World no. 1 ranked golfer, Rory McIlroy, has committed to play the Frys.com Open October 14-18, 2015 at Napa Valley’s Silverado Resort and Spa. McIlroy’s commitment to play this October marks his second visit to Northern California this year, having just won the World Golf Championships Match Play at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco last week.
McIlroy had hoped to play in 2014, but after his tremendous success in winning The Open and PGA Championship withdrew due to growing demands on his schedule. Frys.com Open Tournament President Duke Butler received McIlroy’s oral commitment this spring.
“During the tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Rory told me that he watched quite a bit of last year’s tournament on Golf Channel and that Silverado looks great. He should be rested and ready to play this year,” said Butler. “It will be a privilege for Fry’s Home Electronics and the Napa community to host the world’s top-ranked player at Silverado.”
At the 2014 Frys.com Open, Bae Sang-moon of South Korea, shot 15-under par to secure his second PGA TOUR victory and the $1,080,000 winner’s check. Jimmy Walker won at Fry’s in 2013, the first of five victories that Walker would claim while becoming one of the top players over the past eighteen months.
The Frys.com Open is operated primarily by volunteers to benefit charity. The tournament’s primary beneficiary is the American Institute-Mathematics, a San Jose-based organization whose mission is to advance mathematical knowledge through collaboration, to broaden participation in mathematics, and to increase the awareness of the contributions of mathematics to society. Other beneficiaries include The First Tee of Silicon Valley, Northern California Golf Association, Special Olympics Northern California, Queen of the Valley Foundation, Johnny Miller Junior Golf Foundation, and several Napa Valley community charities.