Golf Form Guide

Corales Puntacana Championship: Course and current form stats

The PGA Tour travels to the Caribbean for this week's tournament in the Dominican Republic
Weather conditions aren't always this perfect at Corales!

The PGA Tour tees-up in the Dominican Republic for this week's tournament at Corales Golf Club. Words and stats supplied by Andy Swales ...

  • Wind is the biggest threat at Corales

  • Take Rai to contend (e/w) in the Caribbean

  • Martin can secure second Tour triumph


Tournament and Course Notes

• It's a two-tournament week on the PGA Tour: While the elite of world golf travel to South Carolina, for the RBC Heritage, the remainder of members have an opportunity to tee-up in the Caribbean;

• This week's Corales Puntacana Championship in the Dominican Republic has been staged eight times. In 2016 and 2017 it was part of the Web.Com Tour (now called the Korn Ferry Tour), since when it has been an annual event on the PGA Tour;

• Corales Golf Club was designed by Tom Fazio and opened 14 years ago, and is laid out close to the Caribbean island's east coast;

• The undulating fairways are fairly generous, and will offer golf's biggest hitters the opportunity to drive it long and especially if conditions are calm. Six holes run close to the Caribbean coastline, with water coming into play on seven holes;

• Putting surfaces are undulating and, like most coastal venues, the ability to scramble successfully will always come in handy if weather conditions deteriorate. Both fairways and greens are laid with Supreme paspalum.


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Good Current Form

The 'top seed' in the Caribbean is Dane Nicolai Hojgaard who is the only member of this week's field to tee-up at Augusta.

Hojgaard fell away a little on Sunday in Georgia but he should be proud of his tie-for-16th in the Masters.

He was second here 13 months ago, finishing one stroke behind winner Matt Wallace.

Two more experienced pros, who have played solidly in 2024, are Swede Alexander Noren and American Billy Horschel.

Noren's last four PGA Tour starts have all yielded T20s, while Horschel has finished inside the top 12 in three of his most recent five outings.

And don't discount the much-travelled Englishman Aaron Rai whose best finish of the year so far was a tie-for-seventh in Houston.


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Good Course Form

Among the stand-outs, regarding course form, are Sam Ryder, Nate Lashley and Ben Martin.

Ryder has twice been runner-up at Corales - including once on the Web.Com Tour - and has a best 2024 finish of tied-16th at last month's Players Championship.

Lashley, who won here in 2017, also performed well (T13) at TPC Sawgrass.

Back in January the experienced 41-year-old American stood on the podium when the Tour travelled to Torrey Pines, which is a coastal venue not too dissimilar to Corales.

Meanwhile, Martin's last three Corales starts have all produced top-10s and, in his most recent PGA Tour outing, finished tied-seventh at the Texas Open.

Martin's sole PGA Tour success came nearly 10 years ago.


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Stroke Averages

Lowest Six At Corales Golf Club (2018-23)


Average .... (Rounds)
69.44: Ben Martin (16)
69.50: Alex Smalley (12)
69.70: Kevin Chappell (10)
69.76: Joel Dahmen (17)
69.86: Jhonattan Vegas (14)
70.06: Nate Lashley (18)
Min. No. of Rounds = 10 Only those entered this week are included in table

Note: List Contains Leading Reserves

Last 10 Weeks / Corales (2016-23)

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W15 W14 W13 W12 W11 W10 W9 W8 W7 W6
Nicolai Hojgaard 16 75 MC MC 52 39
Alexander Noren 14 11 19 9 53
Mark Hubbard 25 31 31 64 48 53
Aaron Rai 58 7 MC 35 23 19 MC
Billy Horschel MC 7 12 MC 9 41
Kyoung-Hoon Lee MC 31 9 MC 4 MC MC
Ben Griffin 39 36 17 MC 55 MC 37 28
Victor Perez 45 17 MC 3 16 52 MC
Thriston Lawrence 65 2 10 19 49
Matt Kuchar MC 49 MC MC MC MC
Justin Suh MC 33 MC MC MC MC 22
Sam Ryder MC 64 33 16 21 MC MC
Taylor Pendrith MC 36 MC MC MC MC
Chan Kim 14 53 67 68 61 28 8
Kevin Yu 39 MC MC 9 MC MC
Charley Hoffman 69 MC MC MC 50 2
Nate Lashley 39 21 13 MC MC MC MC
Michael Kim MC 64 33 MC 23 MC MC MC
Davis Thompson 45 21 MC MC 47 24 15
Jorge Campillo MC MC 49 MC 53 19 5
Doug Ghim MC MC 67 16 16 8 12
Matti Schmid 69 21 17 26 10 MC MC MC
Seong Hyeon Kim 14 45 61 MC MC 67 MC 28
Alex Smalley MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Sam Stevens 14 57 64 MC 18 MC MC 28
Ben Silverman 81 36 MC MC 42 16 13
Carl Yuan 58 MC 5 MC MC 52 Wd
Ben Kohles 78 MC MC 6 MC Wd MC
Chez Reavie 33 MC 12 MC MC MC
Max Greyserman MC 7 33 15 47 Wd
Rico Hoey 14 MC 54 32 56 MC
Brandon Wu MC MC MC 42 MC 13 MC
Alex Fitzpatrick MC 21 19 42
Justin Lower 25 28 Wd MC 36 MC 3 53
Tyler Duncan 51 MC 64 23 MC MC 53
Hayden Buckley MC MC 61 MC MC 28
Joel Dahmen MC MC 49 11 49 MC 41
Joe Highsmith 51 21 MC 6 MC MC
Jimmy Stanger MC MC 35 3 35 38
Carson Young MC MC 54 MC 56 8 41
Nick Hardy 25 57 MC MC MC MC 66
Garrick Higgo 33 69 Wd 32 16 60 49
Ben Martin 7 67 31 42 MC MC
Greyson Sigg MC 45 45 MC 56 19 MC
Parker Coody 58 MC 67 MC 47 24
Matthew NeSmith MC MC MC 26 MC MC 71
Peter Kuest 10 MC MC MC
Jacob Bridgeman MC 21 MC 23 28 MC
Adrien Dumont de Chassart MC 81 MC 6 MC MC 60
Joseph Bramlett MC 36 17 MC 41 38 MC
Pierceson Coody 74 57 Wd 32 MC Wd
Vince Whaley 69 MC 54 18 MC MC
McClure Meissner 10 MC 26 23 53 MC
David Lipsky 58 MC MC 42 41 MC MC
Callum Tarren MC 69 72 MC MC MC MC
Chad Ramey MC 17 MC MC 35 33 MC
Tyson Alexander 14 64 MC MC 16 MC 53
Ryan Palmer MC 74 54 MC 52
Paul Barjon MC MC MC MC MC MC
Ben Taylor MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Trace Crowe Wd MC MC MC 60
Tom Whitney 75 MC 33 61 MC MC
Henrik Norlander MC MC 15 13 20
Hayden Springer 58 MC 72 3 38
Francesco Molinari MC 54 MC MC
Troy Merritt MC MC MC 23 47 58 MC
Wilson Furr MC 36 MC MC 38
Chris Gotterup MC 57 61 MC 35 Wd MC
Kevin Dougherty MC 45 45 MC MC 38
Rafael Campos MC MC MC 18 38 35
Austin Smotherman 9 68 52 MC
Patton Kizzire Wd MC MC MC MC MC
Marty Dou Ze Cheng 32 MC MC
Roger Sloan MC 45 49 55 MC
Lanto Griffin 51 57 48 MC
Nico Echavarria MC MC MC 15 21 24 MC
Patrick Fishburn MC MC MC 42 MC MC
MJ Daffue Wd MC 65
Jimmy Walker MC MC
Paul Haley MC 58
Ryan McCormick 82 MC MC 58 38
Austin Cook 37 53 MC 10
James Hahn 72 MC 33
Scott Gutschewski MC 69 MC MC MC
Scott Piercy 32 42 MC MC
Martin Trainer MC MC 5 MC 5 19 8
Adam Long MC 64 MC 59
Richy Werenski MC MC MC 18 3
Harrison Endycott MC 64 MC 42 MC 42
Josh Teater 58 MC MC 61 MC
Kevin Chappell 33 MC 23 MC 49
Jhonattan Vegas MC 36 MC 60 22
Kevin Tway 37 MC 32 MC
Russell Knox 25 MC MC
Cody Gribble MC 23 MC
Harry Higgs MC MC MC
Philip Knowles 3
Ryan Brehm MC 53 72 55 MC MC MC
Kevin Kisner 72 MC MC MC MC
Jason Dufner MC
Bud Cauley 39 45 MC 21 65
Ryan Armour MC
Sean O`Hair MC 61 MC
Sangmoon Bae 61 MC 9
Tommy Gainey 14 32 MC MC
Daniel Berger 45 MC MC MC 28
