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Jose Coceres

  • Birthplace: Chaco, Argentina
  • Residence: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Birthdate: August 14, 1963
  • Age: 43 Ht.:
  • Turned Pro: 1986
  • Eligibility Code: 8

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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.

Career Victories

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

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-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 74.12; money - GBP 14,277 (ranked 141st); best finish,T43rd Volvo German Open.

1992 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 72.25 (ranked T-74th); money - GBP 39,531 (ranked 110th); best finish -T-12th, Peugeot French Open.

1993 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 72.01 (ranked T-47th); money - GBP 182,573 (ranked 29th); best finish -2nd, Italian Open.

1994 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 11; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 73.03; money - GBP 85,668 (ranked 68th); Winner, Heineken Open Catalonia.

1995 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 71.77 (ranked 28th); money - GBP 136,770 (ranked 46th); best finish -3rd, Portuguese Open.

1996 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 71.85 (ranked 40th); money - GBP 220,013 (ranked 24th); best finish -2nd, FNB Players Championship.

1997 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 11; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 72.46 (ranked 105th); money - GBP 96,958 (ranked 66th); best finish -T-6th, Murphy?s Irish Open.

1999 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 11; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.87 (ranked 69th); money - $203,213 or GBP 145,152 (ranked 55th); best finish -T-3rd, Novotel Perrier Open de France.

2000 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 70.88 (ranked T12th); money - $939,807 or GBP 558,927 (ranked 13th); Winner, Dubai Desert Classic. 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; scoring average - 70.47; money - $257,892 or GBP 160,347; best finish -T2nd Sao Paulo Brazil Open.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; rounds played - 57 ; in money -12; Top-10 finishes - 2; money - $1,502,888 (ranked 34th); Winner, at the WorldCom Classic and National Car Rental Golf Classic/Disney

2001 Stats
scoring average - 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 ; in money - 9; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $286,552 (ranked 157th); best finish -T-10th at the PGA Championship

2002 Stats
scoring average - 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).

2003 Notes
Didn't play until April because of a broken bone in right arm suffered while playing soccer at home in Argentina.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; rounds played - 62; in money - 11; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $337,682; (ranked 153rd); best finish - T-7th at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic

2003 Stats
scoring average - 72.07 / (168th); driving distance - 282.8 / (125th); driving accuracy - 72.1% / (24th); GIR - 60.5% / (183rd); putting - 1.790 / (131st); birdie average - 3.34 per rd / (154th) / total birdies - 207; sand saves - 47.8% / (130th); all-around; rank - 1018 / (162nd).

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; rounds played - 64; in money - 14; Top-10 finishes - 2; money - $779,196; (ranked 106th); best finish - 3rd at the John Deere Classic

2004 Stats
scoring average - 70.98 / (77th); driving distance - 279.4 / (166th); driving accuracy - 74.3% / (6th); GIR - 63.3% / (139th); putting - 1.754 / (32nd); birdie average - 3.61 per rd / (76th) / total birdies - 231; sand saves - 61.7% / (2nd); all-around; rank - 683 / (71st).

2005 Notes
Finished out of the top 150 for the third time in last four years, while posting three top 25s.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; rounds played - 54; in money - 160; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $269,705; (ranked 182nd); best finish - T-13th at the Nissan Open

2005 Stats
scoring average - 72.16 / (183rd); driving distance - 276.4 / (184th); driving accuracy - 71.9% / (7th); GIR - 60.5% / (193rd); putting - 1.789 / (127th); birdie average - 3.35 per rd / (145th) / total birdies - 181; sand saves - 52.7% / (57th); all-around; rank - 1033 / (169th).

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 13; rounds played - 38; in money - 8; Top-10 finishes - ; money - $522,591; (ranked 147th); best finish - T-5th at The Reno-Tahoe Open. Returned to Q-School but withdrew after rounds of 76-70-71-81.

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