How to Watch WGC-Mexico Championship: Dates, TV Schedule, Live Stream for PGA Tour Event

Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson headline a 72-man field at the WGC-Mexico Championship, which gets underway on Thursday at the Club de Golf Chapultepec in Naucalpan.

Johnson has won the tournament twice since the event moved to the course just outside Mexico City three years ago.

The second of those wins came almost exactly 12 months ago and was also the last time he tasted victory on the PGA Tour.

The course holds good memories for McIlroy too, who finished tied for seventh in 2017 and second last year.

This week, the world No. 1 will hope to build on a run of form that has seen him finish in the top five in his last five starts dating back to 2019.

The Northern Irishman's hopes of winning the Genesis Invitational last week came undone in the final round, when he triple-bogeyed the fifth hole and then bogeyed the sixth.

"Apart from that, I played pretty well," he was quoted as saying by The Irish Times.

While McIlroy and Johnson have traveled to Mexico, a handful of big names will be absent from the WGC-Mexico Championship.

Tiger Woods and world No. 2 Brooks Koepka will both skip the event, as will Patrick Cantlay and Justin Rose, the world No. 6 and No. 10 respectively.

Henrik Stenson, Jason Day and Rickie Fowler have also opted to take the week off.

Adam Scott, however, is not on that particular list and will join McIlroy and Johnson on the green a week after triumphing in the Genesis Invitational.

Fresh from a first PGA Tour win in almost four years, the Australian makes his first appearance at the WGC-Mexico Championship since 2017.

"For the last couple years, I've put World Golf Championships in and out of the schedule a little bit, trying to find what's working for me," he told Golf Channel.

"But as I've started playing better and better last year, to be the best player out here, you've got to play against the best, and that means coming to these events."

As has been the case since the WGC-Mexico Championship moved to Chapultepec three years ago, the conversation this week has focused on the course's altitude.

Located at over 7,600 feet above sea level, the thin air at the Chapultepec Golf Club means balls will travel even further than usual.

While players hitting 400-yard drives makes the event more entertaining for spectators, it does not make the course any easier for the players.

"It's fun for me," said Bryson DeChambeau. "It just makes the golf course super short, but that doesn't mean it's going to be easy. That's a bad correlation."

Here's everything you need to know ahead of the tournament.

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Dustin Johnson of the United States plays his shot from the 13th tee during the final round of the Genesis Invitational on February 16 in Pacific Palisades, California. Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty

When is the WGC-Mexico Championship?

The WGC-Mexico Championship runs from Thursday, February 20 to Sunday, February 23.

The purse for this year's event stands at $10.5 million.

Where is the WGC-Mexico Championship?

As has been the case since 2017, the tournament will be held at the Club de Golf Chapultepec in Naucalpan, just outside Mexico City, Mexico.

The 18-hole, 71-par course stretches over 7,345 yards and is particularly conducive to long ball flights, given it is built at 7,800 feet above sea level.

WGC-Mexico Championship TV coverage

The tournament will be broadcast by Golf Channel and NBC, with the latter carrying the final two rounds.

WGC-Mexico Championship live stream

All four days of the tournament can be watched on PGA Tour Live, Golf Channel's digital platforms and fuboTV. A live stream of the final two days of the tournament will be available via NBC's digital platforms.

TV schedule (All times ET)

Thursday, February 20

  • 2 p.m.-6:30 p.m.—Golf Channel

Friday, February 21

  • 2 p.m.-6:30 p.m.—Golf Channel

Saturday, February 22

  • 12 p.m.-2:30 p.m.—Golf Channel
  • 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m.—NBC

Sunday, February 23

  • 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.—Golf Channel
  • 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m.—NBC

WGC-Mexico Championship odds

According to Oddschecker, Rory McIlroy is a 13/2 favorite, followed by Dustin Johnson at 15/2, while Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas are both at 10/1.

Adam Scott and Webb Simpson both start as 18/1 outsiders, while Hideki Matsuyama and Xander Schauffele are 20/1 shots.