Mayakoba Classic: Form stats for the final PGA Tour event of 2020

El Camaleon in Mexico
El Camaleon in Mexico is a rare venue that combines both parkland conditions and coastal holes

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"A traditionally low-scoring event, the average 72-hole total for all winners and runners-up at El Camaleon, since 2013, is 265.05. The key at El Camaleon is to find fairways off the tee and possess solid course management skills. Accomplish both of these and birdies are certainly up for grabs."

The curtain comes down on the PGA Tour year with the 14th staging of the Mayakoba Classic.

Normally the penultimate event on the calendar, and usually staged in mid-November, the Mayakoba Classic at El Camaleon has been moved to December and welcomes a fairly decent field highlighted by the arrivals of Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka.

World No 1 - and this year's Masters' champion - Dustin Johnson had originally been pencilled in for this event only to withdraw last week.

As for Thomas and Koepka, both will be making their second appearances at El Camaleon, with the latter missing the cut in 2013.

World No 3 Thomas is rarely off the leaderboard nowadays and he tees-up in Mexico on the back of finishing fourth at Augusta in his most recent start.

Home challenge

Two golfers who may be more motivated than most to finish this difficult year in style are Mexican duo Abraham Ancer and Carlos Ortiz.

Ancer, the host country's top ranked player at No 22, is a three-time runner-up on the PGA Tour and has twice posted top-10s at El Camaleon.

Ortiz, the world No 65, will be making his first start since winning the Houston Open, which was also his first top-10 of 2020.

His victory in Texas in early November was all the more impressive, because he held off DJ who finished in a tie-for-second.

The 29-year-old Ortiz was himself joint-second at the Mayakoba Classic in 2019 when, over the final three days, he posted rounds of 65-65-66.

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Harris English can combine decent current form with a good course history, while Charles Howell has had eight top-20 finishes at El Camaleon in 10 years.

Viktor Hovland, the world No 26 from Norway, has certainly impressed this autumn having secured his maiden Tour triumph in Costa Rico a month before lockdown was imposed in March.

And since golf re-opened for business in June, Hovland, 23, hasn't missed a single cut in 15 starts, while posting 10 top-25s, which is remarkable consistency for a golfer of that young age.

Course info

A traditionally low-scoring event, the average 72-hole total for all winners and runners-up at El Camaleon, since 2013, is 265.05.

Designed by Greg Norman and opened 14 years ago, El Camaleon combines three very different landscapes of dense jungle, mangrove forests and coastal settings.

With a number of holes running extremely close to the coast, where the Gulf of Mexico meets the Caribbean Sea, wind is usually a constant factor throughout the tournament.

Although there are no giant lakes or ponds on the course, water comes into play on 11 holes, with plenty of dense vegetation ready to gobble up any wayward drive or approach.

The key at El Camaleon is to find fairways off the tee and possess solid course management skills.

Accomplish both of these and birdies are certainly up for grabs, as the venue's low-scoring history confirms.

For its first six instalments, the tournament was staged during February before being moved to November in 2013.

El Camaleon is situated within the holiday resort of Playa del Carmen, in the south-east of the country, approximately 140 miles from Cuba's western edge.

Not since 1973, has an official points-scoring event on the PGA Tour edged into December.

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MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List Contains Leading Reserves

Last 10 Weeks / El Camaleon Form (2010-19)

