Justin Rose during a practice round for the World Wide Technology Championship Photo: Scott Michaux, Global Golf Post
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO | Jim Kavanaugh, the CEO and co-founder of World Wide Technology, was invited to visit Mayakoba in 2020 by the resort’s PGA Tour tournament director Joe Mazzeo and Borja Escalada, CEO of resort owner RLH Properties. Mayakoba was in the market for a title sponsor. Kavanaugh’s expectations for the pitch were about the same as anyone who’s sat through a time-share presentation to get a free massage.
“When I first came down here and met Joe and Borja, my intent was not to do the tournament,” Kavanaugh said. “When I had the visit, I was like, ‘Wow, what an incredible place with incredible people who are just so hospitable and so nice.’ That really provided me the opportunity to step back and see what a great venue and great event to bring our customers and partners to create a very unique experience.”
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