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At nearly 8,000 feet, Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City will produce altitude-enhanced drives at WGC Mexico Championship

7,835: Elevation, in feet, of the highest point at Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City, site of the WGC Mexico Championship, which begins Thursday. The lowest point on the course is 7,603 feet above sea level. Club selection in the thin air will be one of the biggest challenges for the competitors. Air density decreases as elevation increases, with the thinner air exerting less drag force on the ball. Because the ball moves more easily through the thinner air, it flies farther. How much farther? Roughly 15 percent, so those caddie calculations will be key this week (tee times).

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