Entries Tagged as 'Mark Wilson'

PGA Tour’s New Schedule Helps Mayakoba Golf Classic

The PGA Tour officially announced their 2013 schedule earlier this week.  We know from the release, the Mayakoba Golf Classic will be moving from its February date (opposite the World Golf Championship Match Play event) to its own date in November as part of the beginning to the 2013-2014 PGA Tour FedEx Cup season.

What has always been viewed as a drawback by fans and sponsors of the Mayakoba Golf Classic is the lack of “big names” at the event.  Any golfer in the Top 64 in the world who wanted to play at Mayakoba was forced to instead play the Match Play due to PGA Tour rules.  That meant top players like Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy could not even consider adding the MGC to their schedules.

But now, there is a chance the top players in the world will come to Mayakoba.  How big of a chance, it remains to be seen.  The MGC will now have its own date on the PGA Tour schedule, allowing any PGA Tour member the ability to play Mayakoba.  However, with the increase in fall events in Asia & the Far East and the Race to Dubai ending in late November, the Mayakoba Golf Classic may continue to miss the most recognizable internatonal names in golf at its event.  The good news is more well known North and South American golfers should make the trip in an attempt to capture 500 FedEx Cup points and the possible Masters berth.

To play El Camaleon Mayakoba or any of the other 12 courses in the destination, please call us on our toll-free line at 1-855-833-3633 or visit us online at http://www.teedoffteetimes.com

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PGA Tour’s New Schedule Helps Mayakoba Golf Classic

The PGA Tour officially announced their 2013 schedule earlier this week.  Suprisingly, one of the most popular events with competitors and their families, the Mayakoba Golf Classic, was not on the 2013 schedule.  Does this mean that El Camaleon no longer hosts the Only PGA Tour Event in Mexico?  Fortunately for all of us golf fans, it is just a quirk in the new schedule.

Over the next few days, Tee’d Off Tee Times will look at the new 2013 schedule and give you a sneak peek at the totally revised 2013-2014 FedEx Cup schedule (not to be confused with the abbreviated 2013 schedule) and we’ll tell you when the next Mayakoba Golf Classic will be held.

After the 2013 Season, which ends in with the Tour Championship Sept 22nd, the 2013-2014 PGA TOUR Season will officially begin three weeks later with the first Fall Tournament.  While the exact dates have not been set (at least publically), the Mayakoba Golf Classic will become part of the start to the new season, somewhere in mid-November 2013.

The PGA Tour also announced that the Fall Tournaments will award full FedExCup points.  This means 500 points to the winner of the Mayakoba Golf Classic, a two-year exemption and a possible Masters invite.

In our next story, we will look at who may be playing in the next Mayakoba Golf Classic.  Is there a chance the biggest names in golf, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy or Phil Mickelson, may play?  We’ll let you know.

To play El Camaleon Mayakoba or any of the other 12 courses in the destination, please call us on our toll-free line at 1-855-833-3633 or visit us online at http://www.teedoffteetimes.com

Cancun Golf  http://teedoff.com.mx/cancun-golf-courses/

Riviera Maya Golf  http://teedoff.com.mx/riviera-maya-golf-courses/

PGA Tour’s New Schedule Helps Mayakoba Golf Classic

The PGA Tour officially announced their 2013 schedule earlier this week.  Suprisingly, one of the most popular events with competitors and their families, the Mayakoba Golf Classic, was not on the 2013 schedule.  Does this mean that El Camaleon no longer hosts the Only PGA Tour Event in Mexico?  Fortunately for all of us golf fans, it is just a quirk in the new schedule.

Over the next few days, Tee’d Off Tee Times will look at the new 2013 schedule and give you a sneak peek at the totally revised 2013/2014 Fed-Ex Cup schedule (not to be confused with the abbreviated 2013 schedule) and we’ll tell you when the next Mayakoba Golf Classic will be held.

To play El Camaleon Mayakoba or any of the other 12 courses in the destination, please call us on our toll-free line at 1-855-833-3633 or visit us online at http://teedoffteetimes.com

Cancun Golf  http://teedoff.com.mx/cancun-golf-courses/

Riviera Maya Golf  http://teedoff.com.mx/riviera-maya-golf-courses/

18 Things you didn’t know about pro-golfer Mark Wilson

Have you ever wondered what the professional golfers are like off the field? We certainly do!  The www.pgatour.com is doing a weekly question and answer spotlight on some PGA tour players to give us the inside scoop on what they are really like according to their wives! This week happens to be the 2009 Mayakoba Golf Classic champion, Mark Wilson. Let us tell you, his wife Amy is quite entertaining. We hope you enjoy the read.

18 Things about Mark Wilson  By: Amy Wilson

1. Mark has a serious sweet tooth but can stop himself after one bite. I know, the self control is amazing. He prefers sugar over chocolate. This is good for me as I prefer the chocolate. We get along well at Halloween.

2. He was born on Halloween.

3. Many people grew up Michael Jackson fans, but how many boys learned how to sew so that they could make their own sequined white glove? Thanks to his mom, Mark did!

4. One of his favorite pastimes is organizing his golf stuff. He organizes everything down to his golf tees. The Container Store would be so proud.

5.  His second favorite pastime is giggling with his two boys. Mark is a very hands-on father. I would not be able to travel 30 weeks a year with two small children without him as my partner.

6. His two favorite karaoke songs are “American Pie” by Don McLean and “Mercedes Benz” by Janis Joplin. He thinks he sounds just like them … I beg to differ.

7. He has driven 130 mph on the Texas Motor Speedway without throwing up.

8. Mark has a strong faith and a loving heart. His favorite quote is: “Preach the gospel at all times and when necessary use words” by St Francis of Assisi.

9. Mark graduated with a 3.7 GPA from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He majored in Math and might have pursued a career as an actuary if he did not have the dream to be a professional golfer.

10. Mark can be impatient; he couldn’t even wait for me to finish typing this list. He is standing next to me ironing (see No. 11) and can’t stop making guesses as to what I am sharing.

11. Mark does all the ironing in the house. He will even iron his non-wrinkle golf shirts.

12.  He likes to look at license plate numbers and find their square root. I think this started during his days on the mini-tours and all those long hours driving from tournament to tournament.

13.  As a child, he and his friends set up a WWF ring in his basement, and they would re-enact matches there. They made their own “breakaway” costumes (using Velcro) and a title belt. Who knows, the footage may end up on YouTube one day.

14. I can’t get him to give away his childhood Alf figure.

15. He is a big fan of stand-up comedy. We go see live comedians whenever we can. On long car rides, we often listen to comedy CDs.

16. He is a sucker for a cute furry kitten.

17.  He loves playing Scrabble; he does not like losing at Scrabble.

18. The most romantic gift he has given to me was a list of all the “reasons why I make him a better man.”