The vital event positioned the Dominican Republic on the map of skilled golf worldwide and Punta Cana as a number one golf destination within the Caribbean.
Punta Cana, La Altagracia (March 21, 2023)– The sixth edition of the Corales Puntacana Championship PGA TOUR Event officially began on the Corales golf course, happening until Sunday March 26, with a rise in its purse of $100 thousand dollars reaching $3.8 million dollars this yr, the best within the history of Dominican sports, and valid for 300 FedExCup points.
120 players from the US, Europe, and Latin America might be competing for the title of “King of Corals”, facing past tournament champions Chad Ramey (2022), Joel Dahmen (2021) and Brice Garnett (2018). Dominic Bozzelli, winner of the Korn Ferry Tour in 2016, might be competing on this sixth edition together with the Dominican players Hiram Silfa, Juan José Guerra and Radhamés Peña.
Also participating are renowned players akin to Charley Hoffman, winner of 4 PGA TOUR victories and director of the PGA TOUR Players Advisory Council; Bill Haas, past FedExCup winner; and Emiliano Grillo, winner of the PGA TOUR and best ranked in Latin America throughout the circuit.
Throughout the event’s inaugural press conference, held on the Corales golf course clubhouse, the director of golf courses at Puntacana Resort & Club and skilled player, Hiram Silfa, said: “on behalf of Grupo Puntacana and its Puntacana brand Resort & Club, it’s an honor to be the hosts and organizers of the primary PGA TOUR within the Dominican Republic for the sixth consecutive yr and to have the opportunity to successfully perform each edition of the Corales Puntacana Championship at our Corales Golf Course. As an expert tournament player, it’s an incredible experience to have the opportunity to represent my country on a PGA TOUR.”
“I actually have excellent memories of my victory on the Corales Puntacana Championship. It was a springboard for my profession and something I’ll always remember. I’m excited to return to the Dominican Republic to defend my title and luxuriate in the experience among the many wonderful people of Punta Cana” said Chad Ramey, defending champion of the Corales Puntacana Championship.
John Norris, Senior Vice President of Business Affairs for the PGA TOUR Tournaments, stated that: “each edition of the Corales Puntacana Championship surpasses the previous one and this yr isn’t any exception. Having an incredible sponsor and host like Grupo Puntacana and Puntacana Resort & Club, we’re prepared for an exciting and successful week, during which the eyes of the world might be on Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic. The PGA TOUR is honored and proud to be a component of this vital international event, which suggests a lot to our players, fans, and the local people.”
Activities and entertainment
The event will feature a wide range of recreational activities, food truck areas, a skybox facing the ocean, live music, entertainment for the entire family, and a general parking area from Thursday to Sunday, starting at 5:00 p.m. On Saturday March 25 there might be an incredible concert by the singer Manny Cruz.
To buy day passes and tickets throughout the 4 days of competition, those interested can visit www.Tuboleta.com.do, the Visitor’s Center of Puntacana Resort & Club, and at Will Call starting on Wednesday, March 22.
The event might be broadcast continue to exist Golf Channel on Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24 from 10:30 a.m. to five:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., and on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26, from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 pm. On the local level and as Media Partners, CDN Deportes might be broadcasting from the Corales golf course capturing the incidents of the event, and on Sunday March 26 they might be broadcasting the award ceremony live at 5:00 p.m. Meanwhile, Listín Diario and Ritmo Social might be carrying out special coverage on the print and digital level.
The sixth edition of the Corales Puntacana Championship is presented under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism (MITUR), Banreservas, Universal, Texaco GB Energy, Brugal, Equifax, Punta Cana International Airport, DOMICEM, Puntacana Resort & Club, Aiport Team Solutions, The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club, Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club, Martí, Claro, Punta Cana Medical Center, Autohaus, Club Automotive, CDN Sports, Listín Diario, Ritmo Social, Grupo Raya, Grupo Viamar, Cerveza Canita, Caribbean Catering Services (CCS) , Coca Cola, Freixenet Cava, Aperol Spritz, Cava Alta, IMCA, AVIS, DP World, Tracks, Duty Free Americas, Café Santo Domingo, Runners Adventures, United Pretoleum, GULF, LLODRA, Baskin Robbins, DBI Industrial, Serviport, Vitalie, Grupo Dupla, Picky Plants, Spectro, Grayline, KG Constructora, Tu Boleta, Altron Trading Co, Codelpa, Emilio’s, Coolekos, INPROTEC, Sky Cana, The Butcher Shop, BlueMall Puntacana, Hartemania, Hartemontajes, Tribe & Folk, Mamitas Tequilla & Soda, Hola Punta Cana by Oscar Cerda and Onsite Caribbean.
About Corales Golf Course
Corales Puntacana Resort & Club, home of the primary and only PGA TOUR Event within the Dominican Republic, was designed by world-renowned architect Tom Fazio. Opened in 2010, it’s situated next to the cliffs, bays, natural oceanic inlets, inland lakes, and coral quarries of the Caribbean Sea. It has 18 holes, six of them facing the ocean, and culminates with its last three holes often known as the “devil’s elbow”, which ranks amongst essentially the most spectacular and difficult final holes on the earth.