Johnson Tees Off as No. 1 Player for First Time; Wie Leads in Singapore
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The first round of the WGC Mexico Championship begins today in Mexico City. The field includes Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth.
Johnson makes his debut as the No. 1 player in the world.
Mickelson is among four players who played in the first edition of this tournament at Valderrama in 1999.
The Mexico Championship has a different feel in so many ways, starting with the thin air of a club at nearly 7,800 feet.
Michelle Wie opens with 66, takes 1-stroke lead at Singapore
SINGAPORE (AP) — Michelle Wie rolled in several clutch putts and had six birdies in a 10-hole stretch to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore.
The 27-year-old Wie, who has struggled since winning the U.S. Open in 2014, shot a 6-under 66. Five others are tied for second after 67s: Olympic champion Inbee Park, Brooke Henderson, Mo Martin, Anna Nordqvist and Ariya Jutanugarn.