Swafford seeks more glory at Corales Puntacana Championship

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2022 Corales Puntacana Championship 

US PGA Tour 

Puntacana Resort and Club
Punta Cana, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic
24-27 March 2022 
Hudson Swafford will be keen to record his second win in the current 2021-22 PGA Tour season when he competes at the Corales Puntacana Championship.
The American golfer is currently ranked 79th on the Official World Golf Rankings having started the current year by winning the 2022 American Express in January.
However, since then Swafford has struggled to replicate the same form in the following PGA Tour Tournaments and he will view the Corales Puntacana Championship as a chance to return to winning ways. 

Joel Dahmen
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Swafford missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open, The Honda Classic, Arnold Palmer Invitational as well as The Players Championship. 
However, the 2017 Desert Classic winner did secure a top 60 finish at the Waste Management Phoenix Open with Scottie Scheffler beating Patrick Cantlay to win the tournament last month.
Swafford won the 2020 Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship after he finished with an 8-foot par putt to hold on for a one-shot victory on a Sunday.
The 34-year-old was playing with a Major Medical Extension after a rib injury and foot surgery, but he will be coming into this year's event fully fit. 
While tied for the lead at this year's American Express with Brian Harman and Francesco Molinari at 20 under, Swafford pulled ahead with the eagle on the par-five 16th. 
From about 200 yards, Swafford hit a seven-iron to eight feet on the iconic hole with large, deep bunkers lining the left side and Harman lauded him as a great player. 
"Hud's a great player and I think that it just sets up great for him," Harman said about his fellow Georgia alum. 
"Hud's good anywhere. He hits it far and when he gets putting and chipping it well he's hard to beat."

Last five Corales Puntacana Championship winners

2017 - Nate Lashley - USA 
2018 - Brice Garnett - USA 
2019 - Graeme McDowell - Northern Ireland 
2020 - Hudson Swafford - USA 
2021 - Joel Dahmen - USA 

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Published: 03/23/2022