Hobby Mexico City / 07.11.2021 20:45:07 Norwegian Viktor Hovland for the second consecutive year was procla
Mexico City / 07.11.2021 20:45:07
But Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz also took the spotlight by finishing only second at -19 with a great finish that included four straight birdies on the Back 9.
Ortiz joins the great weekend for Mexican athletes. With the historic triumph of Saul ‘El Canelo’ Álvarez over Caleb Plant in boxing, Sergio Pérez’s podium at the Mexican Grand Prix.
For Ortiz it is the second time that he has finished runner-up in the tournament, but thanks to a pair on the 18th hole, he took second place for himself only by beating American Justin Thomas in the penultimate group.
“Yes, happy. I’m very satisfied, I gave everything I had,” Ortiz said.
“This week I was probably better with the putter this year. I hit the ball really well last year. My short game wasn’t that fine and I missed a lot of putts in the first two days. But on the weekend I got hooked. I think my overall performance my overall golf was better. I think that was the only difference. It’s hard to compare because last year was also special. “
Viktor Hovland is the first two-time champion in the 15-year Mayakoba tournament and is the first to win twice.
On the other hand, Abraham Ancer had his best day in the final round, signing a card of 65 shots to reach -15 and finish tied for seventh place.
Ancer caught fire on the last day and especially in the last nine holes with five birdies, including four in a row.
“I feel happy to have finished the last nine holes like this. Pretty solid when they are normally difficult and the wind was blowing strong. It made me angry that I couldn’t take advantage of the easy days.”
Complete end for the tapatíos
The performance of Carlos Ortiz who closed in second place completed a full weekend for Guadalajara and Mexico with what was done by Canelo and Checo Pérez.
Ortiz is just glad those two athletes are mentioned.
“You already said it all. Great weekend for the people of Guadalajara, the Mexicans. What else can I tell you?
“Glad to be part of that group and that you mention me along with those two athletes.”