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The Doral Open was a PGA Tour golf tournament, contested from 1962 to 2006 on the "Blue Monster" course at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Doral, Florida, a suburb of Miami. The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... Doral is a census-designated place and city located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ...


Beginning 2007, the WGC-CA Championship, a World Golf Championship event co-sponsored by the PGA Tour, takes the Doral Open's spot on the schedule. The CA Championship will also be contested at the Blue Monster course. The WGC-CA Championship is one of the three annual World Golf Championships tournaments for male professional golfers. ... The World Golf Championships are a group of four annual events for male professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ...


History

The tournament was played at various points in March, and sometimes in late February. Both the tournament's title and sponsor changed over the years, as one can see by viewing the Past Champions Section further down this page.


The tournament usually attracted one of the strongest fields on the PGA Tour outside of the major championships and the World Golf Championships, as evidenced by many of the champions, including Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf, Lee Trevino, Billy Casper, Raymond Floyd, Greg Norman, Ben Crenshaw, Tom Kite, Ernie Els and Jim Furyk. The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The World Golf Championships are a group of four annual events for male professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours. ... This article refers to the golfer. ... Tom Weiskopf (b 9 November 1942 Massillon, Ohio) is an American golfer whose best years came in the mid 1970s. ... // Lee Buck Trevino (born December 1, 1939) is an American professional golfer. ... Billy Casper (b. ... Raymond Floyd often known as Ray Floyd (b September 4, 1942, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S.A.) is a professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both PGA Tour and Champions Tour level. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... Ben Crenshaw (born January 11, 1952 in Austin, Texas) is an American golfer. ... // Tom Kite (born December 9, 1949 in Austin, Texas) is an American golfer. ... Theodore Ernest Ernie Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. ... James Michael Furyk (born May 12, 1970) is an American golfer, known for consistently playing at the top level and for a visibly unconventional, looping golf swing. ...


In 2005 nine of the top ten players in the official world rankings participated and after an exciting fourth day duel with then-World Number 4 Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods won by a shot to regain the number one ranking he had lost six months earlier to Vijay Singh, who finished in a tie for third. Philip Alfred Mickelson (born June 16, 1970) (nicknamed Lefty for having a left-handed swing), is an American professional golfer. ... Nationality  United States Birth December 30, 1975 (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 2 in (1. ... Vijay Singh (born 22 February 1963) is a Fijian golfer of Indian descent who has won tournaments in many parts of the world and currently plays mainly on the U.S. based PGA TOUR. He has won three major championships (one Masters in 2000 and two PGA Championships in 1998...


The 2006 Ford Championship at Doral marked the end of the Doral Open tournament. Once again nine of the top ten golfers in the world were present, and once again Tiger Woods was victorious, a one-shot winner over Camilo Villegas and David Toms. Camilo Villegas (born January 7, 1982) is a professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. ... David Wayne Toms (born January 4, 1967 in Monroe, Louisiana) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. ...


CA Championship

In 2007, the Doral Open tournament is being replaced by the WGC-CA Championship, a World Golf Championship event co-sponsored by the PGA Tour. The CA Championship will be played at the Doral Blue Monster course in late March. In fact, the CA Championship takes over the PGA Tour schedule spot previously held by the Players Championship, which is moving to early May. The WGC-CA Championship is one of the three annual World Golf Championships tournaments for male professional golfers. ... The World Golf Championships are a group of four annual events for male professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... The Players Championship can refer to several things: For the Players Championship in snooker, see Players Championship (snooker). ...


The CA Championship event will be taking place just two weeks prior to the Masters Tournament. As was the case when the Players was contested in the same time frame, the last available Masters invitations will be at stake. They are as follows (both lists final after CA Championship)-- The Masters Tournament, commonly referred to as The Masters or The US Masters (outside the United States), is one of four major championships in mens professional golf and the first to occur every year. ...

In addition, any player who is already a full-time regular PGA Tour member can earn FedEx Cup points. The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of professional golfers. ... The FedEx Cup is a proposed championship trophy for the PGA Tour that will be mens professional golfs first playoff. ...


Past Champions

Ford Championship At Doral

Genuity Championship Nationality  United States Birth December 30, 1975 (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 2 in (1. ... Nationality  United States Birth December 30, 1975 (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 2 in (1. ... Craig Parry (born January 12, 1966 in Sunshine, Victoria) has been one of Australias premier golfers since turning professional in 1986, and has 22 career victories, two of those wins being events on the PGA Tour; the 2002 WGC-NEC Invitational and the 2004 Ford Championship at Doral. ... Scott Hoch (born 24 November 1955 in Orlando, Florida) is an American golfer, who has represented his country in the Ryder Cup. ...

Doral - Ryder Open Theodore Ernest Ernie Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. ... Joe Durant (born April 7, 1964 in Pensacola, Florida) is a professional golfer. ...

