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. After firing four rounds in the 60s at El Camaleón Golf Club for a 20-under total of 264, Todd claimed a one-stroke victory over Vaughn Taylor, Carlos Ortiz and Adam Long. In doing so, Todd became the first player to win consecutive TOUR events since Bryson DeChambeau, who was victorious in the first two events of the 2018 FedEx Cup Playoffs at The Northern Trust and Dell Technologies Championship.
“It’s incredible. I’m just overcome with emotion right now,” Todd said immediately after concluding the 72nd hole.
Carlos Ortiz’s runner-up finish marked the best performance in the tournament’s 13-year history by a Mexican player. And, along with Abraham Ancer’s tie for 8th place, 2019 saw two Mexicans finish inside the top-10 for the first time ever at Mayakoba.
Todd started the final round with a one-stroke lead after shooting 65 in Sunday’s third round. Todd made three birdies on the front nine and tacked on another at No. 12 to lead by two strokes. Just when it looked like he might coast to victory again, Taylor made birdie at 13 and Todd made a bogey at 14, his first of the week on the back nine, and the lead was gone. One hole later, the final threesome ran out of daylight as played was suspended at 6:11 p.m. with 12 of the 82 golfers who made the cut still on the course.
Thursday’s opening round was washed out due to heavy rain and all four rounds of the tournament were played under preferred lies. Five players were separated by just two shots when final-round play resumed on Monday at 7:30 a.m. as Todd finished off the victory in an exciting up-and-down finishing run.
“It is so surreal,” Todd said. “Harris (English) just said to me in the scoring area, ‘It’s just amazing how fast this game can turn.’ It turned fast in the wrong direction for me in 2015, it turned fast the other direction for me, so I’m enjoying it and I’m just going to keep grinding.”
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.
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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.