El Camaleon Golf Course, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico – The El Camaleon Golf layout is a Greg Norman design that winds through tropical jungle and mangroves and along oceanfront sand. The course this week will play as a 6,987-yard par 71 and consists of paspulum grass that some players tend to play really well on (I’m looking at you Pat Perez).
It’s a ball striker’s track with a lot of trouble in play. A series of canals runs through the Mayakoba track and are potential hazards off of the tee on most holes. Given the course’s average length, many of the past champions here have not been big hitters. So, we’ll be looking to favor accuracy over distance.
When selecting players this week, I’ll be favoring ball striking stats from the past five events pretty heavily. That may not be the most recommended course of action, but it is one way to play an event like this and I have committed to it here.
2018 – 19 Patton Kizzire (Runner Up: -18 Rickie Fowler)
2017 – 21 Pat Perez (Runners Up: – 19 Gary Woodland)
2016 – 18 Graeme McDowell (Runners Up: Playoff Jason Bohn, Russell Knox)
2015 – 17 Charley Hoffman (Runner Up: – 16 Shawn Stefani)
2014 – 21 Harris English (Runner Up: – 17 Brian Stuard)