First Round Notes
Last year, Chris Kirk led by a stroke at 8-under 63, before finishing T7. Eventual winner Pat Perez opened with a 3-under 68.
In the 11-year history of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, the only first-round leader to end up victorious was Fred Funk in the inaugural event of 2007. Funk opened that year with an 8-under 62.
PGA TOUR rookie Keith Mitchell began the tournament with an ace when he holed a 6-iron from 214 yards at No. 10. It marked his first ace on either the PGA TOUR or Web.com Tour and the eighth hole-in-one at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. In 2015, South Africa’s Thomas Aiken also began the tournament with an ace at the 10th hole. Since 2002, Aiken and Mitchell are the only two players to begin a PGA TOUR event (official stroke play) with an ace.
There are five Mexican players in the field this week: Carlos Ortiz (67), Oscar Fraustro (69), Roberto Diaz (71), Abraham Ancer (71) and Jose de Jesus Rodriguez (70). Victor Regalado and Cesar Sanudo are the only native Mexican golfers to win on the PGA TOUR.
Making his first start in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba and of the 2017-18 PGA TOUR Season, four-time PGA TOUR winner Rickie Fowler opened with a bogey-free, 6-under 65.
R1: Vaughn Taylor (64), Rickie Fowler (65), Patrick Rodgers (67), Ben Silverman (68), Brian Stuard (69), Richy Werensky (69).