2021 marked the beginning of a new era for Mexico’s pioneering PGA TOUR event as World Wide Technology debuted as the event’s Title Sponsor in the first year of a landmark seven-year alliance. From November 1-7, 2021, the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba was celebrated at El Camaleón Golf Club on Mexico’s Riviera Maya.
The 15th anniversary edition also relied upon the leadership and support of tournament host RLH Properties and premier partners UNIFIN, Tequila Patrón and the Tourism Promotion Council of Quintana Roo to once more stage a world-class event that brought together the strongest field in the event’s history and yielded results and impact like never seen in the event’s tenure.
Norway’s Viktor Hovland became the first back-to-back champion in Mayakoba history as he cemented his third career 'viktory' on the PGA TOUR with a new tournament 72-hole scoring record at 23-under-par 261. Guadalajara native Carlos Ortiz reigned once more as the Best Mexican finisher at Mayakoba, finishing runner-up to Hovland. Ortiz’s second-place finish moved his total career earnings at Mayakoba to $1,710,780 USD, which places him fourth on the tournament’s all-time career earnings list. Matthew Wolff, at only 22 years of age and already a star on the PGA TOUR, fired an opening round of 10-under-par 61 to tie the course record which had stood unmatched since Roland Thatcher carded a third-round 61 in the 2008 event.
Beyond Hovland, Ortiz and Wolff, the 2021 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba welcomed a player field stronger than ever, including players such as Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka, Tony Finau, Tyrrell Hatton, Abraham Ancer, Billy Horschel, Rickie Fowler, Scottie Scheffler, Henrik Stenson, and many more.
In addition to the on-course excitement, Mexico once more shined as host and embraced the spotlight with the culture and warmth of its people providing unmatched hospitality for all—including World Wide Technology, its guests, other sponsors and of course the participants and their families. Media coverage and global exposure reached record levels in 2021, while the positive effect felt in the local community by way of economic impact and philanthropic outreach was once more tremendous.
With a massively successful 2021 now in the rear view mirror, the future is bright for the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba.
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.