World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba R2

Matthew Wolff holds halfway lead

Mayakoba Championship 2021 R2
November 04-07
El Camaleon Golf Club, Riviera Maya, Mexico
$7,200,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

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Matthew Wolff lost some momentum with two late bogeys on Friday but still held on to the lead by two shots in the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba.


Mayakoba Championship 2021 R2

Having started the day with a two-shot lead at 10-under thanks to his opening 61 he produced four birdies and a bogey on the front nine to make the turn in 33. He was 5-under for the day by the 13th following two more birdies before finding the bunkers at the par-4s 16th and 18th leading to a 68 to reach 13-under.


Mayakoba Championship 2021 R2

“I had a couple bad breaks coming in. No. 16 just doesn’t really set up well for me, not going to take driver there, and 3-wood kind of works away from the fairway. You know, like I said, it was a hard finish, but I was really happy with how I played today. Felt like it was pretty difficult this afternoon, honestly. Wind started to swirl a little bit and pick up.

“But yeah, I mean, I was really happy with how I started because, you know, following a round like I had yesterday, it’s not always easy to come out and keep on making birdies and glad I proved to myself that I could do it. Yeah, I put myself in a really good spot, so I’m excited for the week.”


Mayakoba Championship 2021 R2

Scottie Scheffler closed with a bogey-free 64 including a run of five birdies on his back nine from the 4th and lies in second place at 11-under.

“I just kept the ball in play. I gave myself a lot of looks today. I don’t think I missed very many greens, so that’s really important around this place, just keep it in position. I did a good job of that today.

“I would say I could hit a few more fairways. Other than that, I feel like I’m doing a good job of getting the ball in position and giving myself a lot of looks. I feel like I burned a lot of edges the first couple days. Once those putts start falling a bit more, I think I’ll start scoring a bit better.”


Mayakoba Championship 2021 R2

Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz is tied in third place at 10-under alongside Norway’s Viktor Hovland after closing with 65s.

Ortiz started on the back nine and shot two birdies and a bogey to make the turn at 1-under before making four consecutive birdies from the 2nd and one final birdie at the 9th.

“Actually, I don’t mind being 1 under through 10 starting on the back nine. It was a tough stretch of the golf course and I knew if you can somehow keep it together, the front nine’s pretty gettable. So I think I did a good job with that and I took advantage of the easy holes, and obviously finishing up with birdie was really nice.

“I feel like I did everything pretty decent. When I missed the green, I think I chipped it pretty close. Putted great most of the day. I made some good putts and I hit it close, so I’m really pleased the way I played. I think I’m in a pretty good position for the weekend.”


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Mayakoba Championship 2021 R2

Hovland shot eight birdies on Friday but was let down on his back nine by a bad bounce at the 1st that placed him out of bounds leading to a double bogey.

“I started on the back, so I was 3 under par going on my front nine, the back nine. Then I get to the first hole, hit it in the left rough and I didn’t have very far in and I pushed it a little bit and literally landed four steps right of the pin, hits a sprinkler head and goes in the trees over the green. That was obviously, that’s a bad break, but it’s not like I sliced it OB or something like that. I knew I was playing good golf, so I just had to reset, and I was happy I made five birdies coming in.”

A group of ten players are tied for fifth place at 9-under including Justin Thomas who followed up his opening 68 with a 65.

