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Mexico Open elevated to official FedExCup event

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The Mexico Open will become an official FedExCup event on the PGA Tour schedule for the first time in 2022.

The tournament, formerly called the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship, has been played since 1944 and is considered to be Mexico’s national championship.

Vidanta Vallarta in Vallarta, Mexico, will host the event, set for April 28-May 1. The field of 132 players will include 12 sponsor exemptions, with a minimum of four players coming from Latin America. Players will compete for the $7.3 million purse with a full 500 FedExCup points going to the winner.

The new name and venue were announced Monday in a news conference that included two of Mexico’s most prominent golfers, Carlos Ortiz and Abraham Ancer, both first-time winners last season on the PGA Tour.

–Field Level Media

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