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Mexico Open at Vidanta, Able to Have a good time its Second Version

Spanish Golfer Jon Rahm, Defending Champion And World No. 2 Confirms His Participation

MEXICO CITY, March 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Mexico Open at Vidanta, an official PGA TOUR occasion, is making ready to welcome 144 skilled golfers for the second consecutive yr to the Vidanta Vallarta golf course April 27-30 to compete for a handbag of $7.7 million and 500 FedExCup factors.

World No. 2, Spain’s Jon Rahm, defending champion of the Mexico Open at Vidanta, heads the record of confirmed gamers. Within the 2022 version, Rahm led the board from begin to end in Puerto Vallarta; he completed Sunday with a one-stroke lead over Brandon Wu and Tony Finau for an total rating of -17 (64-66-68-69=267).

“We’re very excited to carry the second version of the Mexico Open at Vidanta. The primary version was only the start of a brand new period of golf in our nation. This coming April, we’ll present one of the best expertise for our attendees and followers,” stated Rodrigo Suárez Gilly, Government Director of the Mexico Open at Vidanta.

Rahm’s early affirmation signifies the event’s relevance on the PGA TOUR’s prime stars’ calendar. After his victory on the Mexico Open at Vidanta, Jon has added three extra victories on the game’s final tour, accumulating ten wins on the PGA TOUR and eight extra on the worldwide stage.

A yr after its official debut on the PGA TOUR, the Vidanta Vallarta venue is in even higher circumstances to relive the feelings the world’s golf stars will expertise.

“We’re proud to welcome the world’s golf elite to Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta for the second time throughout the Mexico Open at Vidanta, a very powerful social and sporting occasion in Mexico and Latin America,” stated Jose Alonso, COO of Grupo Vidanta. “This worldwide event is an genuine showcase to display the richness of Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta to the world and to substantiate that in Mexico, we now have all of it: one of the best service, hospitality, stunning landscapes, and the power to do issues with incomparable high quality. We invite you to take pleasure in some memorable days of golf, gastronomy, leisure, and seashore with family and friends,” he added.

Fernando Lemmen-Meyer, president of the Mexican Golf Federation (FMG), thanked Grupo Salinas and Grupo Vidanta for his or her work to advertise Mexican golf’s progress. “On the Mexican Golf Federation, we’re very pleased with this alliance with Grupo Salinas and Grupo Vidanta that permits us to have the elite of world golf in our nation. We’re additionally grateful to all of the media that assist us in spreading the phrase about our sport,” commented Lemmen-Meyer.

Since 2017, Grupo Salinas has dedicated to selling golf in Mexico and nationwide and Latin American golfers. That is why exemptions have been granted to promising gamers within the area and Mexican gamers with the potential for creating this chance in a PGA TOUR occasion. With these exemptions, Grupo Salinas strengthens the ties between novice {and professional} golf.

Argentine Mateo Fernández de Oliveira was the primary to acquire the exemption, due to his victory within the Latin America Newbie Championship (LAAC). The College of Arkansas participant was topped on the Grand Reserve Golf Membership, Puerto Rico, after 265 strokes (23 below par). “Enjoying in a PGA TOUR event will likely be a dream come true, one thing I’ve at all times wished. It is a aim completed. The truth that this event will likely be performed in Mexico will make it much more particular. Having alternatives like this can make me a greater golfer; I’ll put together and provides my greatest,” stated Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira.

Among the many nationwide gamers, Sebastián Vázquez, with expertise in a number of tournaments throughout the PGA TOUR, will likely be a part of the sector, as he’ll obtain an exemption for ending as one of the best Mexican participant within the Tabachines Traditional, comparable to the fifth stage of the Mexican Skilled Golf Tour (GGPM).

Omar Morales from Puebla, winner of the Worth Subsequent Technology Qualifier, performed on the Membership Campestre Monterrey, may also be at Vidanta Vallarta. The junior is a sophomore on the College of California Los Angeles (UCLA), the place he’s a part of the golf workforce. “Difficult my recreation towards one of the best on this planet is a crucial step for my profession. This chance is the most important event I’ve ever performed. It means so much to me,” stated Morales.

Jose Cristobal Islas, representing the College of Oregon, acquired an exemption and can compete for the second consecutive yr. The Hidalgo native turned the primary novice participant to be topped on the Mexican Skilled Golf Tour, successful the El Campanario Traditional. “I’m happy concerning the information of my invitation to the Mexico Open at Vidanta. I’m excited for the problem forward, and I’ve nothing left to do however to start out making ready myself as greatest as attainable to present myself an opportunity in Vallarta”, Islas commented.

