Friday, June 21, 2024

PGA Tour to head to Cabo San Lucas this year

The PGA Tour announced Tuesday that the 2023 World Wide Technology Championship will be played in November this year, at El Cardonal Golf Course, located at Diamante Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur.

One hundred and thirty-two players will compete for 500 FedExCup points. The tournament will be one of the first to follow the FedExCup playoffs, which will conclude in August.

Previous host venue Mayakoba has defected to controversial rivals LIV. (Mayakoba)

“We are excited to build on our partnership with World Wide Technology as we continue to develop the growth of our sport in Mexico and across Latin America,” PGA Tour Executive Vice President Tyler Dennis said.

Opened in 2014, El Cardonal’s golf course was designed by 82-time PGA Tour event winner Tiger Woods and TGR Design. With dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean, its style draws influence from the Southern California courses where Woods grew up.

The WWT Championship is one of two FedExCup events in Mexico, along with the Mexico Open at Vidanta, which will be held in Puerto Vallarta, next month.  

“We are certain that our customers, partners and everyone who comes to enjoy the championship at our new [Diamante] location will have an amazing experience,” Tournament Director Joe Mazzeo said.

The new venue will replace the Mayakoba golf course in the Riviera Maya, which recently held the controversial LIV Golf tournament, bankrolled by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund, chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. 

With reports from Business Wire and the Golf Channel

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