Puerto Rico Open 2019: Your essential stats guide for the PGA Tour event at Coco Beach
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut
Note: List contains leading reserves
|Jose de Jesus Rodriguez||MC||MC||MC||28||57|
|Tyrone Van Aswegen||50||MC||MC|
|Brendon de Jonge|
|Jay Don Blake|
|Jose de Jesus Rodriguez|
|Tyrone Van Aswegen||MC*||65||55||37|
|Brendon de Jonge||MC||60||10||11||48||14||3|
|Jay Don Blake|