The moment that Mexican golfers live will help the tournament in the Riviera Maya
Joe Mazzeo, director of the Mayakoba Golf Classic, assured that Mexican golf is experiencing its best moment after the achievements that Carlos Ortiz and Abraham Ancer have had, so that will be reflected in the fourteenth edition of the pioneering tournament of the PGA Tour in Mexico.
“Adding that the success of Mexicans helps more than anything for the growth of the sport. It is easy to say that we are experiencing the best moment of golf, but also when Lorena Ochoa was in one it was a good moment. Today we are experiencing something that is going to have an impact like what Lorena did. There are children who see Carlos Ortiz and Abraham Ancer and see him as an inspiration, “Mazzeo told ESPN Digital.
Likewise, he shared that there were complications to carry out this tournament caused by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, he stated that they are ready to receive the best golfers in the world.
“The year 2020 was challenging in every way for everyone. An entity like Mayakoba in the tourism sector was very hard and difficult. It was a difficult year. The impacts of Covid-19 are visible simply by seeing that we will not have a general public and in the protocols we will carry out PCR tests on golfers and caddies, ”he said.
The field of 132 golfers is taking shape and having world number one and Masters champion, Dustin Johnson, is an enormous privilege for Mazzeo, as well as elements such as Justin Thomas, world number three, and Brooks Koepka, world number 12 and winner of four majors.
“We are very happy with that, it is what gives him the energy and excitement. Having those great golfers is the sign of Mayakoba’s effort. We have an atmosphere that is not repeated in another tournament on the PGA Tour. Here they can bring the family and a very special experience ”.
Finally, Mazzeo told this portal that despite the rains they have received in the Mexican Caribbean due to the hurricanes, El Camaleón, the golf course of the event, will be ready to be a challenge before the best golfers in the world.
“We are doing quite well, with the last preparations. The Chameleon is very good. We have received a lot of rain, but the field is in good condition. We trust in two weeks of sunshine so that it is impeccable ”, he concluded.