|Location||Doral, Florida, U.S.|
|Course(s)||Doral Golf Resort & Spa|
|Length||7,266 yards (6,644 m)|
|Prize fund||$5.5 million|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||264 Tiger Woods (2005)|
|To par||-24 Tiger Woods (2005)|
The Doral Open was a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour in the southeastern United States. It was played annually for 45 seasons, from 1962 to 2006, on the "Blue Monster" course at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Doral, Florida, a suburb west of Miami.
The introduction of the FedEx Cup in 2007 caused a change in the PGA Tour schedule. The WGC-CA Championship, a World Golf Championship event co-sponsored by the PGA Tour, moved from October to March and took the Doral Open's spot on the schedule. This championship was also held at the Blue Monster course for the next decade; it was renamed the WGC-Cadillac Championship in 2011 and continued at Doral through 2016. The resort was sold in 2012 and became Trump National Doral Miami. The PGA Tour Latinoamérica development tour will host the season-ending Shell Championship in December 2018 on the Golden Palm course to continue the PGA Tour's tradition of hosting at Doral.
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, and included Ford Motor Company, Genuity, Ryder, and Eastern Air Lines. The Doral Golf Resort & Spa was formerly known as the Doral Country Club and was the sister hotel to the famous Doral Hotel on the ocean in Miami Beach, Florida.
The tournament usually attracted one of the strongest fields on the PGA Tour outside of the major championships and the World Golf Championships. The champions at Doral include major winners Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf, Lee Trevino, Billy Casper, Raymond Floyd, Greg Norman, Hubert Green, Ben Crenshaw, Lanny Wadkins, Tom Kite, Nick Faldo, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, and Tiger Woods.
In 2005, nine of the top ten players in the official world rankings participated. After an exciting final round 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.
The 2006 Ford Championship at Doral marked the end of the Doral Open tournament and the field again included nine of the top ten in the world rankings. Woods repeated as champion, one-stroke ahead of runners-up Camilo Villegas and David Toms.
The historical broadcaster of the event was CBS Sports. With the PGA Tour's first centralized TV deal in 1999, the Southern Swing, including Doral, was assigned to NBC Sports. NBC covered the event until its conclusion as a regular event, and continued for its ten years as a World Golf Championship.
|Ford Championship at Doral|
|2006||Tiger Woods (2)||United States||268||-20||1 stroke|| David Toms
|2005||Tiger Woods||United States||264||-24||1 stroke||Phil Mickelson||990,000|
|2004||Craig Parry||Australia||271||-17||Playoff||Scott Verplank||900,000|
|2003||Scott Hoch||United States||271||-17||Playoff||Jim Furyk||900,000|
|2002||Ernie Els||South Africa||271||-17||2 strokes||Tiger Woods||846,000|
|2001||Joe Durant||United States||270||-18||2 strokes||Mike Weir||810,000|
|2000||Jim Furyk||United States||265||-23||2 strokes||Franklin Langham||540,000|
|1999||Steve Elkington (2)||Australia||275||-13||1 stroke||Greg Kraft||540,000|
|1998||Michael Bradley||United States||278||-10||1 stroke|| John Huston
|1997||Steve Elkington||Australia||275||-13||2 strokes|| Larry Nelson
|1996||Greg Norman (3)||Australia||269||-19||2 strokes|| Michael Bradley
|1995||Nick Faldo||England||273||-15||1 stroke|| Peter Jacobsen
|1994||John Huston||United States||274||-14||3 strokes|| Billy Andrade
|1993||Greg Norman (2)||Australia||265||-23||4 strokes|| Paul Azinger
|1992||Raymond Floyd (3)||United States||271||-17||2 strokes|| Keith Clearwater
|1991||Rocco Mediate||United States||276||-12||Playoff||Curtis Strange||252,000|
|1990||Greg Norman||Australia||273||-15||Playoff|| Paul Azinger
|1989||Bill Glasson||United States||275||-13||1 stroke||Fred Couples||234,000|
|1988||Ben Crenshaw||United States||274||-14||1 stroke|| Chip Beck
|1987||Lanny Wadkins||United States||277||-11||3 strokes|| Seve Ballesteros
|1986||Andy Bean (3)||United States||276||-12||Playoff||Hubert Green||90,000|
|1985||Mark McCumber (2)||United States||284||-4||1 stroke||Tom Kite||72,000|
|1984||Tom Kite||United States||272||-16||2 strokes||Jack Nicklaus||72,000|
|1983||Gary Koch||United States||271||-17||5 strokes||Ed Fiori||54,000|
|1982||Andy Bean (2)||United States||278||-10||1 stroke|| Scott Hoch
|1981||Raymond Floyd (2)||United States||273||-15||1 stroke|| Keith Fergus
|1980||Raymond Floyd||United States||279||-9||Playoff||Jack Nicklaus||45,000|
|1979||Mark McCumber||United States||279||-9||1 stroke||Bill Rogers||45,000|
|1978||Tom Weiskopf||United States||272||-16||1 stroke||Jack Nicklaus||40,000|
|1977||Andy Bean||United States||277||-11||1 stroke||David Graham||40,000|
|1976||Hubert Green||United States||270||-18||6 strokes|| Mark Hayes
|1975||Jack Nicklaus (2)||United States||276||-12||3 strokes|| Forrest Fezler
|1974||Buddy Allin||United States||272||-16||1 stroke||Jerry Heard||30,000|
|1973||Lee Trevino||United States||276||-12||1 stroke|| Bruce Crampton
|1972||Jack Nicklaus||United States||276||-12||2 strokes|| Bob Rosburg
|Doral-Eastern Open Invitational|
|1971||J. C. Snead||United States||275||-13||1 stroke||Gardner Dickinson||30,000|
|1970||Mike Hill||United States||279||-9||4 strokes||Jim Colbert||30,000|
|Doral Open Invitational|
|1969||Tom Shaw||United States||276||-12||1 stroke||Tommy Aaron||30,000|
|1968||Gardner Dickinson||United States||275||-13||1 stroke||Tom Weiskopf||20,000|
|1967||Doug Sanders (2)||United States||275||-9||1 stroke|| Harold Henning
Art Wall, Jr.
|1966||Phil Rodgers||United States||278||-10||1 stroke|| Jay Dolan
|1965||Doug Sanders||United States||274||-14||1 stroke||Bruce Devlin||11,000|
|1964||Billy Casper (2)||United States||277||-11||1 stroke||Jack Nicklaus||7,500|
|Doral C.C. Open Invitational|
|1963||Dan Sikes||United States||283||-5||1 stroke||Sam Snead||9,000|
|1962||Billy Casper||United States||283||-5||1 stroke||Paul Bondeson||9,000|
Nine men won this tournament more than once.