It was an exceptional week for Puerto Rico on the environment golf stage previous week. Not only did Island native Rafa Campos play brilliantly all through the PGA Tour’s 13th version of the Puerto Rico Open that concluded with Branden Grace saying an emotional victory, but the United States Golfing Association announced that the Puerto Rico Golf Affiliation has joined its network of Allied Golfing Associations (AGA), turning out to be the 59th AGA and the 1st outside of the 50 United States.
Puerto Rico has attained its esteemed standing as a leading tropical and golf desired destination. It is property to 18 programs – with new ones planned – world-class seashores, dozens of resorts, thousands of eating places, and is traveler helpful. As the air hub of the Caribbean, a major Airbnb vacation spot, and a bilingual Island that calls for no passport for U.S. citizens, it is preferably suited for invigorating escapes.
The plethora of wellness and protection protocols in place enabled the entire world-course golf tournament and Island to continue their very long-standing partnership, mirroring the positive emerging traits in Puerto Rico.
“The Puerto Rico Open up was the biggest, greatest-profile celebration to be held on the Island due to the fact the pandemic commenced, and the amazing partnership illuminated Puerto Rico’s optimistic shift pertaining to events and vacation,” said Brad Dean, CEO, Explore Puerto Rico.
“Our Place Marketing and advertising Organization’s mission is to showcase Puerto Rico’s global manufacturer, and the PGA TOUR partnership and Golf Channel protection highlighted our golfing classes, culture, heritage and numerous other attributes.”
Campos, who grew up in San Juan, thrilled the golfing entire world with his participate in on the Championship Class at Grand Reserve Golfing Club, an amenity of the Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico, in Rio Grande. Finishing tied for 3rd, he was in competition to acquire the championship until the pretty conclusion.
“It was a fantastic week, and I’m quite delighted,” Campos reported after his last round. “I’m really fortuitous and want to thank all the supporters out below, the supporters in Puerto Rico.”
Earlier Puerto Rico Open champions and runners-up include Tony Finau, Bryson DeChambeau, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, and 2020 winner Viktor Hovland.
Along with PGA TOUR member Campos, Puerto Rico was represented in the experienced match by Edward Figueroa, who skilled by ending in the best two of the 2020 Golf Puerto Rico Island Championship / Puerto Rico Open Qualifier.
Campos and Figueroa included to Puerto Rico’s prosperous golf background. Island native and famous winner Chi Chi Rodriguez gained eight moments on the PGA Tour. He developed El Legado, a popular 18-hole system in Guayama, inside minutes of the ocean on the south coast. It is 1 of Puerto Rico’s splendidly numerous yet complementary enjoying alternatives, including four of the prime 50 rated courses in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central The united states, and the Atlantic Islands (supply: “Golfweek’s Very best Courses You Can Play”).
Other system designers represented on the Island contain Tom Fazio, Greg Norman, Gary Player, Rees Jones, Tom Kite, Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and his son Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
All are open up to the general public, and numerous are facilities of attractive resorts, which includes Royal Isabela Hilton Ponce Golfing & Casino The St. Regis Bahia Beach front Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Palmas del Mar Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve and the forementioned Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve.
On the website: DiscoverPuertoRico.com