PGA Tour event of Puerto Rico Open to tees off today

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The PGA Tour sanctioned Puerto Rico Open will tee off today at the beautiful par-72, Trump International Golf Club. Some of the experienced players are competing in this championship to lift the trophy and the winner’s cheque. The total prize money sponsored
for this event is US$ 3.5 million. American billionaire Donald Trump is the owner of this course and will also be there on the final day at the presentation ceremony to give away the trophy.

Players like Angel Cabrera from Argentina, American Stuart Cink and Mike Weir will be among the top contenders. These three players are the most experienced ones which will be present on the field. The defending champion Derek Lamely will be looking for
a repeat performance this year also who marked his first PGA Tour win last year.

As for Cabrera, he joined the PGA Tour in four years back and has won two major tournaments. The Argentinean who won the Masters two years back has not performed exceptionally well since then. He has been out of touch for quite a while now and is hoping
to improve his performance this year. The 41-year old won the Masters in a playoff against Chad Campbell and Kenny Perry. Cabrera also recently slipped in the world rankings and moved out of the top-50 in the world. Former U.S .Open champion has been practicing
hard on his game and is confident of making a comeback by winning this tournament.

Cink, who has the best world rankings among the players, did not qualify for the WGC-Cadillac championship as he is not among the top-50. The 37-year old has had an up and down career and not been much successful playing. Although, he has six PGA Tour victories
to his name but the player has never been much dominant playing a tournament. He was in last years’ Ryder Cup team of America and won all the points for his team. The seasoned campaigner performed well in Accenture Match Play but it was not enough to improve
his rankings. Cink, during his practice round was in great shape with his crisp iron shots and smooth putting stroke. He is confident of winning the event so he can improve his rankings.          

Canadian Weir has not been in spectacular touch since he last won a tournament four years back. Since then, he has struggled a lot with his iron shots and putting. His putting has really given him a tough time due to which he had a great dip in the rankings.
The 40-year old is not even among the top-100 which is a shameful thing for the golfer. The 2003 Masters champion is hoping that this year can bring fortunes for him as he has spent hours working on the practice range. He only has eight PGA Tour wins to his
name and is hoping to add one more after completing the final round on Sunday.

It was the first victory of defending champion Lamely last year and is confident ahead of the tournament to post another one to his name. He won last year by a margin of two strokes over Kris Blanks.

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