OHL Classic at Mayakoba

OHL Classic at Mayakoba

The PGA Tour takes is 2016-2017 south of the border this weekend to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, where players will face off in the in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. Graeme McDowell is your defending champion after shooting a final round 66 last year and holding off Russell Knox and Jason Bohn in a 3-way playoff.

In the tournament’s 9-year history, we have seen 4 separate playoffs after 72 holes of play, so look for another exciting finish this week down in Mexico.

When: Thursday November 10 – Sunday November 13. The first groups tee off at 8:00 AM EST.

The Course: El Camaleon Golf Club. Par 71. Total Yardage: 6,987 yards.
With only 3 par 5s and a playing under 7,000 yards from the tips, the field will be kept in check as the long hitters have less of advantage on longer courses. Ball strikers will have a clear advantage at El Camaleon.

The Weather: Rain will only be a factor during Saturday’s moving day round with a 70% chance of showers. Apart from that, weather looks to be a non-factor, with winds keeping it calm and temps in the 70s and 80s.

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Past Winners:

2015 – Graeme McDowell – 266
2014 – Charley Hoffman – 267
2013 – Harris English – 263 (Tournament Record)
2012 – John Huh – 271
2011 – Johnson Wagner – 267
2010 – Cameron Beckman – 269
2009 – Mark Wilson – 267
2008 – Brian Gay – 264
2007 – Fred Funk – 266

Power Rankings:

Player Recent Finishes Tournament History Comments
Russell Knox (9) WGC HSBC Champions
(10) CIMB Classic
(23) TOUR Champ
(17) BMW Champ
(2) 2015 (37) 2014 (31) 2013 (30) 2012 He’s the Vegas favorite to win it and the #2 Course Fit this week. Finished T2 last year after a playoff. His form has been extremely consistent lately, finishing top 25 in his last 4 starts, including two top 10s.
Emiliano Grillo (11) WGC HSBC Champions
(17) CIMB Classic
(26) Safeway Open
(10) TOUR Champ
None First timer here but the 24-year old Argentinian is coming off a solid 11th place finish vs. a stacked field at the WGC HSBC Champions. Another top 10 in the Tour Championship should give him enough confidence and momentum vs. a weaker field this week.
Jason Bohn (48) Shriners Hospitals Open
(70) Sanderson Farms MC Safeway Open
MC Deutsche Bank
(2) 2015
(7) 2014
(3) 2013 (19) 2011
He took G-Mac to a playoff and almost won the tournament last year. Course history is about as good as it gets. His form isn’t there right now, but were hoping his history at the OHL will get him another top 10 here.
Johnson Wagner  MC Shriners Hospitals Open
(3) Safeway Open
(63) Deutsche Bank
(22) The Barclays
(8) 2015 (16) 2014 MC 2013 (30) 2012 (1) 2010 Previous winner at the OHL Classic and followed it up with a top 10 last year. He missed the cut last week at the Shriners, but had a top 5 the week before at the Safeway Open.
Keegan Bradley (7) Shriners Hospitals Open
(6) CIMB Classic
(22) Safeway Open
(53) The Barclays
(8) 2015 Two straight top 10 finishes at the Shriners and the CIMB Classic. El Camaleon sets up nicely for Keegan’s ball-striking ability.

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