Tommy Cocha

Tomás Cocha
Personal information
Nickname Tommy
Born (1991-04-26) 26 April 1991
Salta, Argentina
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 54 kg (119 lb; 8.5 st)
Nationality  Argentina
Residence Windermere, Florida, U.S.
Turned professional 2010
Current tour(s) Tour (2013, 2016–)
Former tour(s) PGA Tour Latinoamérica (2012, 2014–15)
Tour de las Américas (2010–11)
Professional wins 3

Tomás "Tommy" Cocha (born 26 April 1991) is an Argentine professional golfer who currently plays on PGA Tour Latinoamérica[1] having previously played on the Tour[2] and the Tour de las Américas. Cocha won the silver (men's individual) and bronze medal (mixed team) at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada.

Amateur career

As a junior, Cocha was part of the winning Argentinian team at the 2009 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup in Japan alongside Jorge Fernández-Valdés. As an amateur, Cocha also won the 2009 South American Match Play Championship and the 2010 South American Medal Play Championship.[1]

Professional career

Cocha turned professional in 2010 and initially played on the Tour de las Américas in South America, he played his first PGA Tour event at the 2011 Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico.[1]

In 2012, Cocha joined PGA Tour Latinoamérica and achieved his first win as a professional at the 2012 Mundo Maya Open in the tour's inaugural event.[3] This win along with a several other strong finishes lead to a 5th-place finish on the PGA Tour Latinoamérica Order of Merit for 2012 which earned Cocha his playing rights on the Tour for 2013.

In 2013, Cocha had a poor season on the Tour, only making two cuts in twelve starts.[4] In 2014, Cocha rejoined PGA Tour Latinoamérica and began to regain some form with a runner-up finish at the Roberto De Vicenzo Invitational Copa NEC,[5] a fourth at the Personal Classic, a fifth at the Colombian Classic and a seventh at the Abierto de Chile.[6] He also finished second at The Great Waterway Classic[7] and seventh at the Wildfire Invitational to end 28th on the PGA Tour Canada money list.[8][9]

Cocha's second win on PGA Tour Latinoamérica came in the second event of the 2015 season at the Mazatlán Open. His score of 271 set the tournament record for the lowest aggregate score.[10] Cocha made it back-to-back wins on PGA Tour Latinoamérica by winning the Abierto del Centro in the next event, in doing so this was Cocha's third win on the tour, equaling the record held by Julián Etulain.[11]

Amateur wins (2)

Professional wins (3)

PGA Tour Latinoamérica wins (3)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
Runner(s)-up Ref
1 8 Sep 2012 Mundo Maya Open −22 (68-64-66-68=266) 5 strokes Mexico Oscar Fraustro [12]
2 29 Mar 2015 Mazatlán Open −17 (67-68-67-69=271) 5 strokes Colombia Óscar David Álvarez, Colombia Andres Echavarria [10]
3 19 Apr 2015 Abierto del Centro −9 (70-67-68-70=275) 4 strokes Argentina Ángel Cabrera United States Steven Fox

Team appearances



  1. 1 2 3 "Tommy Cocha – Player Profile". PGA Tour Latinoamérica. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  2. " Tour – Player Profile". PGA Tour. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  3. "Tommy Cocha claims first PGA Tour Latinoamérica event". PGA Tour. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  4. " Tour – Career Summary". PGA Tour. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  5. "Ty Capps survives three-hole playoff to win in Uruguay". PGA Tour. 27 April 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  6. "Tommy Cocha – 2014 Results". PGA Tour. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  7. "Bradshaw earns first win at Great Waterway Classic". Fox News. 24 August 2014.
  8. "Tommy Cocha – 2014 PGA Tour Canada Season Results". PGA Tour. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  9. "Tommy Cocha – 2014 Stats PGA Tour Canada". PGA Tour. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  10. 1 2 "Cocha wins by two in Mexico". The Province. 29 March 2015.
  11. "Cocha wins second straight Latinoamerica title". Kern Golden Empire. 19 April 2015.
  12. "Mundo Maya Open – 2012 Final Leaderboard". PGA Tour. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
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