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Andres Gonzales

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225

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With preferred lies in effect, open-qualifier and World No. 294 Andres Gonzales tossed up a 6-under-par 31-35=66 in today's final round of the Shell Houston Open to finish off his third appearance on 5-under 283, up 31 places on the live leaderboard to T23, and good for the low round in the clubhouse. UPDATE: With play completed, Gonzales finished T23 while champion Russell Henley shot the low round with 65.
The 3-time Tour grad had an up-and-down week with rounds of 75-67-75-66, but it's his best result at the SHO, previously T64 last year (69-73-74-73). He improved to 8-for-12 on the season and should be his best finish, arriving off a best thus far of T32 last week in Puerto Rico. Beginning off No. 10 tee, the 33-year-old bogeyed the 10th and 16th, overshadowed by eight birdies at Nos. 13, 14 and 17, and then five straight on holes 4-8. Apr 2 - 2:02 PM

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Andres Gonzales cruised to a bogey-free, 5-under-par 33-34=67 during round two of the Sanderson Farms Championship, posting a total of 7-under 137 heading into the weekend.

The UNLV grad made things easy today by splitting 10 (of 14) fairways and landing 16 greens in regulation. From there, he rolled in three birdie splashes from 9-to-11 feet while also converting on a pair of shorter looks. Gonzales currently ranks top 25 in all four sub-categories of strokes gained, except for strokes gained around-the-green. As long as he maintains his current pace of 14 GIR per round, that will not become an issue. After finishes of T51 and 60th in two trips to the Country Club of Jackson, Gonzales is trending toward a new best this week.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 03:11:00 PM

Andres Gonzales crafted a 5-under-par 33-32=65 in the third round of the Travelers Championship to reach 7-under 203, up 31 places on the live leaderboard to T12.

This is the 33-year-old's first weekend of action at the Travelers in his fourth attempt. His 65 matches a season best, which he shot in R2 of the Barbasol (three weeks ago) en route to T4, his lone top 10 of the season in 25 events. The UNLV alum began R3 on 2-under (T43) after opening in 70-68. He went off No. 10 tee and circled the par-4 12th (14'1") and eagled the drivable par-4 15th from 10'4". After the break, Gonzales connected three straight on Nos. 1-3, the latter from 14'11", adding birdie-4 (36 inches) at the sixth. He squared bogey-5s at the fourth (failed sand save) and the ninth, walking-off with a 3-putt from 41'5".
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 12:40:00 PM

Andres Gonzales bolted up the leaderboard with a 6-under-par 32-33=65 during round two of the Barbasol Championship, entering the weekend at 9-under 133, eight off the pace set by Jhonattan Vegas but just two back from Hudson Swafford in second place.

Gonzales opened up the week with a quiet bogey-free, 3-under-par 33-35=68 on Thursday. Today, he swallowed two bogeys but circled eight birdies to make the round much more memorable. After landing 15 greens in regulation yesterday, he pelted 16 more today. On the week he shares the lead in GIR and ranks first in strokes gained approach-the-green. There must be something about the sight lines at Grand National’s Lake Course because Gonzales entered the week ranked 162nd approaching-the-green. If the UNLV product can maintain this kind of ball-striking over the weekend, he should keep his name near the top.
Fri, Jul 15, 2016 07:22:00 PM

Andres Gonzales tossed up a 3-under-par 34-34=68 in today's final round of the Quicken Loans National to post 6-under 278, up 13 spots to T13 with play still in progress.

The 33-year-old came into the week with a lone top 25 in 21 starts and that was a T15 at the weather-shortened 54-hole Zurich Classic. He's in desperate need of FedExCup points, entering 184th in the standings, and is projected to claw to 174th. The UNLV alum began the final frame on 3-under (T26) after opening his second appearance in 69-72-69. He hit all 18 greens in regulation and is currently No. 1 in that stat at 84.72 percent (61/72), and is No. 2 in SG: Approach-to-the-Green with a cumulative 8.363. Unfortunately, he's 77th (of 78) in SG: Putting at -4.702.
Sun, Jun 26, 2016 05:27:00 PM

Andres Gonzales missed the cut in his 2011 U.S. Open debut and returns for the first time this week, prepping for the 116th U.S. Open Championship.

Gonzales will be making his 93rd career PGA TOUR starts but just the second at a major championship. His cuts-made ratio is on the wrong side of 50/50 as he's 41-for-92 overall. On the season he ranks 190th in strokes gained and has found just one top 25 in 20 starts. Gamers in deeper leagues can consider Gonzales if they need a long shot option, but that's exactly what he is. A long shot.
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 09:22:00 PM

Andres Gonzales enjoyed a 5-under-par 33-34=67 over the three-day third (and final) round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to conclude his fourth visit on 9-under 207, up 23 on the live leaderboard to T15.

It took three days to get the third round in the books but Gonzales is more than pleased. In three prior appearances, his best and only cash was T70 last year. The 32-year-old entered the week 216th in FedExCup points with just five paydays on 15 starts and a season-best 60th at the Sanderson Farms in November. He began the third frame off No. 10 tee and sat T38 on 4-under after rounds of 69-71. The UNLV alum found eight (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, circling five the conventional way -- all from inside of 12 feet -- and added a zero-putt version 16 feet from the hole on the par-5 18th. He completed the season-best effort with back-to-back birdies on holes 8 and 9.
Mon, May 2, 2016 10:06:00 AM

The first round of the 78th Waste Management Phoenix Open has been delayed by 45 minutes due to frost. The first tee times are now scheduled for 8:15 a.m. MST. UPDATE: R1 tee times have been pushed back another 15 minutes, now set for 8:30 a.m.

