Entries Tagged as 'The Mayakoba Golf Classic'

Great Field at Farmers Insurance Open

What a great field for this week’s Farmers Insurance Open!  Teed Off Tee Times can’t wait to see the best players in the world tackle an expected bomber-friendly Torrey Pines South Course that measures almost 7,600 yards. Tiger, Phil, BubbaTiger, Phil, Bubba, Rickie, Keegan, Brandt, Dustin and Hunter (you know golf is popular when only your first name is needed) will all be in the field along with other big hitters Nick Watney, Jason Kokrak, Kyle Stanley, Robert Garrigus and Gary Woodland. Adam HadwinCanadians will also be well represented this week with Brad Fritsch, Graham DeLaet, Adam Hadwin and David Heard all in the field.  And, Stephen Ames and Mike Weir are even paired together for the first two days with Justin Leonard.   It promises to be a fantastic four days of golf in southern California. Cancun Golf http://teedoff.com.mx/cancun-golf-courses/

PGA Tour Announces New 2013-2014 Schedule

Earlier this week the PGA Tour announced the first six events of their new 2013-2014 wrap around schedule.  These first six events will take place in October and November 2013.  The final event will be the newly re-named OHL Classic at Mayakoba, November 14-17, 2013.  Previously known as the Mayakoba Golf Classic, this event is held at El Camaleon Golf Club at Mayakoba and is the result of OHL’s continuing committment to both Mayakoba and the PGA Tour.

The OHL Classic at Mayakoba now boasts its own unencumbered date on the PGA TOUR calendar affording any PGA TOUR player, regardless of world ranking, the opportunity to compete in Mexico’s Only PGA TOUR Event should he meet qualifying criteria and wish to play. Previously the tournament had been held in February opposite the World Golf Championships—Accenture Match Play Championship, prohibiting the top 64 players in the world from enjoying the chance to compete at Mayakoba.

“We are honored to continue as host of Mexico’s Only PGA TOUR Event and extremely pleased to now have our own week on the TOUR schedule,” said Andres Pan de Soraluce, CEO of OHL Developments, owner and developer of the Mayakoba Resort.  “In many ways a new era has been born for this tournament and we are excited about our new date and look forward to a bright future. We are confident the 2013 tournament will be a signature event for Mexico and for golf worldwide.  As always, we are eager to share the beautiful Mayakoba resort as well as the Riviera Maya and Cancún regions with the best golfers in the world and an international television audience.”

As part of the announcement, officials also unveiled an increase in the total purse to $6 million USD guaranteeing the winner will earn a check of more than $1 million USD. The OHL Classic at Mayakoba will continue to offer the largest amount of prize money of any golf tournament in Latin America, a distinction it has held since its inception in 2007.With this new date, the tournament will continue to be a part of the season-long FedExCup competition and will now distribute a full allocation of FedExCup points. In addition to a winner’s check of $1.08 million USD, the champion will also earn 500 FedExCup points. Previously, the event awarded 250 points to the first-place finisher.

We here at Teed Off Tee Times, based in the beautiful Riviera Maya and Cancun destination, count El Camaleon Mayakoba as our favourite golf course because of it’s year-round PGA Tour conditioning and it is the only golf course in the destination to have two golf holes along the Mexican Caribbean.

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

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

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

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 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/

Golf in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Cozumel and the Riviera Maya

We here at Tee’d Off Tee Times are not only the local booking agency for the 12 golf courses here in the destination, we are also local residents and golfers ourselves.  We can recommend the best courses based on your criteria, course condition and service, pricing and travel time to and from your resort.

Recently, we published Our List of the Top 12 Golf Courses in the Cancun Destination…click on the link to find out more about each golf course.

  1. El Camaleon Mayakoba
  2. Riviera Maya-Bahia Principe
  3. Iberostar Playa Paraiso
  4. TPC Cancun-Cancun Country Club
  5. Grand Coral
  6. Moon Palace
  7. Playa Mujeres
  8. Playacar
  9. Riviera Cancun
  10. Iberostar Cancun
  11. El Manglar-Mayan Palace
  12. Cozumel

The criteria we used is not scientific and the difference between 12 and 1 is really not that much.  Personal preference, prestige in playing, designer, course design and layout, course conditioning and guest service were all taken into consideration.

To play any of the 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

Teed Off Tee Times Lists the 12 Best Golf Courses in Cancun/Riviera Maya

Each day between now and the end of October, Tee’d Off Tee Times will list each of the Top 12 Golf Courses in the Cancun/Riviera Maya destination.

The criteria we use is not scientific and the difference between 12 and 1 is really not that much.  Personal preference, prestige in playing, designer, course design and layout, course conditioning and guest service were all taken into consideration.

And now, coming in at #1 on our list of the 12 best courses is El Camaleon Mayakoba. Host to the PGA Tour Mayakoba Golf Classic and located within the tourist destination of Mayakoba, this 7,044 yard layout is the first Greg Norman designed course to open in Mexico and boasts 3 separate environmental changes (jungle, mangrove and ocean front) and two holes along the Mexican Caribbean.

The 7th and 15th holes play right to the edge of the Caribbean Sea with the sand and the spray punctuating the breeze.  The course is a part of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses.  Also on property is the first and only Jim McLean Golf School in Mexico.

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.”