Puerto Rico Open 2020: Your essential stats guide for the PGA Tour event in the Caribbean

Puerto Rico Open 2020 at Coco Beach
Coco Beach is a windy Caribbean resort which first hosted this event 12 years ago

Andy Swales supplies course and current form stats for this week's event at the Tom Kite-designed Coco Beach Golf Club...

"Alex Noren's form at coastal venues on the PGA Tour has been reasonable of late, and should certainly stand up to scrutiny in a low grade event such as this."

The Caribbean island of Puerto Rico welcomes the PGA Tour to Coco Beach Golf Club.

First staged in 2008, the Puerto Rico Open has always been considered somewhat second rate, and is certainly one of the least prestigious stops on the PGA Tour schedule.

All previous events at Coco Beach have been staged in the same week as another usually more important tournament, and this year is no exception.

Once again, the majority of the game's leading pros have opted to tee-up at the World Golf Championship event in Mexico.

This means, just three members of the world's top 100 have arrived in Rio Grande for the 12th instalment of the tournament.

Euro Challenge

The five highest-ranked members of this week's field are all Europeans, of which Alex Noren might well be considered the leading challenger.

His form at coastal venues on the PGA Tour has been reasonable of late, and should certainly stand up to scrutiny in a low grade event such as this.

He tied 10th at Sea Island, Georgia, in November, having posted another T-20 in Bermuda a few weeks prior to that.

Earlier this month at Pebble Beach, the 37-year-old Swede tied-32nd in a field that was much stronger than the one teeing-up at Coco Beach.

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With regards to course form, Scott Brown is certainly top dog this week.

The 36-year-old from Georgia has posted five top-10s in Puerto Rico, which include a victory in 2013.

Brown arrives in the Caribbean following his tie-for-second at The Genesis Invitational on Sunday, which was his best result since finishing runner-up over the same course in 2017.

Other pros with a decent history at Coco Beach are Chris Stroud, Andres Romero and David Hearn, although none of this trio has any great current form to speak of.

One golfer who has started 2020 solidly is Patrick Rodgers. The 27-year-old from Indiana tied-30th in Los Angeles, and enjoyed a top-10 finish at Torrey Pines just a handful of weeks ago.

Coastal Location

Designed by Tom Kite and opened in 2004, Coco Beach is a typical resort course built to attract tourists all-year round.

Located in the north-east of the island, around 20 miles from its capital San Juan, this low-lying venue is made up of four nine-hole courses, with its Lakes and Ocean layouts combining to form this week's 18.

Due to its coastal location, wind usually plays a significant role while water is a constant companion, coming into play on 15 holes.

Coco Beach is around 1,000 miles from the southern tip of Florida, Puerto Rico's nearest point to the US mainland.

Ten of the 11 previous winners of the tournament have been American.

Note: There was no event in 2018 due to the devastating damage caused by Hurricane Maria which struck the region in September of the previous year.

