The World Wide Technology Championship has a new venue.
The PGA Tour announced Tuesday its tournament, which has been a staple of the fall schedule for more than a decade, is moving to El Cardonal Golf Course at Diamante in 2023. The course, which is in Cabo San Lucas, was Tiger Woods’ first design.
The event previously had been played at El Camaleon Golf Club south of Cancun in Mexico’s Riviera Maya. But after 16 years of staging a PGA Tour event, the course jumped ship for LIV Golf, and hosted the inaugural event of the upstart league’s second season in February. The course was designed by Greg Norman, the CEO of LIV Golf.
The World Wide Technology Championship will feature 132 players competing for 500 FedEx Cup points. Following the FedEx Cup Playoffs, which conclude in August at the Tour Championship, the fall events will finalize the top-125 eligibility for the next FedEx Cup season, which begins in January.
“We are excited to build on our partnership with World Wide Technology as we continue to develop the growth of our sport in Mexico and across Latin America,” said Tyler Dennis, the PGA Tour’s EVP and President. “The support of World Wide Technology, coupled with a championship golf course, will ensure that the PGA Tour’s fall schedule will continue to deliver moments of drama and consequence.”
The par-72, 7,300-yard layout features views of the Pacific Ocean and provides players with several shot options to navigate on each hole. Opened in 2014, El Cardonal is No. 26 on Golfweek’s Best for 2023 in the Mexico, the Caribbean, Atlantic islands and Central America.
Diamante is a private resort nestled along the coastline of Los Cabos, a municipality at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula in the state of Baja California Sur. In addition to El Cardonal, Diamante also features the Dunes Course, designed by Davis Love III, as well as the TGR-designed Oasis Short Course, a 12-hole, par-3 course.
“We are honored and excited by the opportunity to showcase to the world what a great golf destination the region of Los Cabos has become,” said Ken Jowdy, CEO of Legacy Properties and developer of Diamante. “Hosting the World Wide Technology Championship will have an incredible impact on Los Cabos and bring unmatched exposure to our region. We are thankful to WWT and the PGA Tour for bringing this world-class event to Diamante.”
The World Wide Technology Championship is one of two FedEx Cup events in Mexico, along with the Mexico Open at Vidanta. The PGA Tour has visited Mexico every year since 2007, the first time it held a full-field event outside the United States or Canada.
All four rounds of the 2023 World Wide Technology Championship will be carried live on Golf Channel in the United States and Latin America, including Mexico.