Joost Luiten turns his attention to Club de Golf Chapultepec ahead of this week's World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship.
The Dutchman will be making his 11th start in a WGC event, so experience will not be an issue. His previous best in WGC events is a T13 which came at this event, but a different venue (2014, Trump National Doral). More recently, Luiten is swinging well, picking up six straight top 30s, internationally. Gamers looking for an under-the-radar option with upside, should give Luiten a very strong look this week.
Roberto Diaz will tee it up in his home country as he prepares for this week's World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec.
World No. 472 cracked the field through the Official World Golf Ranking, securing the spot reserved for the highest-ranked golfer from Mexico. The next in line was Rodolfo Cazaubon at No. 510. Diaz currently calls the Web.com home, sitting in 5th on the money list early on in the season. The highlight is a playoff loss at the Colombia Championship, but he's also picked up another pair of top 20s. While his current status is on the WCT, his experience at this week's venue came on the PGA TOUR Latinoamerica, finishing T36 in 2014 when Chapultepec GC hosted the Mexico Open. Diaz has home cooking on his side and arrives in good form, making him a very appealing (but still risky) DFS sleeper.
Matthew Griffin readies for his PGA TOUR debut as he preps for this week's World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship.
The 33-year-old Aussie finished first in the Order of Merit on the PGA TOUR of Australasia last season, earning him a spot in the field this week. He arrives in good form, internationally, posting top 30s in four of his five starts since the calendar flipped to 2017. Two of those came on the Asian Tour with three coming on his home tour (Australasia). Griffin would love to catapult his career with a big finish this week, but his talents are untested on the big stage.
After sitting out the World Super 6 Perth and last week's Joburg Open, Joakim Lagergren makes his sixth start on the European Tour this season with a return to South Africa for the Tshwane Open at Pretoria.
The Swede was T46 at this venue on his only previous appearance in 2015 (72-67-71-70) while he missed the cut when the tournament was held at Copperleaf in 2013. Lagergren sits a healthy 17th on this year's Race to Dubai thanks to T2 in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters which secured the second biggest purse of his career. He followed that with T23 in the Dubai Desert Classic before missing the cut in the Maybank Championship in Malaysia. The 25-year-old finished a career-high 45th on last season's Race to Dubai so is very much a player on the up. His best result on South African soil is T13 in the 2015 Africa Open.
Anthony Wall had to settle for T38 when fancied to shine bright in last week's Joburg Open but he'll hope to get involved at the business end when he heads to Pretoria CC for the Tshwane Open.
The Englishman didn't do much wrong in Joburg and was only five shots off a top five as the field finished bunched with the tournament being reduced to 54 holes after bad weather. The veteran hasn't played Pretoria CC but did take part in the 2014 edition of the Tshwane at Copperleaf, finishing T55. Wall has plenty of good history on South African soil with his one and only European Tour stroke play victory coming at the 2000 Alfred Dunhill Championship. He's also had five top 10 finishes in 16 starts since then in SA, four of those top fives. His best this season is T21 in the Qatar Masters.
Lucas Bjerregaard is 4-for-5 on the European Tour this season and heads to South Africa this week to peg it up in his third Tshwane Open.
The Dane has only managed one top 40 finish so far although that was a notable T11 in the Qatar Masters where he finished third in the Driving Distance stats and closed with a 66. This will be his first start since T47 in the Maybank Championship Malaysia. Bjerregaard finished T46 in the 2015 Tshwane Open at Pretoria and T21 in the 2014 edition which was held at Copperleaf. He's an impressive 12-for-14 on South African soil and was runner-up in the Sunshine Tour's Dimension Data Pro-Am in 2014.
Grégory Havret posted T11 in the Maybank Championship in Malaysia on his last European Tour start and, after two weeks off, picks up his season at the Tshwane Open in South Africa.
The Frenchman will hope the break won't have taken the edge off his game which looked sharp in Malaysia where he was third on the All-Around stats. That result marked a return to form after he'd gone MC-57-MC through the Desert Swing. Havret has played in just one previous Tshwane Open at Pretoria but missed the cut in 2015 after rounds of 70-74. He's missed plenty of cuts in South Africa in recent years (six of last eight) but did manage T18 in the 2015 Africa Open and has twice finished runner-up in the country although the last of those was the 2005 South African Open.
Pep Angles has posted back-to-back top 20s on the European Tour in the last two weeks and continues his rookie campaign with a first start in the Tshwane Open at Pretoria in South Africa.
The big-hitting Spaniard took a share of 20th spot in the World Super 6 Perth in Australia before jetting to the Joburg Open and carding 66-68-71 to take T16 in an event reduced to 54 holes. Angles was also T14 in Hong Kong before Christmas so he's already turning heads on the European Tour. Angles ranked second for Driving Distance (329.0) in Joburg and 25th in Greens In Regulation. He'll be nicely acclimatised for his second straight start in South Africa and should enjoy the warmer temperatures in Pretoria.