Puerto Rico Open
|Location||Río Grande, Puerto Rico|
|Course(s)||Trump International Golf Club Puerto Rico|
|Length||7,569 yards (6,921 m)|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||267 Chesson Hadley (2014)|
|To par||−21 Chesson Hadley (2014)|
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 $630,000 going to the winner. The tournament was played at the Trump International Golf Club Puerto Rico (previously the Coco Beach Golf & Country Club) which was designed by Tom Kite. It was the first PGA Tour tournament to be held in Puerto Rico. It is an alternate tournament to the WGC-Cadillac Championship for players outside the top-50 in the Official World Golf Ranking or top-10 in the FedEx Cup standings. All four rounds were broadcast on the Golf Channel. Official sponsors of the tournament included seepuertorico.com.
Greg Kraft won the inaugural tournament with two-under-par 70, beating Jerry Kelly and Bo Van Pelt by one shot. The winner of the Puerto Rico Open earns 300 FedEx Cup points and 24 OWGR points, compared to 550 FedEx Cup and 70-80 OWGR points for the WGC-Cadillac Championship. As an alternate event, the winner does not earn a bid to the Masters, but still receives a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour (compared to three for a WGC event) and entry into the PGA Championship as a Tour winner.
|Year||Player||Country||Score||To par||1st prize ($)||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
- 2005 Daniel Barbetti
- 2004 Rodolfo González
- 1967 Chuck Courtney
- 1966 Ramón Sota
- 1965 Howell Fraser
- 1964 Art Wall, Jr.
- 1963 Charlie Sifford
- 1962 George Knudson
- 1961 Billy Maxwell
- 1960 Joe Jimenez
- 1959 Pete Cooper
- 1958 Bob Toski
- 1957 Chick Harbert
- "PGA Tour adds Puerto Rico Open to '08 schedule". PGA Tour. April 9, 2007. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
- "Kraft edges Kelly and Van Pelt by one in Puerto Rico". PGA Tour. Associated Press. March 23, 2008. Retrieved March 13, 2013.