Oosthuizen holds early WGC-Mexico lead

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World number one and defending champion Dustin Johnson shot 69, but last year's runner-up and European number one Tommy Fleetwood struggled to a 72. The last six winners of this event, which moved to Mexico from Doral a year ago, include Johnson (who has won twice), Adam Scott, Patrick Reed, Tiger Woods (a seven-time champion) and Rose.

"I'm really pleased with the way I played".

John Rahm, of Spain, hits his tee shot at the second hole during the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Oh, and he played college golf at Tennessee for four years. As soon as I hit it I knew I hit a good shot. "A few more days here and I want to enjoy every single minute that I spend in Mexico and the World Golf Championships", said Kiradech who was tied for 68th at last week's Honda Classic in Florida.

Despite banking close to $700,000 with his two victories since December, Shubhankar Sharma has kept his feet firmly grounded, even if it meant flying halfway around the world on economy class for his maiden World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship this week.

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The team of "rejects" was led by John Shuster who had been cut by USA Curling after a disappointing performance in Sochi in 2014. Entering the tournament, Canada had reached the gold medal match at five straight Olympics, winning the past three.

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Louis Oosthuizen made a short eagle putt late in his round and birdies on two of the short par 4s for a 7-under 64 to lead the Mexico Championship.

"I wouldn't have imagined myself playing on the European Tour, let alone a WGC event".

"To shoot a great score against the world's best players, I'm delighted". Paisley and Sharm both have wins on the European Tour this season whilst the American Shauffele picked up two wins on the PGA Tour last season, including the lucrative end of season Tour Championship. "So I was very happy with the way I drove the ball", he said. He also won last year, which was the first year this event was held at this course. It's just that since their inception, the World Golf Championship events have largely been the domain of the game's most recognizable players, a dependable catalyst that produces predictably impressive contenders and champions.

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