CARIB | Mar 3, 2023

PGA golfers all set for 15th edition of the Puerto Rico open golf tournament now on

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The Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Tour has returned for the 15th edition of the Puerto Rico Open golf tournament. 

Some of the world’s top players are in Puerto Rico competing for a $3.8 million purse at the Grand Reserve Golf Club in Rio Grande.

Viktor Hovland, Jordan Spieth and Tony Finau are several PGA starts participating in this year’s tournament.

The tournament, which kicked off earlier today (March 2) will run until Saturday (March 5). The competition is being played on the Championship Course, located adjacent to the Hyatt Regency resort. 

Last year’s event was won by Ryan Brehm, fighting off a strong challenge from Puerto Rican native, Rafa Campos. 

The Puerto Rico open golf tournament is the second major golf tournament in the region in the last week, following the LIV event at Mayakoba, Mexico.

Discover Puerto Rico in a statement said, “we are humbled and thrilled that the PGA TOUR has returned to Puerto Rico and the island is increasingly being honoured to host these extraordinary golf tournaments that draw global attention to our wonderful destination.”

“Our Destination Marketing Organization’s mission is to highlight Puerto Rico’s global brand, and the PGA TOUR, USGA, Latin America Amateur Championship and Golf Channel coverage are helping golfers throughout the world learn about our courses, culture, golf resorts, miles of beaches, and many other attributes.”

Last year’s champion Ryan Brehm. (Photo: golfchannel.com)

“The Puerto Rico Open has been established as the premier golf event held on the Island for the past 15 years. Through our long-standing partnership as the title sponsor, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company is proud to continue supporting the celebration of this important tournament, which has not only become a key platform to promote Puerto Rico as a world-class golf destination, but also a driving force of tourism and economic development,” said Carlos Mercado, executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company said,


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