The PGA Tour’s 2012 Mayakoba Golf Classic was held in Mexico’s beautiful Riviera Maya between Thursday,February 23rd and Monday the 27th,with $666,000 and 250 FedEx Cup points going to this year’s winner,John Huh. The Mayakoba Classic is Mexico’s only PGA Tour event and offered $3.7 million in total prizes. It was held at the renowned EL Camaleon course,which was designed by Australian golfing legend Greg Norman and can be found on the grounds of the Fairmont Mayakoba Hotel.
Norman joined a field of professionals this year that included Americans David Duval and Tom Lehman,as well as Zimbabwe’s Nick Price and defending champion Johnson Wagner. In addition,2010 Mayakoba champion Cameron Beckman and 2008’s winner Brian Gay competed at this year’s event.
The Mayakoba Classic is unique in that it has landed a six-year contract with the PGA Tour,which only two other tournaments worldwide have managed to do. This is due in large part to the excellent course,which is regarded as one of the finest locations on the entire tour.
“Here’s one of my favorite courses that we have built,there’s no question about it,” stated Norman. “I know this event is near and dear to a lot of players in their hearts and I think in the future it’s extremely secure. Mayakoba will stand the test of time for years and years to come.”
In addition to being an excellent course,the Riviera Maya which is home to both Playa del Carmen real estate and Cancun,offers players and spectators alike a wide variety of activities to enjoy,and is a favorite destination for families. 132 of the world’s best golfers were in attendance at this year’s event,which takes place among the native mangroves and lush tropical vegetation along the Mexican Caribbean coast.