Mexico Open, Jon Rahm for the back to back


The Mexico Open is staged at the Vidanta in Vallarta, a traditional golf event in the country since 1944 and, since 2022, an event that has received the promotion from the Latin American tour to the actual PGA Tour. Par 71 for this 6818-metre long course that saw Jon Rahm win a year ago.

Jon Rahm, schedule

The Spaniard is the absolute favorite for the final victory. And, after all, the number 1 in the world has every reason to risk an encore: practically all the big names are missing, and the only real rival can be identified in Tony Finau, at least on the eve. After all, he is the American who last year hit a 63 to try, in vain, to subvert what had by now become the true prediction.

Italy has its number 1 at the start, Francesco Molinari, fresh from the missed cut at the Masters and fluctuating in this 2023, but with a couple of good peaks in Abu Dhabi (5th place) and at the Arnold Palmer Invitational (14th ). Difficult to understand what his current goal might be, it is certain that the conditions for doing well are here.

Puerto Vallarta is a Mexican city and port located in the state of Jalisco, in the Costa Sierra Occidental region of the entity, 196 km from Guadalajara, the state capital; being the head of the homonymous municipality. Together with the municipality of Bahía de Banderas in the state of Nayarit, it forms the Metropolitan Zone of Puerto Vallarta, thus being the second most populous of both states. It is currently one of the main tourist destinations in Mexico.

Puerto Vallarta, formerly called Las Peñas, was founded in the independent era, on December 12, 1851, by Guadalupe Sánchez Torres, his wife Ambrosia Carrillo and some friends such as Cenobio Joya, Apolonio de Robles, Cleofas Peña and Martín Andrade, among others. , who gave it the name of Las Peñas de Santa María de Guadalupe because that day was dedicated to the Virgin. On June 5, 1918, it received the name of Puerto Vallarta, in honor of Ignacio Luis Vallarta, ex-governor of the state.

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