Posts tagged with: "Mayakoba Golf Classic"

QUICK TAKE: After Ryder Cup Captaincy, Furyk Enjoys Return To Competition View More
Jim Furyk (Photo credit: Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

QUICK TAKE: After Ryder Cup Captaincy, Furyk Enjoys Return To Competition

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO | After spending the last year and a half thinking about managing the game of others, Jim Furyk is back to thinking about his own. The U.S. Ryder Cup captain didn’t guide his team to a victory in Paris for the Ryder Cup, but he’s found…

QUICK TAKE: Ten Years After Mexico Triumph, Gay Back In Contention View More
Brian Gay (Photo credit: Cliff Hawkins, Getty Images)

QUICK TAKE: Ten Years After Mexico Triumph, Gay Back In Contention

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO | For Brian Gay, it doesn’t seem like his 2008 victory at the Mayakoba Golf Classic happened 10 years ago. “Yeah, it feels like 20,” he deadpanned. Life has certainly changed since his first PGA Tour victory, one that came in the 293rd start of his…

QUICK TAKE: With Wife On Playing Partner’s Bag, Kuchar Goes Low At Mayakoba View More
Matt Kuchar's wife Sybi caddied Thursday at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, but it wasn't for her husband. (Photo: Getty Images)

QUICK TAKE: With Wife On Playing Partner’s Bag, Kuchar Goes Low At Mayakoba

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO | It’s rare but not terribly uncommon for a wife of a professional golfer to caddie for her husband, as evidenced by past partnerships like Nicki Stricker looping for her husband, Steve, or Justine Reed taking the bag for her husband, Patrick. What you won’t almost…

QUICK TAKE: As Mayakoba Tournament Grows, So Does Mexican Golf View More
Abraham Ancer is the first player from Mexico to be ranked in the top 100 (Photo credit: REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff)

QUICK TAKE: As Mayakoba Tournament Grows, So Does Mexican Golf

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO | A lot has changed since February 2007 when the PGA Tour came to Mexico to stage an opposite-field event. Some changes can be measured in numbers, like how the purse of the Mayakoba Golf Classic has gone from $3.5 million to $7.2 million for this…

QUICK TAKE: Spieth Searching For Form As 2019 Approaches View More
Jordan Spieth is playing his last tournament as a single man at the Mayakoba Golf Classic (Photo Credit: Eric Sucar-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Spieth Searching For Form As 2019 Approaches

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO | There are many colors of emotions mixing through Jordan Spieth at the moment. There’s a tinge of red — the frustration of having to answer the recurring questions of why he hasn’t won since July 2017 and why his normally brilliant putting sank to 136th…

QUICK TAKE: Adventuring To Mexico For The Mayakoba Golf Classic View More
Fun times are in store when you see a golf ball mascot wearing a sombrero at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. (Photo: Sean Fairholm)

QUICK TAKE: Adventuring To Mexico For The Mayakoba Golf Classic

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO | Before I took off for my trip to the Mayakoba Golf Classic — my first ever excursion south of the American border — I received a reminder of why the fall season on the PGA Tour is so important to those who play it.  …