These are the Mexicans who will compete in Vallarta

The best golf in the world comes to Vallarta with the second edition of Mexico Open at Vidanta from Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 April. Within the draw of 144 golfers who will compete for the title of one of the most prestigious championships in America, these are the seven Mexicans who will defend the tricolor flag.

Names like Jon Rahm, current number one in the world and champion of the Augusta Masters, Tony Finau, ranked 16th in the world and current runner-up in the tournament, and Alex Noren are the ones who take the spotlight among the competitors. However, Mexican golfers will seek to be prophets in their land and make history.

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Sebastian Vazquez: Received an exemption for being the best Mexican player in the Tabachines Classic, was champion of the Mexican Open in 2016.

Omar Morales: He won the Value Next Generation Qualifier in Monterrey, he is called to be one of the most important prospects in Mexico.

Jose Cristobal Islas: He will compete for the second consecutive year in the Mexico Open at Vidanta, he is the champion of El Campanario Classic, being the first amateur player to do so.

alvaro ortiz: champion in 2021 of the Mexican Golf Open and of the Latin America Amateur Championship in 2019.

Jose de Jesus Rodriguez: ‘Camarón’ will make his debut at the Mexico Open after receiving an exemption for being the best-placed Mexican in the official world golf ranking. With 33 PGA Tour events under his belt, he is one of the seasoned players on the list.

Roberto Lebrija: At the age of 24, he made his professional debut at the Tabachines Classic in February of this year.

Raul Pereda: A professional since 2018, Pereda is ranked 810 in the world ranking and has two top 10 finishes in the 2022-23 cycle.

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“The first objective is to make the cut but one competes to win. It will not be easy, competing against the number one (Jon Rahm) is that the bets are not on your side but you always dream of playing against the best and what better way to do it in Mexico” declared Álvaro Díaz at the official presentation of the tournament.

On the other hand, the young Cristobal Islands maintains a strong mentality inspired by Tiger Woods to dream of the championship.

“If I think about just making the cut, I probably won’t even get to that. Tiger (Woods) once said it: ‘if you stop in a tournament it’s to win’ it may sound far away but that’s what I have in mind” he commented in the preview of his second appearance at Vidanta.

The winner of the Mexico Open will take home a purse of 7.7 million dollars and will add 500 FedExCup points.

2023-04-26 01:41:25
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