Mayakoba Golf Classic
The Mayakoba Golf Classic is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour in Mexico, held at Playa del Carmen, south of Cancún. It debuted in February 2007 and was the first PGA Tour event in Mexico this century.
|Location||Playa del Carmen,|
Quintana Roo, Mexico
|Course(s)||El Camaleon Golf Club|
|Length||6,987 yards (6,389 m)|
|Prize fund||$7.2 million|
|Aggregate||262 Matt Kuchar (2018)|
|To par||−22 as above|
Originally an alternate event in late winter, the tournament was played the same week as the WGC Match Play event in Arizona. Mayakoba was part of the FedEx Cup, but only earned half the points of a regular event. The prize fund in 2007 was US$3.5 million (with a winner's share of $630,000), making it the richest golf tournament in Mexico.
Fred Funk, a winner four months earlier on the Champions Tour, took the inaugural event in a playoff over José Cóceres of Argentina. Funk was 50 years, 257 days of age and became the oldest player to win a PGA Tour event in nearly 32 years; Art Wall was about eleven months older when he won the Greater Milwaukee Open in July 1975.
In 2013, the event was moved to mid-November to be part of the 2014 season as a primary event in the early part of the season, which began in October for the first time. The tournament now offered full FedEx Cup points, a Masters invitation, and a large purse increase (over 60%, to $6 million). With the tour's new schedule, the Mayakoba event was not part of the abbreviated 2013 season.
|Mayakoba Golf Classic|
|2018||2019||Matt Kuchar||United States||262||−22||1 stroke||Danny Lee||1,296,000||7,200,000|
|OHL Classic at Mayakoba|
|2017||2018||Patton Kizzire||United States||265||−19||1 stroke||Rickie Fowler||1,278,000||7,100,000|
|2016||2017||Pat Perez||United States||263||−21||2 strokes||Gary Woodland||1,260,000||7,000,000|
|2015||2016||Graeme McDowell||Northern Ireland||266||−18||Playoff|| Jason Bohn
|2014||2015||Charley Hoffman||United States||267||−17||1 stroke||Shawn Stefani||1,098,000||6,100,000|
|2013||2014||Harris English||United States||263||−21||4 strokes||Brian Stuard||1,080,000||6,000,000|
|Mayakoba Golf Classic|
|2012||John Huh||United States||271||−13||Playoff||Robert Allenby||666,000||3,700,000|
|Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun|
|2011||Johnson Wagner||United States||267||−17||Playoff||Spencer Levin||666,000||3,700,000|
|2010||Cameron Beckman||United States||269||−15||2 strokes|| Joe Durant
|2009||Mark Wilson||United States||267||−13||2 strokes||J. J. Henry||648,000||3,600,000|
|2008||Brian Gay||United States||264||−16||2 strokes||Steve Marino||630,000||3,500,000|
|2007||Fred Funk||United States||266||−14||Playoff||José Cóceres||630,000||3,500,000|
Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
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- "2013–14 PGA Tour schedule (2013 tournaments)". PGA Tour. December 12, 2012. Retrieved May 14, 2013.
- "2015–16 PGA Tour Player Handbook & Tournament Regulations" (PDF). October 5, 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 12, 2016.