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Max Homa prevailed on the second playoff hole over Tony Finau to win the Genesis Invitational on Sunday as Finau again fell short in his bid for his second PGA Tour victory. Homa triumphed at a price of 70-1, and the win allowed him entry into this week’s WGC event, where he is priced at 60-1. Finau, slotted at 20-1, is hoping to break his winless streak of 127 events, which includes eight runner-up finishes and 37 top-10s. All of the OWGR Top 50 are participating this week except Tiger Woods and Paul Casey. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson (13-2) headlines the field along with World No. 2 Jon Rahm (9-1). Xander Schauffele (15-1), Rory McIlroy (16-1), Justin Thomas (16-1), Bryson DeChambeau (20-1) and Patrick Cantlay (20-1) also feature in this field.
The WGC-Mexico Championship has been relocated to Florida this year — and is called the WGC- Workday Championship — because of COVID-19 concerns in Mexico. The event began in 1999 as the WGC-American Express Championship and was played at multiple sites around the world. The tournament found a permanent home in Miami at the Doral Golf Resort from 2007-16. In late 2016, Cadillac elected not to renew its sponsorship, and the event moved to Mexico starting in 2017.
The move to Mexico seemed twofold: 1) There has been long-standing criticism that not enough World Golf Championships were being held outside of the United States, and 2) The Doral Golf Resort became Trump National Doral in 2012 when it was purchased by Donald Trump before he became president, and the PGA Tour and sponsors seemingly wanted to avoid controversy and skirt any association with politics. The field is made up of 72 players and is a no-cut event. The makeup for the field is as follows: