|— 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, Lola, Alicia|
|Current tour(s)||PGA 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
Fernández-Castaño was born in Madrid. He started playing golf at the age of three and had a successful amateur career, winning the 2003 Spanish Amateur Open Championship and achieving the first place in the Spanish amateur ranking in the same year. He represented Spain and Europe in several amateur team competitions, and was in the winning European team at the 2003 and 2004 Palmer Cup.
He turned professional at the end of 2004 after completing Stage One of the European Tour Qualifying School, finishing eighth at the Finals at San Roque Golf Club where he secured his card for the 2005 season.
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 Ranking for the first time.
In November 2011, he won the Barclays Singapore Open in a playoff. He had previously missed over six months of the season due to a back injury.
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.
In early 2013, Fernández-Castaño played several events on the PGA Tour, finishing third in the Arnold Palmer Invitational on a sponsor's exemption and reaching the 27th place in the Official World Golf Ranking, his best to date. 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. On the European Tour he won the BMW Masters and finished six times in the top-10, missing only one cut in 21 events; he ended the season ranked 7th on the Race to Dubai, his best ever performance to date.
The following season Fernández-Castaño decided to focus on the PGA Tour, playing most of his events in the United States. His best result and only top-10 of the year was in July at the RBC Canadian Open, where he finished tied for the 4th place.
The 2015 season of the PGA Tour proved to be less successful. He missed 15 cuts in 28 events played, finishing only 165th in the Fedex Cup ranking; between September and October he entered the Web.com Tour Finals in an attempt to save his PGA Tour membership, but failed to make an impact and ultimately lost his tour card.
Without his PGA Tour status, Fernández-Castaño decided to stay in the United States in 2016 and play the Web.com Tour hoping to quickly regain access to the major tour. He played 22 events in the regular season with two top-10 finishes, finishing only 64th. Entering for the second year in a row into the Web.com Tour Finals, he managed this time to graduate to the PGA Tour.
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 (2)||−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
- "Friend In Need, Friend Indeed". Golf Digest. 15 October 2016.
- "Gonzalo Fernandez Castano Biography". Gonzalo Fernandez Castano website. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
- "Gonzalo Fernandez Castano career summary". Gonzalo Fernandez Castano website. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
- "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.
- "Gonzalo Fernandez Castano 2013 results". European Tour. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
- 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