PGA TOUR Adds Puerto Rico Event in 2008


PGA Tour (75x100)PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- The PGA TOUR announced Monday a new tournament for the 2008 TOUR schedule, the Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular, to be held March 17-23, 2008, and hosted by the Puerto Rico Golf Association at the Tom Kite designed Coco Beach Golf & Country Club ' Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Coco Beach Golf & Country Club is comprised of four unique and challenging nines, a compilation of which will serve as the host course for the event.
The tournament, the first full-field sanctioned PGA TOUR event in Puerto Rico, will be worth 12,500 FedExCup points and have a purse of $3.5 million. The winner will earn 2,250 FedExCup points and $630,000. The tournament represents a five-year agreement and is scheduled opposite the World Golf Championships-CA Championship.
We are thrilled to add the Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular to our 2008 schedule, said PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem. We know golf fans in Puerto Rico will support this event and we look forward to watching some of the worlds best players tackle the challenging and exciting Coco Beach Golf & Country Club.