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A Few Facts You May Not Know: PGA TOUR Latinoamérica
The PGA TOUR Latinoamérica is owned and operated by the PGA TOUR.
This was the first tour created by the PGA TOUR to be played completely outside the USA.
The PGA TOUR Latinoamérica first official event was the
Mundo Maya Open
, played at the Yucatán CC’s El Jaguar GC in Merida, Mexico – September 5-8, 2012.
of Colombia struck the Tour’s first official tee shot at 7:30 a.m. on September 5, 2012 at the Mundo Maya Open. Rivas chose driver off the 1st tee (par-4, 475 yards) at El Jaguar Golf Course.
In 2017, the Tour players hail from 22 different countries around the world.
The Tour had 11 events in 7 countries in 2012 and has expanded to 18 events in 15 countries by 2017.
From 2012 to 2016 PGA TOUR Latinoamérica sanctioned 78 official events in 15 different countries: Argentina (15), Mexico (15), Colombia (10), Brazil (5), the Dominican Republic (5), Peru (5), Uruguay (4), Chile (3), Ecuador (3), Guatemala (3), Panama (3), Puerto Rico (3), Honduras (2), Nicaragua (1) and the U.S. (1).
Nine PGA TOUR Latinoamérica graduates have made it all the way to the PGA TOUR:
became the first PGA TOUR Latinoamérica graduate to win on the PGA TOUR with a victory at the Sanderson Farms Championship in October of 2016.
There are four PGA TOUR champions who have also won events on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica:
(won the 2012 VISA Open de Argentina and 2013 Abierto OSDE del Centro),
(2013 Abierto Mexicano),
(2013, 2014, 2015 Argentina Classic) and
(2014 VISA Open de Argentina).
Seven PGA TOUR Latinoamérica graduates combine for nine wins on the Web.com Tour:
(2013 Brasil Classic),
(2016 Club Colombia Championship),
(2016 Utah Championship),
(2016 Ellie Mae Classic, 2017 BMW Charity Pro-Am, 2017 Rust-Oleum Championship),
(2017 Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship),
(2017 Lincoln Land Charity Championship) and
(2017 Nashville Golf Open).
The Tour’s website is available in 3 languages: Spanish, English and Portuguese.
The PGA TOUR Latinoamérica staff represents seven countries (Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the U.S. and Venezuela).