The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton will host the event as the 1st of 4 straight PGA Tour stops in the Sunshine State, report says
Reported: First by ESPN and later by Golfweek, that the WGC Mexico Championship will be moved to Florida because of travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. ESPN’s Bob Harig reported earlier this week that tournament sponsor Grupo Salinas was unwilling to stage the event in Mexico City without spectators or hospitality suites. On Thursday afternoon, Golfweek’s Adam Schupak, citing unnamed sources, reported that the tournament will move to The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla., and kick off the PGA Tour’s Florida Swing on Feb. 25-28. The event would be the first of four consecutive events in Florida. An announcement was expected as soon as Friday, Schupak reported. The WGC Mexico Championship has been played in Mexico City since 2017, after U.S. automaker Cadillac dropped sponsorship of the long-running tournament at the Doral Resort in Florida. Concession, a 2006 Jack Nicklaus-Tony Jacklin design, honors Nicklaus’ famous conceded short putt to Jacklin that resulted in a tie in the 1969 Ryder Cup at England's Royal Birkdale as the U.S. retained the cup. Concession played host to the men’s and women’s NCAA Division I championships in 2015.
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