PGA Tour Doral Open Golf Tournament (Winners, History)

The Doral Open was a golf tournament on the PGA Tour played for 45 consecutive years, from the early 1960s into the 2000s. It went by numerous names over that span, but was often simply known, to both players and fans, as "The Doral." It was played on the Blue Monster Course in Doral, Fla., and was typically considered one of the premiere non-majors on tour.

First played: 1962

Last played: 2006

The Doral Open ended following the 2006 tournament when a World Golf Championship (WGC) tournament took its spot on the schedule — and its golf course. The WGC event continued at Doral for more than 10 years before itself being replaced.

Tiger Woods won the last two Doral Opens played, while Billy Casper won two of the first three played. The tournament record for wins is three, shared by Andy Bean, Raymond Floyd and Greg Norman. Jack Nicklaus had two wins and was runner-up five other times. Floyd beat Nicklaus in a playoff to win in 1980, chipping in for the win on the second sudden-death hole.

Woods holds the tournament's 72-hole scoring record at 264, his winning total in 2005 when he beat Phil Mickelson by one stroke. Stephen Ames holds the Doral Open's 18-hole scoring record with a 61 in 2000. The Blue Monster Course was one of the longest, and considered among the most difficult, when the PGA Tour began playing there in the '60s. By the end, however, the distance explosion in golf was leading to many low scores.

In 1990, Greg Norman fired a 62 in the final round to get into a playoff, then won it with a chip-in on the first extra hole. In 1993, Norman scored 265 to win; at that time, he held both tournament scoring records.

Also known as: The tournament debuted under the name Doral C.C. Open Invitational. It became the Doral Open Invitational and the Doral-Eastern Open Invitational. From 1972-86 it was the Doral-Eastern Open, and from 1987-2000 the Doral-Ryder Open. It was called the Genuity Championship in 2001-02, the only years in which "Doral" was not part of the name. It was last played under the name Ford Championship at Doral.

Winners of the PGA Tour Doral Open

2006 — Tiger Woods, 268
2005 — Tiger Woods, 264
2004 — Craig Parry, 271
2003 — Scott Hoch, 271
2002 — Ernie Els, 271
2001 — Joe Durant, 270
2000 — Jim Furyk, 265
1999 — Steve Elkington, 275
1998 — Michael Bradley, 278
1997 — Steve Elkington, 275
1996 — Greg Norman, 269
1995 — Nick Faldo, 273
1994 — John Huston, 274
1993 — Greg Norman, 265
1992 — Raymond Floyd, 271
1991 — Rocco Mediate, 276
1990 — Greg Norman, 273
1989 — Bill Glasson, 275
1988 — Ben Crenshaw, 274
1987 — Lanny Wadkins, 277
1986 — Andy Bean, 276
1985 — Mark McCumber, 284
1984 — Tom Kite, 272
1983 — Gary Koch, 271
1982 — Andy Bean, 278
1981 — Raymond Floyd, 273
1980 — Raymond Floyd, 279
1979 — Mark McCumber, 279
1978 — Tom Weiskopf, 272
1977 — Andy Bean, 277
1976 — Hubert Green, 270
1975 — Jack Nicklaus, 276
1974 — Buddy Allin, 272
1973 — Lee Trevino, 276
1972 — Jack Nicklaus, 276
1971 — J.C. Snead, 275
1970 — Mike Hill, 279
1969 — Tom Shaw, 276
1968 — Gardner Dickinson, 275
1967 — Doug Sanders, 275
1966 — Phil Rodgers, 278
1965 — Doug Sanders, 274
1964 — Billy Casper, 277
1963 — Dan Sikes, 283
1962 — Billy Casper, 283

Golf courses: It was always played at — duh! — Doral. The Blue Monster Course was this tournament's permanent home. When the event started, that course was part of what was then called Doral Country Club and later Doral Golf Resort & Spa.

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