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.
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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