The PGA Tournament held in the Mexican Caribbean has seven players among the top 20 in the ranking
PLAYA DEL CARMEN – The American Justin thomas, seventh in the world rankings, heads the group of figures who will compete from this Thursday the PGA Mayakoba tournament, with a bag of 7.2 million dollars.
Thomas, who was number one in the world three years ago, leads a group of seven players in the top 20 in the ranking, including his compatriots Tony Finau (11), Brooks Koepka (13) and Bully Horshel (20).
The Mexican Abraham Ancer, fourteenth player on the tour, the Norwegian Viktor Hovland, defending champion, 17 from the PGA, the Englishman Tyrrell Horschel, (18) are other attractions of the tournament that in the golf course “El camaleón”, in the Mexican Caribbean.
The great absence in the Mayakoba will be the Spanish Jon Rahm, number one on the world list, who took a break after intense activity on the circuit.
The Spanish in the contest will be Sergio Garcia, former world number two now in 44th place; Samuel del Val, debutant on the tour, and Eugenio López-Chacarra.
Mayakoba became the first PGA Tour tournament outside the United States and Canada in 2007. and since then it is one of the competitions preferred by the players; every year several of the best head the field.
The Mexican Ancer heads the group of Latin Americans, along with their compatriots Carlos Ortiz, Juan Carlos Benítez, Roberto Díaz and Juan Diego Fernández, the Argentine Emiliano Grillo, the Chileans Joaquin Niemmann and Mito Pereira, the Colombians Camilo Villegas and Camilo Aguado and the Venezuelan Jhonattan Vega.
There will be several of the golfers who were at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, including Slovak Rory Sabbattini, silver medalist, and Taiwanese CT Pan, bronze winner.
A year ago the Norwegian Hovland won the title with 264 strokes, with a final round of 65 strokes and seven birdies, one of them on the 18th hole.