OHL Classic at Mayakoba

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OHL Classic at Mayakoba
Tournament information
Location Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Established 2007
Course(s) El Camaleon Golf Club
Par 71
Length 6,987 yards (6,389 m)
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund $6,200,000
Month played November
Tournament record score
Aggregate 263 Harris English (2014)
To par −21 Harris English (2014)
Current champion
Northern Ireland Graeme McDowell
Playa del Carmen is located in Mexico
Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen
Location in Mexico

The OHL Classic at Mayakoba is a PGA Tour golf tournament which was played for the first time in the week of February 19–25, 2007. It is the first PGA Tour event to be played in Mexico this century.

From 2007–2012, it was an alternate event played the same week as the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, and a counting event for the FedEx Cup, but like other alternate events it only counted for half points. In 2008, the prize fund was US$3.5 million (with a first prize of $630,000), making it the richest golf tournament in Mexico.[1] Fred Funk won the inaugural 2007 event at the age of 50 years, 257 days, making him the oldest player to win a PGA Tour event in 32 years.[2]

The event was not part of the 2013 season, but was moved to November 2013 to be part of the 2013–14 season as a primary event in the early part of the season, which started in the month of October for the first time.[3] The new schedule was also the first where the winner of the Mayakoba earned full FedEx Cup points and a Masters invitation. The 2014 event was also played in November and was part of the 2014–15 season.

The OHL Classic is allocated four additional sponsor exemptions designated for players of Spanish or Mexican heritage from Latin America, South America, Spain, or Mexico.[4]

Winners[edit]

Season Date Player Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up 1st prize ($) Purse ($)
OHL Classic at Mayakoba
2016 Nov 16, 2015 Graeme McDowell  Northern Ireland 266 −18 Playoff United States Jason Bohn
Scotland Russell Knox
1,116,000 6,200,000
2015 Nov 16, 2014 Charley Hoffman  United States 267 −17 1 stroke United States Shawn Stefani 1,098,000 6,100,000
2014 Nov 17, 2013 Harris English  United States 263 −21 4 strokes United States Brian Stuard 1,080,000 6,000,000
Mayakoba Golf Classic
2012 Feb 26, 2012 John Huh  United States 271 −13 Playoff Australia Robert Allenby 666,000 3,700,000
Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun
2011 Feb 27, 2011 Johnson Wagner  United States 267 −17 Playoff United States Spencer Levin 666,000 3,700,000
2010 Feb 21, 2010 Cameron Beckman  United States 269 −15 2 strokes United States Joe Durant
United States Brian Stuard
648,000 3,600,000
2009 Mar 1, 2009 Mark Wilson  United States 267 −13 2 strokes United States J. J. Henry 648,000 3,600,000
2008 Feb 24, 2008 Brian Gay  United States 264 −16 2 strokes United States Steve Marino 630,000 3,500,000
2007 Feb 25, 2007 Fred Funk  United States 266 −14 Playoff Argentina José Cóceres 630,000 3,500,000

Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mayakoba Golf Classic". 
  2. ^ "Oldest PGA Tour winners". Retrieved May 14, 2009. 
  3. ^ "2013–14 PGA Tour schedule (2013 tournaments)". PGA Tour. December 12, 2012. Retrieved May 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "2015–16 PGA Tour Player Handbook & Tournament Regulations" (PDF). October 5, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 20°41′22″N 87°01′52″W / 20.6895°N 87.0312°W / 20.6895; -87.0312