Tiger Woods, the biggest winner of the last 20 years in the PGA TOUR, committed to participate in the Bridgestone America’s Golf Cup presented by Value in 2016 and 2017 editions of the event. Thus, the relationship between Tiger and the event is extended to three years, since he will play with Matt Kuchar this year at the Club Campestre of Mexico City. Therefore, the presence of Tiger Woods is guaranteed for the next two years of the tournament.
Lisandro Borges, CEO of the event, confirmed the agreement with Tiger and he emphasized the importance of the agreement with Woods, and said: “this is great news for golf in the region, we will be able to enjoy the best player of all times in the next three editions of our tournament.”
As regards the venues of the Cup for the next two years, Borges said: “many prestigious resorts and golf courses in countries such as Colombia, Peru and the United States have expressed great interest in having our event for the next two editions with Tiger. We are at still negotiating; we cannot make any announcements yet.”
After the first edition´s astounding success, the Bridgestone America’s Golf Cup presented by Value will be played from October 22nd to 25th and will be part of the 2015 PGA TOUR Latinoamérica Schedule with a purse of U$D 300,000, that is one of the highest in the region. Latin American expectations to see Tiger are very high and he will return to Mexico after inaugurating, at the end of 2014, his first golf course design in the region: El Cardonal, in the luxury resort Diamante in Cabo San Lucas. The last time Woods played in Latin America was in 2000 when he teamed up with David Duval for the World Cup WGC in Buenos Aires.
This will constitute an excellent opportunity for Mexican golf to continue developing and the fans will have the chance to watch compete the Mexican team: Carlos Ortiz (PGA TOUR player) and Rodolfo Cazaubon (No 1 in the Order or Merit of the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica). At present, Mexico hosts events of the most important global tours: PGA TOUR (OHL Classic at Mayakoba), Web.Com Tour (El Bosque México Championship) and PGA TOUR Latinoamérica (Mazatlán Open, Abierto Mexicano de Golf and Bridgestone America´s Golf Cup presented by Value).