|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño|
13 October 1980 |
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||85 kg (187 lb; 13.4 st)|
|Spouse||Alicia (m. 2006)|
|Children||Gonzalo (b. 2009),
Lola (b. 2010),
Alicia (b. 2012)
|Current tour(s)||European Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T20: 2013|
|U.S. Open||T10: 2013|
|The Open Championship||T47: 2009|
|PGA Championship||T32: 2009|
|Achievements and awards|
|Sir Henry Cotton
Rookie of the Year
In his 2005 rookie season on the Tour, he won the KLM Open and the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award. In 2006 he won the BMW Asian Open, which was co-sanctioned by the European Tour and the Asian Tour.
In 2007 he won his third European Tour tournament, the Italian Open. He has finished within the top 60 of the Order of Merit in each of his nine seasons on tour to date. He had one win on tour in 2008 at the Quinn Insurance British Masters.
He finished runner-up at the 2009 Estoril Open de Portugal after losing in a playoff to Michael Hoey. He would finish runner-up next week to Scott Strange at the Volvo China Open. He finished second for the third straight week at the Ballantine's Championship, where he lost to Thongchai Jaidee in a 3-way playoff in extremely tough conditions in Korea. He ended the season ranked 17th on the Race to Dubai.
In May 2009 he reached the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time.
Fernández-Castaño won his sixth career European Tour title in September 2012 at the BMW Italian Open. This was also the second time that he had won at this event. Fernández-Castaño overcame a one shot final round deficit to prevail by two strokes over Garth Mulroy after a final round of 64. He jumped up to world number 37 after this victory, his highest placing in the rankings of his career.
In early 2013, Fernández-Castaño played several events on the PGA Tour, finishing third in the Arnold Palmer Invitational on a sponsor's exemption. He earned enough money to be eligible for Special Temporary Membership on the PGA Tour, which he accepted. This allowed him unlimited sponsor exemptions for the remainder of the 2013 season. He also finished 10th in the U.S. Open, and concluded the season with more points than the 125th PGA Tour player to earn a place as a full member for 2014.
He ended the 2013 season ranked 7th on the Race to Dubai, his best ever performance to date.
Amateur wins (1)
- 2003 Spanish Amateur Open Championship
Professional wins (8)
European Tour wins (7)
|Race to Dubai finals series (1)|
|Other European Tour (6)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||12 Jun 2005||KLM Open||−11 (66-70-66-67=269)||2 strokes||Gary Emerson|
|2||23 Apr 2006||BMW Asian Open
(co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour)
|−7 (71-71-69-70=281)||Playoff||Henrik Stenson|
|3||6 May 2007||Telecom Italia Open||−16 (67-68-65=200)||Playoff||Markus Brier|
|4||28 Sep 2008||Quinn Insurance British Masters||−12 (71-70-68-67=276)||Playoff||Lee Westwood|
|5||14 Nov 2011||Barclays Singapore Open
(co-sanctioned with Asian Tour)
|−14 (66-61-72=199)||Playoff||Juvic Pagunsan|
|6||16 Sep 2012||BMW Italian Open||−24 (68-65-67-64=264)||2 strokes||Garth Mulroy|
|7||27 Oct 2013||BMW Masters||−11 (71-71-67-68=277)||1 stroke||Francesco Molinari, Thongchai Jaidee|
European Tour playoff record (4–2)
|1||2006||BMW Asian Open||Henrik Stenson||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|2||2007||Telecom Italia Open||Markus Brier||Won with birdie on second extra hole|
|3||2008||Quinn Insurance British Masters||Lee Westwood||Won with par on third extra hole|
|4||2009||Estoril Open de Portugal||Michael Hoey||Lost to par on third extra hole|
|5||2009||Ballantine's Championship||Thongchai Jaidee, Kang Sung-hoon||Jaidee won with birdie on first extra hole|
|6||2011||Barclays Singapore Open||Juvic Pagunsan||Won with birdie on second extra hole|
Other wins (1)
- 2005 Madrid Federation Championship (Peugeot Tour, Spain)
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T48||DNP||DNP||T47||CUT||DNP||T54||T54||CUT|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||6||4|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (2012 Open Championship – 2013 Open Championship)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1
- Eisenhower Trophy (representing Spain): 2002
- Jacques Léglise Trophy (representing Continental Europe): 2002
- Palmer Cup (representing Europe): 2003 (winners), 2004 (winners)
- Bonallack Trophy (representing Europe): 2004
- St Andrews Trophy (representing Continental Europe): 2004
- World Cup (representing Spain): 2006, 2009
- Seve Trophy (representing Continental Europe): 2007, 2009, 2013 (winners)
- Royal Trophy (representing Europe): 2012
- EurAsia Cup (representing Europe): 2014
- "Spain's Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño wins Singapore Open play-off". BBC Sport. 14 November 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
- "Spain's Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño wins BMW Italian Open". European Tour. 16 September 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012.
- "Olesen now temporary member". PGA Tour. 19 April 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
- Official website
- Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño at the European Tour official site
- Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño at the PGA Tour official site
- Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño at the Official World Golf Ranking official site