Puerto Rico Open R4

Branden Grace wins second title

February 25-28
Grand Reserve Country Club, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
$3,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3




Branden Grace, who started his round one shot behind the leaders, made three birdies and stayed bogey-free, one of only two players in the top-10 to manage it on a windy day, before tying for the lead with an eagle at the 17th. He then birdied the 18th for his long-awaited second PGA Tour victory following the 2016 RBC Heritage.


It was an emotional day for Grace, who lost his father to Covid-19 in January

“I thought about him a hell of a lot out there. The last tee shot, I was really struggling. I knew he was watching over me. I knew he was guiding me.”



“It’s been a very tough couple of years and a tough couple of months and it’s just nice to – obviously, with all the support back home with my wife and my son and my family and everybody back home. And all that we have been through, there’s some light at the end of the tunnel.”

With this win Grace is now eligible for the 2021 PLAYERS Championship, the PGA Championship, invitational events such as the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the Memorial Tournament, the 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions, and is exempt through 2022-23.


Jhonattan Vegas, who shot a course-record 62 in his last appearance in Puerto Rico, closed with a 65 to take second place at 18-under.

“I shot 5-under on the front nine, which was exactly what I needed to do, and I birdied 10 and 12, which was absolutely perfect,” said Vegas. “Overall, it was a solid day. I wish I had played the final four holes a little bit better. That’s where it is.”

54-hole leader Rafael Campos and Grayson Murray each shot 70 and tied for third at 16-under.



It was the third top-10 result, and his highest finish, for local favourite Campos.

“I really felt comfortable,” said Campos. “I really liked it. It was unfortunate, the key on this course is try to get off to a good start… I just didn’t do it. I haven’t been in this position this far into the tournament, but I felt extremely comfortable.”

“I can seal the deal. I know I can. It just didn’t happen today. I didn’t have my best game out here, but I still managed to give myself a real opportunity of winning the tournament. I think it’s just getting myself more opportunities and it will happen eventually.”




