Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship

Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship
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Recent Winners and Notables

2020: Hudson Swafford (-18, 270)
Picked up his second win on TOUR at age 33. … Posted 69 from the final group to defeat Tyler McCumber by a shot. … Only player to sign for all four rounds in the 60s. … Trailed by two after 54 holes as Adam Long (Match Play) set the tournament record (-17). … Led by two after 36 holes on 12-under. … One of four to post 65 in Round 1 to co-lead the field. … Won in his second attempt (MC, 2019). … Both Swafford and Long have won The American Express. … Entered the week T56-MC before his win.

Notables:
Tyler McCumber (2nd) closed with 66, after opening with 65, for his best result on TOUR. … Nate Lashley (4th) won the 2017 Korn Ferry Tour edition on this same track. … Luke List (T8) sat just two off Swafford’s 36 hole lead but closed 71-71. … Xinjun Zhang (T11) led the field in birdies with 23. … Justin Suh (T14) joined List just two back of the 36 hole lead. … Scott Harrington (T14), one of three to share the course record 62, opened with 65. … Sepp Straka (T33) also shared the first round lead after 65. … Dominic Bozzelli (T56) won the inaugural event here on the KFT in 2016. … 31 bogey-free rounds. … Cut was 3-under 141. … Long set the 54 hole record on his debut. … Defending champion Graeme McDowell MC. … Top 20 players 10-under or better.

2019: Graeme McDowell (-18, 270)
Claimed his fourth win on TOUR at age 39. … 54 hole leader signed for 69 to win by a shot. … Posted 64-64 in Rounds 2 and 3 to grab the lead. … Opened with 73 (T81). … Had 16 one-putt holes in Round 3. … Racked up 27 birdies, an event record. … Round 2 64 shot him to T7. … His two rounds of 64 were T-2 lowest rounds of the week. … Won before on Paspalum at Mayakoba. … Other victories at Hilton Island and Pebble Beach (windy tracks). … Only top 25 (T18) entering the week was at Pebble Beach but he was on a streak of five makes in a row.

Notables:
Jonathan Byrd (4th) opened with 36 consecutive holes without a bogey. … Kelly Kraft (T5) backed up his solo third from 2018. … Aaron Baddeley (T7) sat one off the 36 hole lead. … George McNeill (T7), former winner at the Puerto Rico Open, posted a bogey-free 65 Round 2. … DJ Trahan (T10) closed 68-66 and co-led the field in Par-5 scoring on 12-under. … First round leader Joel Dahmen (T12) opened with 66 and closed with 67. … Defending champion Brice Garnett (T39) posted all four rounds in the red. … Top 25 players 10-under or better. … 23 bogey-free rounds. … Cut was 2-under 142.

2018: Brice Garnett (-18, 270)
Wins for the first time on TOUR in 88th start at age 34. … Wins inaugural PGA TOUR event at Corales. … Wins by four shots. … First and only wire-to-wire winner. … Led by two after 54 holes (Corey Conners – not entered) on 16-under. … Led by one after 63 to open and by one on 13-under after 36 holes. … Paced the field in birdies and Overall Putting and was T2 in Par-5 Scoring. … 63 was the lowest round of the week. … Needed just 102 putts. … Four top 11 finishes at Mayakoba, T5 Puerto Rico Open last month and two top 17 finishes at Hilton Head Island. … T31 was best finish in 2018. … MC (73-67) in KFT event in 2017.

Notables:
Kelly Kraft (3rd)
only needed 105 putts. … KJ Choi (T5) led the field with 101 putts and was T2 in Par-5 scoring. … Seamus Power (T5) also cashed T7 in the first KFT event here. … Xinjun Zhang (T5) opened 66-68 before 74 in Round 3 slowed him down. … Tyler McCumber (T19) Monday qualified and was just four back after 54 holes before 75 on Sunday. … 32 bogey-free rounds. … Top 18 players were 10-under or better. … Cut was 1-under 143 as gusty conditions factored. … Scoring average 71.56.

Key stat leaders

Top golfers in each statistic on the 2020-2021 PGA TOUR are listed only if they are scheduled to compete this week. * – Top 25 finish here since 2018 or past champion


Source: PGA tour

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