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COCERES José

José COCERES

ARG

Biography

ResidenceBuenos Aires, Argentina
Date of Birth:14/08/1963
Place of BirthChaco, Argentina
Height & Weight6ft 0in 12st 12lbs (180cm 82kg)
FamilyWife: Monica (m. 1983); Children: Maria Belen (1992), Maria Jose (1992), Marcos Jose (1995)
InterestsAll sports, soccer
Turned Pro1986
Qualifying School1989, 90*, 91*

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Became a first time winner on the US PGA Tour in April, 2001 when he beat Billy Mayfair at the fifth hole of a play-off to win the Worldcom Classic at Hilton Head and followed that with a second US PGA Tour victory, winning the National Car Rental Classic. One of 11 children and an ex-caddie, who taught himself the game. Took control of the family's finances after his father was killed in a motor accident. Used to sleep five or six to a bed in family's two bedroom home. Four of his brothers are also professionals. Took up game when one brother cut branches off a tree and fashioned a golf club. Started playing by hitting rocks. Won $50,000 for a hole in one at the 1992 Dubai Desert Classic - and went on to win the tournament at Dubai Creek eight years later in March 2000.

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European Tour Wins2
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR1174
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 300,000 (2000)

Teams

Alfred Dunhill Cup 1993, 95, 97, 00 World Cup 1989, 97

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