Much to the joy of players and fans alike, this is now the fourth year the PGA Tour will come to El Camaleon Golf Club at the Mayakoba resort near Cancun, Mexico. In 2007 the Mayakoba Golf Classic made golf history when it became the first PGA TOUR event to ever be contested outside of the United States and Canada and now the El Camaleon Golf Club at the Mayakoba resort has committed to hosting the PGA tour each year until 2012.
Mark Wilson, winner of the 2009 Mayakoba Golf Classic, will return to defend his title in the fourth edition of Mexico’s PGA TOUR event returns February 17-21 at El Camaleón Golf Club at Mayakoba. David Duval, winner of the 2001 British Open, will be making his first appearance at the Mayakoba Golf Classic and tournament officials have announced that two of golf’s most dynamic personalities, John Daly and Boo Weekley, are scheduled to compete in the 2010 Mayakoba Golf Classic.
Some other well known players that committed to the Mayakoba 2010 Golf Classic are Notah Begay III, Chris DiMarco, Brad Faxon, Steve Flesch, Charles Howell III, Tim Herron, John Huston, Jerry Kelly and Jesper Parnevik who are all multiple winners on the PGA TOUR.
When is the Mayakoba Golf Classic 2010?
The tournament will take place from the 17-21 February at the El Camaleon Golf Club at the Mayakoba Resort and it is important to note that players have until Friday, February 12, to express their intentions to compete in the 132-player field coming to Mexico for the four-round $3.6 million USD stroke-play competition.
Where is the Mayakoba Resort?
El Camaleón Golf Club at the Mayakoba resort is located 35 miles south of Cancun in the heart of the Riviera Maya and is Greg Norman’s latest masterpiece. The 7,039-yard layout is unique – not just to México but to the entire world of golf. The course bends through three distinct landscapes – tropical jungle, dense mangroves, and oceanfront stretches of sand with holes bisected by massive limestone canals. There is even a cenote, a massive, ancient cavern common to the area, in the heart of the opening fairway.
While the course is amazing, the surrounding golf amenities are equally as stunning. Many of the golfers bring their families with them to enjoy the event. There is an impressive Mayan – influenced clubhouse rising above the 18th green, and the resort has a unique canal system where golfers can step out of their rooms and into a boat, which will ferry them to the first tee.
Where to buy tickets for the Mayakoba Golf Classic
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by visiting the tournament website www.MayakobaGolfClassic.com or by calling +52 (984) 877-2380 in Mexico. Local residents can purchase tickets at the Mayakoba Golf Classic tournament office located adjacent to the El Camaleón clubhouse.
You can buy either daily or weekly tickets,and you can even book an all-inclusive package if you wish to stay at the resort during the tournament or visit www.cancun.travel for more information.