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
Tom Lewis MC 3 MC
Andrea Pavan MC MC MC 30
Alexander Noren 59 32 14 32
Viktor Hovland 38 MC 23 MC
Lucas Bjerregaard MC MC MC
Emiliano Grillo MC MC MC 21
Kiradech Aphibarnrat MC MC MC 42 39
Xin Jun Zhang 64 25 55 MC MC
Kyle Stanley 64 MC MC MC MC
Jhonattan Vegas MC 17 30 55
Robby Shelton MC 36 MC MC
Zack Sucher MC MC 36 MC
Chesson Hadley 18 59 MC 29 MC
Kristoffer Ventura MC MC MC MC
Beau Hossler 38 66 9 MC
Zac Blair 18 21 55 63
Henrik Norlander 25 MC 68 9
Matthew NeSmith 11 30 17 32
Adam Schenk 47 50 MC 14 MC
Brice Garnett MC 52 MC MC
Kramer Hickok Wd MC MC 45
Cameron Davis 38 36 29 9 3
Fabian Gomez MC MC 55 MC
Maverick McNealy 5 15 37
Chase Seiffert 50 71 21 38
Sam Ryder MC 55 MC 29 28
Roger Sloan MC MC MC MC MC
Robert Streb MC MC MC MC
Satoshi Kodaira MC MC MC 66
Chris Stroud MC MC MC MC MC
Richy Werenski MC 73 MC
Bo Hoag MC MC Wd 9
Patrick Rodgers 30 MC 16 9 64 38
Matt Every MC 32 MC 74 Wd
Cameron Percy 36 MC MC
Hank Lebioda MC MC 17 MC
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 13 MC MC 21 MC
Austin Cook MC MC MC MC
Roberto Diaz MC 12 2 7 24
Peter Uihlein 20 MC MC
Wes Roach 55 MC 64
Sebastian Cappelen MC MC 21 6
DJ Trahan MC MC 68 28
Ted Potter MC MC MC 37 7
Ryan Brehm 53 68 49 55 MC
Nelson Ledesma MC MC MC MC
Mark Anderson MC 30 21
Josh Teater MC MC 68
Tyler McCumber 32 21 64 MC
Andres Romero
Scott Brown 2 MC MC MC MC
Shawn Stefani 32
Rhein Gibson MC 70 MC 57 49
Grayson Murray 55 55 10
Martin Laird 43 55 55 MC
Martin Trainer 47 MC MC MC MC MC 34
Johnson Wagner MC MC
Tim Wilkinson 25 MC 21 32
David Hearn MC 37 MC
Brandon Hagy MC 16 MC 48 MC
Joseph Bramlett 51 18 45 MC 45
Michael Gellerman MC MC MC 38
Chris Baker 38 73 MC MC
Anirban Lahiri MC MC 73 MC
Michael Gligic 55 MC 21 MC
Seamus Power 38
Doug Ghim MC MC MC MC
Vincent Whaley 38 MC 29 MC
Dominic Bozzelli MC 79 MC
Jonathan Byrd MC
Bill Haas MC 73 MC
Roberto Castro MC
Rob Oppenheim 38 MC MC 21
Sam Saunders MC MC
Alex Cejka 32 71 5
Sangmoon Bae 38 MC MC
Ben Taylor MC 55 MC MC
Chad Campbell MC
Ben Martin 25 MC 29 45
George McNeill MC
Julian Etulain 68 31 MC MC 11
David Lingmerth MC MC MC 56
JJ Henry MC
John Merrick
Ricky Barnes MC MC
DA Points MC MC
Freddie Jacobson
John Senden 67 MC MC MC
Robert Garrigus 11 MC MC 24
Derek Ernst MC MC 66 MC
MJ Daffue 73
Arjun Atwal MC 60 64
Eric Axley MC 67 MC
Smylie Kaufman MC MC MC Wd
Davis Thompson
Parker McLachlin MC
Heath Slocum
Robert Allenby MC MC
Alex Beach MC MC
Charlie Beljan
Daniel Chopra 28 MC
Brendon de Jonge
Carlos Franco
Ted Purdy
Bo Van Pelt MC MC MC MC
John Rollins
Dicky Pride
Justin Bertsch
Chris Couch
Edward Figueroa
Parker Gillam
Brian Davis
Jason Bohn
Will MacKenzie
Jonathan Kaye
Cameron Beckman
Omar Uresti
Ken Duke
Hiram Silfa
Domenico Geminiani
Derek Gillespie
Jay McLuen
Bryson Nimmer
