The majestic Vidanta Vallarta course will host the FMG’s most important tournament and host the best golfers in the world.
The México Open 2022 was presented this Monday by Grupo Salinas, the Mexican Golf Federation (FMG) and the PGA Tour. They announced that it will be held from April 28 to May 1, 2022, in Seeing Vallarta. It will be part of program of the PGA Tour 2021-22, previously this date was celebrated as the WGC – México Championship.
The Ing. Fernando Lemmen Meyer, President of the FMG, thanked the support and encouragement of this tournament and Mexican golf, to: Grupo Salinas, Grupo Vidanta and the PGA Tour and everyone involved in organizing this stellar event for the sport. And I add:
“We present the most important professional level tournament in the FMG. This tournament that, as of next year, is going to take a spectacular turn by having the best players on the planet in its field and being known around the world as the México Open. We are very happy because in this Open they will be protagonists and serious aspirants to win, both Carlos Ortiz, What Abraham Ancer and more Mexicans, ”he said during the press conference.
It is worth mentioning that, México Open has as its origin Mexican Golf Open, which dates back to 1944 and is considered the most traditional tournament in Mexico. In 2022 the merger of what was WGC – México Championship and the Mexican Golf Open, will be the México Open.
“It is going to stop being a WGC, It will be a México Open. It is a ‘news’ because there will be much more Mexicans playing, more Latinos. It is a tournament that is going to grow and is going to support golf much more ”, commented the champion golfer of the Houston Open 2020, Carlos Ortíz.
For his part, the world champion Abraham Ancer He highlighted how positive it is to see more and more children playing golf and that they can experience a world-class event up close.
“It is very nice to see the number of children in tournaments here in Mexico; But in other parts of the world I always see Mexican flags, something that maybe a few years ago you didn’t see so much (…) It feels nice to be part of something like that. It has always been an honor for me to represent my country and, feeling the support of all of you helps a lot, “he said. Ancer .
The best golf in the world can be appreciated up close from more places in Mexico, he spoke about it Benjamín Salinas Sada, Vice President of the Board of Directors of Grupo Salinas:
“We are convinced of the importance of taking this type of event to other corners of the country and thereby sending a clear message; Golf is not owned by a few, it is owned by everyone: that is what we will defend in Salinas Group always, “he said.
In addition, the fact of bringing events of global significance benefits local commerce; something that stood out Iván Chávez, Executive Vice President of Grupo Vidanta.
“We are delighted that Seeing Vallarta host this magnificent Mexico Open event. We are sure that it will generate a very important economic benefit for Bay Of flags, both in Jalisco, like in Nayarit. All hotels in the area, taxi drivers, restaurateurs, tour guides, all small and medium-sized entrepreneurs in the region will benefit ”, he said.
On the other hand, The Mexico Open 2022 will appear on the PGA Tour calendar for the first time as an official FedExCup event, offering 500 points FedExCup to the winner and a bag of $ 7.3 million. The 132-player field will include 12 exemptions, with at least four players from Latin America.
“We have worked closely with Salinas Group since the beginning of Mexico Championship, in 2017. As hosts of the tournament, Salinas Group it has always been first class driven in every respect, making this stop a favorite among our players while providing entertainment to fans of Mexico and from all over the world ”, shared John Norris, Vicepresidente Senior de Tournament Business Affairs del PGA Tour.
The México Open 2022 will offer the public new surprises, sports excellence, high-level entertainment and a great gastronomic offer.