2014 OHL Classic at Mayakoba – Final-Round Notes – Sunday, November 16, 2014 (7th of 43 events in the PGA TOUR Season) Playa del Carmen, Mexico, November 13-16, 2014, Par/Yards: 36-35—71/6,987, El Camaleón Golf Club at Mayakoba Resort; Purse: $6,100,000; FexExCup Points: 500 (winner)
Weather: Cloudy, with a high of 78 degrees. Winds ESE 10-18 mph.
Due to existing wet conditions and the threat of more rain Sunday, preferred lies in closely-mown areas were utilized for the final round.
Charley Hoffman 66-68-67-66—267 (-17) (pictured by Getty Images)
Shawn Stefani 66-65-68-69—268 (-16)“““““`
Danny Lee 66-69-67-67—269 (-15)
Andres Gonzales 69-67-66-67—269 (-15)“
Making his fourth start of the 2014-15 PGA TOUR Season this week, Charley Hoffman overcame a three-stroke deficit in the final round to post a 5-under 66 and claim a 1-stroke win at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba over Shawn Stefani.
Hoffman came to the 72nd hole leading by one over Stefani, with whom he was paired. When the duo each bogeyed the par-four home hole, Hoffman emerged victorious.
Hoffman earns his third career PGA TOUR victory at the age of 37 years, 10 months and 20 days in his 256th career start on the PGA TOUR. He previously won the 2007 Humana Challenge and 2010 Deutsche Bank Championship.
Hoffman extends exempt status through the 2016-17 PGA TOUR Season.
Hoffman earns 500 FedExCup points to move to No. 6 in the race for the FedExCup. In 2014, it took 438 points to qualify for the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup, 611 to qualify for Deutsche Bank Championship, 968 for BMW Championship and 1,769 for TOUR Championship.
Hoffman collects 500 points towards making the 2014 Presidents Cup’s United States Team.
If not otherwise exempt, Hoffman earns a spot into the following PGA TOUR events in 2015: Hyundai Tournament of Champions, Humana Challenge, Arnold Palmer Invitational, Masters Tournament, RBC Heritage, PLAYERS Championship, Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, Memorial Tournament, Quicken Loans National and PGA Championship.
Hoffman wins in his third start at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba (T31/2011, T69/2012).
Hoffman ends a winless drought of 109 starts since winning the 2010 Deutsche Bank Championship.
Hoffman becomes the fourth player to come from behind in the final round en route to victory on the PGA TOUR this season.
Hoffman becomes the fourth player to come from behind in the final round en route to victory in the eight-year history of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.
Hoffman extends the stretch of American-born players to win the OHL Classic at Mayakoba Classic to a perfect 8/8.
2014-15 PGA TOUR Season starts-made cuts-top-10s-wins: 4-2-1-1
Hoffman ranked fourth in greens in regulation this week.
R1 at a glance: 9 of 14 fairways, 15 of 18 greens, 28 putts
R2 at a glance: 11 of 14 fairways, 14 of 18 greens, 28 putts
R3 at a glance: 10 of 14 fairways, 11 of 18 greens, 25 putts
R4 at a glance: 6 of 14 fairways, 16 of 18 greens, 30 putts
Birthplace/Resides: San Diego, Calif./Las Vegas, Nev.
Family: Wife, Stacy; Claire JoAnn, Katelyn Elizabeth
Turned Pro: 2000
Joined TOUR: 2006
In his first start at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, Texas native Shawn Stefani made a good bid for victory, but settled for runner-up honors, the second of his career.
Stefani was search of his first career PGA TOUR win this week in his 45th start. His closest was a playoff loss to Justin Rose at the Quicken Loans National earlier this year in the 2013-14 season.
Stefani was making his fifth start of the 2014-15 PGA TOUR Season this week, with a T25 at last week’s Sanderson Farms Championship his best previous showing.
