Brazil Rio de Janeiro 500 Years Open

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Brazil Rio de Janeiro
500 Years Open
Tournament information
Location Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Established 2000
Course(s) Itanhangá Golf Club
Par 72
Length 6,618 yards
Tour(s) PGA European Tour
Format Stroke play
Final year 2000
Tournament record score
Aggregate 270 Roger Chapman (2000)
To par −18 Roger Chapman (2000)
Final champion
Roger Chapman

The Brazil Rio de Janeiro 500 Years Open was the first of two golf tournaments that were held in 2000 to commemorate the discovery of Brazil by Pedro Álvares Cabral in 1500. They were both included on the schedule of the PGA European Tour, marking the tour's first visit to South America.

The tournament was held at Itanhangá Golf Club in Rio de Janeiro and won by England's Roger Chapman who triumphed in a sudden-death playoff over Ireland's Pádraig Harrington,[1] who won the second tournament in São Paulo the following week.[2]


Year Winner Country Score To par Margin of
2000 Roger Chapman  England 270 −18 Playoff (2nd hole) Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Chapman reigns in Rio". BBC Sport. 26 March 2000. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  2. ^ "Harrington wins in Brazil". RTÉ Sport. 2 April 2000. Retrieved 2010-06-09. [permanent dead link]

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