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Viktor Hovland set to defend title at World Large Know-how Championship at Mayakoba

Viktor Hovland will try and grow to be the primary participant to efficiently defend his title at Mayakoba when he competes in opposition to a 132-player discipline on the World Large Know-how Championship at Mayakoba. This 12 months’s occasion can be held Nov. 4-7 at El Camaleón Golf Course at Mayakoba in Mexico’s Riviera Maya.

Match officers additionally introduced at this time the return of Mexico’s Abraham Ancer to Mayakoba. Ancer, who’s at present ranked thirteenth on the earth, claimed his first profession PGA TOUR victory in August when he gained the distinguished World Golf Championships–FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Moreover, Northern Eire’s Graeme McDowell and Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz are each confirmed to take part at Mayakoba subsequent month, each current PGA TOUR winners.

“Since successful right here final 12 months, Viktor has had a beautiful season and has developed into the most effective younger gamers on the earth,” mentioned Match Director Joe Mazzeo. “We’re so happy with him and the best way he has represented our occasion. It’s thrilling to have him and our associates Abraham, Carlos and Graeme already confirmed.  As we put together to welcome World Large Know-how of their first 12 months as Title Sponsor, we’re assured our discipline of gamers can be stronger than ever and we sit up for many extra thrilling participant commitments coming quickly.”

Hovland, the primary Norwegian to win on each the PGA TOUR and European Tour, is at present ranked fifteenth on the earth. His highest rating since turning skilled in 2019, is tenth. He’s additionally the very best ranked champion within the 14-year historical past of the event.

Final 12 months, Hovland shot a 6-under-par 65 within the closing spherical that included three birdies in his final six holes, to complete 20-under and separate himself from a crowded leaderboard which included Aaron Smart, Adam Lengthy and previous champion Harris English. It was his second PGA TOUR victory.

Hovland additionally grew to become a mainstay on the worldwide stage as he was a member of this 12 months’s European Ryder Cup crew final month and represented Norway within the Tokyo Olympics the place completed tied for 14th.

Ancer and Ortiz, the very best ranked Mexican gamers on the earth at thirteenth and 72nd, respectively, will each return to compete. Ortiz can be making his eighth consecutive begin and Ancer his seventh. Mixed, this pair has 4 prime ten finishes at Mayakoba. Ortiz completed tied for second right here in 2019.

McDowell joins Hovland as a previous champion looking for to grow to be the primary a number of winner of the World Large Know-how Championship at Mayakoba within the occasion’s historical past. In 2015, he gained a three-man playoff to earn his fourth profession TOUR title.

Resulting from ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, tickets for most people is not going to be accessible this 12 months. Followers are inspired to observe alongside by the occasion’s reside tv broadcast in the US on Golf Channel and in Mexico and Latin America on Golf Channel Latinoamérica and GOLFTV, in addition to particular protection on TV Azteca, Claro Sports activities, Televisa, Grupo Imagen, TVC Deportes, and lots of extra media companions in Mexico.

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