Puerto Rico Open 2019: Your essential stats guide for the PGA Tour event at Coco Beach

Coco Beach: Home of the Puerto Rico Open
Large greens and coastal winds are two characteristics of Coco Beach
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Andy Swales supplies course and current form stats for this week's PGA Tour event in the Caribbean...

"Arguably tournaments such as this are ideal for players to claim a breakthrough victory on the PGA Tour. Four pros who fit this category are Peter Uihlein, Cameron Davis, Corey Conners and Rafael Campos."

The wonderfully-named Coco Beach Golf and Country Club is the venue for this week's Puerto Rico Open which is back on the rota following a one-year absence.

The tournament was scheduled to be held last year but, due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria in September 2017, the resulting damage meant the island was not in a position to host the event 12 months ago.

Weak Field

All previous Puerto Rico Opens have been staged alongside another, usually more important, tournament and this year is no exception.

While Coco Beach is hosting a Tour event for the 11th time, the elite of world golf will be heading to Chapultepec for the WGC Mexico Championship.

This means that this week's field will be one of the poorest on the PGA Tour schedule during 2019.

Just two members of the world's top 100 are teeing-up, therefore attempting to pinpoint a potential winner is usually difficult.

That said, if you are fortunate enough to back this week's champion in Puerto Rico, rich pickings are usually your reward.

Course Form

In short, the only reason a golfer tees-up at Coco Beach is because their form during the past 12 months hasn't been good enough to warrant an invitation to the Mexico event which also tees-off on Thursday.

Good course form is in short supply. Of those taking part this week, Scott Brown is the only golfer to have posted four top-10s here since the event was first staged in 2008.

David Hearn, Fabian Gomez, Brendon de Jonge and Boo Weekley have decent histories at the venue, although none of this quartet is currently ranked inside the world's top 400.

Breakthrough Opportunity

Arguably tournaments such as this are ideal for players to claim a breakthrough victory on the PGA Tour.

Four pros who fit this category are Peter Uihlein, Cameron Davis, Corey Conners and Rafael Campos.

Uihlein has twice finished inside the top six in Puerto Rico, including tied-fifth when the tournament was last held in 2017.

Young Davis from Sydney is a PGA Tour rookie with three top-30 finishes during the current season which began last October.

He won the prestigious Australian Open in 2017 and claimed a victory on the Web.com Tour last year.

This event also represents a great chance for Connors who has posted a brace of top-three finishes this season, which includes January's Sony Open in Hawaii.

As for Campos, he is only among this group of four because he is a local boy who last month became the first Puerto Rico golfer to win on the Web.com Tour.

The 30-year-old triumphed in blustery conditions in The Bahamas, and his most recent two starts at Coco Beach have each yielded top-10 finishes.

If Campos finds himself in contention on Sunday, he is certain to enjoy strong local support.

Two other names to consider are Matt Every and Tyler Duncan. Every, a two-time champion at Bay Hill, is slowly rediscovering his form from a few years ago, while Duncan is another Web.com player trying to find his feet at the top table.

Caribbean Delight

The Tom Kite-designed course has some typically large resort-style greens waiting to greet the players arriving on the Caribbean island.

These huge putting surfaces are some of the largest in world golf.

Located in the north-east of the island at a resort called Rio Grande, and around 20 miles from its capital San Juan, Coco Beach was opened in 2004 and four years later hosted a PGA Tour event for the first time.

Due to its coastal location, wind usually plays a significant role while water is a constant companion, coming into play on 14 holes.

Low-lying Coco Beach is made up of four nine-hole courses, with its Lakes and Ocean layouts combining to form this week's 18.

Nine of the 10 previous winners of the tournament have been American.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List contains leading reserves

