Corales Puntacana Resort Championship 2020: Your form guide for the PGA Tour event in the Dominican Republic

Corales Puntacana Resort, Dominican Republic
Corales Puntacana Resort is a coastal venue where wind is often a golfer's trickiest opponent

Andy Swales supplies the stats for this week's event on the PGA Tour which travels to the Caribbean for the Corales Puntacana Resort Championship...

"The Canadian went into last week's US Open on the back of three straight top-15 finishes and although he missed the cut at Winged Foot, Corales will be a far sight easier than the treacherous New York layout which welcomed golf's elite seven days ago."

Better late than never, and almost six months after it was originally scheduled, the Corales Puntacana Resort Championship will finally take place in the Dominican Republic this week.

The tournament was 'all systems go' for late March, and was just two weeks away from teeing-off, when the PGA Tour called a halt to proceedings because of the growing threat of Covid-19.

This week's event, which returns to Corales Golf Club for the fifth time, will be the first of two visits to the course during the 2020/21 season.

It will also occupy its usual slot next spring, when the tournament is held during the same week as the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play event in Texas.

Major incentive

This week's instalment has been elevated in status, and will award full FedEx Cup points, which means the winner this Sunday will earn an invitation to the 2021 Masters at Augusta National.

Corales Puntacana Resort sits at the eastern edge of this stunning Caribbean island.

It is a low-lying coastal venue at the mercy of the elements, with wind likely to be a major factor over all four days.

The Tom Fazio-designed course opened in 2010 and there are six holes on which the dramatic Dominican Republic coastline comes into play.

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Some tee and approach shots are distinctly more treacherous than others and, depending on course conditions on the day, half of the holes may be affected by the threat of water - although seven is probably a more realistic number.

Although the undulating fairways are not hemmed in by trees or dense vegetation, and should therefore allow some of the longer hitters to launch into their drives with comfort from time to time, the course certainly won't be a walkover if the breeze picks up.

The large undulating putting surfaces demand a sound touch, while a number of those teeing-up will have experienced Corales when it was part of the Web.com Tour (now called the Korn Ferry Tour) in both 2016 and 2017.

Anyone who can drive it long, and enjoy a few good days on the greens, should stand a decent chance of being among the leaders this week.

This week's field

Around a dozen of the world's top 100 ranked golfers are taking part, including last year's joint runner-up Mackenzie Hughes.

The Canadian went into last week's US Open on the back of three straight top-15 finishes and although he missed the cut at Winged Foot, Corales will be a far sight easier than the treacherous New York layout which welcomed golf's elite seven days ago.

Hughes finished last season inside the top 10 of the Strokes Gained: Putting table, and this could be a significant stat in his bid to improve on last year's tied-for-second.

Another golfer who could threaten the top of the leaderboard is 24-year-old Sam Burns.

The man from Louisiana tied-12th here last year, and enjoyed a top-10 finish on his most recent outing at Silverado.

Long journey

A number of golfers have made the 1,500-mile trek south from New York to the Caribbean to tee-up in Thursday's opening round.

These include Will Zalatoris and Adam Long who both posted respectable top-20 finishes at the US Open.

Zalatoris, in particular, has shone in recent weeks having spent the past two seasons on the Korn Ferry Tour.

In July, the 24-year-old from San Francisco collected a maiden KFT title and, from a starting position of 672 on January 1st, is now ranked 76 in the world.

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MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List Contains Leading Reserves

Note - For Course Form Table: PGA Tour (2018 & 2019); Web.com Tour (2017 & 2016).

Last 10 Weeks / Corales Form (2016-19)

