Smith in the mix in WGC Mexico

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Cameron Smith from Australia is pulling a crowd today in Mexico. Image: Getty

Cameron Smith kept his way through the field during the Mexico championship, but Dustin Johnson seems destined to walk away with the $ US10 million event.

Queenslander Smith has a chance to push his world rankings higher and improve his Presidents Cup prospects tomorrow, and sits as a shared third in a white-hot field in Mexico City.

But seven shots returned from Johnson's 16-substandard, it would need something special to overhaul the former world No. 1.

The American, who is number three on the world rankings behind Justin Rose and Brooks Koepka, is on track to regain the top billing he last last year at the end of last year.

Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy on 12-under is the most obvious candidate to challenge him.

Smith shot a third round 68 to play 69-67 on Tuesday and Friday and continues to be praised for his short game. He is currently in 28th place in the world and is enjoying his top 30 for the first time, an event that took place at the end of 2018.

Fellow-Queenslander Jake McLeod faded with a third round 76 and both Matt Millar and Marc Leishman are well back in the uncoupled field.

Meanwhile, Daniel Nisbet leads the PGA Championship in Queensland in Brisbane with two shots going into the final round today.

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