Wednesday, February 22, 2012

From Riviera to the Mexican Riviera

by Roz Roberts III

Last week, the PGA Tour played at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades.  This week the tour moves south of the border to the Mexican Riviera.  The Mayakoba Classic will be held at El Camaleon in Riviera Maya, Mexico.  The Mayakoba is being held the same week as the Accenture Match Play Championship being held in Michael Thompson's home town of Tucson, Arizona.  While the top 64 golfers in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) list are playing the Accenture, the rest of the PGA Tour will be playing the Mayakoba.  Speaking of OWGR, Michael has moved up to number 104 on that list. Maybe next year we'll be seeing him play in Tucson instead of Mexico!

Michael will be looking to build on the momentum he built at the Northern Trust Open last week and has even garnered some national attention as he was listed as the #9 player in the's Power Rankings for the Mayakoba Classic.

First Round Tee Time
Michael tees off early on Thursday.  His first round gets underway at 6:40am local time and just for reference Maya Riviera is one hour earlier than Eastern Time.  For the first two rounds Michael is paired with Vaughn Taylor and Nick Price.

TV Times
Television coverage for the Mayakoba Classic will be exclusively on the Golf Channel.  All times are Eastern Time.


Online Scoring Links
There is no Shottracker at the Mayakoba Classic this week so those of us who use it extensively will be feeling some withdrawals.
Michael Thompson's Scorecard

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