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Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (35) / 10/13/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 187
College: Spain

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Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño turns his attention to this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba for another look at El Camaleón Golf Club.
The Spaniard is 2-for-3 in his career at the OHL Classic, with a T49 in 2009 being the highlight. Playing without status after a poor 2014-15, he will look to parlay this week's sponsor exemption into a top finish. Fernández-Castaño is coming fresh off a T15 at the Sanderson Farms Championship, so perhaps the motivation of no PGA TOUR card is what he thrives on. Nov 11 - 9:19 AM

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Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño's fight for PGA TOUR status begins at this week's Hotel Fitness Championship.

GFC finished the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season ranked 165th in the FedExCup standings. After looking like a sure thing over the prior two seasons, the Spaniard is a strong example of how hard maintaining a PGA TOUR card really is. On the season he packed his bags early in 15 of his 28 starts, carding just one top 25. Fernández-Castaño is extremely talented and gamers should keep a close eye on him during these Tour Finals while the pressure is on.
Sep 9 - 7:59 PM

Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño opened the Quicken Loans National with a 5-under-par 34-32=66.

The Spaniard has been making more noise of late but he's still outside the top 170 in both FedExCup points and earnings. Today's aggregate was so impressive, however, that it equals his lowest lid-lifter in 83 previous starts on the PGA TOUR (2014 Arnold Palmer Invitational). GFC piped only half of the 14 fairways but he hit 13 greens in regulation at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club today. That yielded four par breakers, including an eagle at the par-5 fifth hole where he jarred a bunker shot from 27 yards, and a birdie from 11'9" at the par-4 10th. He added a pair of zero-putt birdies, first from the rough eight yards away at the par-4 second, and then from just off the green five yards away at the par-3 fourth. Fernández-Castaño is three strokes off the pace of the overnight co-leaders.
Jul 30 - 8:51 PM

Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño preps in earnest for his Quicken Loans National debut this week at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia.

Fernández-Castaño finished 82nd in FedExCup points in 2013-14, advancing to the second round of the FEC Playoffs before being eliminated. Now in his second season on the PGA TOUR, the Spaniard longs for brighter days, clocking in this week 172nd in the FEC standings. The 34-year-old began 2015 at No. 104 in the Official World Golf Ranking and enters the festivities at No. 307. He's made the weekend just 10 times on 25 starts in 2014-15, back-dooring a T16 at the AT&T Byron Nelson with a final-round, 7-under 63 for his only top 25. He chased the Byron Nelson with three consecutive missed cuts, but has cashed in his last three events posting T37 (The Greenbrier Classic), T28 (John Deere Classic) and T61 in his last start at the Barbasol Championship.
Jul 28 - 8:25 PM

Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño smoothed a bogey-free 4-under-par 33-33=66 in the third round of The Greenbrier Classic to reach the three-quarter pole at 7-under 203, four strokes back of the clubhouse leader Jason Bohn.

Fernández-Castaño began the year at No. 104 in the Official World Golf Ranking and has cratered to No. 291 entering his second Greenbrier Classic (T64/2014). The 34-year-old sits 178th in the FedExCup standings, missing 15 cuts on 22 starts, with a season-best T16 at the AT&T Byron Nelson, his only top-25 finish of his 2014-15 campaign. GFC began his third round at 3-under (T50) and six swings off the pace. The Spaniard split 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation, converting on just three for a -1.357 strokes gained: putting at the time he signed his card. In fairness, he only missed one scoring chance from inside of 10 feet. His four-birdie set included three the conventional way, with a long of 4'8" at the par-5 12th, and one of the zero-putt variety, holing out from the rough 15'9" right of the target at the fourth, his only circle on his outward half. The 34-year-old sits T16 with play still in progress, up 34 places on the day.
Jul 4 - 2:34 PM

Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño will have a second look at The Old White TPC during this week's Greenbrier Classic.

The Spaniard opened strong last week with a 2-under 68 before falling just below the cut line by Friday's end. It was his third straight missed cut, his seventh over his last eight. His second season as a PGA TOUR card holder is not going so smoothly as he enters the week ranked 178th on the FedExCup leaderboard. Gamers can look elsewhere when piecing together fantasy rosters this week.
Jul 1 - 7:58 PM

Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño enters this week's Memorial fresh off a slump-buster at last week's Byron Nelson.

