Spoiler: He chipped in for eagle on the 72nd hole. Clutch!
Now we don’t hear very much about the guys grinding it out weekly on the Canadian Nationwide Tours. Some will make it to the PGA and others never will — there’s a ton of talented pros and golf is hard. (Shocking, I know.)
But Andres is a guy you should know and look out for. After winning the Saskatchewan Open, he played at the RBC Canadian Open and finished T62. He also had a stellar college career at UNLV, where he played alongside Ryan Moore.
As you can see, he’s a character. He’s outrageously hilarious (doubt there’s anyone funnier on any of the tours). And he has the best mustache (which he describes as “pimp”) in professional golf.
He’s also one of my best friends. We grew up playing junior golf together and took lessons from the same instructor. In the horserace at the AJGA Trophy Lake tourney in ‘04, Paige Mackenzie, Andres and I named our team “Andres and the Pussycats.” More recently, I caddied for him at the ‘08 Canadian Tour Championship (seriously). I’m heading to his wedding next weekend in Olympia, WA. Knowing the way he does things, it will be a total blast.
Congratulations, buddy. Happy marriage. Cheers.