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W48 W47 W46 W45 W44 W43 W42 W41 W40 W39
Justin Thomas 4 2 12
Brooks Koepka 7 5 28
Daniel Berger 17 28
Tony Finau 38 24 11
Abraham Ancer 13 35 28 4
Viktor Hovland 15 47 12
Marc Leishman 13 70 52
Harris English 6 28 10 MC
Gary Woodland MC Wd 72
Billy Horschel 38 69 28
Joaquin Niemann 44 17 6 13
Brendon Todd 37 MC MC 47 52
Rickie Fowler 29 57 28 MC
Kevin Streelman 54 MC 28 21 MC
Chez Reavie MC 29 63 46
Corey Conners 10 10 24 8 61 17 MC
Russell Henley 30 29 4 3 27
Sebastian Munoz MC 19 14 9 27 23
Will Zalatoris 16 5 MC 8
Joel Dahmen 50 8 38 58
Carlos Ortiz 1 35 48 MC MC
Byeong Hun An MC 35 42 MC MC
Graeme McDowell 59 MC 44 24 MC MC
Adam Hadwin MC MC 63 28 34
Adam Long 30 11 66 74 MC 5
Sung Kang MC 29 MC 75 43 MC
Alexander Noren 18 MC 17 76
Rafa Cabrera-Bello 54 51 MC MC 46
Brian Harman MC 24 26 28 13 37
Brandt Snedeker MC 59 44 43 17
Charles Howell 30 46 34 MC
Max Homa MC 48 34 MC
Matt Jones 44 63 4 52 MC 14
Rory Sabbatini 12 Wd 52 12
Harry Higgs MC 54 21 MC
Cameron Tringale 3 29 MC 19 37
Brendan Steele MC 70 65 MC
Nate Lashley 37 MC 38 52 MC 4
Harold Varner MC 15 MC 13
Keegan Bradley 15 MC 42 MC 4
Lucas Glover 23 MC MC MC
Danny Lee MC 72 21 MC
Mark Hubbard MC 50 41 17 MC MC
Branden Grace 30 MC 40 MC MC MC
Sepp Straka 44 5 21 43 MC 33
Scott Piercy 18 32 14 19 57
Charley Hoffman 23 29 MC MC 6 14
Tom Hoge MC MC 47 38 24 28
Troy Merritt MC 32 40 43 MC
Tyler Duncan MC MC MC 28 28 MC
Henrik Norlander MC MC 58 4 MC
Keith Mitchell 44 MC 49 MC MC 61
Vaughn Taylor 30 MC 40 MC MC MC
Kristoffer Ventura MC 64 MC MC 6 52
Luke List MC MC 53 MC MC 8
Robby Shelton MC MC 21 34 MC
Xin Jun Zhang MC MC MC MC 11
Andrew Putnam 37 MC MC 21 58 53
Peter Malnati 48 21 5 2 41
Emiliano Grillo 18 MC 34 34 35 21
Brian Stuard 50 50 MC MC MC 33
Maverick McNealy MC 20 21 MC 17
Austin Cook MC 24 2 MC
Denny McCarthy MC 38 4 57 6 41
Brian Gay 1 MC
Pat Perez MC MC Wd MC MC 21
Jhonattan Vegas MC 44 59 MC MC
Will Gordon MC 38 34 MC 53 MC
Russell Knox MC 15 16 MC MC
Ryan Armour MC MC 8 MC 46 MC
Adam Schenk 48 MC 26 27 32 56
Patrick Rodgers MC MC 59 MC MC 11
Aaron Wise MC 11 26 MC 17
Kyle Stanley 6 65 MC MC 28
Patton Kizzire 10 11 24 59 41
Chesson Hadley 23 16 MC MC
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 11 MC 40 MC 70
Chase Seiffert MC MC MC 17 41
Kyoung-Hoon Lee MC MC 62 52 MC 46 MC
Chris Kirk 18 44 53 MC
Brice Garnett MC 50 21 51 MC 61
Beau Hossler MC MC 26 34 57 41
Fabian Gomez MC 32 MC MC MC 41
Joseph Bramlett MC 45 43 44 41
Sam Ryder MC MC MC MC 52
Ollie Schniederjans MC 3 MC MC 8
Lucas Bjerregaard MC MC MC MC 51
Bo Hoag 30 MC MC MC MC MC
Bronson Burgoon 15 MC MC 58 MC
Scott Harrington MC 66 MC MC MC 14
Cameron Percy MC 26 59 8
Roger Sloan 23 16 32 MC
Jason Dufner MC MC 58 MC MC
Nick Watney MC MC MC MC
Hank Lebioda MC 16 44 21
Roberto Diaz MC 15 73
Santiago Tarrio 2 9 36 14
Aaron Baddeley 57 MC MC MC
Satoshi Kodaira MC 38 35 MC MC
Sebastian Cappelen 57 MC 11
Doug Ghim 18 14 23 MC
Ryan Brehm 63 26 33
Brandon Hagy MC MC MC MC
Kelly Kraft MC MC 46 14
DJ Trahan MC 45 46 52
John Huh 12 48 19
Mark Anderson MC 26 MC 65
Tim Wilkinson MC MC MC 61
Michael Gligic MC 11 27 37 MC
Chris Baker MC MC Wd MC MC
Rob Oppenheim 59 MC 27 MC 33
JJ Spaun 59 MC 56
Matt Every MC MC MC MC
Camilo Villegas 6 MC 55 MC 23
David Hearn MC MC 8 MC 33
Luke Donald MC MC 40 66 MC
Vincent Whaley MC MC 64 28
Nelson Ledesma MC MC
Rhein Gibson MC MC 21
Wesley Bryan MC 12
KJ Choi MC MC MC
Steve Stricker
Michael Gellerman Wd MC
