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Puerto Rico Open

Puerto Rico Open
Tournament information
Location Río Grande, Puerto Rico
Established 2008
Course(s) Trump International Golf Club Puerto Rico
Par 72
Length 7,569 yards (6,921 m)
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund $3,500,000
Month played March
Tournament record score
Aggregate 267 Chesson Hadley (2014)
To par −21 Chesson Hadley (2014)
Current champion
Chesson Hadley

The Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com is a professional golf tournament played for the first time on the PGA Tour from March 20 to March 23, 2008. The prize fund was US$3.5 million with $630,000 going to the winner. The tournament was played at the Trump International Golf Club Puerto Rico (previously the Coco Beach Golf & Country Club) which was designed by Tom Kite. It was the first PGA Tour tournament to be held in Puerto Rico. It is an alternate tournament to the WGC-Cadillac Championship for players outside the top-50 in the Official World Golf Ranking or top-10 in the FedEx Cup standings. All four rounds were broadcast on the Golf Channel.[1] Official sponsors of the tournament included seepuertorico.com.

Greg Kraft won the inaugural tournament with two-under-par 70, beating Jerry Kelly and Bo Van Pelt by one shot.[2] The winner of the Puerto Rico Open earns 300 FedEx Cup points and 24 OWGR points, compared to 550 FedEx Cup and 70-80 OWGR points for the WGC-Cadillac Championship. As an alternate event, the winner does not earn a bid to the Masters, but still receives a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour (compared to three for a WGC event) and entry into the PGA Championship as a Tour winner.

Winners

Year Player Country Score To par 1st prize ($) Purse ($) Opposite event
Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com
2014 Chesson Hadley  United States 267 −21 630,000 3,500,000 WGC-Cadillac Championship
2013 Scott Brown  United States 268 −20 630,000 3,500,000 WGC-Cadillac Championship
2012 George McNeill  United States 272 −16 630,000 3,500,000 WGC-Cadillac Championship
2011 Michael Bradley (2)  United States 272 −16 630,000 3,500,000 WGC-Cadillac Championship
Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular
2010 Derek Lamely  United States 269 −19 630,000 3,500,000 WGC-CA Championship
2009 Michael Bradley  United States 274 −14 630,000 3,500,000 WGC-CA Championship
2008 Greg Kraft  United States 274 −14 630,000 3,500,000 WGC-CA Championship

Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.

Winners of earlier events with the same name

References

  1. ^ "PGA Tour adds Puerto Rico Open to '08 schedule". PGA Tour. April 9, 2007. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kraft edges Kelly and Van Pelt by one in Puerto Rico". PGA Tour. Associated Press. March 23, 2008. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Coverage on PGA Tour's official site
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