Corales Puntacana Resort Championship 2021: Form stats as the PGA Tour travels to the Dominican Republic

Corales Puntacana Resort: A stunning coastal venue in the Dominican Republic
Corales Puntacana Resort: Back to the seaside for the PGA Tour

Andy Swales provides course and current form stats ahead of this week's tournament in the Caribbean, which tees-off on Thursday...

"Stats show that hitting fairways off the tee at Corales is not so much of a problem as it is at many of the other courses on the rota. Regarding the PGA Tour as a whole, Driving Accuracy averages out between 61-62%. Yet, at Corales, the average for the tournaments staged in 2018-19-20 is 72.74%."

It's back to the Caribbean for the PGA Tour which travels to the Dominican Republic for this week's Corales Puntacana Championship.

First staged in 2016, when part of the Web.com schedule, the tournament was upgraded to PGA Tour status two years later.

In 2020, the event was staged six months later than planned, after being moved from March to September as a result of re-scheduling due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Course details

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

A low-lying coastal venue, Corales will certainly be 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.

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

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

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Generally, the stats show that hitting fairways off the tee at Corales is not so much of a problem as it is at many of the other courses on the rota.

Regarding the PGA Tour (2016-20) as a whole, Driving Accuracy averages out between 61-62%. Yet, at Corales, the average for the tournaments staged in 2018-19-20 is 72.74% (for those completing at least 54 holes).

As for Greens in Regulation, Corales is 67.45%, which compares closely to the overall PGA Tour average of between 67-68%.

Putting surfaces are large and undulating, and require a sound touch, but if the breeze drops scoring tends to be on the low side.

On the tee

The highest-ranked pros taking part narrowly missed out on qualifying for this week's match play event in Texas.

Aussie Lucas Herbert, the world No 72, is one of four players inside the top-80 teeing-up in Thursday's opening round.

Herbert, Danny Willett (75) and Thomas Pieters (76) - the 'top three seeds' - are all making their Corales debuts.

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Those with decent course histories here include Joel Dahmen, Nate Lashley, Xin Jun Zhang and Kelly Kraft.

Dahmen has missed six out of seven cuts in 2021, although Lashley may fancy his chances following a top-five finish on the California coast at Pebble Beach.

Zhang's current form has been patchy, while world No 537 Kraft hasn't had a top-10 since July 2019.

Strong current form

Maybe a better bet would be Charley Hoffman who is slowly finding his feet again.

Not too far outside the world's top 100 at present, the 44-year-old from San Diego has posted four top-20 finishes on Tour this calendar year, including a tie-for-17th last time out at Sawgrass. The four-time PGA Tour winner most recently tasted glory in 2016.

Big-hitting Luke List may be worth a look as he chases a first-ever Tour title.

His highest finish so far during 2021 was a tie-for-10th at Torrey Pines, another course where the long drivers are encouraged to smash if off the tee.

Finally, Chase Seiffert is starting to produce some consistent golf. The 29-year-old graduated from the Korn Ferry Tour and is currently in his second season on the PGA Tour.

On Sunday he registered his highest finish in the top-tier, closing with a 64 to stand on a very congested podium.

Note - Course Form Table: PGA Tour (2018-20); Web.com Tour (2016-17).

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List Contains Leading Reserves

Last 10 Weeks / Corales Form (2016-20)

