Mayakoba Classic: Matt Kuchar Leads, Cameron Champ Two Back

Carrie Guzman
November 11, 2018

"It's an unbelievable resort, Mayakoba".

"It's been a little bit of a working vacation", said Kuchar, who brought his family to Play del Carmen.

Kuchar's wife Sybi ended up filling in for Johnson's caddie Damon Green at the first round of the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico, carrying Johnson's full bag of clubs for nine holes. "But I had a good time at the office today as well".

If Kuchar was able to go on and win it would be a great boost for next week's Australian Open where is is an invitee in a field weakened by the absence of several of Australia's leading players.

After an even par 71 on Thursday he had four birdies and two bogeys in a two-under 69 that wasn't enough to see him through to the weekend. That made Ancer the first Mexican golfer to crack the top 100 in the world ranking, and he carried that to his native soil and kept moving in the right direction.

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Also at 65 were Bud Cauley as he returns from a vehicle accident at the Memorial in early June, defending champion Patton Kizzire, who made back-to-back eagles on the par-5 5th hole and by holing out on the par-4 6th, and Sydneysider Matt Jones.

Rickie Fowler was among those at 66.

Champ was sensational in just his third career PGA Tour start on Friday, mixing eight birdies and an eagle with one bogey for a round of nine-under par 62 that gave him the outright lead before Kuchar overtook him later in the day. Check in for highlights from every tournament plus player interviews, player profiles, tournament previews, swing analysis and all the greatest shots and incredible moments.

2 share lead at Tour Champions season finale: PHOENIX - Paul Goydos and Tim Petrovic shot 8-under 63 to share the lead in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, leaving points leader Bernhard Langer seven strokes back in the PGA Tour Champions' season finale.

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