Jose de Jesus Rodriguez, higher generally known as “El Camaron,” will debut on the Mexico Open at Vidanta for the primary time; he was granted the exemption for being the top-ranked Mexican within the Official World Golf Rating (OWGR). The participant from Irapuato, Guanajuato, has performed 33 PGA TOUR occasions and 20 worldwide victories in his skilled profession. “I need to thank everybody for the invitation to signify my nation within the Mexico Open at Vidanta. We are going to attempt to do our greatest to place our nation on prime,” stated Rodriguez.

And we may also be accompanied by Alvaro Ortiz, winner of the 2021 version of the Abierto Mexicano de Golf and the Latin America Newbie Championship (LAAC) in 2019, which led him to take part within the Augusta Masters that yr. The tapatío has performed PGA TOUR occasions, together with the Mexico Open at Vidanta 2022, the place he completed T42. 

Within the following weeks, we’ll announce extra gamers collaborating within the Mexico Open at Vidanta. As a reminder, you’ve gotten till Friday, April 21, at 5:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. Central Mexico time) to substantiate your attendance. You could withdraw from the event at any time. 

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The Mexico Open at Vidanta dates again to 1944 when it was referred to as Abierto Mexicano de Golf and is taken into account Mexico’s nationwide championship. The 2023 version will seem on the PGA TOUR schedule for the second time as an official FedExCup occasion, providing 500 FedExCup factors to the winner and a 7.7 million greenback purse. The event will likely be held from April twenty fourth to thirtieth at Vidanta Vallarta with a full subject of 144 professionals. The PGA TOUR´s avant-garde type merges with the historical past {of professional} golf in Mexico within the type of the Mexico Open at Vidanta, a world-class event introduced by Grupo Salinas that can entice the eye of everybody in our nation and all over the world.

Based in 1974 by the visionary chief of the tourism business, Daniel Chávez Morán, Grupo Vidanta is a very powerful complete developer of tourism providers in Mexico and Latin America, specializing in constructing and working luxurious trip locations, luxurious resort resort manufacturers, actual property, golf programs, luxurious seashore golf equipment, cruise ships, theme parks, progressive experiences, and spectacular leisure facilities in Mexico.

The corporate’s visionary strategy to the event of luxurious seashore locations makes dream holidays a actuality in probably the most coveted locations on the coast of Mexico—Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Acapulco, Puerto Peñasco, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán, and coming quickly East Cape. Their portfolio of world-class manufacturers and experiences embrace such resort inns as The Estates, AAA 5 Diamond award-winning Grand Luxxe, The Grand Bliss, The Grand Mayan, The Bliss, Mayan Palace, Sea Backyard, Ocean Breeze, amongst others; Vidanta Cruises, the primary Mexican luxurious cruise line; and SkyDream Parks Gondola, the world’s first-ever gondola at a seashore resort. As well as, Vidanta is redesigning the way forward for leisure to carry to life a brand new universe crammed with immersive adventures: VidantaWorld, theme and experiential parks for all generations.

Grupo Vidanta additionally continues to pioneer progressive partnerships, together with unique collaborations reminiscent of Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ, a everlasting present situated at Vidanta Riviera Maya and the one Cirque du Soleil theatrical and culinary expertise on this planet. Grupo Vidanta additionally has an ongoing relationship with Nicklaus Design and Greg Norman Golf Course Design to develop spectacular skilled golf programs inside Vidanta’s totally different locations. And the corporate is proud to companion with Grupo Salinas to host the 2022 -2024 PGA TOUR’s Mexico Open at Vidanta, which is situated on the award-winning Vidanta Vallarta Course at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta.

Grupo Vidanta’s actual property division has constructed and bought greater than 2,000 luxurious trip properties and is liable for creating the primary privately constructed airport in Mexico, Mar de Cortés Worldwide Airport, in Puerto Peñasco.

Listed by Forbes and Expansión as among the finest employers in Mexico, Grupo Vidanta maintains a strong dedication to its staff and the communities the place it operates via its steady mission devoted to selling social and environmental efforts, as acknowledged by such world authorities as EarthCheck, and thru its non-profit foundations, the Vidanta Basis and the Delia Morán Vidanta Basis.

Go to or be a part of the dialog on digital platforms with @Vidanta.

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Mexico Open at Vidanta, Able to Have a good time its Second Version


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