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W12 W11 W10 W9 W8 W7 W6 W5 W4 W3
Lucas Herbert 46 70 MC 22 25
Danny Willett 31 63 44 16
Thomas Pieters 13 15 10 27 41
Thomas Detry 9 28 53 9 MC
Joel Dahmen MC MC MC 60 MC MC MC
Tom Lewis 36 MC MC 14 MC 42 MC
Rafa Cabrera-Bello MC 59 MC 33 35 4
Charley Hoffman 17 10 52 7 MC Wd Wd 14
Charles Howell 9 36 MC MC MC 19
Graeme McDowell MC MC MC 66 MC MC
Nate Lashley 36 71 57 5 17 MC MC
Emiliano Grillo MC 21 11 MC 22 MC 37 47
Sepp Straka 33 MC MC 43 MC 32 MC 25
Taylor Pendrith 27 53 23
Guillermo Pumarol
Brandon Wu MC 7 14
Luke List MC MC 63 MC 30 10 21 MC
Brandon Hagy 2 MC MC 42 21 MC
Tyler Duncan MC MC 57 38 MC MC MC 56
Troy Merritt MC MC MC 16 MC 72 MC 56
Jhonattan Vegas 30 61 2 50 41 MC
Robby Shelton MC MC MC MC 53 16 MC 25
Hudson Swafford MC MC MC MC MC 25
Chase Seiffert 3 15 MC 60 12 MC
Will Gordon 36 49 27 21 MC 42 64 MC
Sam Ryder 8 MC 39 MC 57 10 47 MC
Brian Stuard MC 58 MC MC 16 58 MC 47 47
Charl Schwartzel 53 MC MC 62 MC 18 54
Patrick Rodgers MC 65 57 30 12 MC MC MC MC
Vaughn Taylor MC MC 39 MC 21 MC 60 25
Kristoffer Ventura MC MC 36 49 MC MC MC
Padraig Harrington MC 31 58 MC MC 6 62
Greyson Sigg MC MC 7
Pat Perez 46 MC 36 MC 26 MC 69 MC 32
Paul Barjon 27 58 43
Stephan Jaeger 4 58 MC
Xin Jun Zhang MC MC 30 MC MC 65 60 MC MC
Fabrizio Zanotti 14 53 27 7
Adam Schenk 36 MC 27 MC MC MC 37 MC
Brice Garnett 25 MC 5 MC MC MC 32
Scott Brown MC 61 53 30 MC MC MC 47
Lee Hodges 14 13 7
Tyler McCumber 33 22 MC 52 MC 75 40 MC
Chesson Hadley MC MC MC MC
Joseph Bramlett MC 49 63 18 MC
JB Holmes 46 57 MC MC MC
Fabian Gomez 51 15 MC MC Wd MC MC
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 67 MC MC 41 60 MC
Beau Hossler 60 MC MC 47 MC MC MC
Grayson Murray MC 3 MC 42 79 MC MC
Bronson Burgoon 67 39 47 42 37 MC
Josh Teater 22 50 40
Scott Harrington 53 61 26 66 MC MC MC
Roger Sloan 25 22 MC 53 40 MC
Hank Lebioda MC 39 MC 62 MC
Ted Potter 64 7 MC 64 18 MC MC
Justin Suh 35 37
Wes Roach MC 13 67 67
Rob Oppenheim MC 7 39 MC 47 MC
Camilo Villegas 8 MC MC MC Wd MC
Zack Sucher 8 66 60
Nick Watney MC MC MC MC MC
Rafael Campos MC 3 7 MC MC MC MC
Ryan Brehm 11 MC MC MC
Seamus Power MC 22 MC MC MC
Satoshi Kodaira 36 49 MC 63 MC MC 56
Aaron Baddeley 23 30 MC MC MC 41
Vincent Whaley 36 15 50 MC MC MC
DJ Trahan 60 22 MC MC
Tim Wilkinson 27 30 73 MC MC
Sebastian Cappelen MC MC 55 MC 64
Chris Baker MC 47 MC MC MC 56
Nelson Ledesma MC 15 MC MC MC 68 47
Ben Martin 23 73 MC MC 56
David Hearn MC MC MC MC 64 MC
Rhein Gibson MC MC MC 53 40 MC
Michael Gligic MC 63 MC MC MC MC
JJ Spaun MC 68 MC MC MC MC
Kelly Kraft MC MC MC 60 MC
Peter Uihlein 2 39 60 60
Luke Donald MC MC MC MC
Mark Anderson 63 MC MC MC MC
KJ Choi MC MC 69 71
Bill Haas 30 MC 42 MC MC
Shawn Stefani MC MC MC MC
Andres Romero 30
Matt Every MC MC 34 Wd MC MC MC
Jonathan Byrd 39 MC
Greg Chalmers 22 MC
Michael Gellerman MC 58 14 MC MC MC MC
MJ Daffue MC
Miguel Angel Jimenez MC 68
Martin Trainer MC MC MC MC Wd MC 47
Andy Ogletree MC MC
Roberto Castro 39 MC
Johnson Wagner MC MC
George McNeill 68
Bo Van Pelt MC 15 MC 30 MC MC
Sangmoon Bae MC Wd MC
Alex Cejka MC 60
Alex Smalley
Eric Cole 70
Ben Taylor MC 50 MC MC MC
Dominic Bozzelli MC MC Wd MC
David Lingmerth MC 53 14
Chris Wiatr
Ricky Barnes MC MC
Ryan Blaum 53 MC
Carl Pettersson MC
Arjun Atwal MC
Davis Love MC
Michael Kim MC 74 MC 58 53 MC 65
Robert Garrigus 72 MC MC
John Merrick MC