Mayakoba Championship 2021 R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Matthew Wolff
-13
61
68
129
2
Scottie Scheffler
-11
67
64
131
T3
Carlos Ortiz
-10
67
65
132
T3
Viktor Hovland
-10
67
65
132
T5
Bill Haas
-9
65
68
133
T5
Anirban Lahiri
-9
67
66
133
T5
Michael Thompson
-9
68
65
133
T5
Sergio Garcia
-9
64
69
133
T5
Talor Gooch
-9
64
69
133
T5
Aaron Wise
-9
63
70
133
T5
Billy Horschel
-9
64
69
133
T5
Ryan Palmer
-9
69
64
133
T5
Justin Thomas
-9
68
65
133
T5
J.J. Spaun
-9
65
68
133
T15
Russell Henley
-8
65
69
134
T15
Doug Ghim
-8
69
65
134
T15
James Hahn
-8
67
67
134
T15
Andrew Landry
-8
66
68
134
T15
Martin Laird
-8
68
66
134
T15
Matt Kuchar
-8
68
66
134
T15
Garrick Higgo
-8
71
63
134
T22
Denny McCarthy
-7
67
68
135
T22
John Huh
-7
66
69
135
T22
Thomas Detry
-7
67
68
135
T22
Charles Howell III
-7
69
66
135
T22
Joaquin Niemann
-7
69
66
135
T22
Seamus Power
-7
68
67
135
T28
Alex Noren
-6
69
67
136
T28
Doc Redman
-6
70
66
136
T28
Nick Taylor
-6
67
69
136
T28
Abraham Ancer
-6
68
68
136
T28
Brendon Todd
-6
67
69
136
T28
Roberto Díaz
-6
71
65
136
T28
Andrew Putnam
-6
68
68
136
T28
Joel Dahmen
-6
65
71
136
T28
Tony Finau
-6
67
69
136
T28
Danny Willett
-6
68
68
136
T28
Tyrrell Hatton
-6
70
66
136
T28
Adam Long
-6
66
70
136
T28
Henrik Norlander
-6
70
66
136
T41
Brendan Steele
-5
70
67
137
T41
Matt Fitzpatrick
-5
68
69
137
T41
Sepp Straka
-5
66
71
137
T41
Keith Mitchell
-5
68
69
137
T41
C.T. Pan
-5
69
68
137
T41
Brandt Snedeker
-5
66
71
137
T41
Patton Kizzire
-5
68
69
137
T41
Adam Hadwin
-5
69
68
137
T41
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
-5
69
68
137
T41
Scott Piercy
-5
69
68
137
T41
Danny Lee
-5
68
69
137
T41
Chris Kirk
-5
64
73
137
T41
Kevin Tway
-5
68
69
137
T41
Tyler Duncan
-5
67
70
137
T41
Justin Rose
-5
67
70
137
T41
Maverick McNealy
-5
68
69
137
T41
Adam Svensson
-5
72
65
137
T58
Brian Stuard
-4
69
69
138
T58
Charl Schwartzel
-4
69
69
138
T58
Patrick Reed
-4
73
65
138
T58
Keegan Bradley
-4
71
67
138
T58
Aaron Rai
-4
67
71
138
T58
Andrew Novak
-4
66
72
138
T58
Greyson Sigg
-4
69
69
138
T58
Troy Merritt
-4
68
70
138
T58
Tom Hoge
-4
72
66
138
T58
Chez Reavie
-4
66
72
138
T58
Rickie Fowler
-4
66
72
138
T58
Hudson Swafford
-4
68
70
138
T58
Vincent Whaley
-4
70
68
138
CUT
Jhonattan Vegas
-3
71
68
139
CUT
Hank Lebioda
-3
73
66
139
CUT
Sung Kang
-3
68
71
139
CUT
Gary Woodland
-3
67
72
139
CUT
Roger Sloan
-3
69
70
139
CUT
Ian Poulter
-3
66
73
139
CUT
Harold Varner III
-3
71
68
139
CUT
Rory Sabbatini
-3
68
71
139
CUT
Camilo Villegas
-3
69
70
139
CUT
Charley Hoffman
-3
71
68
139
CUT
Russell Knox
-3
69
70
139
CUT
Davis Riley
-3
70
69
139
CUT
Luke List
-3
69
70
139
CUT
Brice Garnett
-2
71
69
140
CUT
Sam Ryder
-2
73
67
140
CUT
Luke Donald
-2
73
67
140
CUT
J.T. Poston
-2
71
69
140
CUT
Pat Perez
-2
72
68
140
CUT
Kyle Stanley
-2
74
66
140
CUT
Kevin Streelman
-2
70
70
140
CUT
Trey Mullinax
-2
69
71
140
CUT
Will Zalatoris
-2
71
69
140
CUT
Ryan Moore
-2
68
72
140
CUT
Nate Lashley
-2
68
72
140
CUT
Shane Lowry
-2
71
69
140
CUT
Matt Jones
-2
70
70
140
CUT
Emiliano Grillo
-2
67
73
140
CUT
Kramer Hickok
-2
68
72
140
CUT
Nick Watney
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
-1
71
70
141
CUT
Martin Trainer
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Brian Gay
-1
75
66
141
CUT
Cameron Tringale
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Braden Thornberry
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Graeme McDowell
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Henrik Stenson
-1
69
72
141
CUT
Stephan Jaeger
-1
67
74
141
CUT
Zach Johnson
E
73
69
142
CUT
Richy Werenski
E
73
69
142
CUT
Juan Carlos Benitez
E
74
68
142
CUT
Jonas Blixt
E
72
70
142
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
E
70
72
142
CUT
Brooks Koepka
E
71
71
142
CUT
Brian Harman
+1
73
70
143
CUT
Francesco Molinari
+1
72
71
143
CUT
Lucas Herbert
+1
75
68
143
CUT
Adam Schenk
+1
73
70
143
CUT
JD Fernandez
+1
69
74
143
CUT
Jimmy Walker
+1
72
71
143
CUT
Guido Migliozzi
+1
69
74
143
CUT
Scott Stallings
+2
75
69
144
CUT
Taylor Pendrith
+2
76
68
144
CUT
Peter Malnati
+2
73
71
144
CUT
Curtis Thompson
+3
75
70
145
CUT
Eugenio Chacarra (a)
+4
73
73
146
CUT
Willie Mack III
+4
73
73
146
CUT
Joseph Bramlett
+4
69
77
146
CUT
Camilo Aguado
+4
74
72
146
CUT
David Lipsky
+4
77
69
146
CUT
Mito Pereira
+6
70
78
148
CUT
Samuel Del Val
+10
76
76
152
WD
Kelly Kraft
E
70
52
122
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