Puerto Rico Open

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Puerto Rico Open
Puerto Rico Open logo.png
Tournament information
LocationRío Grande, Puerto Rico
Established2008
Course(s)Coco Beach Golf Course
Par72
Length7,569 yards (6,921 m)
Tour(s)PGA Tour
(alternate event)
FormatStroke play
Prize fund$3.0 million
Month playedMarch
Tournament record score
Aggregate267 Chesson Hadley (2014)
To par−21 Chesson Hadley (2014)
Current champion
Norway Viktor Hovland
Río Grande is located in Puerto Rico
Río Grande
Río Grande
Location in Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rico Open is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour that was first played in 2008. It is the only PGA Tour event ever held in Puerto Rico. The tournament is played at the Coco Beach Golf Course (previously Trump International Golf Club Puerto Rico) which was designed by Tom Kite. From its inception through 2015, it was played in early March as an alternate event to the WGC-Cadillac Championship, but in 2016 it moved to late March, opposite the WGC-Dell Match Play. All four rounds are broadcast on the Golf Channel.[1]

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 World Golf Championships. 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. In 2015, the prize fund was US$3 million with $540,000 going to the winner.

The Puerto Rico Open is allocated eight additional sponsor exemptions. Four of these are designated for players from Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. The other four additional exemptions are unrestricted.[2]

For 2018, the Puerto Rico Open was made an unofficial event as a fundraiser for relief efforts after Hurricane Maria, where it is played at TPC Dorado Beach. The event will again become official in 2019 and 2020.[3]

Winners[edit]

Year Player Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
Purse ($)
Puerto Rico Open
2020 Viktor Hovland  Norway 268 −20 1 stroke United States Josh Teater 540,000 3,000,000
2019 Martin Trainer  United States 275 −15 3 strokes Australia Aaron Baddeley
United States Daniel Berger
Canada Roger Sloan
United States Johnson Wagner
540,000 3,000,000
Puerto Rico Open Charity Day
2018 Unofficial pro-am event won by team with George McNeill and Cheyenne Woods
Puerto Rico Open
2017 D. A. Points  United States 268 −20 2 strokes United States Bryson DeChambeau
South Africa Retief Goosen
United States Bill Lunde
540,000 3,000,000
Puerto Rico Open at Coco Beach
2016 Tony Finau  United States 276 −12 Playoff United States Steve Marino 540,000 3,000,000
Puerto Rico Open
2015 Alex Čejka  Germany 281 −7 Playoff United States Jon Curran
Argentina Emiliano Grillo
United States Tim Petrovic
United States Sam Saunders
540,000 3,000,000
Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com
2014 Chesson Hadley  United States 267 −21 2 strokes New Zealand Danny Lee 630,000 3,500,000
2013 Scott Brown  United States 268 −20 1 stroke Argentina Fabián Gómez
United States Jordan Spieth
630,000 3,500,000
2012 George McNeill  United States 272 −16 2 strokes Japan Ryo Ishikawa 630,000 3,500,000
2011 Michael Bradley (2)  United States 272 −16 Playoff United States Troy Matteson 630,000 3,500,000
Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular
2010 Derek Lamely  United States 269 −19 2 strokes United States Kris Blanks 630,000 3,500,000
2009 Michael Bradley  United States 274 −14 1 stroke Australia Jason Day
United States Brett Quigley
630,000 3,500,000
2008 Greg Kraft  United States 274 −14 1 stroke United States Jerry Kelly
United States Bo Van Pelt
630,000 3,500,000

Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.

Winners of earlier events with the same name

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PGA Tour adds Puerto Rico Open to '08 schedule". PGA Tour. April 9, 2007. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
  2. ^ "2015–16 PGA Tour Player Handbook & Tournament Regulations" (PDF). October 5, 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 12, 2016.
  3. ^ "Puerto Rico Open back on PGA Tour schedule in 2019 after Hurricane Maria cancels 2018 plans". ESPN. Associated Press. December 21, 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 18°24′18″N 65°47′56″W / 18.405°N 65.799°W / 18.405; -65.799