Last week GFC collected his first top 25 since last year's Barclays. He is 2-for-2 at Muirfield Village Golf Club, but he's signed for just one red number in eight rounds. After finishing 82nd in the FedExCup last season, he is behind pace ahead of this week, currently ranking 170th.
Jun 2 - 8:28 PM

Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño turns his attention to TPC Sawgrass for this week's PLAYERS.

In 2014-15 the Spaniard played in every major, every WGC event, and THE PLAYERS. His best finish among those was a T26 at the Masters. Now he returns to a venue where he is 1-for-2 with a T38 last year. The full-time gig on the PGATOUR isn't working out so well for GFC as he's just 6-for-16 this season and still searching for his first top 25.
May 6 - 8:20 AM

Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño makes first appearance at Shell Houston Open.

Fernández-Castaño has played in three consecutive Masters and if wants that streak to continue he'll need to win this week at the GC of Houston to get in. The 2005 European Tour Rookie of the Year and seven-time winner overseas has not been able to transfer that success to the U.S. Now in his second full season on the PGA TOUR, the 34-year-old Spaniard is just 5-for-13 in 2014-15 with his best finish being a T27 at the opposite-field Puerto Rico Open. He has since missed his last three cuts and enters this week 192nd in the FedExCup standings. Once ranked as high as 27th in the Official World Golf Ranking, his lack of success on the PGA TOUR has seen him fall all the way down to 164th.
Mar 30 - 9:30 PM

Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño signed for a 1-under-par 35-36=71 following his third round of the Puerto Rico Open to conclude 54 holes in 3-under 213.

The Spaniard is among the throng positioned three strokes off the pace of the 54-hole clubhouse co-leaders. He hit 12 greens and converted three birdies today. A pair of bogeys on his inward nine tainted the card, but Fernández-Castaño is set to log his best finish of the season. Of course, as we relayed yesterday, he didn't crack the top 50 in any of his first nine starts.
Mar 7 - 3:16 PM

Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño authored a 3-under-par 32-37=69 in his second round of the Puerto Rico Open to post 2-under 142 at the break.

He's in desperate need of a big week. GFC is 198th in the FedExCup standings and didn't find a top 50 in his first nine starts. Today, he totaled 14 greens in regulation and six birdies to help offset three bogeys. The Spaniard signed his card sitting just one stroke off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Mar 6 - 11:17 AM

Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño has pulled out of this week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

GFC missed the cut in the last two events and he's still chasing his first top 50 of the season, so he's way short of any improvement following his first year on the PGA TOUR when he finished 82nd in the FedExCup. Remain patient if you're on board as he may have more success on the greens on the Florida Swing beginning at the end of the month.
Feb 9 - 10:24 AM

Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño is locked and loaded for his first attempt at the Humana Challenge.

Fernández-Castaño has made two of his four cuts during the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season, but has not managed to crack the top 50. His last start came in the Dunlop Phoenix on the Japan Golf Tour, where he tied for 20th. His adjustment to a full PGA TOUR schedule in 2013-14 turned out to be more of a grind than many people thought, so it is hard to set the bar too high for him this week.
Jan 20 - 8:33 PM

Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño teed it up on four occasions early in the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season.

Things didn't go well for the Spaniard, as he missed two cuts and didn't fare any better than a T51 in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. He did manage a T20 in the Dunlop Phoenix on the Japan Golf Tour, so perhaps there is a light at the end of his current dark tunnel. He began the 2014 calendar year ranked 36th in the Official World Golf Ranking, but his first full season on the PGA TOUR was partially responsible for his fade to 102nd in the current ranking.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 09:05:00 PM

Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño shared a piece of 49th place at the 2009 OHL Classic at Mayakoba and returns to El Camaleón Golf Club for another shot.

Fernández-Castaño is off to a slow start this PGA TOUR season with a pair of missed cuts in addition to a T86 after missing the 54-hole cut at The McGladrey Classic. GFC finished 108th in driving accuracy last year, which won't benefit his cause this week on a track that demands precision. The Spaniard has been known to crash a leaderboard from time to time, but he's really a longshot heading into this week.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 10:22:00 PM