Golf-PGA Tour moves event to Tiger Woods designed course from Mayakoba

(Reuters) - A Tiger Woods designed course in Mexico will be the site of the 2023 World Wide Technology Championship, the PGA Tour said on Tuesday as it found a new home for an event previously played at a Mayakoba layout that held LIV Golf's season opener.

El Cardonal, which is located at Diamante Cabo San Lucas in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, opened in 2014 and is the first golf course designed by 15-times major champion Woods.

The World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba made golf history in 2007 when it became the first PGA Tour event to be contested outside of the United States or Canada.

The PGA Tour's agreement with Mayakoba, which was designed by LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman, ended after 2022. Mayakoba hosted LIV Golf's 2023 season-opener in February.

The event at El Cardonal will be held this autumn and feature 132 golfers competing for 500 FedExCup points on a par-72, 7,300-yard layout that was influenced by the Southern California courses Woods grew up playing.

After the PGA Tour's season-ending playoffs, which conclude in August, the autumn events finalise the top 125 eligibility for the next FedExCup season that begins in January.

(Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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