Lahiri makes good start in Mexico on PGA Tour

"So I am excited about where I am and I'm excited about tomorrow".

However, his lead could have been greater as he was seven under through 13 holes before a double-bogey five - his first dropped shot in 48 holes - halted his progress. He played the first 51 holes without a bogey.

"I definitely drove the ball well today", he said. "It's hard to argue with that, hard to be upset with that". "So thankfully, I came and took Monday and Tuesday completely off and didn't touch a club and just tried to relax, and now I feel kind of re-energized and ready to play again".

Married last month, Woodland, 32, took last week to work with instructor Butch Harmon off opening the new season in Malaysia and China.

What it means: Perez, 40, underwent surgery to fix a torn labrum in his left shoulder in March and sat out the rest of the 2015-16 season.

Wise put together an incredible string of holes early in his round when he hit an ace on the par-3 4th hole, and followed that with an eagle on the par-5 5th hole.

Six Mexican golfers will also compete, led by Carlos Ortiz, a three-time victor and Player of the Year on the Tour in 2014.

"I was real comfortable", said the 40-year-old, whose only PGA Tour victory came at the 2009 Bob Hope Classic. "Hopefully, I can just keep doing what I have been doing and see what happens".

"Finishing with the type of momentum I did past year, I really felt like I was going to kick on a little bit more". I started two and a half months ago.

Irishman Seamus Power is 15 under through 54 holes via his bogey-free 65.

Graeme McDowell, meanwhile, made a horrendous start to his title defence. He opened with a 75.

Going into the final round at CIMB he was leading by four shots, but ended third. Colin Montgomerie, third in the Schwab Cup season standings, was second.

Points leader Bernhard Langer was third at 7 under after a 66. The top five in the season standings - the others are Scott McCarron (69), Joe Durant (70) and Miguel Angel Jimenez (74) - can take the season title with a victory Sunday. It will play as a 6,987-yard par-71 this week, with a routing that bends through three distinct landscapes - mangrove jungles, limestone canals and oceanfront stretches of sand. The tournament victor will receive $440,000 and 2,000 points.



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