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Jose Coceres

Residence:
   Buenos Aires, Argentina
Birthplace:
   Chaco, Argentina
Turned Pro:
   1986
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 140
Birthdate:
   August 13, 1963
Age: 40
College:
   Chaco, Argentina

Player Notes

A former caddie, Coceres had to earn money for his 10 brothers and sisters when his bricklayer father was killed in a road accident. Took up the game when one brother cut branches off tree and fashioned a golf club. He used the makeshift club to hit backshift balls, which were rocks. Four of his brothers are golf professionals today.

Wins In Argentina: 1991 Pinemar Open, 1992 Montevideo Open, 1992 Los Cardales Challenge, 1993 Pinemar Open. 1995 Tournament Of Champions (Arg), 1996 Los Leones Open

Career Victories

European Tour
2 - 1994 Heineken Open Catalonia, 2000 Dubai Desert Classic

PGA Tour
2 - 2001 WorldCom Classic, National Car Rental Golf Classic / Disney

Career Summary

1991 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 9; top ten finishes - 0; stroke average 74.12; money œ14,277 (ranked 141st); best finish,T43rd Volvo German Open.

1992 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 15; top ten finishes - 0; stroke average 72.25 (ranked T-74th); money œ39,531 (ranked 110th); best finish T-12th, Peugeot French Open.

1993 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 13; top ten finishes - 5; stroke average 72.01 (ranked T-47th); money œ182,573 (ranked 29th); best finish 2nd, Italian Open.

1994 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 11; top ten finishes - 2; stroke average 73.03; money œ85,668 (ranked 68th); winner Heineken Open Catalonia.

1995 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 17; top ten finishes - 5; Scoring Average - 71.77 (ranked 28th); money œ136,770 (ranked 46th); best finish 3rd, Portuguese Open.

1996 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 18; top ten finishes - 5; Scoring Average - 71.85 (ranked 40th); money œ220,013 (ranked 24th); best finish 2nd, FNB Players Championship.

1997 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 19; top ten finishes - 7; Scoring Average - 70.93 (ranked 16th); money œ184,333 (ranked 29th); best finish T-5th, BBVAQ Open Turespana Masters, Madeira Island Open, Peugeot Open de Espana & TNT Dutch Open.

1998 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 11; top ten finishes - 1; Scoring Average - 72.46 (ranked 105th); money œ96,958 (ranked 66th); best finish T-6th, Murphy's Irish Open.

1999 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 11; top ten finishes - 4; Scoring Average - 71.87 (ranked 69th); money ›Eruo203,213 or œ145,152 (ranked 55th); best finish T-3rd, Novotel Perrier Open de France.

2000 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 18; top ten finishes - 5; Scoring Average - 70.88 (ranked T12th); money ›Eruo939,807 or œ558,927 (ranked 13th); winner Dubai Desert Classic.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Played in three events on the PGA Tour in 2000 making two cuts and earning $21,256. Best finish T14th in American Express Championship.

2001 Notes
In Dec. suffered a hairline fracture in his lower left arm while playing Soccer with some friends in Argentina.

2001 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 8; in money - 8; top-10 finishes - 2; stroke average 70.47; money ›Eruo257,892 or œ160,347; best finish T2nd Sao Paulo Brazil Open.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 19 / Rounds Played: 57 / Cuts made: 12 / Top-10 finishes: 2; Best finish: Winner at the WorldCom Classic & National Car Rental Golf Classic/Disney; Earnings: $1,502,888 Rank (34th)

2001 Stats
Scoring - 70.41 / (36th); Driving Distance - 274.0 / (151st); Driving Accuracy - 75.6% / (8th); GIR - 67.7% / (58); Putting - 1.778 / (108th); Birdie Average - 3.58 per rd / (106th) / Total Birdies - 204; Sand Saves - 63.7% / (5th); Scrambling - 62.5% / (44th); All-Around Rank - 648 / (73rd).

2002 Notes
In Dec. of 2001 broke a bone in his right arm in a pickup soccer game in Argentina. Didn't play in his first event until April at the BellSouth.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 16 / Rounds Played: 51 / Cuts made: 9 / Top-10 finishes: 1 / Best finish: T-10th at the PGA Championship / Earnings: $286,552 Rank (157th)

2002 Stats
Scoring - 71.73 / (152nd); Driving Distance - 263.2 / (200th); Driving Accuracy - 70.8% / (50th); GIR - 59.9% / (197th); Putting - 1.777 / (114th); Birdie Average - 2.96 per rd / (194th) / Total Birdies - 151; Sand Saves - 56.9% / (21st); All-Around Rank - 1017 / (156th)

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