Ted Purdy wins the 2013 Mexican Open
Mexican Open

2013 Ted Purdy
2012 Lee Williams
2011 Erik Compton
2010 Jamie Lovemark
2009 Troy Merritt
2008 Jarrod Lyle
2007 No tournament
2006 Fabrizio Zanotti
2005 Antonio Maldonado
2004 Rafael Gómez
2003 Eduardo Herrera
2002 Pablo Fernandez
2001 No tournament
2000 Esteban Toledo
1999 Stewart Cink
1998 Eduardo Romero
1997 Frank Nobilo
1996 Stewart Cink
1995 John Cook
1994 Chris Perry
1993 Fred Funk
1992 Tom Sieckmann
1991 Jay Haas
1990 Bob Lohr
1984 Danny Mijovic
1983 Tommy Armour III  
1982 No tournament
1981 Ben Crenshaw
1980 David Graham
1978–79 No tournament
1977 Billy Casper
1976 Ernesto Perez Acosta
1975 Lee Trevino
1974 Ed Byman
1973 Lee Trevino
1972 No tournament
1971 Ángel Gallardo
1970 Ernesto Perez Acosta  
1967–69 No tournament
1966 Bob McCallister
1965 Homero Blancas
1964 Art Wall  
1963 Al Balding  
1962 Tony Lema
1961 Tony Lema
1960 Howie Johnson  
1959 Ángel Miguel  
1958 Antonio Cerdá
1957 Bob Rosburg
1956 Billy Maxwell
1955 Roberto De Vicenzo
1954 Johnny Palmer
1953 Roberto De Vicenzo
1952 Bobby Locke
1951 Roberto De Vicenzo
1950 Tony Holguin
1949 Tony Holguin
1948 No tournament
1947 Al Espinosa
1946 Felix Lopez
1945 Al Espinosa
1944 Al Espinosa
Ted Purdy escapes trouble at the 2013 Mexican Open.
Ted Purdy poses with volunteers at the Mexican Open
El Ganador
Ted Purdy wins the Mexican Open

American Ted Purdy won the 2013 Abierto Mexicano de Golf Sunday, rolling in a slippery 8-foot
par putt on the final hole for a one stroke victory over Columbian David Vanegas.

Purdy shot a final-round 70, featuring two birdies and an eagle, and fended off the
hard-charging Vanegas and talented young Argentine Jorge Fernandez-Valdes.

Purdy credited patience, calmness and two bits of luck for winning Mexico's national

At the par-four No. 8, Purdy's errant shot to the green hit a woman dressed in orange, which is
not usually a lucky color to wear on St. Patrick's Day. The ball ricocheted off of her shoulder and
came to rest on the green.

"Obviously, it scared me and I apologized to her," Purdy said, "but when I saw [the result of] that
shot, I definitely knew that I was going to win the tournament. If it had not stuck the lady, it could
have cost me one or two shots," he admitted.

On the final hole, holding a one-shot advantage after a birdie on the par 5 17th, Purdy pulled his
tee shot into a stand of tall trees. He was able to punch a full shot through a tiny opening in the
canopy of branches and was able to get up and down for par and the victory.

It was Purdy's first victory since the 2005 EDS Byron Nelson Championship on the PGA Tour.
He has also notched victories at the Hero Honda Masters in New Delhi, India, and the First Tee
Arkansas Classic on the Web.com Tour.
Ted Purdy finds an
opening through the
trees on the final hole of
the Mexican Open.
Gracias to all my supporters!
Overwhelming! Feels great!
    --- Ted Purdy
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Ted Purdy's swing looked good at the Mexican Open.