Brice Garnett wins the 2024 Puerto Rico Open

After four playoff holes, the 2024 Puerto Rico Open, an alternate event compared to the Arnold Palmer Invitational, belongs to Brice Garnett

by Andrea Gussoni
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Brice Garnett wins the 2024 Puerto Rico Open
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After four playoff holes, the 2024 Puerto Rico Open, an alternate event compared to the Arnold Palmer Invitational, belongs to Brice Garnett. It's the second victory for the forty-year-old from Missouri on the PGA Tour, six years after his win at the Corales Puntacana in 2018.

In the continuous repetition of the 18th hole, after two pars, two birdies, and two more pars, it's his birdie that seals the deal against Erik Barnes, both finishing at -19.

Puerto Rico Open, results

Third place at -18 is shared by three men, all at -10: Hayden Springer, Jimmy Stanger, and the lone non-American, Frenchman Victor Perez.

It's Perez who shines the brightest, carding a 65 (-7) to climb 10 spots. In sixth place at -17 are Ben Kohles, Joe Highsmith, and Belgian Adrien Dumont de Chassart, confirming the promising signs he showed on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2023.

Notably, he was named Rookie of the Year on the path to the PGA Tour. Ninth place at -16 goes to Norman Xiong, ahead of five others: amateur Jackson van Paris, Evan Harmeling, Austin Cook, Scotland's Martin Laird, and Germany's Matti Schmid.

Van Paris's performance stands out, as he shoots a remarkable -8, catapulting him up 40 spots on the leaderboard. Puerto Rico, also known as Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, is an unincorporated territory of the United States of America located in the northeastern Caribbean Sea, between the Dominican Republic and the Virgin Islands.

Following a non-binding popular referendum in 2012, with 61.15% of the votes in favor, the inhabitants chose to become a federal state of the United States. This result was confirmed by a further electoral consultation in 2017, and an official request to start the legislative process to transform the island into a Union state was filed with the United States Congress, although it is not yet been approved.

Puerto Rico is an archipelago composed of the main island of the same name, the smallest of the Greater Antilles, and other smaller islands, including Mona, Vieques and Culebra. Its capital is San Juan, which at the 2000 census had almost 848,000 inhabitants and reached 2,000,000 considering the metropolitan area.

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