I’m not surprised at all to see Viktor Hovland successfully defend his Mayakoba Championship.  He was surrounded by big names on the leaderboard from Justin Thomas to Scottie Scheffler to Joaquin Niemann.  When you look through the players at the top, it really is a mix bag of players, not just one type.  I’d say ball striking was the key ingredient to success over the weekend in Mexico.  

This event between 2007 and 2018 had been the lead up tournament to the Masters.  It was played on a course where golfers could work out the kinks in their game before heading to Augusta.  The Golf Club of Houston and Augusta National do have similar characteristics.  The tournament moved venues and dates in 2019.  This will be the third time...