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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 230
T HE PGA Tour’s commentators might shy away from muddying their shoes with political commentary, but the irony of this week’s WGC event being held for the first time in Mexico won’t be lost on everyone. After the Tour distanced itself from then future president Donald Trump’s continued stance against various minority groups – namely Mexicans – and stripped his prized golf course, Trump National Doral, of the WGC-Cadillac Championship, it could have chosen any number of potential venues to host one of the biggest events outside of the majors. And yet we find this week’s event in, of all places, Mexico, in what is undoubtedly a barely-veiled shot at the world’s now most powerful man. The fact the event will be held at Club de Golf Chapultepec – one of Latin America’s premier and most idyllic golfing destinations – after a decade at Doral is about as politically charged as it gets in golf these days. But if you’re looking for historical political drama and intrigue, they’ve taken you to the right place. MEXICO’S GOLF COURSES HAVE ENDURED SOME TORRID TIMES THROUGHOUT A VERY STORIED HISTORY OF THE COUNTRY’S INVOLVEMENT WITH THE GAME. INDEED, THE NATION’S GOLF COURSES HAVE BEEN FRONT AND CENTRE MANY TIMES AS MEXICO DESCENDED INTO POLITICAL UPHEAVAL.
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