PANAMA CLARO CHAMPIONSHIP BEGINS

  • Played at the Panama Golf Club from February 21-24, featuring 145 prestigious international golfers.
  • Prize money amounts to U.S. $600,000.00 for this year's Panama Claro Championship 2013.

For the tenth consecutive year, the Panama Claro Championship will support the Web.com Tour (formally known as the Nationwide Tour). This event, organized by the Professional Golf Association of the U.S.A. (PGA) and sponsored by the telecommunications company Claro, began today, February 21 and will run until the 24th at the Panama Golf Club. Along with those held in Colombia, Mexico and Chile, this is the most important golf tournament in Latin America, with up to US $600,000.00 in prize money.

The official tournament inauguration was attended by Ricardo Chanis (Epasa President), Roberto Durán Jr. (tournament director), Francisco Arias (honoree), Nixia Lasso (ATP), Héctor Carrasquilla (Mayor of San Miguelito), Óscar Borda (Claro CEO), Marty Caffey (PGA Tour) and Ramón Crespo (CGP).

This international competition has registered 145 Tour players, including many PGA Tour golfers such as Shaun Micheel, Rich Been and Peter Lonard, which reaffirms our country's reputation in this sporting arena. Since 2004, Panama has hosted this important competition, and for the last four years it has been sponsored by the company Claro.

Claro Panama

The company, a member of the America Movil group, with representation in 18 countries and more than 270 million customers, has made an investment of over $400 million dollars in Panama.

GOLF (6)

Ricardo Chanis (Epasa President), Roberto Durán Jr. (tournament director), Francisco Arias (honoree), Nixia Lasso (ATP), Héctor Carrasquilla (Mayor of San Miguelito), Óscar Borda (Claro CEO), Marty Caffey (PGA Tour) and Ramón Crespo (CGP).