Francesco Molinari took issue with a bad time he received during Thursday's first round of the WGC-Mexico Championship.
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. He leads a young trio of Shubhankar Sharma, Chris Paisley and Xander Schauffele by one shot on six under.
Sharma doesn't intend to lose his focus after getting the first round tucked away comfortably, in what is his first World Championship tournament that also includes the top 5 players in the world. (It was) a bit of a scrappy finish with a few missed clubs and a poor shot on 17 but I held it together.
Sharma intends to keep his foot on the pedal despite being in his first WGC tournament which is featuring 45 of the world's top-five players this week.
"I'm just playing really solid", Oosthuizen told Sky Sports. If I'm playing well the first couple of weeks, I can get close to my tour card. The WGC events, a notch below the majors, attract the world's best players, and Sharma will be eager to prove he belongs in their company when he tees off at the $10 million WGC-Mexico Championship. "To play as well as I did and shoot a great score against the world's best players and to be right up there, I'm just delighted". "That's where I was aiming", Thomas said. "Even after the rain (lightning) delay that we had, just to make birdie on the last hole (on nine), absolutely fantastic", said Sharma as per PTI sources. "If it was 2014 or 2013, I want to whack every single drive on this golf course for sure", he said. 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.
But then, while it might be billboards that sell tickets and generate interest, it's the names on the leaderboard that count once the competition has started, whether that lineup includes a superstar cast or not.