Aug
30
2017

Embed from Getty Images PGA Tour pro Andres Gonzales is one of my oldest and dearest friends. I met Andres and Michael Putnam on the same day at the same time because we shared the same swing coach (Joe Thiel) when we were junior golfers. Andres and I practiced and played a lot together, and he often […]

May
27
2011

Many of you (readers) questioned the ruling that official Jon Brendle doled to Andres Gonzales on the ninth hole during the first round at the Byron Nelson Championship. And to be honest, initially, I was confused why he wasn’t under penalty since he grounded the club and then the ball moved. But after speaking with […]

Feb
25
2011

Don’t let the name or the mustache confuse you — Andres Gonzales, who shot five-under in the first round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Playa del Carmen, Mexico (yeah, there’s another PGA Tour event happening this week), can’t speak Spanish and isn’t a local — he’s one-sixteenth Mexican if that counts for anything. “There […]

Jan
14
2011

PGA Tour rookie Andres Gonzales is ready to tee it up in the bigs, but first, he needs to get into a tournament for a shot. Playing primarily on the Canadian Tour the past few seasons, Andres placed T22 at Q-school in December, but his “number” wasn’t good enough to earn him a spot in […]

Dec
6
2010

Andres Gonzales earned his 2011 PGA Tour card, thanks in part to his clutch play coming down the stretch in the final two holes. He posted a four-under 68 in the sixth round on Crooked Cat at Orange County National at Q-school to finish the six-round marathon at 10-under, good enough for T22 and two […]

Jun
14
2011

Hello from Congressional! I can’t believe it’s been a year since Pebble Beach (and my first major). I feel so grown up! — actually, not really, but I can’t even begin to describe how much I’ve learned since then (you know, like, don’t accidentally wander into the Player’s Lounge looking for the ladies’ room…). Anyway, […]

Jun
12
2011

While Michael Putnam and Andres Gonzales compete against each other, they also root for the other to play well. At PGA Tour Q-School, I went to watch Mike play the last few holes and he asked me how Andres finished. When I told him it looked like Andres was in the top-25, a big smile […]

Jun
12
2016

The USGA announced groupings and starting times for the first two rounds of the 2016 U.S. Open Championship, Thursday (June 16) and Friday (June 17), on Friday. Oakmont Country Club will max out at 7,219 yards as a par-70 (in other words, it’s beastly). The field of 156 players will play the first two rounds before […]