For the first time in his career, Jordan Spieth is scheduled to make multiple starts in the fall portion of the PGA TOUR schedule.
The Mayakoba Golf Classic announced Spieth’s commitment Friday. The tournament will be played Nov. 8-11 at El Camaleon Golf Club in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. He already was scheduled to play next week’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open for the first time.
“It is very exciting for everyone involved with the tournament to welcome Jordan, who is an outstanding young player and a tremendous ambassador for the game of golf globally,” said Joe Mazzeo, the Mayakoba Golf Classic's tournament director.
The Shriners will be Spieth’s first fall start in three years and his first in the United States. Three consecutive starts at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions (2013-15) were his only previous experience during the early portion of the PGA TOUR schedule.
Spieth finished 31st in last season’s FedExCup to miss the TOUR Championship for the first time. The 2017-18 season also was the second winless campaign of his career. He went winless in 2014 but responded by winning the following year’s FedExCup.
The fall has been an important time of year for Spieth. In 2014, he followed his winless PGA TOUR campaign with victories at the Australian Open and Hero World Challenge that set the stage for his historic 2015 season. He also won the 2016 Australian Open.
Rickie Fowler, Tony Finau, Gary Woodland, Billy Horschel and defending champion Patton Kizzire also are among the Mayakoba Golf Classic’s early commitments.