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Branden Grace
-19
67
68
68
66
269
2
Jhonattan Vegas
-18
68
68
69
65
270
T3
Rafael Campos
-16
66
69
67
70
272
T3
Grayson Murray
-16
71
66
65
70
272
T5
Brice Garnett
-15
67
71
70
65
273
T5
Andrew Putnam
-15
67
70
67
69
273
T7
Rob Oppenheim
-14
68
70
69
67
274
T7
Cameron Percy
-14
67
69
67
71
274
T7
Ted Potter, Jr.
-14
69
69
67
69
274
T7
Brandon Wu
-14
66
67
71
70
274
T11
Ryan Brehm
-13
68
71
69
67
275
T11
Emiliano Grillo
-13
71
68
71
65
275
T13
Lee Hodges
-12
66
72
69
69
276
T13
Wes Roach
-12
69
70
70
67
276
T15
Fabián Gómez
-11
66
71
71
69
277
T15
Joohyung Kim
-11
71
66
73
67
277
T15
Nelson Ledesma
-11
69
67
68
73
277
T15
Thomas Pieters
-11
69
67
71
70
277
T15
Chase Seiffert
-11
68
70
72
67
277
T15
Bo Van Pelt
-11
71
72
67
67
277
T15
Vincent Whaley
-11
72
69
68
68
277
T22
Greg Chalmers
-10
66
68
76
68
278
T22
Seamus Power
-10
69
70
67
72
278
T22
Roger Sloan
-10
70
69
71
68
278
T22
Josh Teater
-10
67
73
68
70
278
T22
D.J. Trahan
-10
70
68
73
67
278
T27
William Gordon
-9
73
70
69
67
279
T27
Adam Schenk
-9
69
70
73
67
279
T27
Tim Wilkinson
-9
69
68
74
68
279
T30
Aaron Baddeley
-8
70
70
71
69
280
T30
Bill Haas
-8
70
72
70
68
280
T30
Patrick Rodgers
-8
73
68
73
66
280
T30
Andres Romero
-8
72
68
72
68
280
T30
Xinjun Zhang
-8
70
72
69
69
280
T35
Byeong Hun An
-7
72
70
68
71
281
T35
Charlie Beljan
-7
70
71
68
72
281
T35
Ian Poulter
-7
71
70
69
71
281
T35
Justin Suh
-7
73
68
70
70
281
T39
Bronson Burgoon
-6
71
70
70
71
282
T39
Jonathan Byrd
-6
72
68
72
70
282
T39
Roberto Castro
-6
69
73
71
69
282
T39
Lucas Glover
-6
68
69
73
72
282
T39
Anirban Lahiri
-6
70
71
71
70
282
T39
Bryson Nimmer
-6
72
71
70
69
282
T39
Davis Riley
-6
70
72
69
71
282
T39
Sam Ryder
-6
73
70
68
71
282
T39
Vaughn Taylor
-6
71
72
71
68
282
T39
Peter Uihlein
-6
69
70
70
73
282
T49
Jason Bohn
-5
68
71
72
72
283
T49
Joseph Bramlett
-5
71
72
73
67
283
T49
Satoshi Kodaira
-5
70
71
70
72
283
T49
Kristoffer Ventura
-5
70
71
73
69
283
T53
Ryan Blaum
-4
69
72
71
72
284
T53
Scott Brown
-4
71
68
73
72
284
T53
David Lingmerth
-4
68
70
72
74
284
T53
Taylor Pendrith
-4
66
73
72
73
284
T53
Dalton Ward
-4
67
71
74
72
284
T58
Paul Barjon
-3
72
69
73
71
285
T58
Edward Figueroa
-3
73
70
69
73
285
T58
Michael Gellerman
-3
71
72
71
71
285
T58
Padraig Harrington
-3
70
72
73
70
285
T58
Stephan Jaeger
-3
71
71
71
72
285
T63
Mark Anderson
-2
67
72
75
72
286
T63
Michael Gligic
-2
72
70
74
70
286
T63
Dylan Meyer
-2
69
74
71
72
286
T66
Will Cannon
-1
73
68
74
72
287
T66
Zack Sucher
-1
72
71
74
70
287
T68
Tommy Gainey
E
65
76
74
73
288
T68
Richard Johnson
E
71
72
72
73
288
T68
George McNeill
E
75
67
75
71
288
T68
Marcelo Rozo
E
72
71
74
71
288
T68
J.J. Spaun
E
68
74
73
73
288
73
Ben Martin
1
73
70
75
71
289
74
Michael Kim
2
68
75
76
71
290
75
John Senden
3
70
72
76
73
291
CUT
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
E
73
71
144
CUT
Robert Garrigus
E
66
78
144
CUT
Mark Hensby
E
75
69
144
CUT
Ian Holt
E
73
71
144
CUT
Chris Nido (a)
E
74
70
144
CUT
Mito Pereira
E
70
74
144
CUT
D.A. Points
E
71
73
144
CUT
Sangmoon Bae
1
73
72
145
CUT
Ricky Barnes
1
72
73
145
CUT
Daniel Chopra
1
74
71
145
CUT
Derek Ernst
1
76
69
145
CUT
David Hearn
1
74
71
145
CUT
Frank Lickliter II
1
75
70
145
CUT
Ted Purdy
1
73
72
145
CUT
Ollie Schniederjans
1
74
71
145
CUT
Shawn Stefani
1
78
67
145
CUT
Johnson Wagner
1
69
76
145
CUT
Eric Axley
2
73
73
146
CUT
Sebastian Cappelen
2
73
73
146
CUT
Rhein Gibson
2
72
74
146
CUT
J.J. Henry
2
74
72
146
CUT
Tom Lewis
2
70
76
146
CUT
Greyson Sigg
2
73
73
146
CUT
Nick Watney
2
74
72
146
CUT
Arjun Atwal
3
71
76
147
CUT
Chris Baker
3
75
72
147
CUT
Matt Every
3
71
76
147
CUT
Brandon Hagy
3
75
72
147
CUT
Beau Hossler
3
77
70
147
CUT
Sebastian Saavedra
3
74
73
147
CUT
Chris Couch
4
75
73
148
CUT
Jonathan Kaye
4
75
73
148
CUT
Hunter Mahan
4
75
73
148
CUT
John Rollins
4
70
78
148
CUT
Omar Uresti
4
73
75
148
CUT
Brendon de Jonge
4
77
71
148
CUT
Tyler Collet
5
74
75
149
CUT
Parker McLachlin
5
77
72
149
CUT
John Merrick
5
73
76
149
CUT
Heath Slocum
5
77
72
149
CUT
Stephen Stallings Jr.
5
78
71
149
CUT
Donnie Trosper
5
71
78
149
CUT
Matt Wallace
5
76
73
149
CUT
Kramer Hickok
6
78
72
150
CUT
Carl Pettersson
6
74
76
150
CUT
Ben Taylor
6
71
79
150
CUT
Marcos Montenegro
7
72
79
151
CUT
Dicky Pride
7
76
75
151
CUT
Carson Young
7
79
72
151
CUT
Dominic Bozzelli
8
75
77
152
CUT
Roberto Nieves (a)
8
76
76
152
CUT
Smylie Kaufman
10
80
74
154
CUT
Will MacKenzie
10
79
75
154
CUT
Zach Smith
11
79
76
155
CUT
Carlos Franco
12
79
77
156
CUT
Robert Allenby
14
81
77
158
CUT
Martin Trainer
14
76
82
158
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