What does it say about the WGC-Mexico Championship this week that its field is missing three of the top 10 players in the world ranking?
No Brooks Koepka. No Patrick Cantlay. No Tiger Woods. Not to mention no Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson or Jason Day, among others.
Compare that to the field at the Genesis Invitational last week, where nine of the top 10 in the world showed up at Riviera Country Club to create the strongest “regular” tour event field in seven years.
Does it say something about the World Golf Championship events?
A little perhaps but not a lot.
Does it confirm how much players really love Riviera?
That part is true. As golf love affairs go, they don’t get much better than tour players and Riv.
Could it be as simple as there are too many tournaments now?
Like the game itself, it comes down to simple math. There are more good tournament weeks now than players are willing to play.
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