El Camaleón Golf Club - Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, México
Second Round Notes – November 16, 2019
Weather: Partly cloudy, with a high of 80. Wind NNW 10-15 mph, with gusts to 20 mph.
36-hole cut: 82 players at 1-under 141 from a field of 131 professionals and one amateur. Rounds three and four will feature threesomes off tee Nos. 1 and 10 Sunday. Players will not be re-paired between rounds. If necessary, play will resume at 7:30 a.m. Monday.
Things to Know
2013 Mayakoba Golf Classic winner Harris English shoots 64 in bid to claim a fourth top-10 finish in fifth start this season
2016 Mayakoba Golf Classic winner Pat Perez, T7, shoots 65 in bid for first win in over two years
No player has won the Mayakoba Golf Classic twice (12 editions)
Brendon Todd posts 3-under 68, his seventh consecutive score in the 60s; most since carding eight straight in 2014
Alvaro Ortiz (sponsor invite) and brother Carlos Ortiz, both inside the top 10 through 36 holes
Russell Henley incurs eight penalty strokes; drops from top-10 position to missing the cut
Second-Round Lead Notes
6 - Second-round leaders/co-leaders at the Mayakoba Golf Classic to win, including Patton Kizzire in 2017 and Matt Kuchar in 2018
5 - Second-round leaders/co-leaders to win this season, including three of the last four winners (Justin Thomas/THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES, Tiger Woods/ZOZO Championship and Brendon Todd/Bermuda Championship)
Harris English (1st/-13)
Birdied his final two holes, including a chip-in at No. 18, en route to a bogey-free 7-under 64 in his bid to become the event’s first repeat winner (2013)
Takes at least a share of the 36-hole lead on the PGA TOUR for the fourth time. Of the previous three, converted for the win at the 2013 FedEx St. Jude Classic and 2013 Mayakoba Golf Classic
The 64 in round two extends his streak of par-or-better rounds this season to a perfect 18-of-18
Seeks his fourth top-10 finish of the season in his fifth start (T3/A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, T6/Sanderson Farms Championship, T4/Houston Open). Currently T1 in the category with Byeong Hun An
En route to 2013 victory at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, tied his career-low score with a 9-under 62 in round two
Seeks his third career PGA TOUR win and first since the 2013 Mayakoba Golf Classic
Seeking his fourth career PGA TOUR title and first since the 2016 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Vaughn Taylor (2nd/-12) offset one bogey with six birdies in his seventh Mayakoba Golf Classic start. With no missed cuts in previous five starts, best showing is T16 in 2012
With his 3-under 68 in round two, Bermuda Championship winner, Brendon Todd (3rd/-11), posted his seventh consecutive score in the 60s, the most since carding eight straight in May of 2014
First-round leader, Danny Lee (T4/-10), offset three bogeys with two birdies and an eagle at the par-5 13th to follow his opening-round 9-under 62 with a 70 in round two. Lee is making his seventh start at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, having collected top-5 finishes in 2014 (T3) and 2018 (2nd)
Sponsor exemption Alvaro Ortiz (T6/-9) shot 66-67 to make his first cut in his fifth TOUR start as a professional. Sits a stroke better than older brother, Carlos Ortiz (T10/-8). The other players from Mexico: Abraham Ancer (T31/-4), Sebastian Vazquez (MC), Jose de Jesus Rodriguez (MC), Efren Serna, Jr. (MC), Roberto Diaz (MC), (Mexican-born, represents Norway) Kristoffer Ventura (MC)
Defending champion Matt Kuchar (T23/-5) is one of six players in this week’s field also competing in the Presidents Cup. The others: CT Pan (T31/-4), Abraham Ancer (T31/-4), Jason Day (MC), Tony Finau (MC), Joaquin Niemann (MC)
In his second start at the Mayakoba Golf Classic (T28/2009), Jason Day missed the cut after rounds of 70-77—147 (+5). His 6-over 77 marks his highest PGA TOUR score outside majors since a final-round 80 at the 2017 PLAYERS Championship
The field’s lone amateur, Spain’s Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra, missed the cut after rounds of 70-74 in his PGA TOUR debut
With a total of 11 birdies through 36 holes, FedExCup leader Lanto Griffin (T43/-3) leads the RSM Birdies Fore Love competition with 123, eight better than Sungjae Im (not competing this week). The RSM Birdies Fore Love program awards the player with the most birdies (or better) during the Mayakoba Golf Classic a $50,000 donation to his charity of choice. The top three players who accumulate the most birdies (or better) in the 11 fall events will be awarded $300,000, $150,000 and $50,000, respectively, for donations to children- and/or family-focused charities of the player’s choice
Russell Henley incurred a two-stroke penalty on four consecutive holes, Nos. 9-12, for breach of Rule 20-3, a total of eight penalty strokes While signing balls for fans after his round, he noticed one of the balls was slightly different than the one he uses. He called the infraction on himself.
Tyler McCumber withdrew after nine holes in round two with a back injury
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