Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Eddie Pepperell  (Getty Images)
Eddie Pepperell (Getty Images)

Eddie Pepperell is looking forward to taking part in a tournament that he enjoyed watching last year when he makes his World Golf Championships debut at the WGC-Mexico Championship this week.

The Englishman has risen to 40th in the Official World Golf Ranking after a stellar 2018 Race to Dubai season which saw him win the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters and the Sky Sports British Masters.

And that has seen him go from being an interested viewer this time last year, to a member of the world-class field assembled at Chapultepec Golf Club for the first WGC event of the year.

He said: "It's a great course. It's really tight in places. It's funky but it's fun, there's a lot going on. 

"I remember watching this event last year and I think it was the most fun event to watch on the whole of the calendar.

"When Justin Thomas holed a shot into the last, I thought it was just such a great moment.

"I think it's that kind of course. It's a lot of fun, so I'm looking forward to being part of it.

"If you hit the ball quite straight, it's hard to see how you're going to get in trouble. 

"You're not going to hit many drivers. You've got to start the ball straight.  There's a lot of fun little tee shots."

The 28-year-old insists he is only focusing on his technique rather than setting himself any goals for the season.

He added: "I'm trying to stay very focused on my technique. I think that keeps me in a good spot really. It stops me from getting too frustrated with results. 

"Yeah, I'm pretty focused on the technique - that's really all I care about. When that's good then I seem to play really good and when that's not good I seem to play really badly, so that tells me just try and get it right."

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