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World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba: Expert Picks

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Abraham Ancer shines at El Camaleon.

Mayakoba Golf Classic - Round Two Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images

Tournament Information

World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba
Date: November 4th – 7th
Course: El Camaleon Golf Club
Purse: $7.2MM ($1.3MM to winner)
2020 Winner: Viktor Hovland (-20)

Course: El Camaleon Golf Club

Built in 2006 by Greg Norman, this 7,024 yard par 72 has a slope rating of 139 and a course rating of 74.8. The course takes you on a tour of sorts. It has dense tree-filled areas, a beautiful view of the ocean, and a bit of beach vibe along the way. It is a picturesque course that Norman designed to be adaptable to players with all abilities. The fairways are fairly generous, but distance is a challenge. The bunkers can be long and deep, so while it provides ample space to hit a fairway, the golfers need to keep it in play.

OHL Classic at Mayakoba - Round One Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images

My Starting 4

Abraham Ancer (first selection this year) – Three consecutive years of top 15 finishes from Abraham Ancer. Currently 14th in OWGR, he was 14th at CJ Cup two weeks ago, while he’s accurate his distance isn’t overly strong.

Billy Horschel (first selection this year) Billy has two straight years of top 15 finishes at El Camaleon. Horschel is currently 20th in OWGR and was ninth in FedEx cup rankings last year. This will be his first tournament of 2021-2022 season.

Brendon Todd (first selection this year) Brendon has back to back top 10 finishes here. Brendon was solid at Fortinet before a missed cut at Sanderson and had a 62nd place finish last week at Zozo. Todd’s putting is elite but he struggles off the tee.

Emiliano Grillo (first selection this year) Emiliano was 9th here in 2018 and 8th here last year. Emiliano has played in five tournaments this year with just one missed cut, but also just one top 25 finish. He’s strong off the tee but his putting isn’t the best.

My Bench 2

Joel Dahmen (first selection this year) Joel has three straight years of top 25 finishes at the Mayakoba. Joel was 51st at Sanderson Farms and 24th at Shriners Childrens open. He succeeded at Shriners behind some very solid putting.

Brice Garnett (first selection this year) Brice has two top 25 finishes here over the last three years (the other year was a 32nd place finish). Brice is not off to the best season thus far with two missed cuts and one 56th place finish.

Fun Fact: This is the first PGA Tour event in Mexico this century.


2021-2022 Stats

Start: Average Finish 40th (38th percent)
Bench: Average Finish 55th (52nd percent