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Should WGC Championship Be Held in Mexico?

By Danny Moreno - 7 years ago in PGA News

How many golfers are playing sick this week in Mexico?  Did you have Henrik Stenson in your lineup? I sure did! And, while he made a valiant effort to play he could only get through 11 holes of his opening round before withdrawing because of a stomach virus. Rory McIlroy, also reported to be under the weather, gutted out a 3-under 68 Thursday at Chapultepec Golf Club.

ESPN’s Bob Harig tweeted Thursday that McIlroy was also battling a stomach bug, saying that McIlroy said he was “praying to the porcelain God” Thursday morning. The Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis said that McIlroy had dinner Wednesday night with his parents and fiancee Erica Stoll, and also “played conservative” because of his stomach ache.

Even with the sickness, McIlroy looked good in his first competitive round in six weeks. The 27-year-old McIlroy, who had been recovering from a stress fracture in one of his ribs, made two birdies, a bogey, and a big 30-footer for eagle on the par-5 sixth hole.

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 02: Henrik Stenson of Sweden puts on his glove before teeing off on the first hole during the first round of the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec on March 2, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR)McIlroy, ranked third in the world, can overtake the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking if he wins this week and current No. 1 Dustin Johnson finishes T-4 or worse.

Stenson’s withdrawal snaps a streak of six straight top-10 finishes worldwide. He was 3 over through 11 holes when he called it quits for the tournament.

Zach Johnson threw up a huge number at 4 over par; however, don’t be surprised to see the Iowa native pull it together today to fire a low round under par.

The Golf Channel reports that Mickelson’s best friend and caddy Jim MacKay, aka “Bones”, may not be able to continue on his bag today. If Bones can’t gut it out, Phil’s brother Tim Mickelson, former Arizona St. golf coach turned Jon Rahm’s agent, will jump on his brother’s bag. – check back for updates at

On a final note, I am just pondering the question all Daily Fantasy owners have… should there be an injury report in other sports besides Football? Please let us know your thought on Twitter @thedklegends.

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