The twelfth edition of the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba was exciting and kept us all anxious until the last minute.
Kuchar sets a 54 and 72 hole tournament record with his two first rounds of 64 and keeping and impressive persistence through the last two rounds with 65 and 69 strokes. This made him the victory with a final score of 22 under par.
This is the 8th victory for Kuchar and his first victory after 116 tournaments played on the PGA Tour.
Danny Lee had an amazing tournament as well finishing just one stroke under Matt Kuchar after 65-66-67 and 65 stokes in the final round to keep us in the edge of our seats until the end.
For Kuchar, it was a very emotional victory, and just what he needed at that moment.
“It's an amazing feeling to win a PGA TOUR event. It is a hard thing to do. So for me to come out on top is a special feeling. To have my kids there, I nearly teared up when I sank that final three-footer and then saw the family come running out. It's a special thing for me. My kids are kind of an age where they understand what I do. They hadn't seen me win a tournament in a long time, and to be able to do that in front of them is great. To have the support they've given me, my wife in particular”
“I knew I was hitting it really well. It was a matter of continuing to do that, to find the fairway, find the green and try to make a two-putt as simple as possible. Hit a good drive that got a bit of a lucky break. I thought I hit a really good approach shot that was just going to be a safe 20- to 30-foot putt, and it ended up just on the fringe with mud on the ball just where my putter was going to strike it. I was awful nervous that that may make the putt come out five or 10 feet short, so I wasn't sure just how it would affect it. From there it was a basic three-foot putt. It was straight in, but man, the nerves that go along with trying a make a three-foot putt to win a tournament are awfully strong and I was glad to see that one find the bottom of the hole.”
Kuchar along with Tiger Woods are the only players to win at 40 years old in the past 30 PGA Tour starts.
Kuchar won an exemption of two years until de 2020-2021 season and we are hoping to see him again in the Riviera Maya.
At a rain-soaked World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba, Brendon Todd tapped into some bottled-up magic to win for the second consecutive week on the PGA TOUR schedule and earn his third career victory.
Matt Kuchar sets a 54 and 72 hole tournament record with his two first rounds of 64 and keeping and impressive persistence through the last two rounds with 65 and 69 strokes. This made him the victory with a final score of 22 under par.
In just his second start at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba (T58/2015), Patton Kizzire held off a dramatic challenge from Rickie Fowler, who birdied two of the last three holes, to post his first victory on the PGA TOUR.
Congratulations to Pat Perez, our 2016 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba Champion! Perez made five birdies and one bogey en route to a 21-under-par 263, good for a two-stroke victory over 54-hole leader Gary Woodland.
Congratulations to Graeme McDowell, our 2015 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba Champion! McDowell won his first PGA Tour event in over two years by defeating Russell Knox and Jason Bohn in a playoff at El Camaleón Golf Club at Mayakoba.
Facing a three-shot deficit, Charley Hoffman rallied in the final round up until the last hole to claim the championship at the 2014 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba. He finished with a 5-under-par 66 in the final round of competition to close at a tournament total of 17-under-par 267.
John Huh parred the eighth hole of a playoff to beat Australia's Robert Allenby and win the 2012 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba. The 21-year-old Huh parred all eight holes in the playoff that matched the second-longest in PGA TOUR history.
Johnson Wagner won the 2011 Mayakoba Golf Classic for his second PGA TOUR title, beating Spencer Levin with a par on the first playoff hole. Wagner closed with a 4-under 67 to match Levin at 17-under-par 267 on the Greg Norman-designed El Camaleón course.
Cameron Beckman claimed his third PGA TOUR title at the 2010 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba, closing with a 4-under-par 67 in the final round for a two-stroke victory over Brian Stuard and third-round leader Joe Durant.
Mark Wilson took over the lead of the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba for good with two early birdies in the final round, yet had to fight through some wobbly play down the stretch to earn his second career PGA TOUR victory.
Brian Gay's 8-year-old daughter had it on good authority that her father would earn his first PGA TOUR victory at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. The defending champ's 12-year-old son told her so the night prior to the final round. Although Gay didn't know about the prediction, he did a nice job making it hold up, shooting a 1-under 69 in the final round to win the 2008 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba by two strokes at 16-under-par 264.
How do you say Funk in Spanish? That would be funkeon (campeon - champion) or funkador (ganador - winner). The above question is well worth asking as Fred Funk is the champion of the inaugural World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba. Funk claimed the title with a birdie on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff against Jose Coceres.