Maverick’s ROAD AHEAD

Birdies Season 4:
Zozo Championship

October 18-24, 2021, Tokyo, Japan
The Zozo Championship will be hosted by Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Chiba, in the Greater Tokyo Area of Japan. It is co-sanctioned by the Japan Golf Tour and the PGA Tour. The tournament is the first event sanctioned by the PGA Tour in Japan, in a deal that will last until at least 2025. The tournament was moved in 2020 to California due to Covid-19. Like many Japanese golf courses, it has two greens at every hole. The course currently measures 7,224 yards and is a par 72.

Mayakoba Golf Classic

November 1-7, 2021, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
A Greg Norman-designed masterpiece, the Par-72, 7,024-yard El Camaleón blends through the diverse ecosystems of Mayakoba, including tropical jungle, dense mangroves, freshwater canals and pristine Riviera Maya oceanfront. The course’s signature hole, No. 7, is Par-5, 554-yards, and is just long enough to rule out most players from going for the green in two. This hole's most remarkable feature is the cenote (cave) playing as an enormous centerline bunker. If a player hits a driver, the cenote lies nearly 300 yards from the white tees, and the fairway in front of the cenote slopes downhill toward it so severely that well struck drives bound toward it.

Vivint Houston Open

November 8-14, 2021, Houston, TX
The Houston Open has been played at several Houston venues over 75 years. Memorial Park Municipal Golf Course hosted The Houston Open from 1951-1963, and it returned in 2020 after a Brooks Koepka and Jim Crane renovation. The Par-70, 7,432-yard course is Texas's top-rated municipal golf course. The signature hole is #15, with a 180-yard carry over a tree-lined pond with a fountain, to a green with a left side bunker.