27 Feb '17, 5pm

The unusual problem PGA Tour pros will face at this week's WGC-Mexico Championship

Those playing in this week's WGC-Mexico Championship will be presented with a new test when the PGA Tour visits Club de Golf Chapultepec for the first time. However, an unfamiliar golf course might not be the biggest challenge facing this elite field. The course's clubhouse sits approximately 7,780 feet above sea level. That's an altitude that's 50 percent higher than Denver, aka the "Mile-High City." And yes, that kind of height will have a big impact on how the golf ball travels. "I live at 8,000 feet, and I know that if I played here every day and I didn't go to sea level, my equipment would look completely different," 12-time PGA Tour winner Justin Leonard said during a recent NBC/Golf Channel conference call. "And I think you will see guys making adjustments at altitude, especially with driver, possibly with the golf ball. The golf ball doesn't spin as much, doesn't c...

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