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Puntacana making jump from Web.com host to PGA Tour

Every year, pro golfers hope to make the jump from the minor leagues to the majors. Now, a tournament is getting that same shot.

The Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship event on the Web.com Tour will become a PGA Tour event in 2018 when it is played opposite the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play from March 22-25.

According to the PGA Tour, the new tournament will have a purse of at least $3 million and will award 300 FedEx Cup points, meaning a victory won't include a spot in the Masters under the current structure for the year's first men's major championship. That is similar to other opposite-field events currently on the PGA Tour.

The contract is for the event to be held for four years and will be the first time a PGA Tour stop will be held in the Dominican Republic.

The tournament started in 2016 and will be played again next month before making the jump to the PGA Tour in 2018.