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W38 W37 W36 W35 W34 W33 W32 W31 W30 W29
Henrik Stenson MC MC 35
Mackenzie Hughes MC 7 10 13 58 44 6
Graeme McDowell MC MC MC MC 35 MC
Corey Conners MC 33 25 MC MC 30 22
Adam Long 13 56 49 31 51 2 MC
Thomas Detry 49 31 2 56 2 MC
Sam Horsfield 44 1 MC 1 10
Charles Howell 30 48 44 MC 3 48
Matthias Schwab MC 46 42 MC 3 32 MC
Kurt Kitayama MC 59 MC 51 MC
Matt Jones MC 69 37 MC 59
Branden Grace MC 29 MC Wd MC MC
Nate Lashley MC MC 77 37 Wd
Joo Hyung Kim 67 MC 40
Will Zalatoris 6 2 19 5 18 6 14 5
Keith Mitchell 61 MC 43 MC 22
Vaughn Taylor MC MC
Xin Jun Zhang 14 MC MC MC 12 10
Luke List 65 MC 66 51 32 10
Brian Stuard 3 MC 51 MC MC MC
CT Pan 61 69 MC 72 44
Charley Hoffman 56 13 MC 25 MC
Emiliano Grillo 29 44 66 9 3 MC
Sepp Straka 14 MC MC 66 18 61
Pat Perez 9 Wd Wd 18 23
Henrik Norlander MC MC 59 23 6
Sam Burns 7 MC 13 MC 32
Kristoffer Ventura 7 15 37 19 MC
Jhonattan Vegas 52 MC MC MC
Denny McCarthy MC 49 9 58 32 32 58
Ryan Armour MC MC 25 MC MC
Scott Brown MC MC 42 MC
Will Gordon 61 27 41 MC
Patrick Rodgers 46 70 66 19 32 18
Matthew NeSmith MC MC 42 57 MC MC
Adam Schenk 61 39 51 12 41
Kyle Stanley 46 MC 12 32
Kiradech Aphibarnrat MC MC
Kyoung-Hoon Lee MC 29 MC 40 66
Chase Seiffert MC MC MC MC MC
Zack Sucher MC MC MC
Sam Ryder MC MC MC 21 MC
Brice Garnett 67 MC MC 26
Kevin Tway MC MC 35 MC
Zac Blair MC MC MC 35 MC
Beau Hossler 23 49 MC 21 MC
Fabian Gomez MC 35 MC 3 MC
Joseph Bramlett MC MC 12 MC
Scott Harrington 36 65 MC MC 40
Chris Kirk 64 MC 51 41
Josh Teater MC 59 MC 56 MC
Bo Hoag 29 MC 42 29 12 62
Patton Kizzire MC 51 46
Bronson Burgoon MC MC 41
Peter Malnati MC 20 41 MC
Roberto Diaz MC MC MC MC 23 MC MC 5
Chris Stroud MC Wd MC Wd
Hank Lebioda MC 42 MC 26
Wes Roach MC 15 MC MC MC 18
Roger Sloan MC 31 41 MC
Aaron Baddeley MC MC MC 23
Kramer Hickok MC 51 MC 58
Robert Streb MC MC 5 MC
Hudson Swafford 56 MC MC
Cameron Percy 23 Wd 25 MC
JJ Spaun 9 MC 48 MC
Martin Laird MC 65
DJ Trahan 14 MC MC MC
Brandon Hagy 67 MC 12 46
Kelly Kraft MC 53
Ryan Brehm MC 35 31 54 MC MC
Matt Every MC 59 MC 68
Seamus Power MC 27 9 MC
Peter Uihlein MC 15 74 MC 35 62 40
Sebastian Cappelen MC MC MC MC
Tim Wilkinson 36 MC 41 53
Vincent Whaley 23 17 37 MC MC
Chris Baker MC 20 53 41
Mark Anderson 36 MC 32 MC
Nelson Ledesma 23 MC MC MC MC MC MC
Rhein Gibson 73 MC 60 MC MC
Rob Oppenheim 36 15 29 MC
Tommy Gainey MC 19 MC 29 MC MC 67 49
Ben Martin 24 15 59 MC MC 9
James Hahn 9
Andres Romero MC 50 MC
Shawn Stefani MC MC MC MC
Jonathan Byrd 61 MC MC
Grayson Murray MC MC
Doug Ghim 14 MC 48 18
Michael Gligic 14 67 59 25 26 MC
David Hearn 14 MC 48 MC
Tyler McCumber MC MC 29 Wd
Martin Trainer MC MC MC MC
Michael Gellerman MC MC 61 46
Johnson Wagner MC MC MC
Bill Haas MC MC MC 58
Kevin Chappell 56
Rafael Campos MC
Dominic Bozzelli MC MC MC Wd
George McNeill MC MC 64
Anirban Lahiri 36 MC
Sangmoon Bae MC 42 MC 44 MC 35 MC 58
Ben Taylor 36 MC MC MC 70
Alex Cejka MC 61 46 MC
Ryan Blaum 52 MC MC MC
Jamie Lovemark 56 MC
Sean O`Hair MC Wd 69
Charlie Wi MC MC
Justin Suh 21
Chad Campbell MC MC MC
Ben Crane
Akshay Bhatia 9 MC
Ricky Barnes 23 MC MC
Alex Smalley
Carl Pettersson MC 38
David Lingmerth 68 MC MC MC MC
Arjun Atwal MC 53 53
JJ Henry MC
John Merrick MC 58
Freddie Jacobson MC
Robert Garrigus MC MC MC MC MC 53 Wd
