El Camaleón Golf Course
The 12th edition of the Mayakoba Golf Classic occurs this weekend, November 14-17, at Mexico’s El Camaleón Golf Course located just south of the resort town of Cancún. A strong field is expected to compete this week including defending champion Matt Kuchar, as well as Jason Day, Tony Finau and Greenbrier Classic winner Joaquin Niemann. Local hopes will rest with Abraham Ancer, the University of Oklahoma product who is still looking for his first PGA Tour win.
The tournament began in 2007 and marked the return of the PGA Tour to Mexico for the first time in the 21st century. The Mayakoba Golf Classic was originally an alternate event to the WGC Match Play, and as such did not include a Masters invitation to the winner and was worth only half the FedEx Cup points of a typical event. The tournament made the move to full event in 2014. The tournament has seen several notable former champions, including major winner Graeme McDowell, Pat Perez, and Fred Funk. 2018 champion Matt Kuchar has claimed the lowest score at -22 when he defeated New Zealander Danny Lee by 1 stroke. Curiously, Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell is the only non-American to win the event.
Defending Champion Matt Kuchar. Getty Images
Fans looking to take in the action can purchase general admission tickets for as low as $10. These tickets are good any day, and an upgraded good any day ticket that includes 3 complimentary drinks and a hat is available for just $25. Access to the upgraded hospitality venue La Cantina @ 17 includes complimentary drinks, a sports bar like atmosphere, and food available for purchase for $70 daily tickets or a $200 weekly ticket. For those looking for an all-inclusive option with a top shelf bar, the Skybox @ 18 is the best option. Complimentary breakfast and lucnh buffets will be served as spectators will have a close view of the 18th green for $185 daily tickets or $650 weekly tickets.
Television coverage is provided exclusively by the Golf Channel. Coverage on Thursday and Friday will be from 1-5pm ET. Coverage on Saturday and Sunday takes place 2-5pm ET. There is now PGA Tour Live coverage of this international event, however, radio coverage of all 4 rounds will be provided by PGA Tour Radio on SiriusXM and streaming online here.