Jaime Gonzalez (golfer)

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Jaime Gonzalez
Personal information
Full nameJaime Gonzalez
Born (1954-07-25) 25 July 1954 (age 65)
São Paulo, Brazil
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Nationality Brazil
ResidenceRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Career
CollegeOklahoma State University
Turned professional1977
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT20: 1985

Jaime Gonzalez (born 25 July 1954) is a Brazilian professional golfer, and is one of the few from his country to have enjoyed success on the international circuit. His father Mário won the Spanish Open as an amateur in 1947.

Gonzalez was born in São Paulo. He attended Oklahoma State University in the United States and won the individual title at the 1974 Eisenhower Trophy. He was the Brazil Amateur Open Champion in 1969, 1971, 1972 and 1976.

Gonzalez turned professional in 1977, and played six full seasons on the European Tour between 1982 and 1987, winning the 1984 St. Mellion Timeshare TPC. His best ranking on the European Tour Order of Merit was sixteen in 1984. He was also a member of the PGA Tour for two seasons (1980–81), with his best finish on it being fifth at the 1980 Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open.

Gonzalez twice represented Brazil in the World Cup, in 1978 and 1979.

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 1969 Brazil Amateur Open Championship
  • 1971 Brazil Amateur Open Championship
  • 1972 Brazil Amateur Open Championship
  • 1976 Brazil Amateur Open Championship

Professional wins (2)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 10 Jun 1984 St. Mellion Timeshare TPC −15 (65-64-69-67=265) Playoff England Mark James

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1984 St. Mellion Timeshare TPC England Mark James Won with par on second extra hole

Other wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986
The Open Championship T43 T47 CUT CUT T28 T20 CUT

Note: Gonzalez only played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

References[edit]

External links[edit]