Dustin Johnson leads at Mexico Championship, Tiger making up ground


Tiger Woods incredible bunker shot at WGC Mexico Championship, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, golf news

Tiger Woods has made such an impression on the World Golf Championships in their 20-year history that it was no surprise to discover all the talk in Mexico City centred around the 14-time major victor.

It was the eighth time he has built a 54-hole lead of three shots or more, including one year at Pebble Beach when the final round was rained out. "I didn't let it bother me because I knew I was playing well and I knew that there were still plenty of holes I could make birdie on coming down the stretch". The ball landed 25 feet left of the flag but, such was the vicious side-spin imparted, it bounced sideways towards the hole, finishing 12 feet away on the other side.

It was also the 43-year-old's first four-putt in a non-PGA Tour event since 2010 at Quail Hollow.

The American, in his first competitive appearance south of the border, sent murmurs of disbelief through the packed gallery when he four-putted at the 15th hole at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City.

Woods wasn't best pleased following his round either, going on to decline his media opportunities which has been a rare occurrence throughout the entirety of his illustrious career.

It's one of the most impressive shots from the tournament so far. Woods, who hit 16 greens in regulation, was 10 shots behind and in no mood to speak to anyone after the round.

"I felt some nerves at the beginning of the day but then I made some really good par saves early in the round and it gave me some momentum", Johnson said.

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Reaaaally wishing we had photos from this trip too, but it's probably a casual, photog-free event. Wednesday night, was eventually rescheduled for a Thursday departure.

Johnson made his first bogey of the week (not the day, the week!) on the third hole on Sunday (he also had a double bogey on Saturday) and stalled a little bit with eight 4s and a 3 on the front nine.

McIlroy asked for similar relief on the next hole and was denied when it was deemed he could not attempt the shot. He did well to punch that onto the green and two-putted from 40 feet for double bogey. "The putts I thought I hit well didn't go in and the putts I hit bad were just atrocious", Woods said.

Sergio Garcia, Patrick Cantlay and Cameron Smith shot identical 70s and shared sixth.

Welcome to the official YouTube channel of the PGA TOUR. "I don't think 7 under is going to get it done".

He has now finished tied for 20th at the Farmers Insurance Open, tied for 15th at the Genesis and tied for 10th here.

369 yards to 4 FEET.

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