Puerto Rico Open

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This article is about the golf tournament. For the ATP tennis tournament, see Puerto Rico Open (tennis).
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 $3.0 million
Month played March
Tournament record score
Aggregate 267 Chesson Hadley (2014)
To par −21 Chesson Hadley (2014)
Current champion
United States Tony Finau
Río Grande is located in Puerto Rico
Río Grande
Río Grande
Location in Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com 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 Trump International Golf Club Puerto Rico (previously the Coco Beach Golf & Country Club) 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 will move to late March and be played 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]

Winners[edit]

Year Player Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
Purse ($) Opposite event
Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com
2016 Tony Finau  United States 276 −12 Playoff United States Steve Marino 540,000 3,000,000 WGC-Dell Match Play
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 WGC-Cadillac Championship
2014 Chesson Hadley  United States 267 −21 2 strokes New Zealand Danny Lee 630,000 3,500,000 WGC-Cadillac Championship
2013 Scott Brown  United States 268 −20 1 stroke Argentina Fabián Gómez
United States Jordan Spieth
630,000 3,500,000 WGC-Cadillac Championship
2012 George McNeill  United States 272 −16 2 strokes Japan Ryo Ishikawa 630,000 3,500,000 WGC-Cadillac Championship
2011 Michael Bradley (2)  United States 272 −16 Playoff United States Troy Matteson 630,000 3,500,000 WGC-Cadillac Championship
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 WGC-CA Championship
2009 Michael Bradley  United States 274 −14 1 stroke Australia Jason Day
United States Brett Quigley
630,000 3,500,000 WGC-CA Championship
2008 Greg Kraft  United States 274 −14 1 stroke United States Jerry Kelly
United States Bo Van Pelt
630,000 3,500,000 WGC-CA Championship

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. 

External links[edit]

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