Who's who: Jhonattan Vegas

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Who's who: Jhonattan Vegas

  • Name:

    Jhonattan Vegas
  • Country:

    Venezuela
  • Born:

    Aug 19, 1984 in Maturín, Monagas, Venezuela.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2008

Roll of Honour

Presidents Cup player (2017). Multiple PGA Tour wins.

Did you know?

Vegas has two Canadian Open wins to his name, and in 2017 became the first player from Venezuela to compete in the Presidents Cup.

Top tournaments won by Jhonattan Vegas

2017
America
267 (-21)
$1,080,000
RBC

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Vegas, Jhonattan

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

$1,080,000

Title sponsor

RBC

Played as the RBC Canadian Open (July 27-30). Defending champion Jhonattan Vegas (Ven) beat Charley Hoffman (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th). [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, nr Toronto, Ont.].

2016
America
276 (-12)
$1,062,000
RBC

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Vegas, Jhonattan

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$1,062,000

Title sponsor

RBC

Played as the RBC Canadian Open (July 21-24). Second-placed Jon Rahm (Esp), Martin Laird (Scot) and Dustin Johnson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jhonattan Vegas (Col), who claimed his second PGA Tour win. [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, nr Toronto, Ont.].

2011
America
PGA West (Palmer)
333 (-27)
$900,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Vegas, Jhonattan

Venue

PGA West (Palmer)

Score

333 (-27)

Prize money

$900,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Bob Hope Classic (Jan 19-23). PGA Tour rookie Vegas (Ven) beat Gary Woodland (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. Bill Haas (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. Making just his fifth start on the Tour, Vegas became the first Venezuelan to win a PGA Tour event. [Palmer (private) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Nicklaus (private) PGA West; La Quinta CC; SilverRock].

2010
America
270 (-10)
AR$66,000
Visa

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Vegas, Jhonattan

Score

270 (-10)

Prize money

AR$66,000

Title sponsor

Visa

Played as the VISA Abierto de la República (Argentine Open) (Dec 9-12; Tour de las Americas event). Second-placed Andrés Romero (Arg) finished 6 shots behind Vegas (Ven). [Red course, Jockey Club, Buenos Aires].

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