2013 OHL Classic At Mayakoba Notes

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2013 OHL Classic at Mayakoba Notes

  • Dates: November 11-18, 2013
  • Where: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Course: El Camaleon Golf Club at the Mayakoba Resort
  • Par/Yards: 36-35—71/6,987
  • Field: 132
  • Defending champion: John Huh (2012)
  • Purse: $6,000,000 ($1,080,000 to winner)
  • FedExCup points: 500 to the winner
  • Format: 72-hole stroke play

    The OHL Classic at Mayakoba and the FedExCup

  • The OHL Classic at Mayakoba represents week six on the PGA TOUR’s new wraparound schedule that bridges two years and 45 events over 43 weeks.
  • The 2013-14 PGA TOUR Season kicked off with Jimmy Walker’s victory at the Frys.com Open, with all six fall events awarding full FedExCup points for the first time and an invitation into the 2014 Masters Tournament.
  • The schedule then resumes in January with the traditional swing through Hawaii before moving to the West Coast.
  • The FedExCup Playoffs once again feature four events and concludes in September of 2014 with the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola and the crowning of the FedExCup champion.2012 OHL Classic at Mayakoba
  • John Huh began the final round at the 2012 OHL Classic at Mayakoba seven strokes behind leader Daniel Summerhays before firing a bogey-free, 8-under 63 (six birdies and an eagle) to match Robert Allenby’s 72-hole total of 13-under-par. Huh and Allenby then battled for eight playoff holes, tying for the second-longest extra session in PGA TOUR history and the first eight-hole playoff since 1983.
  • After both players made pars on the first seven holes (alternating between the 18th and 10th holes at El Camaleon GC), Huh made a par to Allenby’s bogey on the par-3 10th hole to secure his first TOUR title in only his fifth PGA TOUR start.
  • On the strength of his win at the 2012 OHL Classic at Mayakoba, Huh was the only rookie to qualify for the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola and just the fifth rookie to qualify for the TOUR Championship since the inception of the FedExCup in 2007.
  • Huh was also the youngest player to qualify for the TOUR Championship since Sergio Garcia did so at age 21 in 2001.
  • John Huh set to defend
    • Huh will be making his fourth start of the 2013-14 season: 70th/Frys.com Open, T30/Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and T53/CIMB Classic.
    • In 2013, Huh finished No. 42 in the FedExCup, with 17 made cuts in 28 starts and a season-best T3 at the Wyndham Championship.
    • Huh will be making his second start at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.Headlining the field
    • Darren Clarke – New member and 2011 Open Championship winner makes his second TOUR start of the 2013-14 season. Originally joined PGA TOUR in 2003 but has not played 15 events on the PGA TOUR since 2004, concentrating primarily on his European Tour career.
    • Davis Love III – 20-time PGA TOUR winner and 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain will make his first-ever start at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.
    • Camilo Villegas – The Colombian native and three-time PGA TOUR winner will be making his first career start at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.Four Mexican players in the 2013 Mayakoba field
    • Since its inception in 2007, 12 Mexicans have participated in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. An 11th place finish by Esteban Toledo in 2008 marks the best performance by a Mexican player in the event’s history.
    • Jose de Jesus Rodriguez – The Irapuato native finished the first half of the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season as the Order of Merit No. 1, following a win, a runner-up finish, two third place finishes and five top 10’s in six starts. This year, he has also won twice on Mexico’s national Tour. In May, he was tied for sixth in the Mexico Championship, a Web.com Tour event. In 2011, he won twice on the Canadian Tour and by season’s end was No.1 on that Tour’s Order of Merit.
    • Oscar Fraustro – The native of Chihuahua, now living in Scottsdale, Ariz., is currently the second highest ranked Mexican player in the Official World Golf Rankings. In 2013, he had two top 10 finishes on the Web.com Tour and finished 81st on that Tour’s money list. In 2012, he finished 2nd on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica Tour with five top-5 finishes that included a victory and three runner-up finishes. His performance that year earned him exempt status on the Web.com Tour in 2013. He was also the Mexican Tour’s 2012 Order of Merit No.1 with three wins and two runner-up finishes in only seven starts that year.
    • Roberto Diaz – The native of Veracruz spent much of 2013 on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and had a pair of 14th-place finishes. Diaz was named the 2010 Mexico Tour Rookie of the Year on the strength of three top five finishes in only four starts. He won four collegiate tournaments while playing for the University of South Carolina-Aiken.
    • Esteban Toldeo – A native of Mexicali, Toledo will be competing at Mayakoba for the seventh consecutive year. Toledo did not make a start on the PGA TOUR last season in 2013 but made 25 starts on the Champions Tour where he recorded two victories.Past Champions in the field
    • All six past champions of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba are in the field this week:
      Champion Year(s) won
    • John Huh 2012
    • Johnson Wagner 2011
    • Cameron Beckman 2010
    • Mark Wilson 2009
    • Brian Gay 2008
    • Fred Funk 2007Major Champions in the field
    • There are 10 former major champions in the field this week:
    • Mark Calcavecchia 1989 Open Championship
    • Darren Clarke 2011 Open Championship
    • Ben Curtis 2003 British Open
    • David Duval 2001 Open Championship
    • Lucas Glover 2009 U.S. Open
    • Trevor Immelman 2008 Masters
    • Justin Leonard 1997 Open Championship
    • Davis Love III 1997 PGA Championship
    • Mike Weir 2003 Masters
    • Y.E. Yang 2009 PGA ChampionshipOHL Classic at Mayakoba
    • The OHL Classic at Mayakoba made golf history when it became the first PGA TOUR event to ever be contested outside of the United States and Canada in February 2007.
    • Today, the OHL Classic at Mayakoba remains “Mexico’s Only PGA TOUR Event.”About OHL
    • Based in Madrid, OHL has over 26,000 employees and in 2011 revenue reached the figure of $4.9 billion Euros.
    • At the same time, OHL is strongly committed to environmental responsibility and in 2003 produced its first Sustainable Development Report.
    • As Juan-Miguel Villar Mir, the chairman of the board of directors and the author of the report, noted, mindful attention to the long-term health of the environment creates a “virtuous circle” that benefits the company, its clients and the globe.
    • OHL’s ecological diligence has served it well in México, where strong government
      regulations are enforced to protect the environment.
    • A presence in México since 1980, OHL employs over 3,200 people there and has built highways, bridges, hotels and hospitals.
    • The tourism complex at Mayakoba, which will eventually include two golf courses and five luxury hotels, is OHL’s most ambitious hospitality project to date.About the El Camaleon Golf Club
    • El Camaleón Golf Club at the Mayakoba resort is yet another of Greg Norman’s masterworks.
    • The 7,039-yard layout is unique—not just to Mexico but to the entire world of golf. The course bends through three distinct landscapes—mangrove jungles, limestone canals and stunning, oceanfront stretches of sand.
    • El Camaleón incorporates a cenote, a massive underground cavern, into the heart of the opening fairway.
    • The handsome, Mayan influenced clubhouse rises above the 18th green and features stunning views over the course. The adjoining practice facility and driving range are of international caliber.
    • With Mayakoba’s unique system of waterways, golfers will be able to step out of their rooms and into a boat, which will ferry them directly to the first tee.SOURCE: PGA TOUR
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