The World Wide Technology Championship will continue to be played South of the Border.
Golfweek has learned that the tournament, which has been a staple of the PGA Tour’s fall schedule for more than a decade, is maintaining its Mexican roots and moving to Cabo.
Multiple sources say that the move is expected to be approved at the Tour’s board meeting to be held in Orlando on Monday ahead of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. A source says the tournament will be played at Diamante’s El Cardonal, the first course designed by Tiger Woods, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is a top attraction at the Cabo San Lucas timeshare community at the tip of the Baja Peninsula.
It’s unclear how much of a role Woods, who serves as tournament host at the Genesis Invitational and Hero World Challenge, will have at the WWTC event.
The World Wide Technologies Championship previously had been played at El Camaleon Golf Club south of Cancun in Mexico’s Riviera Maya. But after 16 years of staging a PGA Tour event, the course jumped ship for LIV Golf, and is hosting the inaugural event of the upstart league’s second season this week.
On Thursday, Borja Escalada, the CEO of RLH Properties which owns the Mayakoba resort, said that he would like to host events with both circuits and help “build a bridge” between the two warring factions. But as one Tour tournament director said, that is unlikely. “Build a bridge?” a PGA Tour tournament director said. “More like they burned a bridge with the PGA Tour, who won’t be back.”