Preparations for the Puerto Rico Open got underway as Horizon Lines moved tents, leader boards, bleachers, catering equipment and golf clubs from across the US to San Juan on behalf of the host organization Puerto Rico Golf Association.
Another first, Greg Kraft got his first official tour win at the tournament.
“Our expectations for the event were exceeded by far,” said Matt Truax, operations manager for the Puerto Rico Open. “One of the top concerns coming in was the logistics of the whole thing, moving the PGA Tour to a new tournament location offshore. Everything went off without a hitch.”
Preparations for the event started one year earlier. Horizon Lines' domestic ocean shipping divisiton and its logistics company developed an integrated transportation management program to handle booking, transportation and delivery of all materials needed to stage the tournament. Information on the tournament is on www.puertoricoopen.net