Stefani credits a sponsor exemption into the 2014 Shell Houston Open for saving his job on the PGA TOUR. Stefani started last season (2013-14) on a Minor Medical Extension, due to a neck injury. He had two events to earn $84,084 and retain exempt status for the remainder of the season. Stefani missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open, but made up for it in his hometown of Houston at the Shell Houston Open. Playing on a sponsor exemption, he finished fifth, good for $256,000. Stefani went on to lose in a playoff to Justin Rose at the Quicken Loans National, while advancing to the FedExCup Playoffs for the first time in his career (Finished No. 83).
En route to a final-round, 5-under 66, South Korea’s Danny Lee made seven straight birdies on Nos. 3-9. Lee began the day four strokes off the lead at 11-under 202.
The 2008 U.S. Amateur champion was making his third start in the OHL Classic at Maykoba this week, with little to no previous success. He missed last year’s cut and withdrew from the 2012 event.
Making his sixth start of the season this week, Lee’s T3 finish is his first top ten since finishing second at the Puerto Rico Open in the 2013-2014 PGA TOUR Season back in March.
Third-round leader Jason Bohn struggled in the final round, making three bogeys in his first eight holes. A final-round, 3-over 74 resulted in a T7 finish at 12-under 272.
Thanks to his 6-under 65, PGA TOUR rookie Tony Finau completed another top-10 finish at this week’s OHLClassic at Mayakba (T7).
Finau was making his fifth start of the 2014-15 PGA TOUR Season. In his second start, Finau claimed a share of seventh place at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He came into the OHL Classic at Mayakoba on the heels of a missed cut at last week’s Sanderson Farms Championship.
Six of the seven past champions of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba were in the field this week. The only defending champion missing was Brian Gay (injury).
Champion/ Year(s) won / Final
Harris English 2013 -7/T37
John Huh 2012 -8/T29
Johnson Wagner 2011 -10/T16
Cameron Beckman 2010 MC
Mark Wilson 2009 MC
Fred Funk 2007` -11/T9
Oscar Fraustro and Carlos Ortiz, the two (of seven) Mexican players in this week’s field who made the cut also claimed T9 honors.
Esteban Toledo (2007, 2008, 2009, 2012), Jose de Jesus Rodriquez (2009, 2012), Oscar Fraustro (2013, 2014) and Carlos Ortiz (2014) are the only Mexicans to make the cut in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in the eight-year history of the event.
Mexican golfers who have/had membership on the PGA TOUR:
Player / First Year of Membership (Hometown)
Cesar Sanudo 1969 (Navajoa)
Victor Regalado 1973 (Tijuana)
Rafael Alarcon 1983 (Guadalajara)
Esteban Toledo 1998 (Mexicali)
Alex Aragon 2006 (Mexico City)
Carlos Ortiz 2014 (Guadalajara)
Oscar Fraustro 2014 (Mexico City)
Cesar Sanudo and Victor Regalado are the only native Mexican golfers to win on the PGA TOUR. Regalado won the 1974 Pleasant Valley Classic and 1978 Ed McMahon-Jaycees Quad Cities Open (John Deere Classic). Sanudo took top honors at the 1970 Azalea Open Invitational.
R1: Daniel Berger (65), Steve Wheatcroft (65), Jason Bohn (66), Brice Garnett (66), Charley Hoffman (66), Shawn Stefani (66), Robert Streb (67), Derek Fathauer (68), Max Homa (68) and Jhonattan Vegas (68).
R2: Ken Duke (63), Michael Putnam (64), Jason Bohn (65), Fred Funk (65), John Rollins (65), Nicholas Thompson (65), Mark Hubbard (66), Rory Sabbatini (66), Gonzalo Fdez-Castano (67) and Nick Taylor (68).
R3: Jerry Kelly (67), John Huh (69), Fred Funk (69).
R4: Rory Sabbatini (66), Andres Gonzales, Carlos Ortiz (68) and Mark Hubbard (68).
Scoring Averages at the par-71 El Camaleón Golf Club:
Front 9 Back 9 Total Cumulative
R1: 34.985 34.955 69.939 —
R2: 34.685 34.653 69.337 69.641`
R3: 36.013 35.500 71.513 70.065
R4: 34.737 34.724 69.461 69.954
In 2013, the cumulative scoring average for the week at El Camaleón Golf Club was 70.019.
Source: PGA TOUR