Mexico Open at Vidanta 2024: Top 10 power rankings

Tony Finau - 2023 Mexico Open at Vidanta
Tony Finau - 2023 Mexico Open at Vidanta / Hector Vivas/GettyImages
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The PGA Tour is playing outside of the United States for the first time so far in 2024.

The action is still in North America as we’re on the Baja Peninsula for the Mexico Championship.

This is a new event on the PGA Tour schedule beginning in 2022. It was previously known as the Mexico Open at Vidanta. Vidanta Vallarta remains the host site.

The course is a Greg Norman design, which is amusing given his animosity with the PGA Tour. The track measures 7,456 yards for a par of 71.

The course features subtle elevation changes, water coming into play on several holes, and an array of native plants. There are five par-3s on the scorecard, so look for players who rank high on par-3 scoring.

Weather for the week looks beautiful with temperatures in the 60s-80s, sun and not much wind. After a relatively cold West Coast swing, players will be thrilled to play in paradise.

However, most big names aren’t making the trek down south. The top player in the field per the Official World Golf Ranking is No. 24 Tony Finau.

Among those who are not the defending champion like Finau, No. 34 Nicolai Hojgaard is the next highest ranked.

Only four of the top 50 are here this week.

Weak field weeks can still be opportunities for bettors to capitalize if they know what they’re doing. Entering year three of the PGA Tour at this venue means we’re starting to get a workable data set to find out who’s best equipped to play well at Vidanta Vallarta.

Here’s a look at 10 guys poised for a big week at the Mexico Open: