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If you are a golf fanatic, Fairmont Mayakoba is the ideal place to enjoy the luxury offered by the Mexican Caribbean and one of the best golf courses in Mexico and Latin America, El Camaleón. This year, from November 30th to December 6th, the Mayakoba Golf Classic 2020 will be held, a tournament that features the participation of professional golfers from around the world and where Matt Kuchar set a new record for a 54-hole tournament at the Mayakoba Golf Classic with 193 (-20). In addition to enjoying this spectacle, you can explore all the wonders that the Riviera Maya offers.

Designed by legendary Australian golfer Greg Norman and opened in 2006, El Camaleón Golf Course made golf history in 2007 when it became the home of the Mayakoba Golf Classic, the first PGA TOUR event to be played outside of the US and Canada. Like El Camaleón, from which it takes its name, the course offers constantly changing views as it stretches through three diverse ecosystems: the Mayan rain forest, mangrove swamp, and the coast of the Mexican Caribbean Sea. Distinctive hazards like cenotes, sprawling bunkers, and crystal clear freshwater canals are unique features of El Camaleón, certified by Audubon International for its commitment to the environment.

Some important data from the field to consider are:

  • 18 Holes
  • 7,024 Yards
  • Par 72
  • Rating 74.8
  • Slope 139
  • Paspalum Grass

2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic Highlights

(12th of 50 events in the PGA TOUR Season)

Playa del Carmen, Mexico December 3-6, 2020 Par/Yards: 36-35—71/7,017

El Camaleón Golf Club at Mayakoba Resort Purse: $7,200,000 FedExCup Points: 500 (winner)

Final-Round Notes – Sunday, December 6, 2020

Weather:Due to inclement weather, the final round was suspended from 8:44 a.m. until 10:55 a.m. Preferred lies in closely mown areas were in effect.  Overcast with a high of 82. Wind S 6-12 mph.

Final-Round Leaderboard

Viktor Hovland 67-69-63-65—264 (-20) 

Aaron Wise 67-68-67-63—265 (-19)

Adam Long 70-67-63-67—267 (-17)

Tom Hoge 66-67-65-69—267 (-17) 

Things to Know

  • Viktor Hovland notches second career PGA TOUR victory in his 35th career start  
  • Hovland becomes the fifth European player since 1945 with multiple PGA TOUR wins before the age of 24 
  • Hovland becomes the youngest TOUR winner since Sungjae Im at 2020 The Honda Classic
  • Austin Eckroat becomes the third amateur to shoot 65 or better in the final round of a non-major TOUR event since 1983
  • Max Homamakes 11 birdies in a 13-hole stretch to finish T12
  • Carlos Ortiz earned the best result among the six Mexican players in the field

Viktor Hovland(following the win) 

Category
Age23 years, 2 months, 18 days
FedExCup3
OWGR15 (projected)
PGA TOUR starts35
PGA TOUR wins2
PGA TOUR top-10s5
Mayakoba starts3
  • Notched second career PGA TOUR victory, following his win at the 2020 Puerto Rico Open
  • At 23 years, 2 months, 18 days, became youngest TOUR winner since Sungjae Im at 2020 The Honda Classic  
  • Fifth European player since 1945 with multiple PGA TOUR victories before the age of 24 (Rory McIlroy/6, Seve Ballesteros/3, Sergio Garcia/3, Jon Rahm/2)
  • Became the first winner of the Mayakoba Golf Classic presented by UNIFIN to birdie the 72nd hole 
  • Made his first PGA TOUR start at this event in 2018 playing as an amateur 
  • Owns four top-15 finishes in five starts this season (Won/2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic presented by UNIFIN, T15/Vivint Houston Open, T12/ THE CJ CUP @ SHADOW CREEK, T13/U.S. Open) 
  • Recorded 25 birdies for most in the field this week 
  • Missed the cut in his two previous starts at this event (2018, 2019) 

Aaron Wise

  • Bogey-free round of 8-under 63 tied his career-low on TOUR, marking the fourth time in his career to do so (R3/2016 John Deere Classic, R2/2018 AT&T Byron Nelson, R3/2018 Mayakoba Golf Classic presented by UNIFIN)
  • Owns three top-20 finishes in seven starts this season on TOUR (2nd/2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic presented by UNIFIN, T11/Vivint Houston Open, T17/Sanderson Farms Championship) 
  • Notched his second top-10 in five appearances at this event (2nd/2020, T10/2018)
  • 2017-18 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year

