Articles worth reading

3 Filipinos catch Covid overseas

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Thursday reported three new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among Filipinos overseas, raising the tally to 18,008, according to a report by GMA News.  The DFA said no new fatalities and reco...

SSS asks members in MECQ areas to use online services

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

In line with the declaration of the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) in the National Capital Region, Laguna, Cavite, Rizal, Bulacan, the City of Santiago in Isabela, Quirino, and Abra from April 12 to 30, 2021, all offices and branches o...

DOH allows Covid-19 survivors to receive vaccine after recovery 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

The Department of Health is now allowing survivors to be immediately vaccinated after recovering from COVID-19, according to a report by CNN Philippines. “Section III E.5 of Department Circular No. 2021-0157 is amended for simplification that ...

Metro News

Viktor Hovland

The First Look: Puerto Rico Open

account_balanceMetro News account_circleNoah James chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

While defending champion Viktor Hovland heads to play the World Golf Championships-Workday Championship at The Concession, the field of the Puerto Rico Open features a solid handful of past PGA TOUR winners, up-and-comers looking for their first TOUR victory, and the top golfers from the 2020 portion of the Korn Ferry Tour season.  

FIELD NOTES: Ian Poulter is the top-ranked golfer in the world teeing it up in Puerto Rico… Fellow European Ryder Cup team member Thomas Pieters along with 2021 European Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington are also in the field… Eight of the top-10 golfers from the 2020 Korn Ferry Tour Points List will be playing in Rio Grande. With the Korn Ferry Tour season spreading out over two calendar years, the top-10 finishers in 2020 earned exemptions into the four alternate field events on the PGA TOUR in 2021. Taylor Pendrith, ranked second on the Points List, is the top draw… TOUR winner Smylie Kaufman is back playing a TOUR event for the first time since the 2020 Puerto Rico Open… College star Justin Suh is in the field on a Sponsor Exemption. Suh finished T14 at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship… Past Puerto Rico Open winners looking to rekindle some magic include Martin Trainer (2019), D.A. Points (2017), Alex Cejka (2015), Scott Brown (2013), and George McNeill (2012)… Other Sponsor Exemptions include college star Bryson Nimmer, Korn Ferry Tour winner Ollie Schniederjans, and 18-year-old Asian Tour star Joohyung Kim. 

FEDEXCUPWinner receives 300 FedExCup points.


COURSEGrand Reserve Country Club, par 72, 7,506 yards. The Tom Kite design boasts two par fives over 600 yards on the back nine, including the closer. Located east of San Juan, the course is by the sea and overlooks El Yunque U.S. National Forest.

STORYLINES: Eight of the last 12 Puerto Rico Open winners made the tournament their first TOUR victory… No one has defended the Puerto Rico Open title and that streak will continue in 2021… Davis Riley is only one win away from a three-win promotion on the Korn Ferry Tour but is looking to accelerate his promotion in Puerto Rico. Riley is close with past FedExCup winner and fellow Alabama Golf team member Justin Thomas and is also roommates with Will Zalatoris, who tops the Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season Points List but is playing the WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession due to his world ranking… Martin Trainer is hoping a return to the site of his first PGA TOUR victory will see a return of good form. Trainer, the 2019 champion, has made only two TOUR cuts in his last 32 events.

72-HOLE RECORD: 267, Chesson Hadley (2014).

18-HOLE RECORD: 63, Derek Lamely (3rd round, 2010), James Driscoll (1st round, 2011), Chris Tidland (2nd round, 2011), Scott Brown (2nd round, 2013), James Driscoll (2nd round, 2014), Trey Mullinax (1st round, 2017), J.J. Henry (4th round, 2017), Martin Laird (3rd round, 2020).

LAST TIME: Despite a triple bogey on the par-3 11th on Sunday, Viktor Hovland won for the first time on the PGA TOUR thanks to a chip-in eagle on the par-5 15th and an emphatic 30-foot birdie on the 72nd hole. It was the first TOUR victory for the former college and amateur superstar. He managed to hold off Josh Teater for a one-shot victory and was just one shot away from tying the all-time low score at the Puerto Rico Open despite windy and at times wet conditions. Hovland held the 54-hole lead after a Saturday 64. Kyle Stanley, Sam Ryder, and Emiliano Grillo all finished at 15-under and T3.

This article was originally published by PGA Tour

date_rangeDate Published
1 month ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Photo Courtesy of Pasay PIO

Pasay completes cash aid distribution 

account_balancePasay chrome_reader_mode3 days ago

Pasay City has finished distributing the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) cash aid from the national government to 40 barangays, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano said cash aid amounting to P39.073 mi...

SEA Games chef de mission Ramon Fernandez

Fernandez assesses PH participation in SEA Games

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode5 days ago

Southeast Asian (SEA) Games chef de mission (CDM) Ramon Fernandez said the national team is now on a waiting game on when it can finally begin training for the biennial meet after stricter measures have been placed anew in the National Capital Region...

President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte to have televised public address Thursday night

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode4 days ago

President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to deliver a televised public address on Thursday night, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. “Mamaya po, magkakaroon ng talk to the people ang Pangulo (The President will have ...

The struggles in 2020 of the casino industry in the Philippines

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode7 months ago

Do you want to learn more about the challenges and predictions for the gambling industry in the Philippines? Find all answers in this article!

Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
Click on the article to continue reading
Quezon City adopts no contact apprehension system Red Cross pushes saliva test Vaccines from COVAX to arrive in Q1 Makati Shangri-La to close doors on Feb. 1 Cities in NCR to start vaccination simultaneously Mother, girlfriend of Filipino infected with UK variant also test positive Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature