It was confirmed that the winner of the last FedExCup will be in the next tournament to be held at El Camaleón in Mayakoba in December
Dustin Johnson, the best golfer in the world and winner of the last edition of the FedExCup, confirmed his participation for the Mayakoba Golf Classic to be held on the golf course The Chameleon in Mayakoba, Riviera maya from December 3 to 6.
The participation of the American winner of 23 tournaments in the PGA Tour, including a Major, was confirmed by Joe Mazzeo, Tournament Director, through a press release
“The whole family of Mayakoba is very excited to welcome you to the Riviera maya in less than a month to Dustin Johnson, ”Mazzeo said. “In a year that has been difficult in so many ways, we are very honored to be the last official event on the calendar of the PGA Tour and we are very happy to have Dustin here with us at El Camaleón and thus close the year 2020 in a great way, ”he added.
JohnsonThe 36-year-old has won three times since returning to golf after the calendar cut-off due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Additionally, if you maintain your position in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) until November 30, it will mark the first time in the history of the Mayakoba Golf Classic, for a current No. 1 to compete in the event.
Excited to announce that World No. 1 and reigning FedExCup Champion @DJohnsonPGA has announced his commitment to participate in the 2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic.
– Mayakoba Golf Classic (@MayakobaGolf) October 29, 2020
With Johnson’s confirmation, the field already has eight players ranked within the top-50. In addition to his victory at the US Open at Oakmont Country Club in 2016, Johnson has finished 19 times in the top-10 in Major Championships, including ten times in the top-5.
Johnson He has achieved at least one PGA Tour victory in each of his 13 seasons as a member of the best golf circuit in the world since his professional debut in 2008.
‘DJ’ is, if that weren’t enough, the fourth player in golf history to have held the No. 1 spot in the world rankings for 100 weeks or more, along with Tiger Woods, Greg Norman and Rory McIlroy.
“Hosting the world’s No. 1 player in Mayakoba speaks to the incredible caliber the event has reached, and the spectacular level of golf that is played every year in the Riviera Maya when the PGA TOUR arrives,” added Mazzeo.
“This year’s field is taking shape, and we are very excited to share with Dustin and the best players in the world, the first-class hospitality that Mexico and the Riviera Maya offer. In the following days and weeks, we will be announcing more player confirmations, ”said the director of the pioneering PGA Tour tournament in Mexico.
Meanwhile, last week the presence of several players such as defending champion Brendon Todd and Mexican star Abraham Ancer was confirmed. Other confirmed players are: Rickie Fowler, Tony Finau, Viktor Hovland and Cameron Champ.