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The Mexican Open or Abierto Mexicano de Golf is the national open golf tournament of Mexico. It was first played in 1944 at the Club de Golf Chapultepec. It was an event on the Tour de las Américas between 2003 and 2006, being co-sanctioned by the European Challenge Tour from 2004 to 2007. It became a Nationwide Tour event in 2008,[1] and was rescheduled from December to January, which resulted in no tournament in 2007. In 2009, due to the outbreak of swine flu, the Mexican Open was rescheduled from May to September.[2][3] In 2013, the tournament was moved to March and became an official event for PGA Tour Latinoamérica. The tournament would also be moved to Club de Golf Mexico.

Mexican Open
Location Mexico
Established1944
Course(s)Club Campestre Tijuana
Tour(s)PGA Tour Latinoamérica
FormatStroke play
Prize fund$175,000
Month playedMarch
Aggregate262 Austin Smotherman (2018)
Canada Drew Nesbitt

WinnersEdit

Year Venue Winner Score Runner(s)-up
PGA Tour Latinoamérica
2019 Club Campestre Tijuana   Drew Nesbitt 263 (−17)   Andreas Halvorsen
  Gustavo Silva
2018 Club Campestre Tijuana   Austin Smotherman 262 (−18)   Juan Pablo Hernández
2017 No tournament
2016 Club Campestre Aguascalientes   Sebastián Vázquez 268 (−16)   Augusto Núñez
2015 Club Campestre Aguascalientes   Justin Hueber 265 (−23)   Brad Gehl
  Maximiliano Godoy
2014 Club de Golf Chapultepec   Óscar David Álvarez 271 (−17)   Nelson Ledesma
2013 Club de Golf Mexico   Ted Purdy 281 (−7)   David Vanegas
Nationwide Tour (bolded golfers earned promotion to PGA Tour at season's end)
2012 El Bosque Golf Club León   Lee Williams 274 (−14)   Paul Haley II
2011 El Bosque Golf Club León   Erik Compton 271 (−17)   Richard H. Lee
2010 El Bosque Golf Club León   Jamie Lovemark 276 (−12)   B. J. Staten
2009 El Bosque Golf Club León   Troy Merritt 273 (−15)   Adam Bland
2008 Tres Marias   Jarrod Lyle 267 (−17)   Matt Every
Challenge Tour and Tour de las Américas
2007: No tournament due to rescheduling from December to January
2006 La Hacienda   Fabrizio Zanotti 275 (−9)   Daniel de León
2005 La Hacienda   Antonio Maldonado 275 (−9)   Mickael Dieu
  Rafael Gómez
2004 La Hacienda   Rafael Gómez 270 (−14)   Eduardo Herrera
Tour de las Américas
2003 Moon Palace Resort   Eduardo Herrera 278 (−10)   Eduardo Argiro
  Jeff Burns
Non-tour event
2002 La Hacienda   Pablo Fernández 273   David Howser
2001: No tournament
2000 México   Esteban Toledo 271   Robin Freeman
1999 México   Stewart Cink 271   Oscar Serna
1998 México   Eduardo Romero 269   Scott Simpson
1997 México   Frank Nobilo 273
1996 México   Stewart Cink 272   Bob Tway
1995 México   John Cook 273   Scott Verplank
1994 México   Chris Perry 274   Bob Tway
1993 La Hacienda   Fred Funk 268   Donnie Hammond
1992 La Hacienda   Tom Sieckmann 268   Steve Elkington
1991 Chapultepec   Jay Haas 277   Ed Fiori
1990 La Hacienda   Bob Lohr 269   Carlos Espinoza
1985–89: No tournament
1984 Tijuana   Danny Mijovic 274   Tommy Armour III
  Rick Cramer
1983 Tijuana   Tommy Armour III 280
1982: No tournament
1981 Chapultepec   Ben Crenshaw 273   Raymond Floyd
1980 Bellavista   David Graham 279   Jerry Pate
1978–79: No tournament
1977 Chiluca   Billy Casper 286   Seve Ballesteros
1976 La Hacienda   Ernesto Perez Acosta 273   Victor Regalado
1975 La Hacienda   Lee Trevino 275   Ernesto Perez Acosta
  Larry Ziegler
1974 Chapultepec   Ed Byman 280   Lee Trevino
1973 Bellavista   Lee Trevino 281   Victor Regalado
1972: No tournament
1971 México   Ángel Gallardo 275   Billy Maxwell
1970 Bellavista   Ernesto Perez Acosta 280
1967–69: No tournament
1966 Monterrey   Bob McCallister 278   Dudley Wysong
1965 Bellavista   Homero Blancas 284   Lee Trevino
1964 México   Art Wall 276   Roberto De Vicenzo
1963 La Hacienda   Al Balding 279   Billy Maxwell
  Dick Crawford
1962 La Hacienda   Tony Lema 281   Jackson Bradley
1961 México   Tony Lema 280   Antonio Cerdá
1960 Chapultepec   Howie Johnson 273   Billy Maxwell
1959 Chapultepec   Ángel Miguel 273   Tommy Jacobs
1958 Chapultepec   Antonio Cerdá 279   Roberto De Vicenzo
1957 Chapultepec   Bob Rosburg 272   George Bayer
1956 Chapultepec   Billy Maxwell 264   Roberto De Vicenzo
1955 Chapultepec   Roberto De Vicenzo 271   Tony Holguin
1954 México   Johnny Palmer 286   Roberto De Vicenzo
1953 Chapultepec   Roberto De Vicenzo 267   Cary Middlecoff
1952 Campestre de Mexicali   Bobby Locke 275   Jimmy Demaret
  Roberto De Vicenzo
1951 Chapultepec   Roberto De Vicenzo 267   Al Besselink
1950 Chapultepec   Tony Holguin 280   Juan Neri
  Antonio Pedroza
1949 Chapultepec   Tony Holguin 200   Jimmy Demaret
  Sam Snead
1948: No tournament
1947 Chapultepec   Al Espinosa 292   Carlos Belmont (am)
  Amado Martinez
1946 Chapultepec   Al Espinosa 286   Felix Lopez
1945 Chapultepec   Al Espinosa 290   Antonio Pedroza
1944 Chapultepec   Al Espinosa 281   Percey Clifford (am)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mexico Open joins Nationwide Tour schedule in 2008". PGA Tour. October 5, 2007. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  2. ^ "Mexico Open rescheduled due to swine flu". PGA Tour. April 29, 2009. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  3. ^ "Mexico Open rescheduled for first week of September". PGA Tour. May 22, 2009. Retrieved March 12, 2013.

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