Los Cabos, Mexico and Golf

Los Cabos is the selected destination to host the prestigious World Wide Technology Championship, Mexico’s top PGA TOUR event, which features incredible golf courses. In this edition, sports professionals gathered at the “El Cardonal” field in Diamante.

Jim Kavanaugh, CEO of World Wide Technology and Tyler Dennis, President and EVP of the PGA TOUR, were present during the opening ceremony. Mike Abbott, the Senior VP of Operations at Diamante, and Joe Mazzeo, the World Wide Championship’s Tournament Director, and the organizing team expressed their excitement about hosting the event in Los Cabos. It is known for its luxurious and hospitable environment and first-class amenities. They have highlighted their focus on creating great experiences and significantly impacting the local community. The tournament embodies these ideals, adding another world-class event to the city’s calendar that complements the natural values inherent in the sport.

A group of 132 PGA TOUR professionals, consisting of 38 international golfers from 16 different countries, recently faced the challenges of a golf course designed by none other than Tiger Woods himself. He was present at the opening ceremony, where he debuted as a designer of this type of venue. The competition consisted of 72 holes played by strokes, with a prize purse of USD 8.2 million and 500 FedExCup points. The award’s winner receives a silver trophy depicting the Cabo San Lucas Arch, the most iconic landmark of this tourist port.

Mexican professionals Roberto Díaz, Sebastián Vázquez, José Cristóbal Islas, and Isidro Benítez performed at the inauguration ceremony, which included civic acts and mariachi music.

Throughout the week, all four rounds were televised globally on PGA TOUR’s distribution network, including Golf Channel in the US and Golf Channel Latin America in Mexico and Latin America. PGA TOUR coverage is internationally available in over 200 countries and territories in 26 languages through 44 broadcast and digital partners.

Thanks to their strong social commitment to Los Cabos, World Wide Technology has positively impacted the community by contributing to various philanthropic causes. They prioritize giving back and making a difference in the lives of others.

After an exciting day of great talent, Erik van Rooyen celebrated his victory as the champion of the PGA Tour’s first event in Mexico.

Van Rooyen won the championship with a remarkable final round of 9-under par 63, finishing the week with a score of 27-under par 261. He beat Colombian Camilo Villegas and American Matt Kuchar, who had been tied for the lead at the beginning of the day, by two strokes.

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