PGA Tour Latinoamérica announces 2014 schedule


The PGA Tour announced Friday that the NEC Series-PGA Tour Latinoamérica will have an increased schedule of events in 2014, visiting a total of 10 different countries throughout South and Central America.

The season schedule will be split into two waves in 2014, with the first featuring eight events in seven different countries from February to May. The season-opening event will be in Colombia, with the Tour contesting a pair of events in Mexico in addition to tournaments in Guatemala, Argentina, Uruguay, Panama and the Dominican Republic.

The second wave, with events from September through December, will also feature tournaments in Brazil, Chile and Peru. In total, the schedule includes 16 events, 13 of which have confirmed venues, with each tournament offering a $150,000 prize purse.

"We are delighted by the NEC Series-PGA Tour Latinoamérica's growth as we continue to expand playing opportunities to players internationally," said PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem as part of the release. "We have graduated 10 PGA Tour Latinoamérica players up to the Tour and one to the PGA Tour, which is the main mission of this tour - to provide a pathway to the best players in the region to the upper levels of professional golf."

Here is a look at the full 2014 schedule to date:

Feb. 19-23: Colombian Open (Bucaramanga, Colombia)

March 19-23: Transamerican Power Products CRV Open (Guadalajara, Mexico, venue TBD)

March 27-30: Guatemala Open (Antigua, Guatemala)

April 3-6: Mundo Maya Open (Merida, Mexico)

April 17-20: 83 Abierto del Centro (Cordoba, Argentina)

April 24-27: Roberto de Vicenzo Invitational Copa NEC (Montevideo, Uruguay)

May 15-18: Dominican Republic Open (La Romana, Dominican Republic)

May 22-25: Buenaventura Championship (Rio Hato, Panama)

Oct. 2-5: Colombian Classic (Bogota, Colombia)

Oct. 9-12: Mazatlan Open (Mazatlan, Mexico, venue TBD)

Oct. 16-19: (New) Mexico Event (venue and location TBD)

Oct. 30-Nov. 2: Lexus Peru Open (Lima, Peru)

Nov. 6-9: Aberto do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Nov. 13-16: Abierto de Chile (Santiago, Chile)

Nov. 27-30: Personal Classic (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Dec. 4-7: 109 Abierto de la Republica presentado por Peugeot (Buenos Aires, Argentina)