World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba R1

Matthew Wolff sets new course record in Mexico

Mayakoba Championship 2021 R1
November 04-07
El Camaleon Golf Club, Riviera Maya, Mexico
$7,200,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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Matthew Wolff opened with a bogey-free 61, tying his career-low score on the PGA Tour and setting a new course record, to take the opening lead in the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba.


Mayakoba Championship 2021 R1

“As soon as I finished the round, my caddie said to me, he goes,”You know, I’ve been caddying for you for quite a few rounds and that was not the one that I thought was going to be the lowest.”

“It was very steady, birdies kind of came evenly throughout the round, didn’t really make any mistakes. I think my game plan coming into the week was just really keeping the ball in play off the tee. I feel like when you start taking clubs that you’re trying to push it up or, you know, get a little farther up there, that’s when stuff narrows in. I think the main thing about how you play well out here is just being comfortable. Every single shot I was comfortable over, I was committed to. Yeah, just ended up that, at the end of the day, last putt dropped. I didn’t know it was a course record, it’s really cool to hear.”


Mayakoba Championship 2021 R1

The course isn’t best suited to Wolff’s game, he only hit one driver on Thursday, but he feels confident about his game after working on it during his break since he last played in Las Vegas three weeks ago.

“You know, it’s obviously nice being able to rip dog because it’s a big advantage. I can carry some stuff that most people can’t, so obviously I love courses that I can hit driver on, but I think along with me, every other player out here, when we’re playing good, I mean, it doesn’t matter if a course doesn’t suit you well, we’re all so good out here that on any given day, if it’s Torrey Pines or a course like this and you’re only taking one driver, when you’re on, you’re on and stuff was just kind of going right for me and I felt really good.”


Mayakoba Championship 2021 R1

Aaron Wise shot six birdies and an eagle at the par-5 5th over the first ten holes before closing bogey-par-birdie and lies in second place at 8-under.

“Made a couple long putts, hit a couple really good iron shots and drove it well. It takes a lot to be 8 under through 10. I was happy to be there, but this course has a pretty tough finish to it. There’s probably three, four really tough holes coming down the back end an d one of them got me there with hitting a 3-wood out of play, but was able to save bogey, and then made a nice long putt on 18 for birdie to kind of cap off the round.”


Mayakoba Championship 2021 R1

Chris Kirk started his round on the back nine with a hole-in-one at the par-3 10th and another eagle at the par-5 13th. He made five more birdies as well as three bogeys around the turn to close with a 64 and a share of third place.

“Made me feel a little better about my 4:30 wake-up call this morning. Yeah, No. 10, it was 204, perfect — got to land it a little bit short, so perfect 6-iron for me to land it a little short. I hit a really good shot. We were first group out, so it was still kind of overcast and dark, and walking up, as we got close to the green, it was like there’s not a ball there, there’s not a ball there. Justin, my caddie, was like, “I swear I saw it rolling on the green,” so I was like, “It’s either in or just over in the rough,” and sure enough, Danny and Jonas actually got up there before I did and started celebrating early.


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Mayakoba Championship 2021 R1

Billy Horschel and Spain’s Sergio Garcia shot bogey-free 64s for their share of third place alongside Talor Gooch.

“I think there were obviously a couple shots here and there that I could have hit better,” said Garcia, “but it’s difficult to hit every shot pretty much like you want throughout 18 holes. I drove the ball quite well for pretty much the whole day. My irons were in pretty good shape and gave myself a lot of chances, so I was able to roll it quite nicely. Thanks to that, I made a couple putts, so that was good “


