February 21, 2019
Like most houses in Puerto Rico, Jason Matos’ home is built low to the ground and with concrete block. Having been born and raised in Puerto Rico, Matos also is accustomed to the periodic storms that batter the island. But on Sept. 20, 2017, as the winds intensified and the rain lashed his sturdy home, he started to worry. By the time Hurricane Maria passed over Puerto Rico, the Category-4 storm and its 155-mph winds left a swath of destruction that still lingers. While his family survived the storm, and his concrete block house adjacent to Coco Beach Golf Club, where he’s the course superintendent, was relatively intact, the same couldn’t be said for the course that annually hosts the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open. To read more, click here.