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TOMMY COCHA

ARG

Exempt Status: Top 60 Order of Merit 2019.

Height: 1.68 m / 5-6.

Weight: 54 Kg / 120 lbs.

Born 26.Apr.1991.

Turned PRO in 2010.

His birthplace is Salta, Argentina.

Currently residing in Windermere, Florida, USA.

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Key Facts

PGA TOUR LATINOAMÉRICA WINS: (1) 2012 Mundo Maya Open.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
Web.com Tour member in 2013. PGA TOUR Latinoamérica member in 2012-2014. PGA TOUR Canada member in 2014.

2014: Claimed back his PGA TOUR Latinoamérica card by finishing T13 at the Qualifying Tournament in Lima, Peru in January… Lost a sudden death playoff to Florida’s Ty Capps for the title of the Roberto De Vicenzo Invitational Copa NEC in Montevideo, Uruguay in April. The runner-up finish was his best PGA TOUR Latinoamérica finish since September of 2012, when he won the Tour’s inaugural event and collected runner-up honors at the next. Entered the final round trailing by five shots, but rallied with three birdies and an eagle on the back nine for a round 66 that helped him finish in a two-way tie for first at 16-under par 272. Had a shot at the title on the second playoff hole, but missed a five-footer for birdie. On the third playoff hole he made bogey and Capps a par for the win… Made the cut in 7 of his 10 starts on PGA TOUR Canada, where he finished ranked No. 28 on the Order of Merit with two top-10s and four top-25s. His best result in Canada was T2 at The Great Waterway Classic, where he finishes only one stroke behind tournament champion David Bradshaw in August.

2013: Had conditional status on the Web.com Tour, but made only two cuts in 12 starts to finish No. 229 on the Money List and lose his Tour card… Made the cut in three of six starts on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica to finish No. 110 in the Order of Merit. Had two top-25 finishes at the Puerto Rico Classic (T11) in October and at the Arturo Calle Colombian Classic (T21) in November.

2012: Finished the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season ranked fifth in the Tour’s Order of Merit to complete the group of “Los Cinco” who earned status to play the 2013 season on the Web.com Tour… Collected a win, a runner-up finish, three top 10’s, five top 25’s and made seven cuts in eleven starts… Earned US $52,385.00 in prize money… Became the first champion ever on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica with a five-stroke win at the Mundo Maya Open presented by Corona in September. Shot 68-64-66-68 for a total of 266 (-22) and claimed a US $27,000 check for his efforts at the Jack Nicklaus designed Yucatan CC in Merida, Mexico. It was his first career win as a pro… The following week, at the Club La Herradura in Monterrey, Mexico, he went on to finish solo second at the TransAmerican Open presented by Corona. He led the Tour’s Order of Merit for the first six weeks of the season… During the first half of the year collected three top-10 finishes on the Tour de las Americas to finish its abbreviated final season ranked No. 13 in the Order of Merit. Such a position on the TLA allowed him to earn his 2012 PGA TOUR Latinoamérica card… Finished T33 at the Panama Claro Championship on his first career start on the Web.com Tour.

2011: As a rookie, he qualified for the PGA TOUR’s 2011 Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico, where he missed the cut following rounds of 70 and 75 for a total of 145 (+3)… Started his Tour de las Americas season with a promising T5 finish at the 85th Abierto de Chile, but was unable to claim any other top 10 in the other ten events he played to finish outside the Order of Merit’s top-50 who gained PGA TOUR Latinoamérica status.

2010: Made his professional debut in December by finishing T38 at the Torneo de Maestros de Argentina and T6 at the 105th VISA Open de Argentina, both Tour de las Americas events played in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

AMATEUR CAREER: A member of the Argentina team that won the 2009 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup in Japan… He was also the winner of the 2009 South American Match Play Championship and the 2010 South American Medal Play Championship.

PERSONAL: His full name is Tomás Cocha… Single… A native of Salta, Argentina where he was born to a family of golfers, Tommy started playing at the age of three… His older brother Rafael, a graduate of Western Kentucky University, caddied for him for most of the 2012 season on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, including his win at the Mundo Maya Open… Affiliated to the Salta Polo Club… His father, Rafael, Rubén Llanes and Hernán Rey are the golf instructors he has worked with… Biggest thrills in golf? Making his first PGA TOUR start at the 2011 Mayakoba Classic and winning the 2012 Mundo Maya Open on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica… The Old Course at St Andrews is the golf course he has enjoyed the most… Enjoys soccer and his favorite professional team is Argentina’s Boca Junior… Gladiator is his favorite movie… Brad Pitt is his favorite entertainer… Tiger Woods and Lionel Messi are his favorite athletes to watch… Playa del Carmen, Mexico and Salta, Argentina are his favorite cities… Says Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic is his top vacation spot… The oldest club in his bag is the putter (2008)… Dream foursome would include his dad, Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler… Bucket list includes becoming a father… Personal motto: “With God all things are possible.”… Twitter/Instagram: @tommycocha.

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