El Camaleón Golf Club at Mayakoba - Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, México
2017 in Review
Results & Earnings
The 11th edition of the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba was stamped with characteristics like patience, determination, joy and anguish.
Patton Kizzire won his first PGA TOUR title by beating—at the end—Rickie Fowler in a 36-hole marathon on the final day as the best field in the history of Mexico’s pioneer PGA TOUR competed at El Camaleón Golf Club.
Kizzire closed with rounds of 66-67 for a one-shot victory over Fowler, who fell four shots behind during the final round, until staging a late rally that fell short. Fowler had rounds of 67-67 on the final day.
Kizzire won in his 62nd career start on the PGA Tour, and it required some steady nerves on the back nine when it could have gotten away from him. Leading by four shots with seven holes to play, Kizzire saved par with an eight-foot putt on No. 12, a 10-foot putt on the par-five 13th and an eight-foot putt on the 14th.
He had a three-shot lead with three holes to play when Fowler made a 15-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole and rolled in a 12-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole to close within one shot. But from the 18th fairway, Fowler sent his approach some 35 feet left of the flag and left the birdie attempt short.
Kizzire had to stand close to his approach shot to keep his feet out the sand, and he hit an eight-iron to within 25 feet. After Fowler left his birdie attempt well short, Kizzire rapped his putt to within a few inches and tapped in for the winning par.
“I was glad to get it done,” Kizzire said. “Rickie made me work hard. This is a special moment for me. But at the end of the day, I will leave here the same confident player, just with a different resume.
“The fans that came out to support us were tremendous. A lot of them followed us every step of the way and it much appreciated.”
Not only did Kizzire, 31, move to the top of the FedExCup standings with his victory, he finished at 19-under 265 and earned his first trip to the Masters in April.
At a rain-soaked World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba, Brendon Todd tapped into some bottled-up magic to win for the second consecutive week on the PGA TOUR schedule and earn his third career victory.
Matt Kuchar sets a 54 and 72 hole tournament record with his two first rounds of 64 and keeping and impressive persistence through the last two rounds with 65 and 69 strokes. This made him the victory with a final score of 22 under par.
In just his second start at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba (T58/2015), Patton Kizzire held off a dramatic challenge from Rickie Fowler, who birdied two of the last three holes, to post his first victory on the PGA TOUR.
Congratulations to Pat Perez, our 2016 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba Champion! Perez made five birdies and one bogey en route to a 21-under-par 263, good for a two-stroke victory over 54-hole leader Gary Woodland.
Congratulations to Graeme McDowell, our 2015 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba Champion! McDowell won his first PGA Tour event in over two years by defeating Russell Knox and Jason Bohn in a playoff at El Camaleón Golf Club at Mayakoba.
Facing a three-shot deficit, Charley Hoffman rallied in the final round up until the last hole to claim the championship at the 2014 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba. He finished with a 5-under-par 66 in the final round of competition to close at a tournament total of 17-under-par 267.
John Huh parred the eighth hole of a playoff to beat Australia's Robert Allenby and win the 2012 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba. The 21-year-old Huh parred all eight holes in the playoff that matched the second-longest in PGA TOUR history.
Johnson Wagner won the 2011 Mayakoba Golf Classic for his second PGA TOUR title, beating Spencer Levin with a par on the first playoff hole. Wagner closed with a 4-under 67 to match Levin at 17-under-par 267 on the Greg Norman-designed El Camaleón course.
Cameron Beckman claimed his third PGA TOUR title at the 2010 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba, closing with a 4-under-par 67 in the final round for a two-stroke victory over Brian Stuard and third-round leader Joe Durant.
Mark Wilson took over the lead of the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba for good with two early birdies in the final round, yet had to fight through some wobbly play down the stretch to earn his second career PGA TOUR victory.
Brian Gay's 8-year-old daughter had it on good authority that her father would earn his first PGA TOUR victory at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. The defending champ's 12-year-old son told her so the night prior to the final round. Although Gay didn't know about the prediction, he did a nice job making it hold up, shooting a 1-under 69 in the final round to win the 2008 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba by two strokes at 16-under-par 264.
How do you say Funk in Spanish? That would be funkeon (campeon - champion) or funkador (ganador - winner). The above question is well worth asking as Fred Funk is the champion of the inaugural World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba. Funk claimed the title with a birdie on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff against Jose Coceres.