When: March 1-4, 2018
Where: Coco Beach Golf and Country Club, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Format: 72 holes - Stroke Play
Defending Champion: D.A. Points
TV Coverage: GOLF Channel
The PGA Tour heads to Puerto Rico for the Puerto Rico Open which serves as a secondary event opposite the WGC - Mexico Championship. The tournament started in 2008 and gives the players the opportunity to earn valuable FedEx Cup points and the winner receives a two year exemption on the PGA Tour.
Coco Beach Golf and Country Club is the host track and has been since the tournament’s inception in 2008. Formerly the Trump International Golf Club, the layout measures close to 7,600 yards and plays to a par 72.
D.A. Points came out of nowhere to claim the crown a year ago. After losing his playing privileges to start the year, Points picked up his third career win by firing a final round 66 to win by two over a trio of players.
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The Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular is held at the Trump International Golf Club located at Rio Grande, Puerto Rico and quickly follows the Honda Classic in the PGA Tour calendar.
It was played for the very first time in March of 2008, this was also the first PGA Tour event ever to be held in Puerto Rico, and is dedicated to Juan "Chi Chi" Rodriguez, the country's most notable golfer.
The tournament is played at the Trump International Golf Club-Puerto Rico, which was designed by Tom Kite and previously known as the Coco Beach Golf & Country Club.
American DA Points has held off the challenge of double US Open winner Retief Goosen to claim his first US PGA Tour title since 2013 with victory in the Puerto Rico Open.
Points carded nine birdies in a final round six-under 66 at Coco Beach to finish 20 under and two ahead of South African Goosen and the American pair of Bryson DeChambeau and Bill Lunde.
Sam Saunders, the grandson of the late Arnold Palmer, was a shot further back in a tie for fifth with Peter Uihlein and Whee Kim, with England's Andrew Johnston part of a seven-way tie for 10th on 15 under.
Points made a stunning start to the final round with five straight birdies, only to bogey the sixth and eighth to fall a shot behind overnight leader Chris Stroud, who had birdied the second, fourth and sixth.
Another bogey on the 10th looked to have taken Points out of contention as Goosen surged through the field on his way to a flawless closing 64 to set the clubhouse target on 18 under.
However, the 40-year-old Points rallied brilliantly on the back nine with birdies on the 13th, 14th, 16th and 18th to claim a third PGA Tour victory.
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