|Full name||José Eusebio Cóceres|
|Born||14 August 1963|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Residence||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Current tour(s)||European Senior Tour|
|Former tour(s)|| Champions Tour |
|Number of wins by tour|
|European Senior Tour||1|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||CUT: 2001, 2002|
|PGA Championship||T10: 2002|
|U.S. Open||T52: 2001|
|The Open Championship||T34: 2003|
José Eusebio Cóceres (born 14 August 1963) is an Argentine professional golfer who spent many years on the European Tour and the PGA Tour.
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Cóceres was born in Argentina's Chaco province. He is one of 11 children who grew up in a two-bedroom house. He became a caddie and taught himself the game.
Cóceres turned professional in 1986 and won a place on the European Tour at the 1990 Qualifying School. After struggling in 1991 and 1992 he performed steadily on the tour from 1993 onwards, and in 2000 he reached a career high of thirteenth on the Order of Merit. His two European Tour wins came at the 1994 Heineken Open Catalonia and the 2000 Dubai Desert Classic.
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In 2001, Cóceres switched to the PGA Tour. His first season in the U.S. was very inconsistent, with seven missed cuts and only two top ten finishes, but those top ten finishes were wins at the WorldCom Classic - The Heritage of Golf and the National Car Rental Golf Classic Disney. He was the first Argentine to win on the PGA Tour since Roberto De Vicenzo at the 1968 Houston Champions International. He broke his arm before the start of the 2002 season, and has struggled for form since. He has featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Rankings. Cóceres did not play on the PGA Tour from 2009 to 2013 due to an injured left wrist.
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Cóceres has won several tournaments in his home country and elsewhere in South America. In 2002 he became the third golfer to receive Argentina's highest sports award, the Olimpia de Oro ("Golden Olympia").
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|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner-up|
|1||16 Apr 2001||WorldCom Classic - The Heritage of Golf||−11 (68-70-64-71=273)||Playoff|
|2||21 Oct 2001||National Car Rental Golf Classic Disney||−23 (68-65-64-68=265)||1 stroke|
PGA Tour playoff record (1–2)
|1||2001||WorldCom Classic - The Heritage of Golf||Won with par on fifth extra hole|
|2||2007||Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun||Lost to birdie on second extra hole|
|3||2007||Honda Classic||Wilson won with birdie on third extra hole|
Villegas and Weekley eliminated with par on second hole
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of|
|1||24 Apr 1994||Heineken Open Catalonia||−13 (70-69-67-69=275)||3 strokes|
|2||5 Mar 2000||Dubai Desert Classic||−14 (64-69-68-73=274)||2 strokes|
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|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of|
|1||7 Jul 2019||Swiss Seniors Open||−11 (65-68-66=199)||2 strokes|
|The Open Championship||T45||T96||CUT||T44|
|The Open Championship||T36||CUT||CUT||T34|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||8||5|
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|Preceded by|| Olimpia de Oro |