2020 Masters Champion Johnson to Participate in Mayakoba Golf Classic
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Record-breaking Augusta Masters champion and world number one Dustin Johnson, 2017 PGA Championship winner and world number three Justin Thomas, and four-time major winner Brooks Koepka will compete in this year’s Mayakoba Golf Classic. They have sent their commitment to play in Mexico’s pioneering US Professional Golfers Association Tour event.
Tournament director Joe Mazzeo expressed his excitement. Three of the finest American parbusters in the PGA circuit have expressed their commitment to play in the 72-hole tournament. The event will tee off on December 3-6 at the El Camaleon Golf Club in Quintana Roo, México.
History in the making
Dustin Johnson‘s commitment to take part in the tournament is historic as it will mark the first time in Mayakoba Golf Classic’s 14-year history that a current world number one golfer has competed in the event, which is the final official PGA Tour event of the calendar year. Mazzeo said that the organizers are thrilled by the development. To add to that, they are optimistic that they can close 2020 on a positive note.
The morale of the Columbia, South Carolina native is on a high lately after taking home The Masters title. It was a second major title overall, in the record, breaking fashion, finishing the event at 20-under-par 268. Earlier, Johnson has won 24 career victories tucked under his belt, including his first major title, the 2016 US Open.
’59 Club’ Member Ready to Tame El Camaleon Layout
World number three Justin Thomas also signified his intention to play in the Mayakoba Golf Classic. The 13-time PGA Tour winner will make his second appearance in the golf tournament. The 27-year-old parbuster has performed brilliantly in the 2019-20 season. Spectators saw him gain three PGA Tour titles and placed second behind Johnson in the final FedExCup standings.
Two years ago, Thomas captured the first and only major title of his career. This as winning the 2017 PGA Championship in Quail Hollow Club in North Carolina. He also claimed the FedExCup title after taking home five tour titles. The Jupiter, Florida native is one of the 12 players in golf history to shot a 59. He did it in the 2017 Sony Open in Hawaii.
Thomas has held the top spot in the world golf rankings twice, with the most recent in August 2020. In his only stint in the Mayakoba Golf Classic in 2014, he recorded four subpar rounds to finish joint 23rd.
Four-time Major Winner Koepka to Bring His Shotmaking in Mexico
Four-time major titlist Brooks Koepka has expressed his commitment to participate in the tournament. It will mark the second time that the American will compete in Mexico’s pioneering PGA Tour event.
Koepka’s entry further boosts Mayakoba’s star power. The field now includes seven of the top 25 players in the world and 15 of the top 50. Mazzeo said that the American parbuster’s addition will ensure the best field assembled in the tournament’s 14-year history.
The 30-year-old golfer held the World No. 1 ranking for 47 weeks. This was following his back-to-back wins in the US Open (2017 and 2018) and the PGA Championship (2018 and 2019). Recently, Koepka finished tied for seventh at The Masters.
Tournament officials announced that some of the world’s top golfers have committed to take part in the tournament. These include defending champion Brendon Todd, Mexican star Abraham Ancer, Rickie Fowler, Tony Finau, Viktor Hovland, Cameron Champ, Jason Kokrak. The Mayakoba Golf Classic is a perfect year-end treat for online betting websites that focuses heavily on individual talent and the players’ gains on the golf course.