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Some of the world’s best golfers have converged on Mexico this week to play the World Golf Championships, with the added bonus of a $10 million dollar prize pool.

2017 ISPS Handa World Super 6 Champion Brett Rumford earned a start due to finishing second in the PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit last season.

The 41-year old has struggled early in the tournament, carding an opening round six-over 78, to sit tied for 62nd. Despite his difficulties, the veteran still stands to collect at least $50,000 for his troubles. 

The draw boasts a number of top talents including American’s Justin Johnson, Ricky Fowler and Jordan Speith, as well as Sergio Garcia and John Rahm.

Gun West Australian Minjee Lee is playing in the sister event, the HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore.

Lee has made a terrific beginning to the tournament, sitting in fourth position at seven-under-par, four shots behind American leader Danielle Kang.

The leading Australian women golfer began with a below par one-under 71 during the opening round, before storming into contention with seven birdies and an eagle in her second round of 66.

Karrie Webb was the last Australian to capture the title in 2011.

Top West Aussie Amateurs Kirsten Rudgeley and Madison Hinson-Tolchard are spending the week in Coffs Harbour, after being invited to play the NSW Ladies Open.

Both youngsters have missed the cut, however will gain valuable experience playing in the high-quality tournament, as the two look forward to the WA Amateur Championships on March 14.

The ISPS Handa New Zealand Open also features a number of West Aussie players, with the tournament being played at the beautifully picturesque Millbrook Resort, Arrowtown.  

Stephen Leaney, Oliver Goss, Jarryd Felton, Daniel Fox and Scott Strange have all missed the cut, which sits unusually high at six-under-par due to supreme golfing conditions.

Jason Scrivener enjoyed a strong week in Doha at the Qatar Masters, finishing in a tie for 19th, finishing seven shots behind eventual winner Englishman Eddie Pepperell.

World Amateur no.12 Min Woo Lee will compete in the prestigious Bonallack Trophy next week in Qatar, which sees two teams of 12 from Europe and the Asia-Pacific face off for glory.

The competition runs every two seasons, with Europe taking out the trophy in 2016. Asia-Pacific last clinched the title in 2004 in Italy.

 

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