Tag Archives: Mayakoba Golf Classic

Feb
27
2012
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Johnny Question Mark

Congrats to Q-school grad John Huh on capturing his first PGA Tour victory in his fifth career start at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. The 21-year-old fired an impressive bogey-free 63 on Sunday to force a playoff against Robert Allenby (who doubled the 18th hole in regulation). Eight extra holes later, the rookie won with a par.

What a Huhnderella story! (*groan*) — be sure to check out Jill Painter’s article on John’s inspiring journey to the Tour.

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Feb
27
2012

Shuffling the list

About every 5-7 events, the PGA Tour does a “reshuffle” of the guys who earned their 2012 cards via the Nationwide Tour or Q-School in 2011. What the heck does that mean? I came across Scott Stallings’ blog post from a year ago and he does an excellent job breaking it down:

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Feb
27
2011

With the Match Play Championship happening, I doubt many of you cared about the results of the Mayakoba Golf Classic, the opposite field event — of course, unless you’re related to or friends with Johnson Wagner and/or Spencer Levin (pronounced Levine, by the way!).

I think it’s important to note that WUP Head Researcher Kevin Ryan (aka Intern Kevin) was Johnson’s first caddie at the qualifier for the ’95 US Junior Amateur, which Johnson made after winning a three-hole playoff. Because of Intern Kevin’s friendship with Johnson, I actually started leaderboard-watching on Sunday afternoon and I might have tuned in if the telecast hadn’t been on tape delay. PGATour.com scoring was also on some sort of delay due to technical difficulties, but guess what saved the day? Twitter!

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Feb
25
2011

Andres: Sorry, amigos, I'm a gringo

Don’t let the name or the mustache confuse you — Andres Gonzales, who shot five-under in the first round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Playa del Carmen, Mexico (yeah, there’s another PGA Tour event happening this week), can’t speak Spanish and isn’t a local — he’s one-sixteenth Mexican if that counts for anything.

“There were a bunch of Mexican people who thought I was Mexican speaking Spanish to me in the interview room,” Dres told me on the phone Thursday evening. “They gave me a translator. I felt like one of the Asian golfers on the women’s tour.  I’ve never felt more like a gringo in my entire life.”

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