Doral - Eastern Open Invitational James Michael Furyk (born May 12, 1970) is an American golfer, known for consistently playing at the top level and for a visibly unconventional, looping golf swing. ... Steve Elkington (born December 8, 1962 in Inverell, Australia) is an Australian golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. ... Michael Bradley (born July 17, 1966) is an American professional golfer. ... Steve Elkington (born December 8, 1962 in Inverell, Australia) is an Australian golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... Nick Faldo on the cover of his autobiography. ... // John Huston (born June 1, 1961) is an American professional golfer who currently plays on the PGA Tour. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... Raymond Floyd often known as Ray Floyd (b September 4, 1942, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S.A.) is a professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both PGA Tour and Champions Tour level. ... Rocco Mediate (born December 17, 1962 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania) is an American golfer. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... // For other people named Bill Glasson, see Bill Glasson (disambiguation). ... Ben Crenshaw (born January 11, 1952 in Austin, Texas) is an American golfer. ... Lanny Wadkins (born December 5, 1949 in Richmond, Virginia) is an American golfer. ...

Doral Open Invitational // Andy Bean (born March 13, 1953 in LaFayette, Georgia) ia an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both the amateur and professional level including 11 PGA Tour victories. ... Mark McCumber (b. ... // Tom Kite (born December 9, 1949 in Austin, Texas) is an American golfer. ... Gary Koch is a professional golfer and golf course designer. ... // Andy Bean (born March 13, 1953 in LaFayette, Georgia) ia an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both the amateur and professional level including 11 PGA Tour victories. ... Raymond Floyd often known as Ray Floyd (b September 4, 1942, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S.A.) is a professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both PGA Tour and Champions Tour level. ... Raymond Floyd often known as Ray Floyd (b September 4, 1942, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S.A.) is a professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both PGA Tour and Champions Tour level. ... Mark McCumber (b. ... Tom Weiskopf (b 9 November 1942 Massillon, Ohio) is an American golfer whose best years came in the mid 1970s. ... // Andy Bean (born March 13, 1953 in LaFayette, Georgia) ia an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both the amateur and professional level including 11 PGA Tour victories. ... // Hubert M. Green (born December 28, 1946 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous professional golf tournaments at both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour level. ... This article refers to the golfer. ... // Brian (Bud or Buddy) Allin (born October 13, 1944) is an American professional golfer who won five PGA Tour events in the 1970s. ... // Lee Buck Trevino (born December 1, 1939) is an American professional golfer. ... This article refers to the golfer. ... // J. C. Snead (born October 14, 1940) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour level. ... Mike Hill (born January 27, 1939) is an American golfer. ...

Doral C.C. Open Invitational // Thomas G. Tom Shaw (born December 13, 1938) is an American professional golfer who has played on both the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour. ... Gardner E. Dickinson, Jr. ... Doug Sanders (born 24 July 1933 in Cedartown, Georgia) is a famous professional golfer, who won 20 PGA Tour tournaments during his career. ... Phil Rodgers (born April 3, 1938) is an American golfer. ... Doug Sanders (born 24 July 1933 in Cedartown, Georgia) is a famous professional golfer, who won 20 PGA Tour tournaments during his career. ... Billy Casper (b. ...

Daniel D. Sikes, Jr. ... Billy Casper (b. ...

External Links

  • Doral Open results from 1970 to 2006 - Winners, Finishers, Scores and Earnings


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Other FedEx Cup tournaments in playing order: Mercedes-Benz Championship | Sony Open in Hawaii | Bob Hope Chrysler Classic | Buick Invitational | FBR Open | AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am | Nissan Open | WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship | Mayakoba Classic at Riviera Maya | Honda Classic | Tampa Bay Championship | Arnold Palmer Invitational | WGC-CA Championship | Shell Houston Open | Verizon Heritage | Zurich Classic of New Orleans | EDS Byron Nelson Championship | Wachovia Championship | The Players Championship | BellSouth Classic | Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial | Memorial Tournament | Stanford St. Jude Championship | Travelers Championship | Buick Open | The International | John Deere Classic | U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee | Bell Canadian Open | WGC-Bridgestone Invitational | Reno-Tahoe Open | Wyndham Championship
FedEx Cup playoff events: Barclays Classic | Deutsche Bank Championship | BMW Championship | The Tour Championship
Fall Series in playing order: Turning Stone Resort Championship | Viking Classic | Valero Texas Open | Frys.com Open in Las Vegas | Fry's Electronics Open | Running Horse Golf Championship | Walt Disney World Resort Classic
Team events (played alternate years): Presidents Cup | Ryder Cup
Challenge season events (unofficial money): Merrill Lynch Shootout | ADT Skills Challenge | Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge | LG Skins Game | WGC-World Cup | Target World Challenge
Former PGA Tour events: Western Open | Doral Open | North and South Open | B.C. Open | 84 Lumber Classic | Booz Allen Classic (aka Kemper Open)

 
 

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