Once the lid-lifter kicks off, Andres Gonzales will hit his first competitive tee shot at TPC Scottsdale off No. 10 tee, grouped with David Hearn and Tony Finau. The 32-year-old is making his tourney debut along with 30 others and enters the week off back-to-back missed cuts. In total, he's 3-for-7 on the season with a best of 60th at the Sanderson Farms back in November. Martin Laird, Charles Howell III and Tyrone Van Aswegen make up the first threesome off No. 1 tee.
Thu, Feb 4, 2016 10:02:00 AM

Andres Gonzales has made three cuts on the bounce but sits 179th in the FedExCup standings on five starts.

Following the fall portion of the wraparound schedule, the TOUR average in FEC points sits at 103, with Kevin Kisner pacing the curve at 888, and Gonzales bottom-feeding with 11 points. After finishing 115th in the FEC standings last season (28 starts), the 32-year-old opened 2015-16 with two straight missed cuts before cashing in his last three, but nothing better than 60th (Sanderson Farms). Of note, his final-round scoring average is 74.33 thus far with each of his three loops going over par.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 05:01:00 PM

Andres Gonzales returns to his old Las Vegas stomping grounds ahead of this week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

The UNLV product will feel right at home this week in Las Vegas. Don't confuse familiarity with reliability as Gonzales is just 3-for-5 here with last year's T49 being his best finish. Things may be different this time around as he arrives fresh off a career-year that yielded three top 10s and earned him his first appearance in the FedExCup Playoffs. Gamers should consider Gonzales as a nice sleeper this week, but nothing more.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 09:13:00 AM

Andres Gonzales makes his FedExCup Playoffs debut at The Barclays and enters the week 108th in the FEC standings.

In his third season on the PGA TOUR, Gonzales is one of 18 first-timers to qualify for this year's FEC Playoffs. During the fall portion of the wraparound season, the Tour grad ranked as high as 21st in the FEC standings after a T3 at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in November and still 33rd following a T10 at the AT&T Pebble Beach in February. In 15 events post-Pebble Beach however, he missed seven cuts and didn't crack the top 35, dipping to 119th in the rankings. The 32-year-old mustered two top 25s over his last four starts, including a solo fourth at the opposite-field Barracuda Championship to secure his card for 2015-16 and his Playoffs debut.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 11:10:00 AM

Andres Gonzales put up 10 points in today's final round of the Barracuda Championship to conclude third appearance and first cash in the tournament at 43 points, four points behind eventual champion J.J. Henry.

Gonzales entered the week ranked 115th in the FedExCup standings and his solo, fourth-place finish is projected to bump him to 104th. After co-leading after 36 holes, he posted seven points in round three to enter the final frame with 33 points (T7) and eight shots back. The Tour grad circled six birdies on the card, but dropped points with bogeys at the par-4 sixth (three-putting from 47 feet) and a zero-putt, bogey-6 at the par-5 13th, holing his approach from 73 yards out. He nearly holed-out again from 128 yards out on the par-4 15th, his ball coming to rest four inches for the gimme birdie. The 32-year-old rolled in a pair of par breakers from between 11-15 feet at the 17th and 18th to secure his fourth-place finish. It's his third top 10 of the season on 26 starts and first since a T10 at the AT&T Pebble Beach.
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 10:54:00 PM

Overnight co-leader Andres Gonzales couldn't maintain his torrid pace and carded just seven points in the third round of the Barracuda Championship for a 54-hole total of 33, eight points back of leader J.J. Henry.

Gonzales began the day sharing the 36-hole lead with playing partner Brendan Steele and a two-point advantage over two players. Fresh off a tournament-record 21 points in a single round, he mustered four birdies to offset one bogey at the par-4 14th to drop six places on the leaderboard. Gonzales landed nine (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, circling birdies at Nos. 3, 4, 7 and 18 for a -0.970 mark in strokes gained: putting. All four of his conversions came from 10 feet or greater, saving a long of 19'3" at the par-5 finisher. He missed four scoring chances from inside eight feet, including a 3'9" try at the par-4 12th and also missed a par putt from 4'1" at the 14th. The 32-year-old entered the week ranked 115th in the FedExCup standings with two top 10s in 25 starts. He's missed the cut in both of his previous visits to Reno.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 11:48:00 PM

Andres Gonzales buried 11 birdies in his second round of the Barracuda Championship and totaled a tournament-record 21 points for a single round.

And he opened with a bogey at the par-4 10th hole! Thereafter, Gonzales floored it with five birdies before the turn. He connected three in a row early, and then spanned his nines with four straight. Four of his birdies on the day disappeared from outside 12 feet, including rolls from 26'1" and 23'8" at the 16th and first holes, respectively. At last check, his strokes gained: tee-to-green for the round measured 5.080; his strokes gained: putting read 4.091. For the record, he shot 10-under 32-30=62, which equals his career low on the PGA TOUR, but only points accrued via the Modified Stableford scoring system matter at Montrêux. With 26 at the break, Gonzales has a piece of the 36-hole clubhouse lead with Brendan Steele.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 08:15:00 PM

Andres Gonzales reached the midpoint of the RBC Canadian Open in 7-under-par 70-67=137 and sits seven swings off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

After a solid first few months of the season, Gonzales went largely absent, failing to finish inside the top 35 in his last 15 starts. During the drought, he fell 88 spots to his current position at 121st in the FedExCup standings. Thus far at Glen Abbey, he's traded 12 birdies with five bogeys. Today's set of six birdies was highlighted by a conversion from just 10'11" at the par-5 16th hole. Gonzales hit 14 greens in regulation in each of his first two rounds.
Fri, Jul 24, 2015 03:36:00 PM