With the finish of the Mayakoba Golf Classic, this marks the final PGA Tour event of 2020. Between today and the Sentry Tournament of Champions in January, we’ll publish only a few times. The NEXT full-time series of PGATourBrunch e-News missives will begin Tuesday, January 5, 2021 to preview the Tournament of Champions which runs January 7-10 at Kapalua in Maui, Hawaii.
Mayakoba Golf Classic Notes & Quotes
Viktor Hovland shot closing six under (65) to notch his second career PGA Tour win in just his 35th tour start, finishing (-20). Hovland earned $1,296,000 and 500 FedEx Cup points in the last PGA tourney of 2020. The Mayakoba Golf Classic was the 12th of 50 events on the 2020-21 PGA Tour schedule.
Hovland became the fifth European player since 1945 with multiple PGA Tour wins before the age of 24 and is the youngest winner since Sungjae Im at 2020 The Honda Classic.
Emiliano Grillo, the 54-hole leader, shot +1 (72) and finished in a four-way T-8 at (-15).
Of the six players representing Mexico this pastweek, Carlos Ortiz had the best performance, finishing T-8 with Grillo, Brandon Todd and Tony Finau at (-15).
Viktor Hovland 67-69-63-65—264 (-20)
Aaron Wise 67-68-67-63—265 (-19)
Adam Long 70-67-63-67—267 (-17)
Tom Hoge 66-67-65-69—267 (-17)
Full Leaderboard (link)
What They’re Saying
Hovland Birdies 18 to Win - (AP/ESPNcom)
Easy Going Personality Pays Off for Hovland (PGATourcom)
Prize money from Mayakoba Classic (Golf Digest)
Peter Alliss, Voice of golf on British TV, 89 - (PGA Tour com)
A Look Ahead to the Sentry Tournament of Champions
January 7-10, 2021
Past Results (link)
Past Champions (link)
Additionally, 12 teams (pairs) will compete in the December 10-13 QBE Shootout in Naples, Florida.
Parting (Is such Sweet Sorrow) Putt
Hovland Highlights from Round 4: