Matthew Wolff ripped off a 10-under 61 to match his career low on the PGA TOUR. It gave him a two-shot lead among early starters in the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba.

First-Round Leaderboard

Matthew Wolff 
Aaron Wise
4 players 

Leading Asian Scores
Anirban Lahiri 
Sung Kang 
C.T. Pan     

61 (-10)
63 (-8)
64 (-7)


67 (-4, T20)
68 (-3, T36)
69 (-2, T57)

Things to Know

  • Making his first start in the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba, Matthew Wolff ties his career-low score with a bogey-free 10-under 61
  • A year removed from a solo-second in the event, Aaron Wise was 8-under through 10 holes before posting an 8-under 63
  • Chris Kirk aces his first hole of the day (No. 10) en route to a 7-under 64; the last player to make a hole-in-one on his first hole of a PGA TOUR round was Keith Mitchell at this event in round one of 2017 
  • In his bid to become the first player to successfully defend a World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba title, Viktor Hovland opens with a 4-under 67
  • Making his fourth start in the event, Anirban Lahiri opens with an 7-birdie round of 67 for T20 position. Previous finishes T10/2018, T14/2017, T28/2016. Missed two cuts in three starts so far this season and finished 64th at Shriners Children’s Open

Matthew Wolff (entering the week)

  • Making his first start at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba, made five birdies on each nine to tie his career-low score of 10-under 61 (previous 61: 2021 Shriners Children’s Open/R1)
  • Marks his first 18-hole lead and fourth after any round on TOUR
  • Hit 11-of-14 fairways, 14-of-18 greens in regulation and required 24 putts to complete his round
  • Making his third start of the season, comes off a solo-second most recently at the Shriners Children’s Open
  • Seeks a second career PGA TOUR title in his 52nd TOUR start (2019 3M Open)
  • Advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs for a third consecutive season in 2020-21; ended his season at No. 71 in the standings

Aaron Wise (2nd/-8)

  • A year removed from his solo-second at the 2020 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba, was 8-under through 10 holes before playing his last eight holes in even par
  • His 8-under 63 in last year’s final round matched with this year’s opening-round 63 moves him to 16-under par in his last two rounds at El Camaleon GC
  • Making his sixth start in the event, with his first top-10 finish (T10) coming in 2018
  • Extends his streak of par-or-better rounds on TOUR this season to a perfect 13
  • In three starts this season prior to this week, finished inside the top 10 in his most recent two (Shriners Children’s Open/T8, THE CJ CUP @ SUMMIT/T5)
  • Seeks a second career PGA TOUR title in his 104th start this week and first since the 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson

Additional Notes

  • Chris Kirk (T3/-7) used a 6-iron from 207 yards to ace his first hole of the day (No. 10); the last player to make a hole-in-one on his first hole of a round on TOUR was Keith Mitchell at this event in 2017 (also No. 10); Kirk’s lone top-10 finish in four previous starts at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba came in his first start of 2016 (T7)
  • Coming off top-10 finishes in his last two starts in the event (T8/2019, T5/2020), Billy Horschel (T3/-7) made five birdies, an eagle at the par-5 fifth and no bogeys; the 2014 FedExCup champion seeks a seventh TOUR title and second in the calendar year (World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play)
  • Rickie Fowler (T11/-5), who finished solo-second in his first World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba start in 2017, offset three bogeys with eight birdies; best of three showings this season is T3/THE CJ CUP @ SUMMIT
  • 2012 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba winner John Huh (T11/-5) aced the par-3 eighth from 139 yards, becoming the 16th player in tournament history to make a hole-in-one in the event and second of the day (Chris Kirk/No. 10) 
  • Viktor Hovland (T20/-4) made five birdies and one bogey in his bid to become the first player to successfully defend his World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba
  • Beginning on No. 10, 2017 FedExCup champion Justin Thomas (T36/-3) made the turn in three-over par before making birdies on six of his last seven holes; in two previous starts at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba, finished T23 in 2014 and T12 last season
  • Mexico’s first Presidents Cup participant (2019) and winner of the 2021 World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational Abraham Ancer (T36/-3) opened with a 3-under 68 in his seventh consecutive start at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba; seeks a third top-10 finish in the event (T9/2017, T8/2019); comes off a T12 showing at Mayakoba last year  
  • There are 11 Latin American players in this week’s field: Mexico (6) – Abraham Ancer (-3), Juan Carlos Benitez (+3), Roberto Diaz (E), Juan Diego Fernandez (-2), Carlos Ortiz (-4) and Monday qualifier Camilo Aguado (+3); Argentina (1) – Emiliano Grillo (-3); Chile (2) – Joaquin Niemann (-2), Mito Pereira (-1); Colombia (1) – Camilo Villegas (-2); Venezuela (1) – Jhonattan Vegas (E)

Course Statistics

Toughest Hole

R1: Par-4 16th (4.106)  

Easiest Hole  

Par-5 13th (4.356)   

Scoring Averages

Front Nine

R1: 34.591

Back Nine

34.689   

Total

69.280

Bogey-Free Rounds

R1 (9): Matthew Wolff (61), Billy Horschel (64), Sergio Garcia (65), Bill Haas (65), Adam Long (66), Stephan Jaeger (67), Scottie Scheffler (67), Aaron Rai (67), Nick Taylor (67)

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