When the PGA Tour moved its WGC event from Doral to Mexico City last spring, during the height of the presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump joked, “Hope they have kidnapping insurance.” (Mexico has one of the highest rates of kidnapping in the world.)
Well, we’re not sure if the Tour purchased the insurance, but they did take the unique precaution of booking a charter flights from Florida to Mexico City.
The location of Club de Golf Chapultepec, and its surrounding area, is considered relatively safe. But several of the neighborhoods in and around Mexico City are absolute no-go zones, and considered some of the world’s most dangerous.
Upon arrival at the airport, players and officials were whisked by police and security guards from the terminals to awaiting transportation, and then off to their hotels.