Michael Kim MC MC Wd MC
Isidro Benitez
John Senden MC MC MC MC
Smylie Kaufman
Guillermo Pumarol
DA Points MC MC MC
Bo Van Pelt MC MC 65
John Rollins MC
Ted Purdy MC MC
Dicky Pride 64
Jason Bohn MC
Graham DeLaet MC
Robert Allenby MC
Carlos Franco
Charlie Beljan MC
Ken Duke
Will MacKenzie
Daniel Chopra MC MC
Brendon de Jonge MC MC
Richard S Johnson MC MC MC
Eric Axley MC MC MC
Parker McLachlin MC MC MC
Brian Davis 63
Matthew Oshrine MC
Hiram Silfa
Julio Santos
Benjamin Cook MC
Gavin Hall
Juan Jose Guerra
Marcel Olivares
Michael Kartrude
Luke Graboyes
Player 2019 2018 2017 2016
Henrik Stenson
Mackenzie Hughes 2 59
Graeme McDowell 1 MC
Corey Conners MC 13 53
Adam Long 8 MC
Thomas Detry 33
Sam Horsfield
Charles Howell
Matthias Schwab
Kurt Kitayama MC
Matt Jones 18 28
Branden Grace
Nate Lashley MC 28 1
Joo Hyung Kim
Will Zalatoris
Keith Mitchell 2 MC
Vaughn Taylor
Xin Jun Zhang 5 MC
Luke List
Brian Stuard MC
CT Pan 33
Charley Hoffman
Emiliano Grillo 50
Sepp Straka 26 MC
Pat Perez
Henrik Norlander
Sam Burns 12
Kristoffer Ventura
Jhonattan Vegas 26
Denny McCarthy 26 4
Ryan Armour MC
Scott Brown
Will Gordon
Patrick Rodgers 22
Matthew NeSmith
Adam Schenk 33 35 12 41
Kyle Stanley
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 26 8 61
Chase Seiffert
Zack Sucher 7
Sam Ryder MC 12 2
Brice Garnett 39 1 MC
Kevin Tway 28 11
Zac Blair MC
Beau Hossler
Fabian Gomez MC 22
Joseph Bramlett
Scott Harrington 25 28
Chris Kirk
Josh Teater MC 41 11
Bo Hoag
Patton Kizzire
Bronson Burgoon MC
Peter Malnati
Roberto Diaz 44 MC MC 2
Chris Stroud 2
Hank Lebioda 61
Wes Roach 44 60
Roger Sloan MC 68 MC
Aaron Baddeley 7
Kramer Hickok 10 MC
Robert Streb MC MC
Hudson Swafford MC
Cameron Percy 54
JJ Spaun
Martin Laird
DJ Trahan 10 60 MC
Brandon Hagy MC
Kelly Kraft 5 3
Ryan Brehm 35 41
Matt Every MC 35
Seamus Power 44 5 7
Peter Uihlein 22
Sebastian Cappelen 59 MC
Tim Wilkinson
Vincent Whaley
Chris Baker MC 33
Mark Anderson 28
Nelson Ledesma
Rhein Gibson 16
Rob Oppenheim 35 53
Tommy Gainey MC 22 MC
Ben Martin
James Hahn
Andres Romero MC MC
Shawn Stefani 44 13
Jonathan Byrd 4 54 30
Grayson Murray 12
Doug Ghim
Michael Gligic
David Hearn 18 50
Tyler McCumber 19
Martin Trainer MC
Michael Gellerman 64
Johnson Wagner MC 70
Bill Haas
Kevin Chappell
Rafael Campos MC MC 3 MC
Dominic Bozzelli 39 1
George McNeill 7 13
Anirban Lahiri
Sangmoon Bae 59
Ben Taylor 49
Alex Cejka MC
Ryan Blaum 19
Jamie Lovemark
Sean O`Hair
Charlie Wi MC
Justin Suh
Chad Campbell 73
Ben Crane 33 45
Akshay Bhatia
Ricky Barnes MC 60
Alex Smalley
Carl Pettersson MC
David Lingmerth MC 28
Arjun Atwal MC MC
JJ Henry MC 65
John Merrick 52 28 41 33
Freddie Jacobson 33
Robert Garrigus MC
Michael Kim 43
Isidro Benitez
John Senden 67
Smylie Kaufman MC
Guillermo Pumarol MC 69
DA Points MC MC
Bo Van Pelt
John Rollins MC MC 68
Ted Purdy MC
Dicky Pride MC 35 MC
Jason Bohn 69 MC
Graham DeLaet
Robert Allenby MC MC* MC
Carlos Franco
Charlie Beljan 44
Ken Duke 65
Will MacKenzie
Daniel Chopra 33 45 53
Brendon de Jonge Wd 72
Richard S Johnson MC 8
Eric Axley Wd 54 16 19
Parker McLachlin 65 69 MC
Brian Davis MC MC
Matthew Oshrine
Hiram Silfa MC MC MC MC
Julio Santos 69 73 MC
Benjamin Cook
Gavin Hall
Juan Jose Guerra
Marcel Olivares
Michael Kartrude
Luke Graboyes

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