The Puerto Rico Open is fairly new to the lineup on the PGA Tour. It was played for the first time on the PGA Tour from March 20 to March 23, 2008. The prize fund was US$3.5 million with $630,000 going to the winner. The tournament was played at the Trump International Golf Club Puerto Rico (previously the Coco Beach Golf & Country Club) which was designed by Tom Kite. It was the first PGA Tour tournament to be held in Puerto Rico. It is an alternate tournament to the WGC-Cadillac Championship for players outside the top-50 in the Official World Golf Ranking or top-10 in the FedEx Cup standings. All four rounds were broadcast on the Golf Channel.
|Year||Player||Country||Score||To par||1st prize ($)||Purse ($)|
|Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com|
|2013||Scott Brown||United States||268||–20||630,000||3,500,000|
|2012||George McNeill||United States||272||–16||630,000||3,500,000|
|2011||Michael Bradley||United States||272||–16||630,000||3,500,000|
|Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular|
|2010||Derek Lamely||United States||269||–19||630,000||3,500,000|
|2009||Michael Bradley||United States||274||–14||630,000||3,500,000|
|2008||Greg Kraft||United States||274||–14||630,000||3,500,000|
– Greg Kraft won the inaugural tournament with two-under-par 70, beating Jerry Kelly and Bo Van Pelt by one shot.
– The winner of the Puerto Rico Open earns 300 FedEx Cup points and 24 OWGR points, compared to 550 FedEx Cup and 70-80 OWGR points for the WGC-Cadillac Championship.
– As an alternate event, the winner does not earn a bid to the Masters, but still receives a two-year exemption (compared to three for a WGC event) and entry into the PGA Championship as a Tour winner.