Internationals Gear Up for WGC Mexico

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Hideki Matsuyama (left) and Byeong Hun An

By Chuah Choo Chiang

The International Team’s flagbearers from Asia will be out to avenge their gut-wrenching Presidents Cup loss by staring down the game’s greatest golfers at this month’s World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship.

The $10.5 million showpiece at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City will be the first World Golf Championships of the new decade and while no Asian golfer has lifted the trophy in its storied history, recent editions have witnessed some of the region’s leading lights delivering standout performances.

Jazz Janewattananond

In 2018, young Indian Shubhankar Sharma delighted the golfing world by brilliantly taking the second and third rounds leads before settling for T9 with a closing 74 in the company of American legend Phil Mickelson, who won the tournament after a playoff against Justin Thomas.

Thai ace Kiradech Aphibarnrat crept into

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