From November 6 to 12, the beauty of the Riviera Maya has become the venue for the most important golf tournament in Mexico, the OHL Classic in Mayakobá. The OHL Classic represents the first PGA TOUR Event in Mexico, involving 132 professional golfers who will meet for 4 rounds of an incredible competition at the El Camaleón; Golf Club, an incredible Golf Club in the Riviera Maya designed by the Australian golfer Greg Norman. The OHL Classic at Mayakoba made golf history in February 2007 when it became the first PGA TOUR event to ever be contested outside of the United States and Canada. Today, the OHL Classic at Mayakoba is considered one of the finest on the PGA TOUR by professionals and spectators, alike.
Originally it was an alternate event in late winter because the tournament was played the same week as the WGC Match Play event in Arizona. Mayakoba was part of the FedEx Cup, but only earned half of the points of a regular event. The prize fund in 2007 was $ 3.5 million dollars (with winners sharing $ 630,000), making it the richest golf tournament in Mexico. Fred Funk, a winner four months earlier on the Champions Tour took the inaugural event in a playoff over José Cóceres of Argentina. Funk was 50 years, 257 days of age and became the oldest player to win a PGA Tour event in nearly 32 years.
In 2013, it was decided to move the tournament in mid-November so that it could be part of the 2014 season, as a primary event in the early part of the season, which would begin in October for the first time. As of this moment, the tournament granted full FedEx Cup Points, to Masters invitation and a purse of $ 6 million. This year will be the $ 7,1 million and it represents the largest amount of prize money of any golf tournament in Latin America and it is the only professional event in all Latin America that offers an invitation to the Masters to its champion. General Admission tickets are priced at $ 6 and $ 15 dollars, however, there are also options that offer additional services such as drinks and food with prices of around $ 200 dollars. So if you are a fan of Golf and this week you will be visiting one of our hotels in Cancun, without a doubt you should go to the OHL Classic Mayakobá where you will undoubtedly enjoy an excellent golf tournament.