Puerto Rico Open Winners and History

The Puerto Rico Open is the first PGA Tour Tournament held in Puerto Rico, and it serves as an alternate tournament to the WGC-Dell Matchplay.

The Puerto Rico Open’s inaugural year was 2008, when it was presented by Banco Popular. Since 2011, it has been presented by seepuertorico.com and played at the Trump International Golf Club Puerto Rico. The inaugural tournament was won by Greg Craft.

In 2018, in the wake of the destruction of Hurricane Maria, the Puerto Rico Open became an unofficial fundraising event, with a win by the team of George McNeill and Cheyenne Woods.

The Puerto Rico Open winner earns 300 FedEx Cup points, and 24 OWGR points (the WGC-Cadillac, played the same week, is worth 550/70-80)

As an alternate field event, the Puerto Rico Open generally does not attract big name players. It strikes me, though, as a good place for a journeyman player to make his name and secure his card.

Puerto Rico Open Past Winners
YearPlayerCountryScoreTo par1st Prize ($)Purse ($)
Puerto Rico Open
2018George McNeill and Cheyenne WoodsUnited StatesNANACharity FundraiserNA
2017D.A. PointsUnited States268– 20530,0003,000,000
2016Tony FinauUnited States276-12 (PO)530,0003,000,000
2015Alex ČejkaGermany281-7 (PO)530,0003,000,000
2014Chesson HadleyUnited States267-19630,0003,500,000
2013Scott BruwnUnited States268-20630,0003,500,000
2012George McNeillUnited States272-16630,0003,500,000
2011Michael BradleyUnited States272-16630,0003,500,000
Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular
2010Derek LamelyUnited States269-19630,0003,500,000
2009Michael BradleyUnited States274-14630,0003,500,000
2008Greg KraftUnited States274-14630,0003,500,000

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