Puerto Rico Open 2021: Your form guide for Coco Beach

The Puerto Rico Open at Coco Beach has been part of the PGA Tour since 2008
We're off to the Caribbean for this week's PGA Tour event at Coco Beach

Course and current form stats as the PGA Tour travels to the Caribbean. Words and data by Andy Swales...

"At Pebble Beach two weeks ago, Lewis finished in a creditable tie-for-14th and this trip to Puerto Rico will provide him with a great opportunity to claim a maiden PGA Tour title."

With the elite of world golf descending on Florida for four straight tournaments in the Sunshine State, the best of the rest have headed to Rio Grande for this week's Puerto Rico Open.

First staged in 2008, all 12 previous editions have been hosted by Coco Beach which has undergone a number of name changes along the way.

Designed by Tom Kite and opened 17 years ago, Coco Beach is a low-lying coastal course situated in the north-east of the island, approximately 15 miles from the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan.

Water comes into play on around two-thirds of the holes, with wind usually a constant factor throughout the round.

On the tee

With most of golf's big stars teeing-up in Bradenton, there are just five members of the world's top 80 taking part at Coco Beach.

With regards to world rankings, Brits Matt Wallace and Ian Poulter lead the way. Yet it may be another Englishman, Tom Lewis, who stands a better chance this coming week.

The 30-year-old from Hertfordshire, who now resides in Florida, has been a constant member of the world's top 100 for the past couple of years.

At Pebble Beach two weeks ago, Lewis finished in a creditable tie-for-14th and this trip to Puerto Rico will provide him with a great opportunity to claim a maiden PGA Tour title.

Lewis, a two-time champ on the European Tour, has already tasted victory on US soil by winning the Korn Ferry Tour Championship in 2019.

Good course history

In-form players are in short supply, but two golfers with decent records at Coco Beach are Emiliano Grillo and Scott Brown.

Grillo has stood on the podium twice, while Brown is a former winner with four other top-10s in the bank.

Trying to make his way back onto the PGA Tour - as well as into the world's top 100 - is 27-year-old Texan Ollie Schniederjans.

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Schniederjans has stood on a PGA Tour podium four times, albeit without a win, but the former No 77 and ex-world No 1 amateur has too much ability to remain in the shadows for long.

Another player who has fallen through the cracks in recent times is Branden Grace, although the South African's results have shown some encouraging signs over the past few months.

The former world No 10 - who tied-for-20th in Los Angeles on Sunday - will fancy his chances in this much-weaker field.

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.

Coco Beach was formally known as Trump International and is now referred to as Grand Reserve Country Club.

Course Comparisons (1.1.2016 - 31.12.2020)


Driving Accuracy (%)
73.88: Sea Island (RSM Classic) (1/29)
64.90: Coco Beach (Puerto Rico Open) (8/29)
52.24: Torrey Pines (Farmers Insurance) (29/29)

Greens in Regulation (%)
75.98: Sedgefield (Wyndham) (1/29)
70.35: Coco Beach (Puerto Rico Open) (9/29)
58.99: Innisbrook (Valspar) (29/29)

Putting (GiR)
1.664: PGA West (host) (American Express) (1/29)
1.765: Coco Beach (Puerto Rico Open) (21/29)
2.668: Augusta National (Masters) (29/29)

Key: Above stats are for all 29 courses which staged four or more PGA Tour events between January 1st, 2016 and December 31st, 2020. To qualify for a ranking (between 1 & 29), tournaments must have a minimum of 50 players competing over the final two rounds of the event. Averages do not include players who failed to complete at least 54 holes.

Coco Beach Data (2016-20)
DA: (T10 - 67.24%); (Cat10 - 77.93%)
GiR: (T10 - 74.35%); (Cat10 - 79.16%)
Putts: (T10 - 1.698); (Cat10 - 1.638)
Key: T10 (Average for Top-10 finishers); Cat10 (Average for Top-10 in Category)

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MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List Contains Leading Reserves

Last Eight Weeks / Coco Beach Form (2010-20)

