Koepka comes in rested after a long layoff
The World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship golf tournament is set for Feb. 21-24 at the Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City, Mexico. That means it’s time to pick your optimal FanPicks fantasy golf lineup. Fortunately, our fantasy golf experts are ready to help.
Here’s what our best WGC-Mexico Championship 2019 lineup looks like:
Brooks Koepka ($7,200)
Brooks has been pretty scarce stateside of late, with zero appearances in the lower 48 since the Tour Championship (not counting the appearance of his buttcheeks in that viral thong photo). But that just means he’s rested. The reigning PGA Tour Player of the Year and World No. 2 could jump-start another dominant season this week.
Tony Finau ($6,600)
Real tempted to go with defending champion Phil Mickelson here, but fatigue has to be setting in for the arthritic 48-year-old. So instead, we’ll go with a guy who’s brimming with youthful energy and who saves some of his best golf for the big stages. Since a T27 here last year, he’s gone T17, T10, 2 at the WGC events, with three major top 10s thrown in. His second career Tour win has proved elusive, but it’s inevitable.
Bubba Watson ($6,200)
Bubba will be cleared for takeoff in the altitude of Mexico City; he’s 3rd on Tour in SG: Off-the-Tee. He also loves to shape shots, and the Club de Golf Chapultepec offers plenty of opportunity for Bubba’s particular brand of sorcery. He’s coming off a nice T15 at Riviera and a T4 at Phoenix, and that’s without making many putts.
Gary Woodland ($5,900)
Woodland has three top 10s in four starts in 2019, including a solo second at the Sentry. He’s hitting the ball beautifully — 4th in SG: Tee-to-Green, 5th in GIR, 4th in Birdie Average. He hasn’t missed a cut in almost a year, and he’s two for two in playing the weekend at the Club de Golf Chapultepec.
Matt Kuchar ($5,800)
Kooch contritely (if belatedly) attempted to put the caddie-stiffing controversy behind him this week by publicly falling on his sword and begging forgiveness — and now he returns to the country where the controversy was born. So why are we picking him this week? Simple — the guy’s playing great golf (6th in Driving Accuracy, 9th in GIR, 6th in scoring). Look for him to go out of his way to endear himself to the Mexico fans this week.
Tyrell Hatton ($5,500)
Hatton’s a course-horse play this week, after a T3 here last year and a solo 10th in 2017. He’s coming off a missed cut at Riviera, but he had a nice T15 at Phoenix a few weeks ago and should find the high 70s in Mexico City much more to his liking than the hand-stinging mid-50s of LA last week.