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El Tigre Golf Club hosts the Dev Series Final for the second consecutive year

NUEVO VALLARTA, Mexico – PGA TOUR Latinoamérica will host the Dev Series Final at a familiar venue. The final event of the 2021-22 season wil


NUEVO VALLARTA, Mexico – PGA TOUR Latinoamérica will host the Dev Series Final at a familiar venue. The final event of the 2021-22 season will be played for the second consecutive year at El Tigre Golf Club. The event will be 72 holes, will have a limited field and will take place from July 14 to 17. The 81 players who qualified for the tournament will be fighting in Mexico for a total of 20 PGA TOUR Latinoamérica memberships for their 2022-23 season.

The Dev Series regular season features 13 tournaments co-sanctioned with organizations and promoters from the region. As for the 2021-22 season, it featured events in four Latin American countries. Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Venezuela. The top five players from each of those 13 tournaments qualified for the Dev Series Final. Additionally, those who finish between No. 61 and No. 75 on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica Totalplay Cup points list will receive an invitation.

“The Dev Series Final is always a great way to end the season with many benefits for the players who participate. Holding this event at El Tigre Golf Club, a venue that received us in a great way a year ago, only improves the quality of this tournament and of all those who dream of ascending to the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica,” said José Garrido, executive director of the Dev Series.

Without a doubt, the participants are aware of the benefits that the Dev Series and its pinnacle event have brought in the past. In 2015, Colombian Juan Sebastián Muñoz won two Dev Series tournaments. He then played the Dev Series Final and ended up tied for seventh place on the standings, a performance that propelled him to the Korn Ferry Tour and later to the PGA TOUR where Muñoz is currently a member and where he already knew what it means to win when he won. at the 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship.

Three years later, Chilean Mito Pereira finished in the top-10 at the Dev Series Final, qualifying for the 2019 PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season. That season he posted six top-10 finishes to ultimately finish 10th on the Order of Merit and earn promotion to the Korn Ferry Tour. Pereira is currently in his second season on the PGA TOUR, one year after representing his country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

“What Juan Sebastián and Mito have achieved serves as a reminder of what the Dev Series, in general, and the Dev Series Final, in particular, can mean for a player’s career,” added Garrido. “PGA TOUR Latinoamérica is pleased to celebrate the Dev Series and its final event of the season as a way to help players continue or start their professional careers.”

El Tigre Golf Club was designed by Robert Von Hagge, Mike Smelek and Rick Baril and this year it celebrates its twentieth year in operation. The 7,239-yard par-72 hasn’t just hosted the Dev Series Final. In 2022 and 2005 it was the venue for the World Golf Championships. A year ago, during the first visit of the Dev Series, the American Roland Massimino beat the Argentine Jaime López Rivarola in a tiebreaker to win the champion trophy.

“The El Tigre team and partners are proud to once again welcome PGA TOUR Latinoamérica for the Dev Series Final. We have worked very hard to prepare the golf course. Our sponsors, members and the entire Puerto Vallarta area are excited to introduce El Tigre to some of the best golfers in the world,” said Steve Johnson, director of golf at El Tigre Club de Golf.

To date, the Dev Series has held 11 tournaments and will have two more before the Dev Series Final takes place. In the winner’s circle are: Isidro Benítez in Puebla, Mexico, Aaron Terrazas in Veracruz, Mexico, Andrés Gallegos in Bahía Blanca, Argentina and amateur Virgilio Paz in Valencia, Venezuela. The other two regular tournaments will be in Termas de Río Hondo, Argentina and in Riviera Maya, Mexico.