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W8 W7 W6 W5 W4 W3 W2 W1
Matt Wallace MC 51 7
Ian Poulter 18 MC MC
Thomas Pieters 10 27 41
Byeong Hun An 53 75 8
Tom Lewis 14 MC 42 MC
Lucas Glover MC 58 42 MC
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 66 2 MC 32 19
Taylor Pendrith 23
Branden Grace 20 34 MC
Emiliano Grillo MC 22 MC 37 47
Luke List MC 30 10 21 MC
Joo Hyung Kim MC
Andrew Putnam 32 55 7 21 MC
Brandon Wu 14
Vaughn Taylor MC 21 MC 60 25
Kristoffer Ventura MC MC MC
Will Gordon 21 MC 42 64 MC
Xin Jun Zhang MC MC 65 60 MC MC
Stephan Jaeger MC
Paul Barjon 43
Jhonattan Vegas 50 41 MC
Greyson Sigg 7
Padraig Harrington MC MC 6 62
Davis Riley 23 MC 58
Patrick Rodgers 12 MC MC MC MC
Scott Brown 30 MC MC MC 47
Adam Schenk MC MC MC 37 MC
Chase Seiffert MC 60 12 MC
Chesson Hadley MC MC MC
Sam Ryder MC 57 10 47 MC
Lee Hodges 7
Joseph Bramlett 63 18 MC
Brice Garnett MC MC MC 32
Ollie Schniederjans 14
Kiradech Aphibarnrat MC 41 60 MC
Kramer Hickok MC MC 21 19
Cameron Percy 21 48 MC
Fabian Gomez MC MC Wd MC MC
Bronson Burgoon 47 42 37 MC
Guillermo Pereira 64
Beau Hossler 47 MC MC MC
Josh Teater 50 40
Brandon Hagy MC 42 21 MC
Roger Sloan MC 53 40 MC
Hank Lebioda 39 MC 62 MC
Scott Harrington 26 66 MC MC MC
Zack Sucher 60
Justin Suh 37
Wes Roach 67 67
Nick Watney MC MC MC MC
Chris Stroud
Kevin Tway MC MC MC MC
Ted Potter MC 64 18 MC MC
Aaron Baddeley MC MC MC 41
Anirban Lahiri MC MC 62
Rob Oppenheim 39 MC 47 MC
Satoshi Kodaira MC 63 MC MC 56
Sebastian Cappelen 55 MC 64
Seamus Power MC MC MC
Chris Baker 47 MC MC MC 56
Tommy Gainey 47
Michael Gligic MC MC MC MC
Tim Wilkinson 30 73 MC MC
Ryan Brehm MC MC MC
DJ Trahan MC MC
David Hearn MC MC 64 MC
Ben Martin MC MC 56
Rhein Gibson MC 53 40 MC
Vincent Whaley 50 MC MC MC
Peter Uihlein 60 60
JJ Spaun MC MC MC MC
Nelson Ledesma MC MC MC 68 47
Grayson Murray MC 42 79 MC MC
Mark Anderson MC MC MC MC
Shawn Stefani MC MC
Matt Every 34 Wd MC MC MC
Bryson Nimmer
Bill Haas MC 42 MC MC
Andres Romero
Jonathan Byrd MC
Michael Gellerman 14 MC MC MC MC
Martin Trainer MC MC Wd MC 47
Greg Chalmers MC
Johnson Wagner MC
Roberto Castro MC
George McNeill
Sangmoon Bae Wd MC
Carson Young
Dominic Bozzelli Wd MC
Rafael Campos 7 MC MC MC MC
Alex Cejka 60
Charlie Wi
Ben Taylor 50 MC MC MC
Derek Ernst MC
Ryan Blaum MC
Bo Van Pelt MC 30 MC MC
Marcelo Rozo MC
Ricky Barnes MC
Carl Pettersson
Arjun Atwal
David Lingmerth 14
Ian Holt
JJ Henry
Michael Kim MC 58 53 MC 65
Will Cannon
John Merrick
Robert Garrigus MC
Smylie Kaufman
Hunter Mahan MC MC MC MC MC
John Senden 39 MC MC
Stephen Stallings MC
Richard S Johnson
Daniel Chopra
Brendon de Jonge
Sebastian L Saavedra
Robert Allenby
Mark Hensby 47
Dicky Pride
Eric Axley
Charlie Beljan
Omar Uresti
Parker McLachlin MC
Ted Purdy
DA Points MC MC
Chris Couch
John Rollins
Edward Figueroa
Chris Nido
Marcos Montenegro
Carlos Franco
Tyler Collett
Roberto Nieves
Jason Bohn
Will MacKenzie
Heath Slocum
Jonathan Kaye
David Duval MC
Joe Durant
Player `20 `19 `17 `16 `15 `14 `13 `12 `11 `10
Matt Wallace
Ian Poulter MC 3
Thomas Pieters
Byeong Hun An
Tom Lewis MC
Lucas Glover
