Aquí hay gato encerrado. You’re damn right I do. The PGA is holding their first event in Mexico this weekend. No major stars are expected to appear but the course does boast a unique feature called The Devil’s Mouth.
The “mouth” actually is the opening to an underground, cave-like passageway that comes out behind the second hole.
Known as a “cenote,” it’s the first of many natural delights found on El Camaleon, the Greg Norman-designed venue for this slice of PGA Tour history, the Mayakoba Golf Classic, which opens Thursday.
“It gives character right away,” Norman said. “It’s an opening statement: ‘Here it is!”‘
Norman’s opening statement ranks up there with JFK’s inaugural speech, MLK’s “I Have A Dream”, Rocky Balboa’s “If I Can Change, You Can Change” and Three 6 Mafia’s Oscar acceptance speech.
Me thinks this is a devious plot conjured up by the PGA with the help of coyotes to train and import more help to keep American fairways green. There’s no way they want Mexicans to take over the tour. Who knows how Fuzzy Zoeller will react when El Gordo wins the Masters. I assure you it won’t be bonito.