Previously the tournament had been held in February opposite the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, prohibiting the top 64 players in the world from enjoying the chance to compete at Mayakoba.
As a result of the scheduling change, the event now boasts its own unencumbered date on the PGA Tour, affording any PGA Tour player, regardless of world ranking, the opportunity to compete in the tour should he meet qualifying criteria and wish to play.
Additionally, officials announced an updated name for the event that will now be known as the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to reflect the commitment of tournament title sponsor and resort developer, OHL Developments.
As part of the announcement, officials also unveiled an increase in the total purse to $6 million guaranteeing the winner will earn a check of more than $1 million.
With this new date, the tournament will continue to be a part of the season-long FedExCup competition and will now distribute a full allocation of FedExCup points.
In addition to a winner’s check of $1.08 million, the champion will also earn 500 FedExCup points.
Previously, the event awarded 250 points to the first-place finisher.
Located in the Riviera Maya just 15 minutes from Playa del Carmen, Mayakoba is an eco-friendly resort development on the shores of the Caribbean in Mexico. Mayakoba is home to three luxury hotels — Fairmont Mayakoba, Rosewood Mayakoba and Banyan Tree Mayakoba.
The resort also offers an18-hole golf course designed by renowned architect and PGA legend Greg Norman.
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