Andrew Yun
JJ Henry MC MC
Freddie Jacobson
Smylie Kaufman MC
Hunter Mahan MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
John Senden 75 39 MC MC
Daniel Chopra MC
Richard S Johnson 68
Carlos Franco MC
Charlie Beljan 35
John Rollins MC
Jason Gore
Eric Axley MC
Brendon de Jonge MC
Alex Beach
Omar Uresti MC
Hiram Silfa
Ted Purdy MC
Dicky Pride MC
Parker McLachlin MC MC
Retief Goosen
Chris Couch MC
Rhadames Pena
Manuel Relancio
Robert Allenby MC MC
Juan Jose Guerra
Justin McCarraher
Cledy Cordoba
Player 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Lucas Herbert
Danny Willett
Thomas Pieters
Thomas Detry 33 33
Joel Dahmen 12 13 11
Tom Lewis
Rafa Cabrera-Bello
Charley Hoffman 14
Charles Howell MC
Graeme McDowell MC 1 MC
Nate Lashley 4 MC 28 1
Emiliano Grillo 21 50
Sepp Straka 33 26 MC
Taylor Pendrith
Guillermo Pumarol 65
Brandon Wu
Luke List 8
Brandon Hagy MC MC
Tyler Duncan 59 MC 3 33
Troy Merritt 35
Jhonattan Vegas MC 26
Robby Shelton
Hudson Swafford 1 MC
Chase Seiffert 41
Will Gordon MC
Sam Ryder 52 MC 12 2
Brian Stuard 33 MC
Charl Schwartzel 61
Patrick Rodgers 11 22
Vaughn Taylor MC
Kristoffer Ventura 52
Padraig Harrington
Greyson Sigg
Pat Perez 21
Paul Barjon MC
Stephan Jaeger 26 54 MC 11
Xin Jun Zhang 11 5 MC
Fabrizio Zanotti 50
Adam Schenk 56 33 35 12 41
Brice Garnett 61 39 1 MC
Scott Brown 56
Lee Hodges
Tyler McCumber 2 19
Chesson Hadley
Joseph Bramlett 41
JB Holmes
Fabian Gomez 41 MC 22
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 70
Beau Hossler 41
Grayson Murray MC 12
Bronson Burgoon MC
Josh Teater MC MC 41 11
Scott Harrington 14 25 28
Roger Sloan MC MC 68 MC
Hank Lebioda 21 61
Ted Potter MC MC
Justin Suh 14
Wes Roach MC 44 60
Rob Oppenheim 33 35 53
Camilo Villegas
Zack Sucher MC 7
Nick Watney
Rafael Campos MC MC MC 3 MC
Ryan Brehm 33 35 41
Seamus Power MC 44 5 7
Satoshi Kodaira
Aaron Baddeley MC 7
Vincent Whaley 28
DJ Trahan 52 10 60 MC
Tim Wilkinson 61
Sebastian Cappelen 11 59 MC
Chris Baker MC MC 33
Nelson Ledesma MC
Ben Martin 52
David Hearn 33 18 50
Rhein Gibson 21 16
Michael Gligic MC
JJ Spaun 56
Kelly Kraft 14 5 3
Peter Uihlein MC 22
Luke Donald
Mark Anderson 65 28
KJ Choi 5
Bill Haas MC
Shawn Stefani Wd 44 13
Andres Romero MC MC MC
Matt Every MC MC 35
Jonathan Byrd 28 4 54 30
Greg Chalmers MC MC
Michael Gellerman MC 64
MJ Daffue
Miguel Angel Jimenez
Martin Trainer MC MC
Andy Ogletree
Roberto Castro
Johnson Wagner MC MC 70
George McNeill 41 7 13
Bo Van Pelt MC
Sangmoon Bae 28 59
Alex Cejka MC MC
Alex Smalley 14
Eric Cole
Ben Taylor MC 49
Dominic Bozzelli 56 39 1
David Lingmerth MC MC 28
Chris Wiatr
Ricky Barnes 41 MC 60
Ryan Blaum MC 19
Carl Pettersson MC MC
Arjun Atwal 70 MC MC
Davis Love MC 70
Michael Kim MC 43
Robert Garrigus Wd MC
John Merrick MC 52 28 41 33
Andrew Yun MC* MC MC
JJ Henry 65 MC 65
Freddie Jacobson 33
Smylie Kaufman MC
Hunter Mahan 52 35
John Senden MC 67
Daniel Chopra MC 33 45 53
Richard S Johnson MC MC 8
Carlos Franco MC
Charlie Beljan 44
John Rollins MC MC MC 68
Jason Gore MC
Eric Axley MC Wd 54 16 19
Brendon de Jonge MC Wd 72
Alex Beach
Omar Uresti 74 73
Hiram Silfa MC MC MC MC MC
Ted Purdy MC MC
Dicky Pride MC 35 MC
Parker McLachlin MC 65 69 MC
Retief Goosen 35
Chris Couch 52
Rhadames Pena MC MC
Manuel Relancio
Robert Allenby MC MC* MC
Juan Jose Guerra MC
Justin McCarraher
Cledy Cordoba

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