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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.

Mayakoba Golf Classic
OHL Classic at Mayakoba logo 2.png
LocationPlaya del Carmen,
Quintana Roo, Mexico
Established2007
Course(s)El Camaleon Golf Club
Par71
Length6,987 yards (6,389 m)
Tour(s)PGA Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund$7.2 million
Month playedNovember
Aggregate262 Matt Kuchar (2018)
To par−22 as above
United States Matt Kuchar
Playa del Carmen is located in Mexico
Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen
Location in Mexico

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),[1] making it the richest golf tournament in Mexico.[2]

Fred Funk, a winner four months earlier on the Champions Tour, took the inaugural event in a playoff over José Cóceres of Argentina.[1][3] Funk was 50 years, 257 days of age and became the oldest player to win a PGA Tour event in nearly 32 years;[4] Art Wall was about eleven months older when he won the Greater Milwaukee Open in July 1975.[5]

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.[6] 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.

The Golf Classic is allocated four additional sponsor exemptions designated for players of Spanish or Mexican heritage from Latin America, South America, Spain, or Mexico.[7]

WinnersEdit

Year Season Player Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
Purse ($)
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
  Russell Knox
1,116,000 6,200,000
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
  Brian Stuard
648,000 3,600,000
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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Scoreboard: At Playa del Carmen, Mexico". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). February 26, 2007. p. D4.
  2. ^ "Mayakoba Golf Classic". Archived from the original on October 30, 2006.
  3. ^ "50-year-old Funk wins at Mayakoba". Star-News. (Wilmington, North Carolina). Associated Press. February 26, 2007. p. 3C.
  4. ^ "Oldest PGA Tour winners". Retrieved May 14, 2009.
  5. ^ "Art Wall a winner at Milwaukee". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. (Florida). Associated Press. July 7, 1975. p. 1C.
  6. ^ "2013–14 PGA Tour schedule (2013 tournaments)". PGA Tour. December 12, 2012. Retrieved May 14, 2013.
  7. ^ "2015–16 PGA Tour Player Handbook & Tournament Regulations" (PDF). October 5, 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 12, 2016.

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