Puntacana Corales Tourist Center & Club Competition


Justin Suh… Making a quick sound to remind fans that it is the fourth of the 2019 forgotten Classes with Collin Morikawa, Viktor Hovland and Matthew Wolff. Suh is 4-for-5 on the PGA TOUR this season with a pair of the top 15, including T14 at Corales.

Pat Perez pas Paspalum’s reputation is well deserved and paid off for T21 in his debut at the Corales in September – he was sixth in putts per GIR – but still 25 of his latest despite 15 starts in the meantime.

Thomas Detry… The 28-year-old Belgian has a pair of T33n in so many starts at Corales, so he’s no stranger. Also going into the confidence inspired by the T9 pair in his last four starts overseas.

Kelly Kraft… Running on the same massive medical expansion magic that Hudson Swafford rode to victory in September. Kraft’s history here is excellent. It has gone 3rd-T5-T14 with a scoring average of 68.83.

Honda Classic runner Brandon Hagy, 2019 Corales champion Graeme McDowell, Charles Howell III and Joel Dahmen will be among the notes reviewed in Tuesday’s Fantasy Insider.

When the PGA TOUR took place in Punta Cana on the last weekend of September, a range of 144 was collected for an individual competition that rewarded FedExCup 500 points to champion Hudson Swafford, who also won release into Masters 2021. This time, the main one of 132 entrants will bank 300 FedExCup points and another method of gaining access to the Masters will be required if it is not eligible as- since that release is not on the table this week. However, spots in the 2021 PGA Tournament, 2022 Sentry Tournament and 2022 PLAYERS, among other invitees, will be retained in his name.

This is to say that the revised version of the 2020 version was an advantage after being among the casualties of the three-month closure due to the pandemic. And while it’s obvious, it’s important though that we’re far enough away from the unorganized break that this week’s Corales marks the first time a tournament has been held for the second time since then. . No, it has not been a full year since the return to golf began, but the cycle of return trips begins in the Dominican Republic.

On the way to the distance he won 18-under 264, Swafford was fifth in putts all green in management and 10th in putting: birdies-no-better. These are old-school efficiency and scoring measurements and still apply to the putter when not using ShotLink technology. It won’t be again this week. Although impressive enough and in line with his expectations for a champion in a hunting ground, Corales was the first of the winners not to lead his own field in putting the metrics of the hunt. engaged. Part of that relates to statistical instability, but it cannot also be ruled out that the range 12 was larger as a separate competition. Apparently, on Monday afternoon, 88 golfers in this week’s field competed here in September.

Swafford finished T14 in fairways and T26 in GIR, so he limited the pressure to allow a special week on the greens, but he also benefited from the four par 5s by getting an average of 4.25 to T2 status.

For the week, Corales scored an average of 71.118. That is again a fair target as the weather forecast is almost identical. Sunny skies will largely make room for passing clouds and a sprinkle view, perhaps. Daytime temperatures easily fluctuate around 80 degrees, but stable east winds favor lower ball trips and course control. But make no mistake, Corales is a tourist course, so gathering the par breakers will be present as an easy and early Easter egg hunt.

Fostering low scoring the Paspalum lawns are managed to measure just 11 feet on the Stimpmeter due to its exposure to coastal winds. Even shots stripped from the thickness of the two-inch rough will be able to hold most of the lawns. However, as far as par 72s is concerned, this is a test of how fair and consistent the players are sailing. He will punish the fool.

The Corales ’longest walk is 7,670 yards and, like last week’s PGA National, it features its own recognizable three-hole stretch. The par-4 16th, par-3 17th and par-4 18th are affectionately known as The Devil’s Elbow. As a trio, they averaged 0.185 strokes over par in September. However, the 3-4-3 par turn of numbers 9, 10 and 11 has been a big hit in all of the first three editions of the tournament.


Rob Bolton, Fantasy Insider at PGATOUR.COM captures and previews all contests from multiple angles. Look for his following contributions as expected.

MONDAY: Power Rates (Play a Game)

TUESDAY*: Power Ranges (Corals); Fantasy Insider

SUNDAY: Warranties, Reshuffle, medical extension, Rookie Guard

* – Rob is a panel member for PGATOUR.COM’s Expert Picks for PGA TOUR Fantasy Golf, which will also release Tuesday.