The tournament that is part of the PGA Tour will have the Mexicans Abraham Ancer and Carlos Ortiz, as well as the American Justin Thomas.
The 15th edition of World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba (formerly the Mayakoba Classic) confirmed The Players champion, Justin Thomas, and the Mexicans Abraham Ancer and Carlos Ortiz, as part of the field that will play from November 1 to 7 at the El Camaleón golf course in Mayakoba, Riviera Maya.
Joe Mazzeo, tournament director, confirmed this Tuesday, at a press conference, part of the names that will come to Mexico to the pioneer tournament of the PGA Tour in Mexico.
The tournament that is part of the PGA Tour will have the participation of 21 of the best 50 in the world ranking. ESPN
“We continue with 500 points for the FeDeX Cup, an invitation to the Augusta Masters and 1.7 million dollars for the winner. There are 21 of the best 50 in the world ranking, including Carlos Ortiz, Abraham Ancer, Justin Thomas and Tony Finau ”, said the manager.
Similarly, Viktor Hovland, current winner of the tournament, joined the conference and maintained that Mayakoba It is one of the best destinations on the Tour, especially due to the stage in which it is located in the calendar, because although many golfers take the opportunity to rest, it is a tournament with a good prize and very competitive due to the field that makes it up.
“I do not speak for all the players on the Tour, but throughout the calendar I know that many do not use this part because it is rest, but it is very competitive and with the new sponsors I am sure we will see many better players every year,” he said.
Finally, Matt Case, Vice President of World Wide Technology, the new sponsor of the tournament, underscored the seven-year commitment to Mayakoba and he said excited by the level of the Mexicans Abraham Ancer and Carlos Ortiz.
“We are looking for international locations. Since we visited Mayakoba Last year, Joe and his team gave us a lot of confidence. We had the opportunity to do it in the United States, but we decided Mayakoba for everything he has ”, he declared.
“It was exciting to see Abraham in the final group last week (CJ Cup) and it was good to meet him. It must be difficult to win in your country, but its characteristics allow you to get out of stress. TO Carlos I followed him and he has a good swing and part of our commitment to Mayakoba is that Latino players continue to expand in the PGA Tour and we will see players here in a few weeks ”, he concluded.