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.

Mayakoba Golf Classic
Tournament information
LocationPlaya del Carmen,
Quintana Roo, Mexico
Course(s)El Camaleon Golf Club
Length6,987 yards (6,389 m)
Tour(s)PGA Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund$7.2 million
Month playedNovember
Tournament record score
Aggregate262 Matt Kuchar (2018)
To par−22 as above
Current champion
Brendon Todd
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]


Year Season Player Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
Purse ($)
Mayakoba Golf Classic
20192020Brendon Todd United States264−201 stroke Adam Long
Carlos Ortiz
Vaughn Taylor
20182019Matt Kuchar United States262−221 stroke Danny Lee1,296,0007,200,000
OHL Classic at Mayakoba
20172018Patton Kizzire United States265−191 stroke Rickie Fowler1,278,0007,100,000
20162017Pat Perez United States263−212 strokes Gary Woodland1,260,0007,000,000
20152016Graeme McDowell Northern Ireland266−18Playoff Jason Bohn
Russell Knox
20142015Charley Hoffman United States267−171 stroke Shawn Stefani1,098,0006,100,000
20132014Harris English United States263−214 strokes Brian Stuard1,080,0006,000,000
Mayakoba Golf Classic
2012John Huh United States271−13Playoff Robert Allenby666,0003,700,000
Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun
2011Johnson Wagner United States267−17Playoff Spencer Levin666,0003,700,000
2010Cameron Beckman United States269−152 strokes Joe Durant
Brian Stuard
2009Mark Wilson United States267−132 strokes J. J. Henry648,0003,600,000
2008Brian Gay United States264−162 strokes Steve Marino630,0003,500,000
2007Fred Funk United States266−14Playoff José Cóceres630,0003,500,000

Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.


  1. "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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