Jim Herman 49
Wesley Bryan MC
Brian Stuard MC 68
Raul Pereda De La Huerta MC 78 MC 42 MC MC
Thomas Longbella 10 21 MC MC
Ricky Barnes MC
Erik Compton MC 47 MC MC
Bill Haas MC
Kyle Stanley MC 61 MC MC
Nick Watney MC
Chase Johnson MC 51
DA Points MC
Jeff Overton MC MC MC
George McNeill MC
Guillermo Pumarol
Joe Deraney
Juan Jose Guerra
Blaine Hale MC MC MC MC MC
Justin Hicks
Braden Shattuck MC
Hiram Silfa
Fabian Gomez MC 44 MC
Robert Streb MC MC
Jonathan Byrd MC 20
Sung Kang MC MC MC MC MC 42
William McGirt MC MC
Jonas Blixt MC MC MC MC MC MC
Andrew Landry MC MC
Brandon Berry MC
Ryan Celano
Julio Santos
Player `23 `22 `21 `20 `19 `18 `17 `16
Nicolai Hojgaard 2 MC
Alexander Noren
Mark Hubbard 29 MC
Aaron Rai MC
Billy Horschel
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
Ben Griffin
Victor Perez MC
Thriston Lawrence
Matt Kuchar
Justin Suh 28 14
Sam Ryder 2 52 MC 12 2
Taylor Pendrith 70 34
Chan Kim
Kevin Yu
Charley Hoffman MC 34 14
Nate Lashley 15 28 4 MC 28 1
Michael Kim 26 MC MC 43
Davis Thompson
Jorge Campillo
Doug Ghim 16 MC
Matti Schmid MC
Seong Hyeon Kim
Alex Smalley 2 22 14
Sam Stevens 3
Ben Silverman 12
Carl Yuan
Ben Kohles 28 41 MC
Chez Reavie
Max Greyserman
Rico Hoey
Brandon Wu 28 MC
Alex Fitzpatrick
Justin Lower MC 15
Tyler Duncan 3 28 48 59 MC 3 33
Hayden Buckley 13
Joel Dahmen 50 Wd 1 12 13 11
Joe Highsmith
Jimmy Stanger
Carson Young 38
Nick Hardy 13 MC MC
Garrick Higgo
Ben Martin 8 2 9 52
Greyson Sigg 25 9
Parker Coody
Matthew NeSmith 41
Peter Kuest
Jacob Bridgeman
Adrien Dumont de Chassart
Joseph Bramlett 13 41
Pierceson Coody
Vince Whaley 28 28 28
McClure Meissner
David Lipsky 7 22
Callum Tarren MC
Chad Ramey Wd 1
Tyson Alexander 26
Ryan Palmer
Paul Barjon MC MC MC
Ben Taylor 54 MC 49
Trace Crowe
Tom Whitney 38
Henrik Norlander 22 MC
Hayden Springer
Francesco Molinari
Troy Merritt 34 35
Wilson Furr
Chris Gotterup
Kevin Dougherty
Rafael Campos 38 28 2 MC MC MC 3 MC
Austin Smotherman MC
Patton Kizzire 41
Marty Dou Ze Cheng MC 16
Roger Sloan MC 22 MC MC 68 MC
Lanto Griffin 28 MC
Nico Echavarria
Patrick Fishburn
MJ Daffue 29 MC
Jimmy Walker
Paul Haley 35
Ryan McCormick
Austin Cook 13 58 MC 41
James Hahn 6
Scott Gutschewski 57 16
Scott Piercy 29 60
Martin Trainer 22 7 56 MC MC
Adam Long MC 5 8 MC
Richy Werenski MC 45 33
Harrison Endycott 58
Josh Teater 34 MC MC 41 11
Kevin Chappell 16 15 MC
Jhonattan Vegas 4 18 MC 26
Kevin Tway 38 41 28 11
Russell Knox 58
Cody Gribble 50 MC
Harry Higgs 38
Philip Knowles
Ryan Brehm MC 34 33 35 41
Kevin Kisner
Jason Dufner 58 28
Bud Cauley
Ryan Armour 15 MC MC
Sean O`Hair 29 50 14
Sangmoon Bae 72 67 28 59
Tommy Gainey MC MC 73 MC 22 MC
Daniel Berger
Jim Herman 61
Wesley Bryan MC 15
Brian Stuard MC 7 69 33 MC
Raul Pereda De La Huerta
Thomas Longbella MC
Ricky Barnes 7 MC MC 41 MC 60
Erik Compton 29 30
Bill Haas 24 44 MC MC
Kyle Stanley MC 28
Nick Watney MC
Chase Johnson
DA Points 38 62 MC MC
Jeff Overton MC
George McNeill 62 MC MC 41 7 13
Guillermo Pumarol MC MC 65
Joe Deraney
Juan Jose Guerra MC MC MC MC
Blaine Hale
Justin Hicks MC
Braden Shattuck
Hiram Silfa MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Fabian Gomez MC MC 56 41 MC 22
Robert Streb 21 MC MC
Jonathan Byrd 16 36 63 28 4 54 30
Sung Kang 38 MC
William McGirt MC
Jonas Blixt MC 22
Andrew Landry 60
Brandon Berry
Ryan Celano
Julio Santos MC 69 73 MC

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