Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship
March 25-28, 2021
Location & Course Information
Puntacana Resort & Club
Corales Golf Course
The Tom Fazio-designed Corales Golf Course opened in 2010 with six holes playing along the cliffs, bays and coves of the Caribbean Sea and inland holes dotted with lakes and coralina quarries. Yardage: 7,666; par 72.
Notable Course Features
The last three holes play toward or along the Bay of Corales and are called the Devil’s Elbow. The 214-yard par-3 17th skirts the coast with a narrow green guarded by bunkers on both sides. The 501-yard par-4 18th wraps around the water, enticing players to bite off as much of a carry as they dare on the tee shot.
Hudson Swafford, U.S.
Field: 132 players
Format: 72 holes stroke play
Purse: $3 million
300 to the winner
Proceeds benefit the Grupo Puntacana Foundation, formed to implement programs that protect the environment and that also improve the well-being of the local communities of Punta Cana in basic areas of human development.
“The last two years have been tough. To do this, it’s fun.
This is why I get up and grind.” – Hudson Swafford
HOW HUDSON SWAFFORD WON
Hudson Swafford shot 31 on the front nine and had a four-stroke lead with six holes to play, then held on for a one-stroke victory over Tyler McCumber. Swafford double-bogeyed the 13th and bogeyed the 15th and was tied for the lead before a birdie on 17 and an 8-foot par-saving putt on 18.
Swafford didn’t have a three-putt all week and was fifth in Putts Per Round with 27.00.
Swafford was the only player with all four rounds in the 60s.
Swafford had an eagle in each of the last two rounds.
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The Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship appears twice on the 2020-21 schedule. It was played in September of 2020, postponed from its original March dates due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The winning score has been 18-under 270 in all three years the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship has been a PGA TOUR event.
In the first two years of the tournament, the 54-hole leader went on to win. In 2020, Swafford came from two strokes behind.
Hughes finished T2 in 2019 and third in 2020.