Martin Trainer MC MC MC MC MC
Rafael Campos MC MC MC
Ben Taylor 49 65 MC
Andy Ogletree 34
Hunter Mahan MC MC 65 58 MC
Michael Kim Wd MC MC MC MC MC
Armando Favela
DA Points MC MC 45 MC MC
Kevin Stadler Dq MC MC MC MC
Bo Van Pelt MC MC MC MC MC MC
Aaron Terrazas
Austin Eckroat
Quade Cummins
Player `19 `18 `17 `16 `15 `14 `13 `12 `11 `10
Justin Thomas 23
Brooks Koepka MC
Daniel Berger 51
Tony Finau MC 16 MC 7
Abraham Ancer 8 21 9 55 MC
Viktor Hovland MC MC
Marc Leishman 24
Harris English 5 68 MC MC MC 37 1
Gary Woodland 41 34 2
Billy Horschel 8 21 MC 30 13
Joaquin Niemann MC 60
Brendon Todd 1 MC 49
Rickie Fowler 16 2
Kevin Streelman MC MC 20 4 34
Chez Reavie 26 26 14 4 74
Corey Conners MC 75
Russell Henley MC 29
Sebastian Munoz MC 64
Will Zalatoris
Joel Dahmen 6 41 23
Carlos Ortiz 2 MC 45 55 MC 9
Byeong Hun An MC
Graeme McDowell 23 MC 34 24 1
Adam Hadwin 10 10 MC MC
Adam Long 2
Sung Kang 29 MC MC 51 30 19
Alexander Noren
Rafa Cabrera-Bello
Brian Harman 72 68 55 40 MC MC 26
Brandt Snedeker
Charles Howell 20 MC 4 7 17 MC 6 16 13 20
Max Homa MC 29
Matt Jones 33 71 50 31 MC
Rory Sabbatini 33 55 77 MC 40 56 3 MC 5
Harry Higgs 33
Cameron Tringale 66 25 46 MC MC MC
Brendan Steele 41 MC 37 16
Nate Lashley MC
Harold Varner 58 6 MC 5
Keegan Bradley MC 15 8
Lucas Glover MC 65
Danny Lee 26 2 25 Wd 3 MC Wd
Mark Hubbard 58 MC 77 49
Branden Grace
Sepp Straka MC
Scott Piercy 26 6 4 16 Wd MC
Charley Hoffman MC MC MC MC MC 1 31 69
Tom Hoge MC MC 61 63 44
Troy Merritt MC MC
Tyler Duncan 48 38 50
Henrik Norlander 41 46
Keith Mitchell MC 65 68
Vaughn Taylor 2 26 41 60 16
Kristoffer Ventura MC
Luke List MC MC MC 7 MC
Robby Shelton 6
Xin Jun Zhang 48 20
Andrew Putnam MC 62
Peter Malnati 58 MC MC MC 10 15
Emiliano Grillo 41 15 9 10
Brian Stuard 23 MC 9 35 71 2 2
Maverick McNealy 26
Austin Cook MC 50
Denny McCarthy 48 41 68
Brian Gay 14 41 25 28 45 55 5
Pat Perez 8 6 34 1 MC 69 16
Jhonattan Vegas MC 38 61 10 MC 56 45 MC 19
Will Gordon 55
Russell Knox 33 9 3 2 37 31 30
Ryan Armour 33 21 55 MC
Adam Schenk MC 48 34
Patrick Rodgers 58 MC 14 MC 10 37
Aaron Wise MC 10 MC 55
Kyle Stanley MC MC MC 60 13 MC
Patton Kizzire 58 55 1 58
Chesson Hadley Wd MC
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
Chase Seiffert 41
Kyoung-Hoon Lee MC 29
Chris Kirk 33 48 7
Brice Garnett 11 5 25 7 6 MC
Beau Hossler 41 MC 34
Fabian Gomez MC MC 45 MC 23 50
Joseph Bramlett 65
Sam Ryder 66 54 MC
Ollie Schniederjans MC MC
Lucas Bjerregaard
Bo Hoag 20
Bronson Burgoon 33 MC 25
Scott Harrington 72
Cameron Percy MC 19 Wd
Roger Sloan MC MC 56
Jason Dufner 21 40
Nick Watney MC 55 MC
Hank Lebioda MC
Roberto Diaz MC MC 25 MC MC MC
Santiago Tarrio
Aaron Baddeley 26 74 46 37 MC
Satoshi Kodaira 80
Sebastian Cappelen 66
Doug Ghim
Ryan Brehm 72 66
Brandon Hagy MC
Kelly Kraft 38 68
DJ Trahan 17
John Huh MC 25 28 MC 29 23 1
Mark Anderson MC 16
Tim Wilkinson 55 MC 34 29 10 MC
Michael Gligic MC
Chris Baker 26
Rob Oppenheim MC 34
JJ Spaun 80 3 14 28
Matt Every 61 MC 36 3 Dq
Camilo Villegas 50 28 29 MC 36
David Hearn 41 MC 74 16 49 35
Luke Donald 72 MC
Vincent Whaley
Nelson Ledesma MC
Rhein Gibson MC MC
Wesley Bryan MC 42
KJ Choi MC MC 20
Steve Stricker
Michael Gellerman
Martin Trainer MC
Rafael Campos 66
Ben Taylor MC
Andy Ogletree
Hunter Mahan MC MC MC
Michael Kim MC MC 51
Armando Favela 16 MC
DA Points MC MC 75 MC 65
Kevin Stadler MC MC 12 16 74 9
Bo Van Pelt MC MC MC
Aaron Terrazas
Austin Eckroat
Quade Cummins

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