Mexican commentary of Tony Finau's eagle at the WGC-Mexico Championship is epic

World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship - Round One

The normally genteel game of golf was given the full football treatment by enthusiastic Mexican commentators during the first round of the WCG-Mexico Championship held at Chapultepec Golf Club just outside of Mexico City on Thursday.

As you can see in a video further down the page, Tony Finau hit a perfectly judged approach to the 6th green and as the ball landed past the pin, the backspin sent it careering towards the hole - much to the excitement of the local commentary team. 

As the ball disappeared into the cup, the broadcasters launched into a full-throated football-style 'HOOOOOLE' to celebrate the impressive eagle effort.

World Number 1 Dustin Johnson, who is back defending his title also sent the announcers into hysteria as he came agonisingly close to holing out on the par 3 17th.

Unfortunately for Johnson, and the viewers, we were all denied the magnificent sound of Mexican commentators delivering another hilarious, elongated celebration as the ball stubbornly refused to drop into the cup.

Finau the huge hitter from the States had that eagle to thank for helping him to -3 and a share of 8th place after Day 1 of the lucrative event.

The leaderboard at the end of play had a distinctly international flavour with six different nationalities filling the first seven places.

Mexican commentators go crazy at Finau eagle:

Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa stands at the head of affairs after shooting a scintillating 64 but is closely followed by a group of exciting young players hoping to capture their maiden WCG event.

India's Shubhankar Sharma, England's Chris Paisley and American Xander Schauffele who all lurk menacingly just one stroke behind the leader.

World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship - Round One

Further down the field, pre-tournament favourites such as Johnson (-2), Jordan Speith (-1) and Jon Rahm (-4) are all still in contention with Justin Thomas - coming off a play-off victory in last Sunday's Honda Classic - the biggest name to struggle on day 1 as he laboured to a disappointing 72.

He will be hoping he can hit top form in the second round and prompt some more amazing reactions from the brilliantly entertaining commentary team in Mexico.

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