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W7 W6 W5 W4 W3 W2 W1 W52 W51 W50 W49 W48
Daniel Berger MC MC 12
Peter Uihlein 60 Wd MC MC
Cameron Davis MC 59 57 28 MC MC
Whee Kim Wd MC MC MC MC MC
Sam Horsfield 34 MC 32
Chris Kirk 50 MC MC MC
Kramer Hickok 64 MC MC 40 MC
Robert Streb MC MC 29 40 MC
Corey Conners MC MC 3
Ollie Schniederjans MC 33 MC 72 MC
Graeme McDowell 18
Matt Jones 53 13 MC 29
Sebastian Munoz MC 13 72 MC 10
Scott Brown 37 MC 9 MC 33
Tom Hoge MC MC 44 MC MC MC
Aaron Baddeley 49 MC MC 18
Ryan Blaum MC MC 70 73 64
Martin Trainer 28 MC MC*
Grayson Murray MC MC 59 62 MC
Stephan Jaeger 70 MC MC 66 MC 43
Dominic Bozzelli MC MC 5 33
Ben Silverman 45 62 MC MC
Sangmoon Bae MC MC 35 MC MC
Roberto Castro 53 MC 40
Julian Etulain MC 38 43 40 43
Kyle Jones 33 MC MC MC MC
Chad Campbell 35 MC
Wyndham Clark MC 35 18 MC
Adam Schenk MC 45 55 57 67 MC
Tom Lovelady 47 28 MC MC
Rafael Campos MC 65 25 1 32
Shawn Stefani 64 62 MC MC
Sepp Straka MC 13 MC MC
Adam Svensson MC 35 18 43
Chris Thompson MC 52 MC MC
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez MC MC MC 28 57
Carlos Ortiz 9 60 MC 65 29
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 25 MC MC MC MC
Brady Schnell 43 28 MC MC MC*
Roger Sloan MC MC 12 33
Tyler Duncan MC 22 MC MC 51 57
David Lingmerth 25 MC
Nate Lashley MC 45 12
Robert Garrigus 64 MC MC
Josh Teater 45 MC 40 MC
Martin Piller 53 MC MC
Trevor Immelman 57 MC MC MC MC
Ben Crane MC MC MC
Andres Romero MC MC 49
Hank Lebioda 38 29 MC 43
Derek Fathauer 17 MC 5 MC
Alex Prugh 53 MC MC 51
Matt Every 32 14 11
Wes Roach MC MC MC 57
Joey Garber MC MC 57 MC*
Jonathan Byrd 22 57
Johnson Wagner 57 MC 67
David Hearn MC 33 MC MC
Seth Reeves MC MC MC MC MC
Curtis Luck MC 28 70 MC
Jim Knous MC MC 29 MC 51
Retief Goosen
Max Homa 37 10 26 MC MC
John Chin MC 72 MC MC
Tyrone Van Aswegen 50 MC MC
Eric Axley MC MC MC
DA Points MC MC MC MC
Fabian Gomez MC MC MC 57
Cameron Tringale 53 MC 51
Roberto Diaz 18 51 MC MC
Arjun Atwal 51 MC MC
JJ Henry MC MC MC
DJ Trahan 18 MC
Ricky Barnes 17 MC
Derek Ernst MC 7 Wd MC MC
Jason Gore MC MC
John Senden MC MC 57 MC MC
Tim Herron
Rod Pampling MC MC MC MC 40
Chad Collins MC MC 57
Stuart Appleby Wd MC MC
Billy Hurley
John Merrick MC MC MC
Boo Weekley MC MC MC 41
Kristoffer Ventura
Dicky Pride 62 Wd MC
Parker McLachlin MC
Alex Kang
Daniel Chopra MC MC 24
George McNeill
Robert Allenby MC MC 16
Angel Cabrera MC MC
Heath Slocum
Troy Matteson
Mike Weir 35 41 MC MC
Tommy Gainey
Will MacKenzie MC MC MC
Hunter Hamrick 28
Omar Uresti
Jason Bohn MC 34 MC
Brian Davis MC MC
Brendon de Jonge
Freddie Jacobson 56 MC 70
Brendon Todd MC
Frank Lickliter MC MC MC
Cameron Beckman
Jay Don Blake
Michael Bradley
Olin Browne
Ken Duke
Chris Couch
David Duval MC
Dudley Hart
Jonathan Kaye
Neal Lancaster
Chris Smith
John Rollins 58
Steve Jones MC
Charlie Wi
Carl Pettersson
Duffy Waldorf
Robert Gamez
Len Mattiace
Todd Hamilton
Tim Petrovic
Edward Figueroa
Max Alverio
Jeronimo Esteve
Austen Truslow MC MC MC
Blaine McCallister
Nick Heinen MC
Keith Clearwater
Will Cannon MC MC
Charlie Beljan
Jay McLuen
