Web.com Tour's Dominican Republic event becoming PGA Tour event in 2018

Web.com Tour’s Dominican Republic event becoming PGA Tour event in 2018

It's two and done for the Web.com Tour's new Dominican Republic event -- sort of.

The Corales Punta Cana Resort and Club Championship is getting called up to the PGA Tour schedule for 2018, and it will be played opposite the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, played March 21-25. The event, which is in its second year on the Web.com Tour schedule and played at the Tom Fazio-designed Corales Golf Club, has a purse of $625,000. That's going to go up to at least $3 million on the PGA Tour for the first-ever PGA Tour event in the DR.

Dominic Bozzelli won the inaugural event by four shots in 2016 with a score of 24-under 264 on a course with six oceanside holes.

Like in other opposite-field PGA Tour events, the winner will get 300 FedEx Cup points and a two-year exemption.


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It's unclear what effect this announcement has on the Puerto Rico Open, which has been slotted against the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play each of the last two seasons but had been slotted opposite the former WGC at Trump National Doral before that event was moved and became the WGC-Mexico Championship, which did not have an opposite-field event in its inaugural year.


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