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Oosthuizen grabs first-round lead at WGC Mexico Championship

Oosthuizen grabs first-round lead at WGC Mexico Championship

Louis Oosthuizen fired a bogey-free 64 to grab the early advantage at the WGC-Mexico Championship, where Chris Paisley made an impressive start. Other short odds to win are Justin Thomas (8/1), Jon Rahm (11/1) and Jordan Spieth (11/1).

Dustin Johnson begins the defense of his title against the world's best players Thursday in the first round of the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship.

Dustin Johnson got the treatment when almost holing out on the par-3 17th, but it was Tony Finau's eagle on the sixth hole that got the full HOOOOOLE effect from the commentators. He also won last year, which was the first year this event was held at this course. The veteran has finished top 10 in his last three tournaments and as seventh in this previous year.

"I felt like it's close, it's not quite there but you know, I mean, I felt like everything's pretty close but yeah it's hard to improve on from where I was playing past year".

Tommy Fleetwood has 16/1 odds to win this weekend and I think he has a lot of value to consider.

"A full hour going through every club in my bag, hitting four or five shots with each club, just tracking and getting all the data on exactly how far it was going", Rose said, explaining his range session.

Betfair is paying six place at 1/5 the odds in the 66 runner field, and Phil Mickelson looks a pretty solid option this week. "I've been hitting it really good over the past three or four weeks".

However, two more bogeys on his back nine left him floundering at four over before late birdies at his 15th and 18th limited the damage.

"It just kind of depends on the shot you're hitting", said Thomas, who tied for fifth past year at Chapultepec.

Johnson added: "Coming in here past year, I think I felt like everything was really, really, really good in the golf game".

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