Also known as:Gonzo
Born:Oct 13, 1980 in Madrid, Spain.
Played as the BMW Masters presented by SRE Group (Oct 24-27; Eurpn Tr/CGA event; first of four Eurpn Tr Final Series events). Second-placed Thongchai Jaidee (Thai) and Francesco Molinari (Italy) finished 1 shot behind Fernández-Castaño (Esp). [Lake Malaren GC, Shanghai, China].
Played as the BMW Italian Open presented by CartaSi (Sept 13-16). Second-placed Garth Mulroy (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Fernández-Castaño (Esp). [Trent Jones Sr course, Royal Park I Roveri, Fiano, nr Torino].
Played as the Barclays Singapore Open (Nov 10-12; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Fernandez-Castano (Esp) beat Juvic Pagunsan (Phi) at the second playoff hole. Reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [Serapong course, Sentosa GC, Singapore. Early rounds also played on the Tanjong course].
Played as the Quinn Insurance British Masters (Sept 25-28). Fernández-Castaño (Esp) beat defending champion Lee Westwood (Eng) with a par at the third playoff hole. [Brabazon course, The Belfry, Wishaw, nr Birmingham].
Played as the Telecom Italia Open (May 3-6). Fernández-Castaño (Esp) beat Markus Brier (Aus) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. Reduced to 54 holes due to rain. [Castello Tolcinasco GC, Pieve Emanuele, nr Milan].
Played as the BMW Asian Open (April 20-23; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Fernández-Castaño (Esp) beat Henrik Stenson (Swe) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th). [Tomson GC, Pudong, Shanghai, China].
Played as the KLM Open (June 9-12). Second-placed Gary Emerson (Eng) finished 2 shots behind tour rookie and first-time European Tour winner Fernández-Castaño (Esp), playing in his 16th start on the Tour. [Hilversumsche GC, Hilversum, nr Amsterdam].
Fernandez-Castano (Esp) won the European Tour 2005 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Fernandez-Castano finished 57th on the Tour's Order of Merit, with earnings of €423,945.
PGA Championship: the first men’s major of the year will be contested at TPC Harding Park, without spectators being present (Aug 6-9).
European Senior (Staysure) Tour: the Europe-based over-50s tour for men has taken the reluctant step of cancelling the entire 2020 season, based on the additional coronavirus risk associated with the age demographic of the players.
Miguel Ángel Jiménez: recorded his 707th European Tour start at the English Open in July, surpassing Sam Torrance’s record for the most appearances on the Tour.
Brooks Koepka: the former world No.1 defends his title at the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational at TPC Southwind in Memphis (July 30-Aug 2).
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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