2019 Mayakoba Golf Classic - Field Preview

By Ryan Watson

The Mayakoba Golf Classic returns to El Camaleón Golf Club in metropolitan Cancun, Mexico, as the PGA Tour returns after a week-long break. Golfers will contend with a short but challenging course, as the 6,987 yard course is set to host the tournament for the 13th time. Ample water hazards and strategic bunkering means that golfers will have to use accurate shotmaking if they want to win.

 

2018 Champion Matt Kuchar

Accuracy was the name of the game last year when Matt uchar scored a record low score. However, the win was far from straightforward. Kuchar had played strong all weekend, but hit only a -2 on his last round to open the door to challengers. New Zealander Danny Lee made the most of the opening when he charged hard on the final day to close the gap on Kuchar. However, Lee would come up short by a solitary shot when he finished -5. With the win, Kuchar claimed his first victory in 4 years. Kuchar would build on this momentum to claim another PGA Tour victory at the 2019 Sony Open. 

 

Field Preview

Challenging Kuchar this year will be a host of Presidents Cup participants looking to hone their game before December’s team competition between US and the non-European world. Golfers Jason Day, Abraham Ancer, Adam Hadwin and Joaquin Niemann are expected to compete for the international team while Tony Finau is slated to compete for the American team. Fall PGA Tour winners Lanto Griffin and Sebastián Muñoz are also competing this weekend, as well as former Mayakoba Golf Classic winners Graeme McDowell and Pat Perez. 

 

Media Coverage

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.  

 

 


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About The Author

Ryan Watson is a freelance sportswriter and history professor. He has been an avid fan of golf since his father signed him up for golf camp as a young child. Ryan enjoys following the professional game and learning about new equipment and gadgets.

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