Ryo Ishikawa, Brendon de Jonge among PGA Puerto Rico hopefuls
Japan`s Ryo Ishikawa, returning to the site of his best US PGA Tour finish, and Zimbabwe`s Brendon de Jonge are among those seeking success at the PGA Puerto Rico Open.
Rio Grande: Japan`s Ryo Ishikawa, returning to the site of his best US PGA Tour finish, and Zimbabwe`s Brendon de Jonge are among those seeking success at the PGA Puerto Rico Open.
While the world`s 50 top players are among the stars competing in this week`s World Golf Championships Cadillac Championship at Doral, lesser lights of the circuit seek a victory in this $3 million tournament at Trump International.
Ishikawa finished second to George McNeill at the 2012 Puerto Rico Open on the one-year anniversary of the 2011 Japan earthquake, achieving his best US PGA result, one he matched last year at the Shriners Hospitals Open.
De Jonge is the top-ranked player in the field at 87th in the world. His best US PGA showing came last year when he lost a playoff at the McGladrey Classic.
American Chesson Hadley is the defending champion, winning last year with a birdie-birdie finish to set the 72-hole tournament scoring record at 21-under par 267.
Among the past major champions in the field are South Africa`s Trevor Immelman and Americans John Daly, David Toms and David Duval.