Eleven Ryder Cup Players and four Assistant Captains for U.S. and European Teams are currently slated to compete in Mexico
Four-time Major Champion Brooks Koepka will make his second consecutive start at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba, tournament officials announced today. Koepka, who is ranked No. 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking, is the latest highly ranked player to commit to this year’s tournament, scheduled for November 4-7 at El Camaleón Golf Course at the Mayakoba resort. Additional commitments announced today include World No. 24 Scottie Scheffler and the 2019 Champion Golfer of the Year Shane Lowry of Ireland.
“Our field continues to get stronger and stronger as we draw close to tournament week,” said Tournament Director Joe Mazzeo. “We are so happy to welcome Brooks back to Mayakoba for the second straight year. His participation again this year speaks volumes of the hospitality here in Mexico and the Riviera Maya and how much players enjoy visiting.”
With these latest commitments, there are currently 11 players among the top-25 in the world rankings who are scheduled to compete and include players announced earlier this week: Justin Thomas (#7), Koepka (#10), Tony Finau (#11), Abraham Ancer (#12), Harris English (#14), Viktor Hovland (#15), Tyrrell Hatton (#17), Billy Horschel
(#20), Patrick Reed (#23), Scheffler (#24) and Matt Fitzpatrick (#25).
The World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba will feature a distinct Ryder Cup feel as a total of 15 team members will be competing on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. Representing the victorious U.S. team are players English, Finau, Koepka, Scheffler, Thomas and assistant captain Zach Johnson, while Team Europe will be represented at Mayakoba by Fitzpatrick, Sergio Garcia, Hatton, Hovland, Lowry and Ian Poulter as well as assistant captains Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell and Henrik Stenson.
Players for the field of 132 competitors have until 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, October 29, to commit to the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba and can withdraw from the tournament at any time.
Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and an abundance of caution, tickets for the public will not be available this year. Fans are encouraged to watch the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba on Golf Channel U.S., Golf Channel Latin America, as well as special coverage on TV Azteca, Claro Sports, Televisa, Grupo Imagen, TVC Deportes, and many more media partners. The broadcast is also available in Latin America via live stream on GOLFTV.
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ABOUT WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY CHAMPIONSHIP AT MAYAKOBA: The World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba made golf history in 2007 when it became the first PGA TOUR event to ever be contested outside the United States and Canada. A pioneer in Mexico, the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2021. The tournament annually features 132 professional golfers participating in four rounds of stroke play competition at the Greg Norman-designed El Camaleón Golf Club at Mayakoba in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico. Viktor Hovland of Norway is the current defending champion. Past champions: Fred Funk (2007), Brian Gay (2008), Mark Wilson (2009), Cameron Beckman (2010), Johnson Wagner (2011), John Huh (2012), Harris English (2013), Charley Hoffman
(2014), Graeme McDowell (2015), Pat Perez (2016), Patton Kizzire (2017), Matt Kuchar (2018) and Brendon Todd (2019). In its history, the event has generated more than $3 million dollars in charitable contributions. The 2021 tournament will be held November 1-7.
ABOUT WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY
World Wide Technology (WWT), a global technology solutions provider with $13.4 billion in annual revenue, combines the power of strategy, execution and partnership to accelerate transformational outcomes for large public and private organizations around the world. Through its Advanced Technology Center, a collaborative ecosystem of the world’s most advanced hardware and software solutions, WWT helps customers and partners conceptualize, test and validate innovative technology solutions for the best business outcomes and then deploys them at scale through its 4 million square feet of global warehousing, distribution and integration space. With over 7,000 employees and more than 55 locations around the world, WWT’s culture, built on a set of core values and established leadership philosophies, has been recognized 10 years in a row by Fortune and Great Place to Work® for its unique blend of determination, innovation and leadership for diversity and inclusion. With this culture at its foundation, WWT bridges the gap between business and technology to make a new world happen for its customers, partners and communities. Conecta con WWT: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | LinkedIn
ABOUT MAYAKOBA: Nestled in the Mexican Riviera Maya, Mayakoba is a 620-acre resort and residential destination surrounded by the natural beauty of lagoons, jungle, tranquil waters and a sugar sand beach. Four meaningfully placed luxury hotels can be found within Mayakoba — Andaz Mayakoba, Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Fairmont Mayakoba and Rosewood Mayakoba — each with distinct personalities and amenities, perfectly complementing one another, and three collections of private residences, including Rosewood Residences Mayakoba, Fairmont Heritage Place Mayakoba, and The Reserve. Within the coveted destination are a wealth of lifestyle experiences including four acclaimed spas, more than 25 restaurants with eclectic cuisines and a village square that serves as an event space modeled after the historic Colonial plazas in Mexico. In addition, guests have access to a three-mile-long nature trail and spectacular 18-hole golf course designed by renowned architect and PGA TOUR legend Greg Norman, which is home to the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba, first PGA TOUR tournament in Mexico.
ABOUT EL CAMALEÓN GOLF COURSE: Designed by legendary Australian golfer Greg Norman and inaugurated in 2006. Like the chameleon, from which it takes its name, the course offers constantly changing views as it winds through three diverse ecosystems: the tropical Mayan jungle, mangrove wetlands and the Mexican Caribbean Sea coastline. Distinctive hazards such as cenotes (sink holes), extensive bunkers and crystal-clear fresh water canals are unique features of El Camaleón, certified by Audubon International for its commitment to the environment.
El Camaleón is also home of the only Jim McLean Golf School in Mexico and Number 1 Golf School in America. The finest technology featuring Trackman, JC Video Analysis and other golf technology, allow instructors not just to learn, but to improve your game as much as you want. Also, its restaurant Koba Casa Club will give you the final touch to an unforgettable day of golf with spectacular views of the finishing hole, and fine dining based on fresh, local and high-quality products.
ABOUT RLH PROPERTIES: RLH Properties is a leading Mexico City-based, publicly listed company focused on the acquisition, development and management of luxury and ultra-luxury hotels and resorts and associated branded residential product. Established in Mexico City in 2013, RLH Properties is funded primarily by pension funds, institutional investors, Mexican family offices and the management team lead by Borja Escalada, CEO of the company. RLH’s investment strategy focuses on AAA assets in unique locations with high entry barriers, in markets with low supply relative to current and potential demand, and partnerships with the finest internationally recognized hotel operators. RLH’s current portfolio includes Rosewood Mayakoba, Fairmont Mayakoba, Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Andaz Mayakoba, Four Seasons Mexico City, Rosewood Villa Magna, Bless Hotel Madrid, One&Only Mandarina, El Camaleón golf course, Rosewood Residences Mayakoba, Fairmont Heritage Place Mayakoba, and One&Only Mandarina Private Homes. Additionally, RLH Properties has one project currently under development: Rosewood Mandarina, set to open within the year 2024.