The adidas Golf Invitational – 'The Best Week of the Year'
Vista Vallarta Golf Club, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – November 12 – 17, 2019
The 2019 adidas Golf Invitational concluded on Saturday, November 17th under sunny skies at the Vista Vallarta Golf Club in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Cole Madey made his tournament debut a memorable one, tying the tournament record with a score of 266 (24 under par), he beat out Shawn McCarty by four shots, and former champion Chris Moody by five. Even with McCarty with nine holes to play, Cole put the pedal to the metal, birdying 10 and 11 and never looking back.
Travis Johns from Medinah, Illinois has been playing with his team in this event for 10 years. He finally broke through with his team for victory in the team competition. Playing with his ‘main men’ Juan and Steven Gaytan, they were joined by first-timer Jesus Lopez which proved to be a winning formula. They came from behind the final round to oust the formidable team of past champion Chris Moody, Dan Horner, Bob Shay and Shane Brady. We came close to the first ever ‘team champion playoff’ in tournament history. Maybe next year?
Our flight champions were also crowned the final night, and every flight featured several teams in the hunt right to the end. Teams captained by Mark Fuller, Chris Moody, Jay Carballo, and Mike Malaska took home the awards. Chris Moody added to his fine week with a victory, along side his partner Dan Horner, in the growingly popular HONMA Shootout.
During the final night’s presentation, Ryan Fitzpatrick and his team got the surprise of the evening. They were drawn out as the recipients of the Links Golf St. Andrews 5-Star golfing holiday to St. Andrews, Scotland. It was the 16th straight year that a team has been awarded this incredible trip compliments of our friends at Links Golf.
It was a wonderful and memorable week again. adidas Golf once again took the title sponsorship role in hand and pulled out all the stops to make it so. Their staff has been invaluable to the tournament's success, and their passion for this event is always present. Thank you to HONMA Golf who presented the HONMA Shootout as a new cornerstone of the event, and to E-Z UP who gave us the E-Z UP Village at the range on the Vista Vallarta Golf Club.
There are countless people to thank, and we appreciate every one of you. We look forward to the 2020 adidas Golf Invitational – the next addition of this special event – November 10 -15, 2020 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
For all of you who joined us this year, and all of you who have joined us in the past, and will join us in the future, thanks for making this ‘The Best Week of the Year'.
About adidas Golf
adidas Golf works to create the best apparel and footwear products for golfers everywhere. Designed by golfers who love the game, adidas focuses on delivering products for both men and women that are built to perform both on and off the course. Specifically, adidas Golf offers three collections: adidas Performance, adiPure, and adicross. adidas Performance provides golfers with the latest innovations from adidas so that they can perform at their best. adiPure blends premium finishing with relentless attention to detail, fusing craftsmanship and innovation to change the way players see traditional golf style. adicross addresses the on- and off-course life of the modern golfer, focusing on products that are urban inspired and non-traditional.
The world’s best golfers rely on adidas’ products every week. The current roster of adidas athletes includes Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Jon Rahm, Justin Rose, Xander Schauffele, and Tyrrell Hatton. adidas is also represented on the women’s tour with Paula Creamer, Jessica Korda and Danielle Kang. adidas Golf has employees worldwide and is headquartered in Carlsbad, CA. Find out more at adidas.com.