Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – For third consecutive year, PGA TOUR Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship returns to Corales Golf Course, Dominican Republic, from September 21st to 27th, 2020, as Grupo Puntacana - Title Sponsor and Host Organization- celebrates their 50th anniversary of foundation.
The tournament is the first international event and third event of the PGA TOUR 2020-21 season and the only PGA TOUR event during that week, where will participate 144 of the best players of the golf circuit from the United States, Spain, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea, among other countries.
The event will be held without ground spectators and under the strictest health and safety measures. The award purse will be $4 million dollars, $1 million more than last year’s purse and the highest in the history of any sport in the Dominican Republic. Also, FedEx Cup points were increased to 500 and the winner will earn a place to the Masters.
The president and CEO of Grupo Puntacana, Frank Rainieri, affirms the importance of having a PGA TOUR in the country for the third consecutive year, “since 2018 the tournament continues to place the Dominican Republic as the leading golf destination in the Caribbean on a world scale. In this occasion, will be an excellent platform to promote Punta Cana.”
To prioritize the safety of all participants, PGA Tour players, caddies and volunteers will be tested before entering the Dominican Republic and again upon returning to their countries; medical areas with ambulances will be accessible during the event, as well as paramedics and trained personnel to identify and assist to any health eventuality.
Live broadcasts will be Thursday, September 24th and Friday, September 25th, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, on Golf Channel; and Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th, at the same hours on NBC. There will be daily replays outside of regular hours on Golf Channel.
A virtual press room will be available to facilitate the tournament coverage for the local press. For daily press releases, images and visual content, register at: www.puntacana.com/coraleschampionship/prensa
Proceeds from the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship benefit the Grupo Puntacana Foundation program “Plan La Altagracia”, that supports actions aimed to contain the spread of Covid-19 and help the communities impacted by the effects of the pandemic in the Dominican Republic.
Health & Safety Protocols
The priority of the Puntacana Resort & Club and Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) is to provide a safe environment for players, volunteers and collaborators. Prior to reopening their doors, they implemented their health and safety protocol "Embrace the New Normal" at the airport, hotels, golf courses, restaurants and amenities within the resort, to guarantee the highest cleaning standards.
The event protocol includes the mandatory use of a mask at all times by volunteers and staff, frequent deep cleaning in all areas and disinfectant gel stations in strategic areas, among other measures. In addition, in order to reinforce physical distancing, the different groups and teams that develop a role in the tournament will be divided by "bubbles".
PGA TOUR remains in constant communication with the local health authorities in each market in which the PGA TOUR tournaments are celebrated, and closely monitors the information provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Department of State regarding the evolution of Covid-19.
About the Corales golf course
Corales Puntacana Resort & Club, home to the first and only PGA TOUR Event in the Dominican Republic, was designed by world famous architect Tom Fazio. Opened in 2010, it is located next to the cliffs, bays, natural ocean inlets, inland lakes and coral quarries of the Caribbean Sea. It has 18 holes, six of them facing the sea and culminates with its last three holes known as the "devil's elbow", which is positioned among the most spectacular and difficult final holes in the world.
Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship PGA TOUR 2019
On 2019, the professional tournament reached one billion television viewers in 200 countries through Golf Channel, NBC, CBS, Fox Sport and ESPN; generated 6.5 billion impressions through television, digital channels and traditional national and international media, with an attendance of more than 23 thousand people during the week of the event.
The third edition of the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship is sponsored by Airport Team Solution, Magna (Hyundai), Seguros Universal, Multimedios del Caribe, CEPM, CCS, Citi, Claro, Coca Cola, Texaco (GB Energy), Brugal, Puntacana Medical Center, JCDecaux, DFA, Club Car, Constructora Dupla, Constructora Llodra, Grupo Raya, United Petroleum, Industrial DBI, Serviport, IMCA, LOMO, Hartemania, Hartemontaje, Cooleko, PickyPlant, Spectro light, Grayline, Constructora KG, Estudio EG, Aperol, Cava Alta and Tu Boleta.