Additional Notes

  • Following a T2 finish at this event last year, Adam Long (-17/T3) owns a scoring average of 66.50 (eight rounds) at El Camaleon GC 
  • Tom Hoge (-17/T3) carded a 2-under 69 in the final round for his best result on TOUR since a runner-up at 2019 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier 
  • After finishing the third round with five consecutive birdies, Max Homa (-14/T12) birdied six of his first eight holes in the final round (11 birdies in a 13-hole stretch) en route to a 6-under 65 
  • With a final-round 6-under 65, Austin Eckroat (-14/T12) becomes the third amateur to shoot 65 or better in the final round of a non-major TOUR event since 1983 (64/Joaquin Niemann/2017 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, 65/Braden Thornberry/2017 FedEx St. Jude Classic) 
  • Of the six players representing Mexico this week, Carlos Ortiz recorded the best performance finishing T8 at 15-under
  • In his bid to become the event’s first player to successfully defend his title, Brendon Todd finished T8 at 15-under 269

Course Statistics

Toughest Hole – Easiest Hole

R1: Par-4 1st (4.394) – Par-5 5th (4.364)

R2: Par-4 16th (4.392) – Par-5 7th (4.600)

R3: Par-4 16th (4.366) – Par-5 7th (4.479)

R4: Par-4 16th (4.282) – Par-5 13th (4.394)

Scoring Averages

Front NineBack NineTotalCumulative

R1: 35.947 – 35.485 – 71.432

R2: 34.692 – 35.408 – 70.100 – 70.766

R3: 34.099 – 34.394- 68.493 – 70.008

R4: 34.465 – 34.577 – 69.042 – 69.767

Bogey-Free Rounds

R1 (2): Michael Gligic (67), Chase Seiffert (69)

R2 (8): Lucas Glover (65), Charley Hoffman (66), Abraham Ancer (67), Joel Dahman (67), Chris Baker (68), Will Zalatoris (68), Vaughn Taylor (69), Tim Wilkinson (69) 

R3 (5): Justin Thomas (62), Abraham Ancer (65), Patrick Rodgers (65), Brice Garnett (66), Russell Knox (68) 

R4 (8): Aaron Wise (63), Abraham Ancer (66), Carlos Ortiz (66), Hank Lebioda (67), Troy Merritt (67), Kelly Kraft (68), Quade Cummins (69), Brian Harman (69)

Jim McLean Golf School

Likewise, El Camaleón has the prestigious Jim McLean Golf School with certified instructors and the highest technology to improve your game so you can impress even the professionals.

And if you still don’t have plans for your free time, here are some recommendations so you can make the most of your stay with the best golf offers.

If you are one of those who prefer to stay near the El Camaleón Golf Club-headquarters of the Mayakoba Golf Classic 2020-, within the complex is Fairmont Mayakoba, AAA-5 Diamonds hotel that has a variety of activities to have fun, relax and connect with the natural wonders of the Caribbean. Participate in a boat tour that will take you through the water canals that meander among the abundant mangroves and meet some of the more than 300 species that inhabit the place.

Are you looking to pamper yourself and forget stress? To fully relax, book one of the massages that the Willow Stream spa offers in its new palapas on the beach. The breeze and the sound of the waves will be the perfect element to live this memorable experience.

If what you like is to be active, enjoy the sea at your own pace and practice on the beach of the hotel stand up paddle, you do not need to be an expert in this activity, all you need is the attitude and desire to experience the tranquility of the water and the beauty of the landscape. In addition, Mayakoba has a new Van Dutch yacht in which you can navigate the waters of the Mexican Caribbean, starting from the Fairmont Mayakoba beach you can go to Cozumel or Playa del Carmen while refreshing yourself with drinks that you can accompany with lunch and snacks. You can also make a stop and snorkel in the coral reefs or just sunbathe while reclining on their couches and beds. You will certainly feel very spoiled.

For more information and reservations:
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+52(984) 206 3000

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