Chris Nido
Chandler Phillips
Player `19 `17 `16 `15 `14 `13 `12 `11 `10 `09
Tom Lewis
Andrea Pavan
Alexander Noren
Viktor Hovland
Lucas Bjerregaard
Emiliano Grillo 2 29 42
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
Xin Jun Zhang
Kyle Stanley MC 28
Jhonattan Vegas 26 69 MC 24
Robby Shelton MC
Zack Sucher 49 MC
Chesson Hadley MC* MC 16 1
Kristoffer Ventura MC
Beau Hossler
Zac Blair 59 62 38
Henrik Norlander 39 57
Matthew NeSmith
Adam Schenk 16
Brice Garnett 26 38 MC*
Kramer Hickok 35
Cameron Davis 16
Fabian Gomez 25 24 47 MC 2 7
Maverick McNealy
Chase Seiffert
Sam Ryder
Roger Sloan 2 MC
Robert Streb 59 14 11
Satoshi Kodaira
Chris Stroud 8 26 27 9 18 61
Richy Werenski MC*
Bo Hoag MC
Patrick Rodgers 21
Matt Every 16 MC MC 48 22
Cameron Percy 24 26 MC 14 28 67
Hank Lebioda MC
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 35
Austin Cook
Roberto Diaz 10
Peter Uihlein 66 5 MC 6 MC
Wes Roach 75 MC 4
Sebastian Cappelen
DJ Trahan 16 54 38 MC 8
Ted Potter 29 48
Ryan Brehm MC
Nelson Ledesma MC
Mark Anderson 10 MC 58
Josh Teater MC 38 39 66
Tyler McCumber
Andres Romero 25 MC 5 64 MC 6 20
Scott Brown 10 17 5 10 64 1 5
Shawn Stefani 6 32 MC 39
Rhein Gibson MC
Grayson Murray
Martin Laird
Martin Trainer 1
Johnson Wagner 2 MC 55 MC 42
Tim Wilkinson 17 21 MC MC MC
David Hearn 25 17 24 8 14
Brandon Hagy MC 16
Joseph Bramlett 69
Michael Gellerman
Chris Baker
Anirban Lahiri
Michael Gligic
Seamus Power MC
Doug Ghim
Vincent Whaley
Dominic Bozzelli 25 MC
Jonathan Byrd 21 MC* 39 16 12 13
Bill Haas
Roberto Castro 25 27 24 14
Rob Oppenheim MC
Sam Saunders 5 39 2
Alex Cejka 49 11 1 54 MC 13
Sangmoon Bae MC 67
Ben Taylor
Chad Campbell 42 MC MC
Ben Martin 3 42
George McNeill MC MC Dq 19 57 1 5
Julian Etulain 35 17 MC 42
David Lingmerth 49
JJ Henry 10 8 64 Dq 58 38
John Merrick MC 49 Wd 22 11 68 6
Ricky Barnes MC 56 39 MC 9 66
DA Points 42 1 65 MC 9
Freddie Jacobson MC 56 15 14
John Senden 62 37
Robert Garrigus MC MC MC 38 38
Derek Ernst 66 65 MC MC
MJ Daffue
Arjun Atwal 70 27 MC MC
Eric Axley MC MC 22 24 Wd MC 44
Smylie Kaufman
Davis Thompson
Parker McLachlin 35
Heath Slocum MC MC 50 58
Robert Allenby 49 MC MC MC
Alex Beach
Charlie Beljan MC MC 48
Daniel Chopra MC 38 58 MC MC
Brendon de Jonge MC MC 60 10 11 48 14 3
Carlos Franco MC MC Wd 38
Ted Purdy MC 68 MC MC 38
Bo Van Pelt 47 69
John Rollins MC 54 MC 58 MC MC
Dicky Pride MC 68 MC 27 MC 11 20 50 Wd MC
Justin Bertsch
Chris Couch 66
Edward Figueroa MC MC MC MC MC MC
Parker Gillam
Brian Davis 42 MC MC 63
Jason Bohn MC MC
Will MacKenzie MC 49 8 6 32 50
Jonathan Kaye 71 Wd 45
Cameron Beckman MC MC 55 37 MC
Omar Uresti MC 55 45 21
Ken Duke 62 MC 62 70 MC
Hiram Silfa MC
Domenico Geminiani
Derek Gillespie
Jay McLuen MC MC
Bryson Nimmer 47
Chris Nido MC
Chandler Phillips

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