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 14 35
Taylor Pendrith MC
Branden Grace
Emiliano Grillo 3 2 29 42
Luke List 37 15 50
Joo Hyung Kim
Andrew Putnam
Brandon Wu
Vaughn Taylor 64 65 14 42
Kristoffer Ventura 20 MC
Will Gordon 20
Xin Jun Zhang 14
Stephan Jaeger MC
Paul Barjon
Jhonattan Vegas 9 26 69 MC 24
Greyson Sigg
Padraig Harrington
Davis Riley
Patrick Rodgers 35 21
Scott Brown 67 10 17 5 10 64 1 5
Adam Schenk 14 16
Chase Seiffert 52
Chesson Hadley MC MC* MC 16 1
Sam Ryder 3
Lee Hodges
Joseph Bramlett 9 69
Brice Garnett 20 26 38 MC*
Ollie Schniederjans 49
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 27
Kramer Hickok MC 35
Cameron Percy 44 24 26 MC 14 28 67
Fabian Gomez 52 25 24 47 MC 2 7
Bronson Burgoon 47
Guillermo Pereira
Beau Hossler 35
Josh Teater 2 MC 38 39 66
Brandon Hagy 64 MC 16
Roger Sloan 60 2 MC
Hank Lebioda MC MC
Scott Harrington
Zack Sucher 27 49 MC
Justin Suh MC
Wes Roach 9 75 MC 4
Nick Watney
Chris Stroud 8 26 27 9 18 61
Kevin Tway 32 MC
Ted Potter 6 29 48
Aaron Baddeley 2 8
Anirban Lahiri 44
Rob Oppenheim 9 MC
Satoshi Kodaira MC
Sebastian Cappelen 58
Seamus Power 35 MC
Chris Baker MC
Tommy Gainey MC MC MC Wd
Michael Gligic MC
Tim Wilkinson 20 17 21 MC MC
Ryan Brehm 35 MC
DJ Trahan 52 16 54 38 MC 8
David Hearn MC 25 17 24 8 14
Ben Martin 14 3 42
Rhein Gibson 27 MC
Vincent Whaley 9
Peter Uihlein 44 66 5 MC 6 MC
JJ Spaun 17
Nelson Ledesma 44 MC
Grayson Murray MC
Mark Anderson 27 10 MC 58
Shawn Stefani 14 6 32 MC 39
Matt Every 16 MC MC 48 22
Bryson Nimmer MC 47
Bill Haas 27
Andres Romero MC 25 MC 5 64 MC 6 20
Jonathan Byrd MC 21 MC* 39 16 12
Michael Gellerman 58
Martin Trainer MC 1
Greg Chalmers MC MC
Johnson Wagner 35 2 MC 55 MC 42
Roberto Castro 14 25 27 24 14
George McNeill 35 MC MC Dq 19 57 1 5
Sangmoon Bae 35 MC 67
Carson Young
Dominic Bozzelli MC 25 MC
Rafael Campos 49 10 8 MC 29 76 MC MC MC
Alex Cejka 60 49 11 1 54 MC
Charlie Wi 71 MC
Ben Taylor MC
Derek Ernst 52 66 65 MC MC
Ryan Blaum 55 32
Bo Van Pelt 60 47
Marcelo Rozo MC
Ricky Barnes MC MC 56 39 MC 9
Carl Pettersson MC 4 33
Arjun Atwal 50 70 27 MC MC
David Lingmerth 50 49
Ian Holt
JJ Henry 60 10 8 64 Dq 58 38
Michael Kim MC
Will Cannon MC MC
John Merrick MC MC 49 Wd 22 11 68
Robert Garrigus MC MC MC MC 38
Smylie Kaufman MC
Hunter Mahan 70
John Senden 64 62 37
Stephen Stallings
Richard S Johnson 32 MC 58
Daniel Chopra 69 MC 38 58 MC MC
Brendon de Jonge 64 MC MC 60 10 11 48 14 3
Sebastian L Saavedra
Robert Allenby MC 49 MC MC MC
Mark Hensby MC 50
Dicky Pride MC 68 MC 27 MC 11 20 50 Wd
Eric Axley MC MC 22 24 Wd MC
Charlie Beljan Wd MC MC 48
Omar Uresti MC MC 55 45
Parker McLachlin MC 35
Ted Purdy MC MC 68 MC MC
DA Points MC 42 1 65 MC
Chris Couch 35 66
John Rollins MC MC 54 MC 58 MC MC
Edward Figueroa MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Chris Nido MC MC
Marcos Montenegro
Carlos Franco MC MC MC Wd
Tyler Collett
Roberto Nieves
Jason Bohn MC MC MC
Will MacKenzie MC 49 8 6 32 50
Heath Slocum MC MC 50 58
Jonathan Kaye 71 Wd 45
David Duval MC 47 MC MC MC
Joe Durant MC MC MC 32 MC

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