Mayakoba Classic Betting Guide

The PGA Tour in the USA is the world’s premier professional golf tour. Every year, the best golfers compete in more than 100 events on 3 tours – the PGA Tour, the Champions Tour and the Nationwide Tour.

In 2007, the PGA Tour moved “south of the border” for the very first time when the Riviera Maya in Mexico played host to an official PGA tour full-field event – the $3.5 million Mayakoba Golf Classic. The 2009 Mayakoba Classic was held on 23 February – 1 March in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo.

Mayakoba Classic Winners

Mark Wilson won the 2009 Mayakoba Classic golf tournament with a 2 stroke victory over JJ Henry. Wilson also took home a tidy $ 648,000.00 in prize money. Other top finishers at the event included Kevin Streelman, Heath Slocum, Kevin Na and Rich Beem.

The inaugural Mayakoba Classic, played at the Greg Norman-designed El Camaleon Golf Club, proved to have all the drama of a gun battle at high noon! Not only did veteran Fred Funk take the youngsters on successfully, the 51 year-old did so under trying circumstances – he needed constant medical attention for a back spasm during play.

His resilience paid off, however, when he captured the event in front of thousands of fans by winning a thrilling two-hole sudden death playoff against Argentine, Jose Coceres. Find out more about the Mayakoba Classic winners, including details of Fred Funk’s win and close contenders for the title. American Brian Gay claimed his first victory at the 2008 Mayakoba Classic in his 293rd career start!

Mayakoba Golf Classic

The El Camaleon Golf Course, built at a cost of $23.5 million, proved to be a real cracker. The 7,084-yard, par 72 rated course doesn’t include only the usual water hazards and bunkers. It encompasses mangrove swamps, thick jungle, pristine beachfront and even a sacred Mayan subterranean cave, dubbed the “Devil’s Mouth”. The 2009 Mayakoba Golf Classic competition is expected to eclipse the 2007 success when 132 PGA Tour professionals return to Mayakoba between February 23 and March 1 2009.

Major championship winners such as Mark Calcavecchia, Jesper Parnevik and Steve Elkington are sure to return. 2008 winner Brian Gay will be defending his title against the other tournament leaders – Jose Coceres, Peter Lonard, Ryan Armour and Bill Haas. See ticket and venue information on this site. To quote Esteban Toledo, a native of Mexico and one of the country’s most successful golfers, “Playing 18 holes in Mexico can be as enjoyable as a cold margarita on a hot afternoon”.

Mayakoba Classic Betting

Betting on golf exploded with the advent of pay-channel TV, which brought the top international tournaments into the punter’s living room. It suddenly became easier to monitor the form of golfers. Many viewers started enhancing their viewing pleasure by placing bets. Those interested in putting down money can view the Mayakoba Classic betting guide or pore over the Mayakoba Classic odds.