Mexico Championship 2018: Louis Oosthuizen Holds 1-Shot Lead After Round 1

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Chris Paisley might need to win the WGC-Mexico Championship before he gets his due recognition.

The leaderboard at the end of play had a distinctly global flavour with six different nationalities filling the first seven places.

The WGC-Mexico Championship is being played in, er Mexico and the locals, who lets face it aren't synonymous with golf, gave the full football treatment when commentating on the first round from the Chapultepec Golf Club just outside of Mexico City on Thursday.

The former Open champion went round the Club de Golf Chapultepec course in 64 to claim a one-shot lead over his rivals. With AP Photos.Louis Oosthuizen made a short eagle putt late in his round and made birdies on two of the short par 4s for a 7-under 64 to lead the Mexico Championship.

Starting at the 10th Dunne was in trouble early on with bogeys at three of his first five holes before he pulled a shot back thanks to a magnificent approach to the 16th - his eighth hole - which spun back and lipped out of the hole, nearly going in for an eagle two.

Jon Rahm birdied the last to complete a four-under 67, while one-time leader Bubba Watson slipped in to the group on two under after three bogeys and a double-bogey over his final seven holes. "I think I maybe caught myself out a bit on the last few holes, maybe got a little bit ahead of myself and realised where I was".

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"My putting was really good", Paisley added. I didn't want to come here and just be happy to be part of it and make up the numbers.

"I'm very confident with my driver at the moment", he said.

"To shoot a great score against the world's best players, I'm delighted".

Golf takes precedence at this time of the year, though, as the sport's elite hone their games for the first major of the year at the Masters next month, while also trying to pick up a World Golf Championships title along the way.

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.

He and Paisley were one stroke in front of Spain's Rafael Cabrera Bello and Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat, both in the clubhouse on five-under 66.