll be competing tomorrow for sure.  Oh yeah I almost forgot, he shot a fucking 62 today like it ain’t no thang…

Phil Mickelson

My boy Phil is playing golf right now.  He’s turning 48 this June but is still strutting that ass up and down the golf course dropping birdies in everyone’s grill piece.  Phil was talking to reporters earlier in the week and said that he’s real confident with his putter right now and when Phil has the flat stick going, he’s dangerous.  Unfortunately he’s also dangerous off the tee because at any moment he could spray the ball anywhere.  If he’s able to keep the ball on planet Earth tomorrow, I like his chances.  That’s right, Phil Mickelson is the official pick.

Honorable Mentions

Rickie Fowler

Little Rickie Fowler is currently the #7 player in the world.  He’s coming off a MC (missed cut) at the Honda Classic as the defending champion so that’s not a great look.  He’s 8 shots back going in to the final round so it would take a miracle for him to pull this out.  I include him because he’ll be a storyline tomorrow about his poor play and this is your fair warning.

Jordan Spieth

Spieth is 6 shots off the lead so like Rickie he’d have to go super low tomorrow to have a shot.  But Jordan is Jordan.  All the time.  You can’t just turn this kind of stuff off.

 

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