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TOURNAMENT OVERVIEW

FEBRUARY 25-28, 2021

Location & Course Information

RIO GRANDE, PUERTO RICO GRAND RESERVE COUNTRY CLUB Grand Reserve Country Club at the Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve has two courses, the Championship and the International, both designed by Tom Kite. The Championship Course winds through palm tree lined holes, lush mangroves, over waterways, and has several oceanfront holes. Yardage: 7,506; par 72.

Puerto Rico Open With a birdie at the 72nd hole, Norway’s Viktor Hovland became the fourth PGA TOUR rookie to make the Puerto Rico Open his first victory.

Notable Course Features

The 12th, 13th and 14th holes form a key stretch of formidable par 4s, annually ranking among the toughest on the course. The 465-yard 12th has the most scenic setting, with the green featuring an ocean backdrop. The 459-yard 14th plays into the prevailing wind and is usually the toughest.

“It was certainly a day of lots of ups and downs.” — Viktor Hovland

2020 Champion Quick Facts

Field: 132 players Format: 72 holes stroke play Purse: $3 million Winner’s Share: $540,000 FedExCup Points: 300 to the winner

Charity Benefit

Since it began in 2008, the Puerto Rico Open has donated over $1 million to more than 50 local charities. In 2019, the tournament partnered with Good Sports to create Kids Pro Fun, an initiative that donated sports equipment to more than 50 nonprofit organizations.

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HOW VIKTOR HOVLAND WON

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Viktor Hovland, Norway

Viktor Hovland recovered from a triple bogey on the 11th hole of the final round to chip in for an eagle on the 15th hole and holed a 30-foot birdie putt on the 18th for a one-stroke victory over Josh Teater. Hovland led through 54 holes after a 64 in the third round and shot a closing 70.  Hovland shot 31 on the front nine of the second round and another 31 on the back nine of the third round.  Hovland eagled the second hole of the second round in addition to his final-round eagle on the 15th.

CHECK THIS OUT  Viktor Hovland became the first player from Norway to win on the PGA TOUR.  The 22-year-old Hovland was the fourth rookie to win the Puerto Rico Open, joining Derek Lamely (2010), Chesson Hadley (2014) and Martin Trainer (2019).  Hovland was only the fifth player since 2003 to win a tournament despite making a triple bogey in the final round.  Jhonattan Vegas, who finished T9, made 11 birdies in the final round in shooting 62, a tournament record.

LEADERBOARD 2020 Player

Pos

1

2

3

4

Total Score

FedExCup Points

Earnings

Viktor Hovland

1

Josh Teater

2

68

66

66

68

64

70

268/-20

300

$540,000

66

69

269/-19

165

$327,000

Emiliano Grillo

T3

66

68

69

70

273/-15

83.33

$159,000

Sam Ryder Kyle Stanley

T3 T3

70

65

69

69

273/-15

83.33

$159,000

64

70

71

68

273/-15

83.33

$159,000

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