Joe Mazzeo promoted; Larson Segerdahl departs after six successful years
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, México—The Mayakoba Golf Classic has announced a transition among the leadership at Mexico’s Only PGA TOUR Event as Joe Mazzeo has been promoted to Tournament Director effective immediately, following the departure of Larson Segerdahl to assume the same post at the PGA TOUR Valero Texas Open.
With the leadership of OHL, the owner and developer of the Mayakoba Resort, the operation and management of Mexico’s Only PGA TOUR Event will maintain continuity and consistency as it moves toward the future. Last November, tournament title sponsor OHL signed a six-year extension with the PGA TOUR which confirms the Mayakoba Golf Classic through 2018.
Mazzeo has been a member of the MGC team since the event’s inception in 2007 as Tournament Manager. In addition to tremendous familiarity with the MGC, Mazzeo brings a wealth of diverse and valuable experience in amateur, college and professional golf to his new role.
“I’m honored to assume the role of Tournament Director at the Mayakoba Golf Classic,” Mazzeo said. “This event holds a special place in my heart and it is a great privilege for me to now lead the team organizing it. We have great momentum and a tremendous amount of potential thanks to OHL’s great vision for this event.”
Segerdahl departs after six successful years as the head of the MGC team. Under his leadership, the MGC established itself as the premier professional golf event in Latin America. Embarking on this new opportunity, Larson will relocate to San Antonio later this month.
“For the past six years, it has been an honor to represent the Mayakoba Golf Classic while working alongside the OHL Developments and Mayakoba team,” Segerdahl commented. “I will always have special memories of Playa del Carmen, Mayakoba, the Mayakoba Golf Classic and the many friendships I developed during my time here.”
The transition at the MGC has already started as day-to-day responsibilities have begun to be transferred. The remainder of the Mayakoba Golf Classic staff remains in their current roles. For more information on the Mayakoba Golf Classic, please contact the tournament office at +52 (984) 877-2380 or visit www.MayakobaGolfClassic.com.