Hiram Silfa
Player 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Daniel Berger
Peter Uihlein 5 MC 6 MC
Cameron Davis
Whee Kim 5 58 47
Sam Horsfield
Chris Kirk 62
Kramer Hickok
Robert Streb 14 11
Corey Conners MC
Ollie Schniederjans
Graeme McDowell MC
Matt Jones MC MC 14 5 44
Sebastian Munoz MC
Scott Brown 17 5 10 64 1 5
Tom Hoge 10 MC MC
Aaron Baddeley 8
Ryan Blaum 32 15
Martin Trainer
Grayson Murray
Stephan Jaeger MC
Dominic Bozzelli MC
Ben Silverman
Sangmoon Bae 67
Roberto Castro 27 24 14
Julian Etulain 17 MC 42
Kyle Jones
Chad Campbell MC MC
Wyndham Clark
Adam Schenk
Tom Lovelady
Rafael Campos 10 8 MC 29 76 MC MC MC MC MC*
Shawn Stefani 32 MC 39
Sepp Straka
Adam Svensson 47
Chris Thompson
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
Carlos Ortiz MC
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
Brady Schnell
Roger Sloan MC
Tyler Duncan
David Lingmerth
Nate Lashley
Robert Garrigus MC MC 38 38
Josh Teater 38 39 66
Martin Piller MC MC
Trevor Immelman MC 62 MC 37
Ben Crane MC
Andres Romero MC 5 64 MC 6 20
Hank Lebioda
Derek Fathauer 21 MC 69
Alex Prugh MC MC 37 MC
Matt Every MC MC 48 22
Wes Roach MC 4
Joey Garber
Jonathan Byrd MC* 39 16 12 13
Johnson Wagner MC 55 MC 42 MC*
David Hearn 17 24 8 14
Seth Reeves
Curtis Luck
Jim Knous
Retief Goosen 2 21
Max Homa MC MC 71
John Chin
Tyrone Van Aswegen MC* 65 55 37
Eric Axley MC 22 24 Wd MC 44 39
DA Points 1 65 MC 9
Fabian Gomez 24 47 MC 2 7
Cameron Tringale 44 37 17
Roberto Diaz
Arjun Atwal 27 MC MC
JJ Henry 8 64 Dq 58 38
DJ Trahan 54 38 MC 8
Ricky Barnes 56 39 MC 9 66
Derek Ernst 65 MC MC
Jason Gore 64 4 MC MC Wd 44
John Senden 37
Tim Herron 15 73 MC
Rod Pampling 26 10 MC* 57 25 59
Chad Collins MC 47 16 MC 10 61
Stuart Appleby MC
Billy Hurley MC MC
John Merrick 49 Wd 22 11 68 6 13
Boo Weekley 37 35 6 8 3 Wd 24
Kristoffer Ventura
Dicky Pride 68 MC 27 MC 11 20 50 Wd MC MC
Parker McLachlin
Alex Kang 47
Daniel Chopra 38 58 MC MC
George McNeill MC Dq 19 57 1 5
Robert Allenby MC MC MC
Angel Cabrera MC 30 24 7
Heath Slocum MC 50 58
Troy Matteson 22 MC 70 32 2 31
Mike Weir Wd
Tommy Gainey MC MC Wd 21 39
Will MacKenzie 49 8 6 32 50
Hunter Hamrick
Omar Uresti 55 45 21 MC
Jason Bohn MC
Brian Davis MC MC 63
Brendon de Jonge MC 60 10 11 48 14 3
Freddie Jacobson 56 15 14
Brendon Todd MC 30 14
Frank Lickliter 26 MC MC 28 MC MC
Cameron Beckman MC 55 37 MC 54
Jay Don Blake
Michael Bradley MC 26 27 MC 50 42 1 15 1
Olin Browne MC
Ken Duke MC 62 70 MC
Chris Couch
David Duval 47 MC MC MC
Dudley Hart 74
Jonathan Kaye Wd 45
Neal Lancaster 57 28
Chris Smith 10 MC* MC MC 13 28
John Rollins 54 MC 58 MC MC
Steve Jones
Charlie Wi MC
Carl Pettersson MC 4 33
Duffy Waldorf MC 39 48 28 61
Robert Gamez MC 58 MC MC
Len Mattiace MC MC
Todd Hamilton MC 12 42 MC MC
Tim Petrovic MC 2 14 50 MC 66 MC 54
Edward Figueroa MC MC MC MC MC
Max Alverio MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Jeronimo Esteve MC
Austen Truslow MC
Blaine McCallister
Nick Heinen
Keith Clearwater
Will Cannon MC
Charlie Beljan MC 48
Jay McLuen MC
Hiram Silfa
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