2014 Puerto Rico Open - Vegas Odds, Free Picks, + Tee Times
The Puerto Rico Open doesn't get as much credit as it should, but we'll see if the 2014 edition of the tournament can produce some excitement. Playing during the same week as the Cadillac Championship in Florida in 2014 will have an impact on the field, but the overall quality of golf will be high. Trump International has continued to blossom over the course of last year and expects to dazzle players and patrons alike.
They will play Trump International at 7,600 yards, getting started from Rio Grande, Puerto Rico on Thursday March 6th. It's actually quite interesting because Trump has redesigned TPC Blue Monster as well, so his company will have a big week on their hands during the two PGA Tour events taking place. Golf Channel will have coverage of all four rounds of the 2014 Puerto Rico Open. With the Cadillac Championship beginning the same Thursday, the first two rounds will most likely feature tape-delayed coverage, with live coverage on Golf Channel over the weekend.
Trump Intl. GC, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
In recent years, Puerto Rico has become one of the exotic golfing destinations in the world. One of the island's true crown jewels is the Trump International Golf Club. As part of the truly luxurious Trump resort empire, the Puerto Rico course was developed by Empresas Diaz. Its 36-hole championship course—made up of four incredibly unique, individualistic nines—is housed in incomparable tropical beauty, the only Puerto Rican course of its size that allows for twin views of the ocean and the rainforest. It is not hard to understand why this course was chosen to host the Puerto Rico Open, a key event on the PGA Tour circuit.
These holes may offer scenic and serene views of the water, but they are also exquisitely challenging courses. The par value for the course is 72; meanwhile, the Trump International championship course has a total yardage of 7,569. Players will find there to be many geographic distinctions here, including winding paths through tropical tree groves, as well as waterways and subtle elevation shifts.
Odds for the Puerto Rico Open will be formed about the same time as the Cadillac Championship. And while much attention will be directed to the WGC Cadillac Championship, PGABettingOdds.com will have plenty of information on this event as well. The week of the tournament will be the release of the betting odds. We will mention the favorites and have all of the odds on our weekly table here.
Making picks might be one of the most fun things that we get to do here. This week there will be two tournaments to pick from, including the Puerto Rico Open. There can be some stars in the making here, just like Jordan Spieth last year coming close. We will let you know a couple players to watch, and who just might win it.
The tee times for players to go off Trump International will be one of the last updates to the week, because they are formed around Tuesday, roughly 48 hours prior to the start of the opening round. Pairings for only the first two days will be released, with updates to be made on the weekend. Look out for 3-ball betting odds here this week as well once the groups are known.
2013 Puerto Rico Open
Scott Brown entered the final round of the 2013 Puerto Rico Open down by one shot. He ended the final round one shot better than any player in the field. Brown birdied the final hole to win his first PGA Tour event. Not only did he win, but Brown set a new tournament record in the process by finishing a total of 20-under par over the course of the four days at Trump International.
It was a huge win for Brown, who started 2013 as a conditional member of the PGA Tour. He was not a full member and was limited in the number of events that he could play. Thanks to the victory, he no longer had to worry about his status for the rest of the year. Brown earned more than $1 million in 2013.
2013 Honda Classic - Leaderboard
- Scott Brown -20 (268)
- Jordan Spieth -19 (269)
- Fabin Gomez -19 (269)
- Brian Stuard -18 (270)
- Justin Bolli -18 (271)