Mayakoba Championship 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Matthew Wolff
-10
61
2
Aaron Wise
-8
63
T3
Chris Kirk
-7
64
T3
Billy Horschel
-7
64
T3
Sergio Garcia
-7
64
T3
Talor Gooch
-7
64
T7
Joel Dahmen
-6
65
T7
J.J. Spaun
-6
65
T7
Russell Henley
-6
65
T7
Bill Haas
-6
65
T11
Ian Poulter
-5
66
T11
Andrew Landry
-5
66
T11
Chez Reavie
-5
66
T11
Rickie Fowler
-5
66
T11
Adam Long
-5
66
T11
Sepp Straka
-5
66
T11
Brandt Snedeker
-5
66
T11
John Huh
-5
66
T11
Andrew Novak
-5
66
T20
James Hahn
-4
67
T20
Scottie Scheffler
-4
67
T20
Tony Finau
-4
67
T20
Tyler Duncan
-4
67
T20
Justin Rose
-4
67
T20
Emiliano Grillo
-4
67
T20
Stephan Jaeger
-4
67
T20
Denny McCarthy
-4
67
T20
Anirban Lahiri
-4
67
T20
Nick Taylor
-4
67
T20
Carlos Ortiz
-4
67
T20
Viktor Hovland
-4
67
T20
Gary Woodland
-4
67
T20
Brendon Todd
-4
67
T20
Aaron Rai
-4
67
T20
Thomas Detry
-4
67
T36
Troy Merritt
-3
68
T36
Danny Lee
-3
68
T36
Ryan Moore
-3
68
T36
Rory Sabbatini
-3
68
T36
Andrew Putnam
-3
68
T36
Kevin Tway
-3
68
T36
Nate Lashley
-3
68
T36
Danny Willett
-3
68
T36
Martin Laird
-3
68
T36
Justin Thomas
-3
68
T36
Seamus Power
-3
68
T36
Hudson Swafford
-3
68
T36
Matt Kuchar
-3
68
T36
Kramer Hickok
-3
68
T36
Maverick McNealy
-3
68
T36
Matt Fitzpatrick
-3
68
T36
Abraham Ancer
-3
68
T36
Michael Thompson
-3
68
T36
Sung Kang
-3
68
T36
Keith Mitchell
-3
68
T36
Patton Kizzire
-3
68
T57
Roger Sloan
-2
69
T57
Camilo Villegas
-2
69
T57
Charles Howell III
-2
69
T57
Ryan Palmer
-2
69
T57
Joaquin Niemann
-2
69
T57
Henrik Stenson
-2
69
T57
Russell Knox
-2
69
T57
Luke List
-2
69
T57
Joseph Bramlett
-2
69
T57
Guido Migliozzi
-2
69
T57
Brian Stuard
-2
69
T57
Alex Noren
-2
69
T57
Charl Schwartzel
-2
69
T57
Doug Ghim
-2
69
T57
C.T. Pan
-2
69
T57
Adam Hadwin
-2
69
T57
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
-2
69
T57
Scott Piercy
-2
69
T57
Greyson Sigg
-2
69
T57
Trey Mullinax
-2
69
T57
JD Fernandez
-2
69
T78
Patrick Rodgers
-1
70
T78
Tyrrell Hatton
-1
70
T78
Graeme McDowell
-1
70
T78
Matt Jones
-1
70
T78
Henrik Norlander
-1
70
T78
Davis Riley
-1
70
T78
Vincent Whaley
-1
70
T78
Mito Pereira
-1
70
T78
Brendan Steele
-1
70
T78
Doc Redman
-1
70
T78
Kevin Streelman
-1
70
T78
Cameron Tringale
-1
70
T78
Kelly Kraft
-1
70
T78
Braden Thornberry
-1
70
T92
Will Zalatoris
E
71
T92
Harold Varner III
E
71
T92
Brooks Koepka
E
71
T92
Shane Lowry
E
71
T92
Charley Hoffman
E
71
T92
Garrick Higgo
E
71
T92
Jhonattan Vegas
E
71
T92
Brice Garnett
E
71
T92
J.T. Poston
E
71
T92
Dylan Frittelli
E
71
T92
Keegan Bradley
E
71
T92
Roberto Díaz
E
71
T104
Jonas Blixt
+1
72
T104
Tom Hoge
+1
72
T104
Jimmy Walker
+1
72
T104
Adam Svensson
+1
72
T104
Nick Watney
+1
72
T104
Francesco Molinari
+1
72
T104
Martin Trainer
+1
72
T104
Pat Perez
+1
72
T112
Peter Malnati
+2
73
T112
Hank Lebioda
+2
73
T112
Brian Harman
+2
73
T112
Sam Ryder
+2
73
T112
Luke Donald
+2
73
T112
Zach Johnson
+2
73
T112
Patrick Reed
+2
73
T112
Richy Werenski
+2
73
T112
Adam Schenk
+2
73
T112
Eugenio Chacarra (a)
+2
73
T112
Willie Mack III
+2
73
T123
Camilo Aguado
+3
74
T123
Kyle Stanley
+3
74
T123
Juan Carlos Benitez
+3
74
T126
Curtis Thompson
+4
75
T126
Lucas Herbert
+4
75
T126
Brian Gay
+4
75
T126
Scott Stallings
+4
75
T130
Samuel Del Val
+5
76
T130
Taylor Pendrith
+5
76
132
David Lipsky
+6
77
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